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WSR S&DJR Gala 11, 12-3-2016

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The West Somerset Railway Spring Steam Gala was on Saturday 5th and 6th March and between Thursday 10th and Sunday 13th March 2016 commemorating the 50th anniversary of the closure of the Somerset and Dorset Line. It was on March 6th 1966 that the last passenger trains ran over the surviving lines of the one time Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway between Bath (Green Park) and Bournemouth (West) and along the branch line between Evercreech Junction and Highbridge.  However, although most of the old route has returned to nature the memory of the S&DJR still burns brightly with continuing production of books and films about the line, the trains that ran on it and the staff who worked it.  Ian Thomas and Nick Clarke were present at the event and took many pictures of this one off Mega Gala event.  Enjoy the pictures.

Copyright of all pictures in this gallery belong I Thomas and N Clarke