46010

West Somerset Railway announce first diesel locomotive visitor for 2019 gala

The West Somerset Railway has announced that Class 46 No.46010 will be visiting the line for their Diesel Gala in June 2019. The railway will be holding their "Vintage Diesels to the Seaside" diesel gala...
80104 // Credit Swanage Railway

Final steam locomotive guest announced for West Somerset Railway’s Autumn Gala

The West Somerset Railway has announced that BR Standard 4 Tank steam locomotive No.80104 will be visiting the line. No. 80104 is the final guest to be announced to attend the West Somerset Rai, way's...
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...
6960 Ravingham Hall

Steam railway wins race in £170,000 infrastructure works project

The West Somerset Railway has announced that it has won the race against time to complete infrastructure works costing £170,000. The work has involved an overhaul to its staff training, competence and compliance systems, and...
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...
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...
7828 "Odney Manor" Fresh from Overhaul // Credit WSR

Can you help the West Somerset Railway this Winter?

The West Somerset Railway is looking for volunteers to help them prepare for their brand new running season over the coming weeks. The new season begins at the end of March. This heritage railway has a...
6695 // Credit 6695 Loco Group FB Page

Can you help the 6695 Locomotive Group raise £50,000 to help overhaul steam locomotive No....

The 6695 Locomotive Group, owners of GWR 56XX No.6695, have set up a crowdfunding page in order to raise £50,000 to help raise funds for Overhauling 6695, which is currently in progress. What will the...
No. 7822 Foxcote Manor and 34053 Sir Keith Park stand at Haworth Sheds on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway at the Autumn Steam Gala

First steam locomotive announced for The Watercress Line’s Autumn Steam Gala

The Mid Hants Railway (The Watercress Line) have announced that Great Western Railway (GWR) 7800 'Manor' Class No.7822 "Foxcote Manor" as the first guest locomotive for their 2018 Autumn Steam Gala. About 7822 "Foxcote Manor" Built...
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...
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