6695 // Credit 6695 Loco Group FB Page

Can you help the 6695 Locomotive Group raise £50,000 to help overhaul steam locomotive No....

The 6695 Locomotive Group, owners of GWR 56XX No.6695, have set up a crowdfunding page in order to raise £50,000 to help raise funds for Overhauling 6695, which is currently in progress. What will the...
Bogie Components ready for transporting to Williton Works // Credit Thornbury Castle 7027 website

Work starts on restoring steam locomotive 7027 “Thornbury Castle” at the West Somerset Railway

The bogie for steam locomotive  No. 7027 "Thornbury Castle" has moved to Williton Works, on the West Somerset Railway (WSR), as the first component to be restored for the engine. This follows on from the...
7027 "Thornbury Castle" at Weston-super-Mare // Credit Photo Art

Steam locomotive to be restored and operate on the West Somerset Railway

Great Western Railway (GWR) Castle Class No.7027 "Thornbury Castle", owned by JJP Holdings South West Ltd, will shortly move to the West Somerset Railway's (WSR) Williton Works where the castle will be restored mainline running...
D7017 // Credit Peter Skuce

West Somerset Railway – 2018 Diesel Gala – Information

The gala planning team at the West Somerset Railway (WSR) has announced details for their upcoming 2018 diesel gala. General details about the gala The theme for the Gala is "Vintage Diesels to the Seaside". Celebrating when...
The Bug arriving at New Romney on the Romney, hythe and dymchurch railway

February Half Term Events at Preserved Railways – South East and South West

Looking for something to do this February Half Term? Whether with your family, friends or yourself, here are a few preserved railways in the south-east and south-west England open this February Half Term. Normal fares...
6695's Boiler ready for the move to the Flour Mill // Credit 6695 Loco Group FB Page

Overhaul Progress on GWR Steam Locomotive No. 6695

The team overhauling No. 6695 at the West Somerset Railway (WSR) has been making good progress. Rolling Chassis Recent work on the rolling chassis has focused on reassembly of the brake linkage. This has involved fitting...

‘Mod Hall’ and ‘Auto Tank’ Confirmed for West Somerset’s Spring Steam Gala

Great Western Railway (GWR) Modified Hall No. 6990 "Witherslack Hall" and GWR 14XX No. 1450 with Autotrailer No. 178 have been confirmed as visiting locomotives for West Somerset Railway's Spring Steam Gala. With the addition...
S&D 7F No. 53809 // Credit Dave Horton

S&D 7F for Long-Term move to the North Norfolk Railway

Somerset and Dorset (S&D) 7F No. 53809 will move residency from the West Somerset Railway (WSR) to the North Norfolk Railway (NNR). This comes as the hire agreement between the West Somerset Railway and 53809's...
7714 Piloting a Train on the NNR // Credit Chris Heal

Guests so far for West Somerset Railway’s Spring Steam Gala

Two guests have been confirmed so far for the West Somerset Railway's (WSR) Spring Steam Gala. The first guest is USATC S160 No. 6046. The steam locomotive is part of the Churnet Valley Railway's Homefleet,...
Pullman Coach Lydia arrives at the West Somerset Railway

Pullman Coach ‘Lydia’ arrives at the West Somerset Railway

The West Somerset Railway has welcomed Pullman Car Lydia to the railway. The privately owned coach has come to the railway for recommissioning and the work will be carried out at Williton by the...
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