The West Somerset Steam Railway Trust

The launch of the Taunton Shuttle

First indications.  The first shuttle appears on the Taunton departures screen.
(Photo by Chris Austin)
The lure of steam.  Rebecca Pow MP with Lord Faulkner face the cameras in front of Odney Manor.  Rebecca, Taunton’s MP is a minister in DCMS, the department responsible for heritage, while Lord Faulkner represented GWR as Chair of their Stakeholder Board.  He is also President of HRA. 
(Photo by Chris Austin)
Media folks busy at Bishops Lydeard after the arrival of the 9.39am from Taunton (GWR Class 150 no 150285) on 27 July 2019.
(Photo by Geoff Evens)
West Somerset Steam Railway Trust Chairman Chris Austin (who led for the WSR during the negotiations with GWR) and West Somerset Railway Plc Chairman Jon Jones -Pratt at Taunton Station at the ceremony to celebrate the inaugural shuttle train to Bishops Lydeard on 27 July 2019.
(Photo by Geoff Evens)
Guest Rebecca Pow MP at Taunton Station at the ceremony to celebrate the first of the shuttle trains to Bishops Lydeard on 27 July 2019.
(Photo by Geoff Evens)
Media folks busy at Bishops Lydeard after the arrival of the 9.39am from Taunton (GWR Class 150 no 150285) on 27 July 2019.
(Photo by Geoff Evens)
Busy at Taunton Station as passengers wait to board the 9.39am to Bishops Lydeard on 27 July 2019.
(Photo by Geoff Evens)

Posted on 28 July 2019 by Admin