Several visiting locos have been agreed for the 2017 season on the WSR. The first of these is Llangollen based large Prairie No. 5199, which is currently in BR unlined black livery. Therefore I plan to use this loco on a charter with 4 red/cream coaches to recreate a classic Taunton to Minehead branch train of the 1950’s. Very much a right loco/train on right line.
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 £75.00 per head.