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...
No. 43924 at Keighley station on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

MR 3835 / LMS Fowler 4F Class steam locomotives – Class Information

This week we turn to the Midland 3835 / LMS Fowler 4F Classes, 0-6-0 engines designed for freight work. Once looking at the background of both classes, we will then move onto the preserved members...
D7017 // Credit Peter Skuce

West Somerset Railway – 2018 Diesel Gala – Information

The gala planning team at the West Somerset Railway (WSR) has announced details for their upcoming 2018 diesel gala. General details about the gala The theme for the Gala is "Vintage Diesels to the Seaside". Celebrating when...
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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...
7027 "Thornbury Castle" at Weston-super-Mare // Credit Photo Art

Steam locomotive to be restored and operate on the West Somerset Railway

Great Western Railway (GWR) Castle Class No.7027 "Thornbury Castle", owned by JJP Holdings South West Ltd, will shortly move to the West Somerset Railway's (WSR) Williton Works where the castle will be restored mainline running...
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...
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...
The Bug arriving at New Romney on the Romney, hythe and dymchurch railway

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

Looking for something to do this February Half Term? Whether with your family, friends or yourself, here are a few preserved railways in the south-east and south-west England open this February Half Term. Normal fares...
Internal Steam Pipe Clamp // Credit 6695 Loco Group FB Page

Update on the overhaul of steam locomotive No. 6695

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 now been turned upside down, which has allowed work to...
73082 "Camelot" // Credit Simon AC Martin

TIMINGS ADDED: Steam locomotive 73082 Camelot to make rare movement on mainline tomorrow

As the West Somerset Railway Autumn Steam Gala approaches, one of their visiting steam locomotives (73082 Camelot) will be making a rare appearance on the national network. Standard Class 5 No.73082 Camelot is expected to...
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