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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
7714 Piloting a Train on the NNR // Credit Chris Heal

Guests so far for West Somerset Railway’s Spring Steam Gala

Two guests have been confirmed so far for the West Somerset Railway's (WSR) Spring Steam Gala. The first guest is USATC S160 No. 6046. The steam locomotive is part of the Churnet Valley Railway's Homefleet,...