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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
7828 "Odney Manor" Fresh from Overhaul // Credit WSR

Steam locomotive 7828 Odney Manor returns to traffic and when to see it

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 to undergo a full overhaul after running 50,000 miles since its...
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...