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East Somerset Railway

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by nick813, May 15, 2016.

  1. Standard by 4

    Standard by 4 New Member

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    Great day out Saturday for my Dad’s birthday, a big thank you to all those involved. To those who have not been, give the East Somerset Gala a go next year, great value for money. Lots of work going on, renewing the track, track side clearance and the new platform. Any chance of a repeat show in the Autumn?

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    5239 should be appearing at sometime in the autumn hopefully and 4555 should also be with us for the start of next season (2020) too so there's plenty on in the next 12 month's especially for the Western enthusiast. The format of these events has not been finalised as far as I am aware.

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    mickpop Part of the furniture

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    Just a reminder that in the early days Network Rail trains reached the sidings just short of Cranmore station with bitumen tankers scan0208110005.jpg scan0503150008.jpg
     
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    East Somerset Railway Diesel Day last Wednesday 22/05/19 Class 108 British Rail 54271 & 51909 & Mendip Vale Station Great Day Thanks to All :)

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    The crane is privately owned and since it has limited revenue earning potential any overhaul is down to the owner, who sadly is not a wealthy person.

    This crane was never at Newton Abbot, that was long scrapped sister No 3. No 2 spent its entire working life based at Swindon. It is, incidentally, the only steam crane ordered by GWR to have survived, as well as being one of the three oldest surviving steam breakdown in the UK (all three are from 1907/8 and it isn't possible to sequence them accurately).

    Maybe crowd funding is the way ahead.
     
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