Noel’s steam loco lined up for Westonzoyland

THE 2ft-gauge line being developed at Westonzoyland pumping station will shortly have a resident steam loco.

Noel Donnelly has donated the 0-4-0VBT, which he built (RM July 2018), to Westonzoyland Engine Trust.

The newly arrived passenger coach constructed by Noel Donnelly in use at Westonzoyland pumping station with resident diesel-engined Lister 34758/1949 on January 1. PETER NICHOLSON

It will receive a boiler inspection and then be moved soon to Somerset from its current location at Purbeck Mineral & Mining Museum, next to Swanage Railway’s Norden station.

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The knifeboard coach Noel constructed to accompany the 0-4-0VBT has already arrived at Westonzoyland from the Norden line. It was employed giving passenger rides during the pumping station’s New Year’s Day event.

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