D1661 Arrives

At about 14:30 on Monday 28th May 07 D1661/47840 rolled to a stand at Minehead, her mainline career now behind her and
a new one beginning on the West Somerset Railway. After a few short moments an official handing over ceremony took place
with contributions by the General Manager of the Railway and representitives from various mainline companies. The smiles on
chairman and vice chairmans faces said it all, the result of a lot of hard work and organisation. Below are some photos of the
loco arriving on the railtour from Derby with another 47 and a peak on the train.  Also of the ceremony itself.
Four pictures below taken by Ian Robins of the handing over
ceremony of models and commemorative plaques. Also the
loco at Minehead.
Picture below by Adam Hiscock showing the convoy arriving
at Minehead.
Pictures below by Tom, showing the 47 on the blocks and
one of commerative plaques handed over.