Henbury, Kilmerson and Teddy share the dockside in this great photo.
Another great photo from the charter, this time taken by Flickr User M.C.G.O, who has given permission for it to be used here.
Youtube user Slam Door Media uploaded a video showing ‘Teddy’ on ‘Driver for a Tenner’ duties whilst Kilmersdon was running passenger services at the weekend. ‘Kilmersdon’ has now departed and ‘Teddy’ will be running passenger services
There’s only a few spots left for the Father’s Day Steam Up, happening on 20th and 21st June.
Here’s what the M Shed Website has to say about it:
Give your dad a great day out with a chance to drive the steam locomotive Kilmersdon and the Fairbairn steam crane.
Take dad back in time to experience the power of steam with these legends of the past.
During your half hour slot, you’ll get instruction and tips on driving the locomotive Kilmersdon, an 0-4-0 Peckett built in 1929 and the Fairbairnsteam crane, built in 1875 by Stothert and Pitt.
The Fairbairn steam crane is the oldest surviving crane of its type in Britain and is a registered ancient monument.
After taking both machines for a spin, you’ll receive a certificate of achievement and a free drink and cake. You will also be have the chance to visit Teddy, an 0-4-0 Peckett built in 1941 and have a chat to the crew.
Friends and family can observe from the Brakevan where tea and cake can be purchased.
The exhibit is a hot and dirty environment so please wear suitable clothing and footwear. Please report to reception 15 minutes before your allocated time slot where a buddy will show you to the working area.
Lee Robbins posted this great selection of clips of Kilmersdon operating trains on Bank Holiday Monday – take a look!
Callum Willcox took this great footage of visiting Peckett 0-4-0ST ‘Kilmersdon’ giving passenger rides in the glorious sunshine on 6th April 2015.
It’s the first BHR operating weekend of the year, with 3 days of steam-hauled train rides planned.
Saturday 4th April
Sunday 5th April
Monday 6th April.
Visiting Bristol-built Peckett 0-4-0st ‘Kilmersdon’ will be providing motive power.
‘Kilmersdon’ was built by Peckett in 1929 and numbered 1788. It worked at the NCB’s Kilmersdon Colliery in Somerset and now belongs to the Somerset and Dorset Railway Trust.
She has previously visited the BHR and worked photo charters, and was a former stablemate of ‘Portbury’ and ‘Henbury’ at Radstock.