Coming this Friday, we begin rolling out the first videos from our West Somerset Railway ‘Drivers Eye’ camera. A total of 20 videos will be premiered over 10 days and will cover the entire railway in both directions, inc. the Norton Fitzwarren run-around.
British Railways Western Region ‘Manor’ Class 4-6-0 No. 7828 ‘Odney Manor’ takes us from Bishops Lydeard to Dunster. The first 8 videos of the series, capture station to station coverage along the line, with 2 videos premiered each day.
The following 12 videos will feature coverage captured from the Diesel and Electric Preservations Groups’s (DEPG) Class 33 ‘Crompton’ locomotives, D6566 & D6575. D6575 will take us from Dunster to Bishops Lydeard, where we hand over to D6566 for the Bishops Lydeard to Bishops Lydeard section via Norton Fitzwarren, featuring the rarely seen by passengers, Norton Fitzwarren run-around.
The videos will premiere twice daily from this coming Friday (24th September), kicking off with part one at 17:00, followed by part 2 at 19:00. This pattern will continue through 10 days as we cover the entire line from the locomotives lamp brackets!
Parts one and two are attached below, and you can keep an eye out for the rest of the series on our YouTube channel here.
Please remember to like and share these videos to help make sure our friends at the West Somerset Railway and DEPG get some of the best coverage for all their efforts in welcoming us to the railway.