Saturday, 28 July 2007

Through train from Minehead to Bristol

Now this is somewhat outside my usual geographical area but I think it's worth a mention nevertheless. The privately owned West Somerset Railway is operating a summer train service on 3 days a week between Minehead and Bristol Temple Meads. I think at one time the nationalised railway were very sniffy about private line rolling stock running over their tracks but evidently if there has been a problem in the past (insurance maybe?) everything is OK now.

We are told on the WSR website here that the trains "will be worked by class 31 diesel locomotives dating from the late 1950's." So will we ever see trains running from Wenford near Bodmin through to Plymouth or a service connecting Kingswear to Exeter. Interesting possibilities!

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