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New book launched by the West Somerset Railway

When the former British Rail closed the once-bustling former Great Western Railway 25-mile branch line to Minehead from Taunton in 1971, a local businessman and railway enthusiasts simply refused to let it die. Along with...
D6566

Class 33 locomotive to haul WSR services this Sunday

The West Somerset Railway has announced that the Class 33 Crompton D6566 will haul services on the West Somerset Railway. The services are planned for Sunday 2nd June. D6566 will haul the 11.00 Bishops Lydeard...
First class

First Class Pullman service available on the West Somerset Railway

The West Somerset Railway has announced that they have launched their First Class Pullman service on trains in 2019. Starting earlier this month, the railway will be adding a single coach from their Quantock Belle...

Steam locomotive 7802 swaps railways with 6960

In an agreement between the Severn Valley Railway and the West Somerset Railway, 7802 'Bradley Manor' is destined to work on the WSR until early October 2019. As 7802 heads for Somerset, 6960 'Raveningham Hall'...
Almost Complete Smokebox // Credit WSR

Mid-May Update on steam locomotives 9351

Great Western Railway Small Mogul No.9351 has seen further since the last update from the End of April. Smokebox All components bar the chimney, blower ring and chimney bell have been refitted in the smokebox. The chimney...
Vandalised carriage

West Somerset Railway supporters donate over £1000 to repair vandal damage

West Somerset Railway has announced that their supporters have donated over £1,000 to repair the damage in less than 24 hours. Vandals struck the West Somerset Railway on 29th April at around 9pm with an...
New Cladding Fitted on 9351 // Credit WSR

Update on steam locomotive 9351’s Overhaul – End of April 2019

Work is progressing on reassembling Great Western Railway Small Mogul No.9351 following the frame and boiler being reunited. Boiler and Cab Cladding is fully fitted along the boiler barrel, firebox and boiler back head. This has allowed...
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Confirmed locomotives for the West Somerset Railway’s 2019 Diesel Gala.

The West Somerset Railway's diesel gala is just over a month away and the list of the locomotives attending has been finalised and is as follows. This list below features all locomotives. Of course, all...
7752 at the West Somerset Railway

Steam locomotive 7752 arrives at the West Somerset Railway

The West Somerset Railway has announced that steam locomotive 7752 has arrived at their base. 7752 has arrived from Tyseley Locomotive Works and joins the West Somerset Railway fleet for the 2019 season. The locomotive...
Royal Train

Royal Train visits the West Somerset Railway

The West Somerset Railway has announced that they were honoured to host the Royal Train for Her Majesty the Queen ahead of her visit to Somerset. Arriving early Thursday morning after leaving London Euston station...
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