4160 on the West Somerset Railway

West Somerset Railway workers clock up 520 years of service

The West Somerset Railway has announced that they have held their annual Long Service Awards presentation. The ceremony was held on Saturday 10th November 2018 at The Quantock Brewery in Bishops Lydeard. WSR plc Chairman, Jonathan Jones-Pratt,...
steam locomotive Kilmersdon at the West Somerset Railway

West Somerset Railway release details of action plan

The West Somerset Railway PLC Chairman, Jon Jones Pratt, has released an update on the situation at the West Somerset Railway, which sees the railway close for 3 months in 2019. The chairman has explained...
4160 on the West Somerset Railway

Two board members resign from the West Somerset Railway

The West Somerset Railway has announced the resignation of two members of the PLC board. This comes after the news regarding the closure of the line for three months in 2019. The first resignation comes from...
4160 on the West Somerset Railway

West Somerset Railway to close for three months in 2019

Jonathan Jones-Pratt, the Chairman of the West Somerset Railway PLC, has announced that the railway will be closed for four months in 2019. This announcement comes after the Office of Rail and Road, who is...
Great Western Railway Class 150

Steam railway submit proposals for mainline summer shuttles

The West Somerset Railway has announced that it has submitted proposals to Great Western Railway to run shuttles next Summer. The proposals could see shuttle trains connecting Taunton and Bishops Lydeard on peak days during...
steam locomotive Kilmersdon at the West Somerset Railway

West Somerset Railway awarded community grant

The West Somerset Railway has announced that it has been awarded a grant from the HPC Community Fund. The Fund is in place to help address and mitigate against intangible and residual community impacts deriving...
5637 and 46447 // Credit East Somerset Railway

GWR 56XX Class steam locomotives – Class Information

Built to replace older, non-standard types, the 56XXs combined Swindon's practices with the need for engines on various Welsh lines. After visiting their introduction on the Great Western Railway, we then look at which members...
D7018

Locomotive D7018 moves for first time in 23 years

The West Somerset Railway has announced that BR Class 35 'Hymek' No.D7018 has turned her wheels for the first time in 23 years. 101 BR Hymeks were built up to 1964 and were allocated over...
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...