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Mixed Traction Weekend Update

(21/03/2012 @ 18:45:00)

The West Somerset Railway is proud to present a weekend of diesel traction with a selection of visiting and home fleet diesel locomotives running our intensive timetable. June 15th 17th.

During this year five of the Heritage Diesel Locomotives based at the DEPG Williton Depot will reach their 50th Anniversary sincer their introduction into service by British Railways as part of the countrywide changeover from steam to diesel traction. Of the five, four have already seen service in preservation on the West Somerset Railway, the newcomer being Class 33 "Crompton" No. D6575 (33057). Purchased as a source of spares by the owner of sister Class 33 "Crompton" No. D6566 in 2006, D6575 has now been fully overhauled and is due to enter service in preservation for the first time in early April.

The full list of Birthday locomotive is as follws:-

  • Class 35 "Hymek" No. D7017 (operational)

  • Class 35 "Hymek" No. D7018 (being overhauled)

  • Class 33 "Crompton" No. D6566 (operational)

  • Class 33 "Crompton" No. D6575 (operational)

  • Class 52 "Western" No. D1010 "Western Campaigner" (operational).

In addition, the DEPG plan to have in service for this Golden Jubilee Gala the following three locomotives:-

  • Class 14 "Teddy Bear" No. D9526

  • Class 42 "Warship" No. D832 "Onslaught"

  • Class 47 No. D1661 "North Star"

As yet no visiting locomotives have been secured but it is hoped we will be able to announce at least one mainline locomotive later this Spring.

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Fares and how to Book

Ticket Type Advance Discount On the Day

3 Day Adult/Senior

£46.80

£52.00

3 Day Child

£23.40

£26.00

2 Day Adult/Senior

£36.90

£41.00

2 Day Child

£18.45

£20.50

1 Day Adult

£25.65

£28.50

1 Day Senior

£22.95

£25.50

1 Day Child

£12.85

£14.25

1 Day Family

£66.60

£74.00

Please book online or call 01643 704996.

Please note that apart from Gold and Silver Passes, ALL other privilege tickets, free passes, vouchers and Tesco rewards cannot be used on this special event/service. Special event fares apply to all passengers.

All activities are subject to availability and change.

 

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