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West Somerset Railway General Discussion

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by gwr4090, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. SebWelsh

    SebWelsh New Member

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    Thanks for the kind comments. We hope for up to three fitted vans plus a MK1 BCK/BSO/BSK. Certainly the Crimson PMV and Fruit C will feature. It will be a passenger carrying train (people travel in the MK1 Brake) although will be limited capacity, hence it will only run on the quieter days Friday and Monday in the 'local' train paths.

    With regard to private owner wagons, we as a group would love to, perhaps one day. We currently don't have any plans to though.
     
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    In answer to your question over the period of time that the locomotive (7828) had been in service prior to the photographs being taken is:-

    Miles in service 27,130.
    Days in service 426.

    The plate work is original BR(W) as far as I am aware so any scale deposits on it can date can be from any time. The stay in the photograph was new at the start of the service period above in December 2018. Since then it has been out of service for nearly all of 2020 when the WSR didn't run any services until December due to COVID, but used regularly every other year.

    Andy.
     
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    I have been looking through the WSR Wagon Restoration page on FB. I am very impressed. I have another question though. If you finish the vanwide in time for the Gala, will it run in the goods or the parcels train?
     
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    Thankyou. Our work would not be possible without volunteer help, if anyone is interested in getting involved do let me know!

    If the Vanwide is finished in time, as a BR design it'll go with the BR 'Parcels' set. As usual with us, now we have started it, we've realised it is worse than originally expected! We are trying to keep the 'Goods' to a full early 1940s era affair so BR design vehicles don't fit in. The Gala Goods will match nicely with 2807 and 6695, and Gala Parcels with 7828, 9351 and 9466.

    For many years, Goods Trains at the WSR had been very mixed, with BR, early GW, WD etc all mixed together not portraying any one era. We have been aiming to stick to the early 40s era for the Goods because it regularly runs at the Railway's Forties Weekend amongst other reasons.

    When we did PMV no.S1464, as this runs a lot with our coaching stock, we went with a BR livery to match the MK1s. This then went a little further and the side project of the Branch Parcels set was born using some vehicles that don't fit into the 40s era Goods.
     
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    6990 'Witherslack Hall' will be hauling the 10:15 departure from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead this morning. <BJ>
     
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    The Midland Pullman's visit to the WSR on 18th May has been cancelled due to late notice engineering works.
     
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    Took a ride behind Witherslack Hall yesterday: splendid Blue bells trackside above Williton, huge teddy bear at Teddy Bear crossing, and most significant of all lots of tree planting in the "potato field" above Trible bridge. hopefully the latter will end the mudslides onto the track and road at this point. oh, and Witherslack looked and sounded great!
     
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    Hi, Seb.

    How is the vanwide going?

    (Hope you enjoyed the SVR Gala).
     
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    Hi Colin,
    The Vanwide won't be complete in time to feature at the Gala. It will be somewhere at Minehead, possibly available for viewing in it's half stripped form.

    Yes the SVR gala was most enjoyable thank you! Always good to visit elsewhere to support other railway's events.
     
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