53808 - photos from the West Somerset Railway

Here is a selection of photos of our S&D 7F No. 53808 whilst working on the West Somerset Railway. The locomotive moved to the Watercress Line on 26 August 2020 and it is expected that photos from the new location will be added once the loco starts running there.

Also see: Photos from the Annual Special Train, Sunday 7 July (2019). You may also find the following pages of interest: 53808's Restoration and 53808's Return to Steam.

 

An atmospheric scene at Bishops Lydeard as SDJR 2-8-0 no 53808 waits with a Santa's Winter Wonderland special for 'Snowcombe' on 22 December 2019.

© Rupert Bickham

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SDJR 2-8-0 no 53808 crossing Combe Florey Bridge with a Santa's Winter Wonderland special on 14 December 2019

© Robin Moira White

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The footplate of SDJR 2-8-0 no 53808 at Minehead prior to departing with a 'Dunster by Candlelight' special back to Bishops Lydeard on 6 December 2019.

© Richard Campain

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SDJR 2-8-0 no 53808 arriving at Blue Anchor Station on 15 October 2019.

© Mike Dunse

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SDJR 2-8-0 no 53808 slows for the stop at Blue Anchor Station on 15 October 2019.

© Mike Dunse

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Pix'One for the album', suggests the photographer, as the crew of SDJR no 53808 gather at Minehead Station on 4 October 2019.

© Clive Skelton

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SDJR 7F 2-8-0 no 53808 with a morning down service climbing towards Washford on 1 October 2019.

© Alan Turner

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Next stop Barnstaple, maybe...SDJR 2-8-0 no 53808 on the Allerford Spur at Norton Triangles on 15 September 2019. The spur stops short of the remains of Allerford Bridge (near the cottages in the background)

© Malcolm Anderson

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SDJR 2-8-0 no 53808 with the 'Military Train' at Dunster Marsh on 14 September 2019 during the Forties Weekend.

© Colin Harris

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SDJR 2-8-0 no 53808 with the 'Military Train' at Crowcombe Bridge on 14 September 2019 during the Forties Weekend.

© Josh Brinsford

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SDJR 2-8-0 no 53808 leads the 'Military Train' away from Minehead on 14 September 2019 during the Forties Weekend. GWR 0-6-0PT no 7752 provides banking support.

© Tim Edmonds

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SDJR 2-8-0 no 53808 leads the 'Military Train' away from a packed Watchet Station on 14 September 2019 during the Forties Weekend. GWR 0-6-0PT no 7752 provides banking support.

© Steve Edge

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'Stan' - the Standard Flying 9 coming under Stogumber Bridge as SDJR 7F no 53808 passes overhead with a Down train for Minehead on 13 September 2019.

© Steve Lewis

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Following routine attention from the Minehead Shed fitters, SDJR 7F 2-8-0 no 53808 stands ready on 10 September 2019 ready to resume service next day.

© Rich Hiscox

 

 

SDJR 2-8-0 no 53808 and WSR 2-6-0 no 9351 at Minehead on 7 September 2019.

© Sylvia Way

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PixSDJR 2-8-0 No. 53808 arriving at Williton on 1 September 2019.

© Malcolm Anderson

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WSR 2-6-0 No. 9351 waits at Williton as SDJR 2-8-0 No. 53808 arrives on 1 September 2019.

© Malcolm Anderson

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SDJR 2-8-0 no 53808 at Bishops Lydeard awaiting the arrival of the West Somerset Steam Express from London Paddington on 17 August 2019.

© Sylvia Way

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SDJR 2-8-0 no 53808 waits with the Minehead - Bishops Lydeard leg of the returning 10 coach West Somerset Steam Express special to London on 17 August 2019.

© Martyn Snell     

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PixSDJR 2-8-0 no 53808 with the Bishops Lydeard - Minehead leg of the West Somerset Steam Express special from London approaching Churchlands Bridge on 17 August 2019.  

© Sam Reynolds

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SDJR 2-8-0 No. 53808 with the Bishops Lydeard - Minehead leg of the West Somerset Steam Express special from London passing Dunster on 17 August 2019.     

© Tim Edmonds  

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PixSDJR 2-8-0 no 53808 with the Bishops Lydeard - Minehead leg of the West Somerset Steam Express special from London passing Crowcombe Heathfield on 17 August 2019.     

© Josh Brinsford

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SDJR 2-8-0 no 53808 meets GWR 4-6-0 no 7828 Odney Manor at Williton on 11 August 2019.

© Malcolm Anderson      

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PixSDJR 2-8-0 No. 53808 approaching Blue Anchor with the Bishops Lydeard to Minehead leg of a 'Railway Touring Company' special from London on 27 July 2019.     

© Tim Edmonds

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SDJR 2-8-0 no 53808 at Minehead being prepared for the final service of day on 21 July 2019.

© Alan Smithers      

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SDJR 2-8-0 no 53808 approaching Blue Anchor with a 'Murder Mystery' special on 20 July 2019.

© Robin Moira White   

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SDJR 2-8-0 no 53808 at Nornvis with the S&D Annual Special Train on 7 July 2019.

© Steve Leek      

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PixSDJR 2-8-0 no 53808 approaching Williton Station with the S&D Special on 7 July 2019.

© Edward Martin      

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SDJR 2-8-0 no 53808 heading away from Williton with the S&D Special on 7 July 2019.

© Edward Martin      

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Dark clouds gather as SDJR 2-8-0 no 53808 waits at Williton on 7 June 2019. Dark clouds gather as SDJR 2-8-0 no 53808 waits at Williton on 7 June 2019.    

© Adrian Read     

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SDJR 2-8-0 no 53808 shunting GWR 0-6-0PT no 7752 at Minehead on 5 June 2019. SDJR 2-8-0 no 53808 shunting GWR 0-6-0PT no 7752 at Minehead on 5 June 2019.     

© Colin Harris 

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SDJR 2-8-0 no 53808 arriving at Blue Anchor Station on 2 June 2019. SDJR 2-8-0 no 53808 arriving at Blue Anchor Station on 2 June 2019.     

© Colin Harris      

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 Snapshot  An audience for SDJR 2-8-0 no 53808 as it slows for the stop at Blue Anchor Station on 2 June 2019.An audience for SDJR 2-8-0 no 53808 as it slows for the stop at Blue Anchor Station on 2 June 2019. 

© Mike Dunse      

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More 53808 pages...

You may find the following pages of interest: 53808's Restoration and 53808's Return to Steam.