34052 Lord Dowding

Steam locomotive 34052 Lord Dowding to haul passenger trains at the West Somerset Railway

West Somerset Railway has announced that steam locomotive 34046 Braunton (in the guise of 34052 Lord Dowding) will be hauling passenger trains this Sunday. The locomotive will be hauling the 10.15 service leaving Minehead, 12.15...

Steam locomotive owner becomes Acting Chairman at the West Somerset Railway

The West Somerset Railway has announced that Jonathan Jones Pratt has become the company's Acting Chairman for the next three months. Mr Pratt was announced as a director on the 13th September 2018 and has...
6430 and 80072 at Llangollen

Steam locomotive 80072 replaces 80104 at the West Somerset Railway Gala

The West Somerset Railway has announced that steam locomotive 80072 will be replacing 80104 at their upcoming Autumn Steam Gala. Replacement We announced this morning that the WSR had been advised that 80104 was unable to...
80104 // Credit Swanage Railway

Steam locomotive 80104 unable to attend West Somerset Railway Gala

The West Somerset Railway has announced that steam locomotive 80104 is now unable to attend their Autumn Steam Gala. This cancellation is due to Swanage resident, No.30120, being announced as a failure, and therefore the...
steam locomotive Kilmersdon at the West Somerset Railway

New director at the West Somerset Railway

The West Somerset Railway has announced that the West Somerset Railway PLC has agreed that Jonathan Jones-Pratt will be co-opted as a director with an immediate effect. Mr. Jones-Pratt is already well known in the...
1940s weekend at the West Somerset Railway

West Somerset Railway’s 1940s weekend a success!

The West Somerset Railway has announced that their 1940s weekend was a huge success, with many vintage fans attending to see re-enactors and more! All 10 stations took part in the event - including a...
73082 "Camelot" // Credit Simon AC Martin

TIMINGS ADDED: Steam locomotive 73082 Camelot to make rare movement on mainline tomorrow

As the West Somerset Railway Autumn Steam Gala approaches, one of their visiting steam locomotives (73082 Camelot) will be making a rare appearance on the national network. Standard Class 5 No.73082 Camelot is expected to...
80104 // Credit Swanage Railway

Final steam locomotive guest announced for West Somerset Railway’s Autumn Gala

The West Somerset Railway has announced that BR Standard 4 Tank steam locomotive No.80104 will be visiting the line. No. 80104 is the final guest to be announced to attend the West Somerset Rai, way's...

GWR 4900 ‘Hall’ and 6959 ‘Modified Hall’ Class steam locomotives – Class Information

The Great Western Railway's 4900 'Hall' Class were the GWR's most numerous 4-6-0 type engines ever built. They will be the focus of this week's Class Information, and there 6959 'Modified Halls' as designed and...
Dovetail Games to bring Train Sim World West Somerset Railway to Xbox One

West Somerset Railway add on for Train Sim World coming to the Xbox One!

Dovetail Games has announced that they are bringing the West Somerset Railway add on to the Xbox One version of Train Sim World. This route is already available for the PC version of the game, but...