Final reassembly of 9351 at Williton

Supporting Steam Locomotives for the West Somerset Railway


Returning 9351 to steam on the WSR

GWR locomotive  9351 came out of traffic in 2015 for a heavy overhaul and the final reassembly has been taking place at Williton. The work is almost complete and the locomotive is planned to be back in traffic for the main 2019 season.  However, before that can happen the locomotive needs a tender.  Currently, 9351's tender is very happily running behind Odney Manor and so the decision has been taken to repair Odney Manor's tender for 9351.

Progress Blog

The final assembly is expected to take about 120 days and we hope you will be able to follow every step along the way.

The plan is for those doing the work to take some snaps each day that work is carried out on 9351 and for them to be uploaded with a commentary later that day, so the whole process can be followed from the move to Williton to hauling her first passenger train..


Follow progress on our  9351 Back to Traffic  blog

Donate to 9351 Tender and Finish

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Finishing 9351, West Somerset Railway Association, The Railway Station, Bishops Lydeard, TAUNTON, TA4 3BX.

Time to spare?

Come along and help - we need a range of practical and engineering skills.

Please give Ryan a call on 01984 633547.


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