9466 for West Somerset Spring Gala

Hawksworth ‘94XX’ 0-6-0PT No. 9466 has joined the line-up for the West Somerset Railway’s forthcoming spring steam gala.

 BR black ‘94XX’ No. 9466 pulls into Yaxham station on the Mid-Norfolk Railway at the line’s steam gala on June 25 2016. THOMAS BRIGHT/SR

BR black ‘94XX’ No. 9466 pulls into Yaxham station on the Mid-Norfolk Railway at the line’s steam gala on June 25 2016. THOMAS BRIGHT/SR

Dennis Howell’s GWR pannier tank completes the WSR’s ‘Great Western Routes & Branches’ theme of the event, and joins previously announced Swindon-built visitors ‘Modified Hall’ No. 6990 Witherslack Hall (courtesy of the Great Central Railway), and ‘57XX’ No. 7714 and ‘14XX’ No. 1450, from the Severn Valley Railway.

Completing the line-up of visiting engines is Greg Wilson’s Churnet Valley Railway-based ‘S160’ 2-8-0 No. 6046.

Three of the West Somerset’s resident steam fleet will be in action at the March 22-25 event: ‘Modified Hall’ No. 6960 Raveningham Hall, ‘Manor’ No. 7822 Foxcote Manor and ‘7F’ No. 53808.

The ‘Manor’, which is normally based at the Llangollen Railway, is on long-term hire from the Foxcote Manor Society, and is expected to remain on the Bishops Lydeard-Minehead line for the rest of the year.

For more information, visit: http://www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk/events/detail/spring-steam-gala-2