Late Summer Weekend 2010 - 4 and 5 September 2010
Tornado © Julian Moore

No 5029 © Peter Darke

No 34046 © Stephen Edge

No D1661 © Toby Jennings

No 5553 © Alan Turner

No 4160 © WSR Plc

No 88 © Malc Stacey

Most of the information on this page is based on official information [as at ]
A mixture of steam and diesel power...
The Late Summer Weekend is a new venture for the West Somerset Railway intended to give a final summer holiday weekend of an intensive steam and diesel hauled train service for both enthusiasts and the general public alike.
· LNER 4-6-2 no 60163 Tornado
· SR West Country 4-6-2 no 34046 Braunton
· GWR 4-6-0 no 5029 Nunney Castle
· GWR 2-6-2T no 5553
· BR(W) 2-6-2T no 4160
· WSR 2-6-0 no 9351*
· SDJR 2-8-0 no 88
· Class 47 no D1661 North Star
· Class 52 no D1010 Western Campaigner
· Class 35 no D7017**
· Class 33 no D6566**
· Class 25 no D7523**
All the above is believed correct as at 12 August 2010 and listed in good faith. Not all engines will be working each day. All engines are, of course, subject to availability.
* Unofficial comment - due to repair work currently underway, No 9351 is unlikely to appear at this event [as at 17 Aug]
** D7017 will not be running at this event. D6566 will substitute on the Saturday and D7523 on the Sunday [as at 23 Aug]
Train Timetables...
» Saturday 4 September 2010
» Sunday 5 September 2010
Please note other trains - empty coaching stock, light engines - may run.
Loco diagrams...
Saturday 4 September
From Bishops LydeardFrom Minehead
9am D6566** (D1010 attaching at Williton)9am D1661
10am 6016310am 4160
11am D166111am D1010
12pm 3404612pm 4160
1pm D10101pm D6566**
2pm 50292pm 60163
3pm D6566**3pm D1661 & D1010
4pm 884pm 34046
5pm D1010 & D16615pm D6566**
6pm 41606pm 5029
Sunday 5 September
From Bishops LydeardFrom Minehead
9am D7523** (D1010 attaching at Williton)9am D1661
10am 502910am 88
11am D166111am D1010
12pm 6016312pm 4160
1pm D10101pm D7523**
2pm 340462pm 5029
3pm D7523**3pm D1661
4pm 41604pm 60163
5pm D16615pm D7523** & D1010
6pm 886pm 34046
** See note above under Locomotives
On the trains - bar and buffet facilities will be available throughout the event on most trains serving a very good range of high quality hot and cold food, tea/coffee and a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
At the stations - refreshments including hot food will be available at principal stations including Bishops Lydeard, Williton, Watchet and Minehead. Light refreshments will aslo be available at Blue Anchor and Crowcombe Heathfield. At Minehead, the Railway's 'Turntable Cafe' will be open serving a wide range of hot and cold drinks and food.
The Gauge Museum at Bishops Lydeard, Somerset & Dorset Railway TrustExternal website museum at Washford, and Blue Anchor Railway Museum will be open. Trackwork display at Crowcombe Heathfield. The Taunton Model Railway Group’s base at Bishops Lydeard will also be open (small separate admission charge payable).
Lineside Photography...
A reminder that access to the lineside and other areas away from the public areas is restricted to those with a valid Lineside Photography Permit. More information...
Free bus link - Bishops Lydeard and Taunton
A special free bus service linking Taunton Station, the Park and Ride car park at Silk Mill and Bishops Lydeard will run at least every 30 minutes on both days. The service will start from Taunton Station from 9am collecting from under the Taunton Station bridge each day with the last bus connecting with the final train arrival at Bishops Lydeard.
First Bus run a service from the down side of Taunton Station at 14 and 44 minutes past the hour on Saturday to Bishops Lydeard and 35 minutes past the hour on Sunday.
Car Parking...
Free car parking will be available at Bishops Lydeard, but please arrive at least thirty minutes before the departure of the train on which you initially wish to travel.
Retail Outlets...
The Railway's principal shops at Minehead and Bishops Lydeard will both be open throughout the event – offering a wide range of gifts, souvenirs, books, videos etc – and shops at several of the intermediate stations will also be open. The excellent Reader’s Halt bookstall, situated on the platform at Minehead, will also be open. A small number of sales and information stands will also be present.
Diesel Heritage Centre...
At Williton there is the chance to visit the excellent Diesel Heritage Centre, which features much information about the early Western Region diesels in particular. The shed/workshop of the Diesel & Electric Preservation Group will also be open, offering a rare glimpse inside, and several diesel locomotives will be on display in the yard, some of which can be cabbed. The DEPG sheds and yard area will be open on both days, 10am to 5pm.
Minehead Turntable...
At Minehead steam locomotives will be turned on the fully restored former GWR locomotive turntable which can be viewed from the platform and the recently opened Turntable Cafe.
Souvenir Programme...
The Souvenir Booklet with the loco diagrams should be on sale about a week before the event for £3 if ordered with advance tickets or at stations along the line. If ordered on its own by credit/debit card from Minehead the cost is £5.
Standard fares apply at this event. Discounts are available on Rover Tickets purchased in advance- use the Booking FormExternal website.
Rover Tickets allow you the complete freedom of the line and purchasing them is the best way of enjoying the event.
How to Book...
You can book Rover Tickets at a discount in advance in the following ways...
· By telephone, using your Credit Card. Please ring 01643 704996, 9am-5pm Monday-Friday
· By completing the Booking FormExternal website
· In person at Minehead Station 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday
Latest News
No 34046 © Edward Dwyer
24 Aug 2010
Steam allocations added
23 Aug 2010
D7017 not attending this event and will be replaced by D6566 and D7523
23 Aug 2010
Remember: standard fares apply at this event!
18 Aug 2010
Diesel allocations announced
12 Aug 2010
Nunney Castle confirmed as special guest loco
10 Aug 2010
Tornado confirmed as special guest loco
3 Aug 2010
Nos D7017, D1010 and D1661 confirmed
23 Jul 2010
Booking Form External website now online.
23 Jul 2010
Lineside Photo Permits
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