40 years since the re-opening of West Somerset Railway

GBRf 66757 was named 'West Somerset Railway' Credit: West Somerset Rail

This weekend marked the 40th anniversary since the re-opening of the West Somerset Railway and to mark the occasion the GB Railfreight originally called GBRf 66757 was named 'West Somerset Railway'.

The West Somerset Railway runs from Bishops Lydeard for 22.75 miles to the seaside town of Minehead, and is the longest standard gauge heritage railway in the UK.

Nameplate and loco number Credit: West Somerset Rail
The train was renamed to mark 40th years since the railway re-opened Credit: West Somerset Rail