The West Somerset Railway Special Events Team are pleased to have the services of Bluebell Railway based BR Standard 5 No. 73082 “Camelot” for the autumn gala in early October. Therefore the opportunity is too good to miss to run another classic Somerset & Dorset combination charter by pairing the engine with one of the home based S&D 7F 2-8-0’s.
The charter will commence at Bishops Lydeard at 08.00hrs and run between there and Williton throughout the day with a lunch break/crew change/water back at Bishops Lydeard. The day will finish around 17.30hrs. I intend to have the loco train heading north for our photos and to use a number of unusual downhill locations for run-pasts that are not possible with “steam on” on service trains.
Parking is available at Bishops Lydeard and there is also plenty of accommodation available in both Bishops Lydeard itself and Taunton which is just 4 miles away with 3 Premier Inns and a Travelodge available.
Cost for this charter will be £120.00 per head.