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...
Royal Train

Royal Train visits the West Somerset Railway

The West Somerset Railway has announced that they were honoured to host the Royal Train for Her Majesty the Queen ahead of her visit to Somerset. Arriving early Thursday morning after leaving London Euston station...
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...
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Confirmed locomotives for the West Somerset Railway’s 2019 Diesel Gala.

The West Somerset Railway's diesel gala is just over a month away and the list of the locomotives attending has been finalised and is as follows. This list below features all locomotives. Of course, all...
steam locomotive Kilmersdon at the West Somerset Railway

West Somerset Railway release details of action plan

The West Somerset Railway PLC Chairman, Jon Jones Pratt, has released an update on the situation at the West Somerset Railway, which sees the railway close for 3 months in 2019. The chairman has explained...
New Cladding Fitted on 9351 // Credit WSR

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

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 the boiler barrel, firebox and boiler back head. This has allowed...
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...
4160 on the West Somerset Railway

West Somerset Railway workers clock up 520 years of service

The West Somerset Railway has announced that they have held their annual Long Service Awards presentation. The ceremony was held on Saturday 10th November 2018 at The Quantock Brewery in Bishops Lydeard. WSR plc Chairman, Jonathan Jones-Pratt,...
Vandalised carriage

West Somerset Railway supporters donate over £1000 to repair vandal damage

West Somerset Railway has announced that their supporters have donated over £1,000 to repair the damage in less than 24 hours. Vandals struck the West Somerset Railway on 29th April at around 9pm with an...
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...
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