West Somerset Railway 2013
5542 started a 6 week visit to the West Somerset on 15 March in time for the Spring Steam Gala.
To start with some photos of her on Monday 18 March when she was working over the full line with Auto Trailer 178.
5542 waiting to couple to Auto 178 at Bishops Lydeard.
Coaling up using dumpy bags.
The interior of Auto 178, something to aim for with our own Auto 169
A busy scene at Williton as 5542 & Auto 178 crosses with Railmotor 93.
Also at Williton, the train crew (less the guard who was taking the photo)
On the return trip 5542 waits to cross with the Railmotor - there's more photos of this stop further down the page.
Back at Bishops Lydeard the crew and 5542 team members relax.
The view ahead from the autotrailer cab at Williton.
At the other end of 178 Ray Lee on 5542's footplate is glimpsed through 178's window.
5542, Auto 178 and Railmotor 93 alongside at Williton.
Photos © J Dunse
Just arrived at Williton with the autotrailer basking in the sunshine.
Railmotor 93 was also visiting for the gala and crossed with 5542 at Williton.
5542 sets off for Bishops Lydeard with the auto-trailer.
Heading out of the station.
A view of the auto trailer as a contrast to the railmotor seen above.
Photos © Steve Huddy
Next a selection from several locations along the line on 19 March:
5542's GWR roundel - and the photographers reflection!
5542 ready to propel Auto 178 down from Bishops Lydeard.
Above and below Two views of her at the summit of the line at Crowcombe Heathfield.
Leaving Williton with a down working as the Railmotor waits to head up the line.
5542 waiting at Williton with a down train.
Photos © Brian Hart
Now to the other end of the line:
5542 calling at Dunster with an Up working.
5542 leads auto 178 towards Blue Anchor.
5542 propels auto 178 away from Dunster, next stop Minehead.
Above and below 5542 and Auto 178 at Minehead
Photos © Ian Grady
This site was last updated 30/03/13