West Somerset Mogul 9351 returns to front-line service after overhaul at Williton

THE loss of on-hire No. 7802 Bradley Manor with a damaged cylinder casting (see separate story on p71) has been tempered somewhat for the West Somerset Railway with the return to service of 2-6-0 No. 9351.

Back in revenue-earning service:  2-6-0 No. 9351 enters Crowcombe Heathfield station with the 12.40 Bishops Lydeard-Minehead service on July 21. PETER NICHOLSON

The GWR-inspired Mogul has been overhauled over a six-month period by the West Somerset Railway Association (WSRA) at Williton, and was finally rolled out of the works on July 12 when it transferred to Minehead shed for testing. 

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