26 August 2020.
The Trust's restored S&D 7F No. 53808 – plus tender – left Minehead today on two low-loaders.
The tender was expected to travel via the A303, reaching Alresford the same day whilst the loco was expected to travel via Bridgwater and the M4, arriving at Alresford the next day (27 August).
The movements followed the signing of an agreement between S&DRT Ltd. and the WSR plc formally suspending the existing hire agreement.
[Photos by Rod Ormston/Roger Hardingham*]