Yeovil Railway Centre
Sunday Sept 17th
A diesel day at Yeovil junction when we hope to have our three little diesel shunters in operation,on passenger and good trains.This will be the first time we have done this with our diesels. It should be an interesting day.
Please find enclosed some photographs taken of the Class 52 Western Diesels based on the Severn Valley Railway in the hope that you may publish on your excellent website.
Appreciate the SVR is strictly out of your region, which is bounded by the Freedom of the South West Rover ticket. However, obviously the 'Westerns' were regular performers on the Western Region for many years while in BR service and it's also the 40th anniversary year since their untimely demise so thought these may be of interest to your members and followers of the website.
Fortunately I don't live very far from the SVR so can enjoy this preserved trio on a regular basis.
As you say Matthew, out of our region, but not forgotten I must add. Once seen on a daily basis in Cornwall. D1013 hauled the last BR passenger service to Penzance and ventured into Cornwall with a freight one last time before their final fling and withdrawal. Long live the Westerns!!