Wickham Trolley Ready for Action
Barrie Papworth
FROM 28 Jul

Wickham Wednesdays - new for 2021!

28th Jul 2021

A new experience for 2021 - starting with a "pilot" on June 2nd and then regularly from July 28th we're introducing a series of "Wickham Wednesdays". For the first time, we're offering rides over the full length of our operating line in our superbly restored Wickham Trolley. This will give passengers a unique view of what has been achieved so far in restoring the S&D towards Chilcompton.

Rides will take place from 10 am and the return trip takes approximately 20 minutes. Tickets are available to purchase now and will be £5.00 for adults; accompanied children 16 and under travel free. Pre-booking is advisable although a limited number of tickets may be available on the day, subject to availability.

The station shop and buffet will be open between 10:00 and 15:00 so if you're booked on the first or last Wickham rides then please bear this in mind when planning your visit and we recommend that you check on the day to confirm actual times as these may vary. 

As a potentially mixed group on the Wickham there may be the need to wear face coverings whilst on the ride. This requirement may change as Covid guidelines change over the coming months.

Please note that the capacity of the Wickham Trolley is restricted to 6 in total per trip so your booking must not exceed this number (adults + children 4-16). Under 16s must be booked even though there is no charge.

Contact  [email protected]  for more information.

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Wickham Trolley B40W - historical and technical notes

These vehicles were mainly used for track inspection purposes and the one we have (a Type 27A) was originally supplied by D Wickham & Co Ltd to BR Western Region, Oxford in 1956. It was allocated to various localities, mainly in Wales,  until sold by BR in 1986. There then followed spells at the Narrow Gauge Railway Centre of North Wales, storage at Nuneaton, and then in 2011 to a new private owner in Dorset. Finally moved to Midsomer Norton in 2016 in "kit form" to undergo full restoration which was completed in 2019. Originally powered by a Ford 10hp engine it now uses the engine from a Reliant Robin! These trolleys were no stranger to the S&D and the last railway vehicle to be removed from Evercreech Junction was a Wickham!