Western Cinderella awaits attention at Williton

THE Diesel & Electric Preservation Group’s Class 52 No. D1010 Western Campaigner is seen alone in Williton diesel depot, West Somerset Railway, on June 22. 

For nearly a quarter of a century this loco, when in the shed (completed late 1997), has had Class 35 No. D7018 for company. However, on this day the ‘Hymek’ was out ‘having a ball’ working passenger trains (RM July, front cover) for the first time following its overhaul.

Hopefully, the ‘Western’ will not have to wait so long before returning to traffic, with a target for completion set for two years. This follows its B-end transmission failure at Bishops Lydeard during last year’s June diesel gala. 

It stands with a notice attached appealing for help. BOTH: PETER NICHOLSON

Read more News and Features in the August 2019 issue of The RM –on sale now!

Enjoy more of The Railway Magazine reading every month. Click here to subscribe.



source= https://www.railwaymagazine.co.uk/11769/western-cinderella-awaits-attention-at-williton/