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WSR. Britannia at Minehead by Tyrie2001 WSR. Britannia at Minehead by Tyrie2001
BR standard class 7, No 70000 Britannia, stands at Minehead station, on the West Somerset Rail, as she waits to be turned on the Minehead turntable.

As you'll notice, Britannia has now been repainted in BR Brunswick Green, with an early BR crest/emblem. She is also donning a rather nice looking white cab roof. =D

The white cab roof is due to her having pulled the Royal Train, with Prince Charles on board to Wakefield Kirkgate station, where he rededicated the locomotive. From what I've heard, the roof is apparently due to be repainted black sometime in April

Prior to this trip, the last time she had a white cab roof was during the 50's/60's, back when she was still in service. This was to commemorate her pulling the funeral train of King George VI, from Norfolk to London, following his death in February 1952 at Sandringham House, Norfolk.
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Rockyrailroad578 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
is there a turntable for this beast either end? Beautiful, yet strong-looking loco!
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Tyrie2001 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
Not quite. There's a turntable at the Minehead end, and at the other end of the line (which connects into the mainline), there's a turning triangle, which gives the WSR the ability to turn locomotives at both ends of the line
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Rockyrailroad578 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Interesting! No tender-first here I suppose!
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Tyrie2001 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
Correct. Ever since the 'Norton Triangle' as they call it (due to it's location at Norton Fitzwarren) came into operation a few years ago, all the trains (during Gala's anyway) have run chimney first
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Tyrie2001 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
Sounds quite interesting. I've been in one of the auto-coaches that visited the WSR during the 2012 Spring gala ( tyrie2001.deviantart.com/art/W… ), so if it's similar to that then I have a rough idea of the sort of coach you mean.
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Tyrie2001 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
Ah, I see ^^
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Rockyrailroad578 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice! very few places have that chance at turning around!
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JSH50 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
Great shot, I like where you've captured the motion
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