Pannier 4612

Steam locomotive 4612 set for West Somerset Railway visit

The West Somerset Railway has announced that 4612 will be visiting them for their Autumn Steam Gala. Pannier 57XX No.4612 will be visiting from the Bodmin and Wenford Railway for the gala. 4612's visit is thanks...
7812's Frame // Credit Adrian Hassell

Update on steam locomotive 7802 Bradley Manor – Erlestoke Manor Fund update July 2019

Following events in July, Great Western Railway 78XX 'Manor' Class No.7802 "Bradley Manor" joins fellow fund-owned engine No.7812 "Erlesroke Manor" at Tyseley Locomotives Works. 7802 "Bradley Manor" While on hire to the West Somerset Railway, 7802's...
6960 Ravingham Hall

Job Vacancies at the West Somerset Railway

The West Somerset Railway has announced two new roles that have become available for people looking for a job. The first job is a Catering Assistant, on a short term contract. This is available from...
7802 Bradley Manor and 6990 Witherslack Hall

Steam locomotive 7802 Bradley Manor withdrawn from service in Somerset

The Erlestoke Manor Fund has released a statement regarding their GWR Manor, 7802 Bradley Manor, which is currently at the West Somerset Railway. On Sunday 7th July, 7802 Bradley Manor suffered a broken piston rod...

Latest update on the overhaul of steam locomotive 9351

Now a complete locomotive, Great Western Railway Small Mogul No.9351 will soon begin 'running in' before fully entering traffic. 9351 As can be seen from the main photo, 9351 has now been moved outside in preparation...
9466 // Credit GWR Hawksworth Large Pannier Tank 9466 FB Page

Steam locomotive 9466 for West Somerset Railway

Jonathan Jones Pratt (also known as JJP), the Chairman of the West Somerset Railway PLC, has announced that he has purchased Great Western Railway 94XX Tank No.9466. 9466 for Sale Last year in 2018, Dennis Howells...
D7018

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'...
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