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...
6430 and 80072 at Llangollen

Steam locomotive 80072 replaces 80104 at the West Somerset Railway Gala

The West Somerset Railway has announced that steam locomotive 80072 will be replacing 80104 at their upcoming Autumn Steam Gala. Replacement We announced this morning that the WSR had been advised that 80104 was unable to...
80104 // Credit Swanage Railway

Steam locomotive 80104 unable to attend West Somerset Railway Gala

The West Somerset Railway has announced that steam locomotive 80104 is now unable to attend their Autumn Steam Gala. This cancellation is due to Swanage resident, No.30120, being announced as a failure, and therefore the...
steam locomotive Kilmersdon at the West Somerset Railway

New director at the West Somerset Railway

The West Somerset Railway has announced that the West Somerset Railway PLC has agreed that Jonathan Jones-Pratt will be co-opted as a director with an immediate effect. Mr. Jones-Pratt is already well known in the...
1940s weekend at the West Somerset Railway

West Somerset Railway’s 1940s weekend a success!

The West Somerset Railway has announced that their 1940s weekend was a huge success, with many vintage fans attending to see re-enactors and more! All 10 stations took part in the event - including a...