Steam locomotive owner becomes Acting Chairman at the West Somerset Railway

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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...

New home for steam locomotive 4110

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The West Somerset Railway has announced that they have been unable to find a way to keep GWR 4110 on the WSR. Even with 3...

Steam locomotive No. 9466 announced as mystery guest loco for West...

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The West Somerset Railway (WSR) has announced that Great Western Railway (GWR) 94XX No. 9466 is the mystery guest locomotive for their Spring Steam...

Steam locomotive 7828 Odney Manor returns to traffic and when to...

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The West Somerset Railway has announced that their resident GWR "Manor", 7828 "Odney Manor", has returned to service. Overhaul 2016 saw the engine withdrawn from traffic...

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

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Looking for something to do this February Half Term? Whether with your family, friends or yourself, here are a few preserved railways in the...

Update on the overhaul of steam locomotive No. 6695

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Work has progressed at both Williton Works, in Somerset, and Flour Mill Workshops, in Gloucestershire, in overhauling steam locomotive No. 6695. The Flour Mill The boiler has...

Update on steam locomotive 7802 Bradley Manor – Erlestoke Manor Fund...

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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...

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

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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...

Two board members resign from the West Somerset Railway

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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...

GWR 56XX Class steam locomotives – Class Information

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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...

EXCLUSIVE: The Duke – The Impossible Dream – Past, Present and...

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Following on from this, we are delighted to announce that we have been contacted by The BR Class 8 Steam Locomotive Trust and they have provided us with an exclusive update on the history of the project, written by Trevor Tuckley. The update below is in its original unedited version
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