Steam locomotive 7828 Odney Manor returns to traffic and when to see it

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7828 "Odney Manor" Fresh from Overhaul // Credit WSR

The West Somerset Railway has announced that their resident GWR “Manor”, 7828 “Odney Manor”, has returned to service.

Overhaul

2016 saw the engine withdrawn from traffic to undergo a full overhaul after running 50,000 miles since its last overhaul in 2011.

The boiler was sent away to Riley & Son (E) Ltd to receive new tubes and copper stays, as the stays fitted at the time had defects.

At the WSR the Locomotive Department carried out a Bottom-End overhaul. With the boiler returning back to the railway in August 2018, the past five months have seen the locomotive undergo the final stages of its overhaul.

Boiler of 7828 "Odney Manor" Recieving New Copper Stays Credit // Riley and Son (E) Ltd
The boiler of 7828 “Odney Manor” receiving New Copper Stays Credit // Riley and Son (E) Ltd

When can We see 7828 “Odney Manor” Running?

The engine is planned to be hauling trains after Christmas, on both normal running days and the line’s Winter Steam Festival. A full locomotive roster can be found below.

*(please be aware steam and diesel engines can be withdrawn from scheduled services at short notice, information display on this page was correct at the time of writing)

Thursday 27th – Red Timetable – 7822 “Foxcote Manor” (the first train is the 10.15 from Bishops Lydeard) and 7828 “Odney Manor” (the first train is the 10.15 from Minehead)

Friday 28th -the Red Timetable – 7822 “Foxcote Manor” (the first train is the 10.15 from Bishops Lydeard) and 7828 “Odney Manor” (the first train is the 10.15 from Minehead)

Saturday 29th – Winter Steam Festival – 7822 “Foxcote Manor” (First train starts from Bishops Lydeard), 7828 “Odney Manor” (First train starts from Minehead), 6960 “Raveningham Hall” and Class 115 Diesel Multiple Unit.

Sunday 30th – Winter Steam Festival – 7822 “Foxcote Manor” (First train starts from Bishops Lydeard), 7828 “Odney Manor” (First train starts from Minehead), 6960 “Raveningham Hall” and Class 115 Diesel Multiple Unit.

Monday 31th – Red Timetable – 7828 “Odney Manor” (First train starts from Minehead) and 53808 (First train starts from Bishops Lydeard)

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Jamie Duggan avatar
Since I was a child, I have been a big fan of steam locomotives. This enthusiasm has been become greater in recent years, leading to me becoming involved in a society restoring a standard gauge locomotive. Joining the RailAdvent team in 2017, I help Michael produce articles.

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