Somerset & Dorset Loco Company

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The Somerset & Dorset Locomotive Company Limited was incorporated in May 2000, with the principal activity being the purchase, restoration and hire of locomotives.[1]

The Company owns and operated two BRBritish Rail or British Railways Class 20 locomotives formerly based at the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society, D8059 and D8188. A third Class 20, 20177 was resident on the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society for the purpose of providing spare parts. In July 2007 D8188 was lent to the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society to assist with rebuilding following the storm damage.[2] In winter 2008/09 an agreement was reached for the locomotive to become a permanent member of the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society fleet.[3]

The SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society Diesel Shed webpage (archived) listed as at 2016 'Somerset Traction Ltd (D8188)' as one of the groups involved in the Kidderminster diesel depot project.[4]

In June 2017 the Company's locomotives were described as "operational, although no longer used by the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society" and in September 2017 the Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway announced D8059 and D8188 had joined their fleet.[5]. The remains of 20177 left the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society in October 2017.

References

  1. Companies House (Link)
  2. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 166
  3. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 164
  4. SVR Diesel Shed webpage (archived) (Retrieved 18 July 2018)
  5. SVR "Meet The Loco" web page