THE Somerset & Dorset Railway at Midsomer Norton has relied on diesel power for many of its past operating days, but the March 9-10 event was the first to be advertised as a diesel gala.
Both diesels were running, much of the time in top-and-tail mode as there is no run-round at the current southern railhead. Such operation becomes necessary in place of previous push-pull working because for the first time this weekend, the train comprised three coaches.
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