45157 "The Glasgow Highlander" // Credit RailAdvent

Steam railtours and special railway events this March

Halfway through March and there are still plenty of events to visit this month, we are pleased to announce that railway events and railtours have all been inputted into our events calendar. Along with the...
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...

‘Mod Hall’ and ‘Auto Tank’ Confirmed for West Somerset’s Spring Steam Gala

Great Western Railway (GWR) Modified Hall No. 6990 "Witherslack Hall" and GWR 14XX No. 1450 with Autotrailer No. 178 have been confirmed as visiting locomotives for West Somerset Railway's Spring Steam Gala. With the addition...
60009 union of south africa at Townsend Fold on the east lancashire railway

Where and when to see steam locomotive No.60009 Union of South Africa in London...

Steam locomotive No.60009 Union of South Africa will be back in steam on the mainline and will be in London and Minehead on Saturday 18th August 2018. The A4 locomotive is on a special rail tour from...
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...
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...
steam locomotive Kilmersdon at the West Somerset Railway

New director at the West Somerset Railway

The West Somerset Railway has announced that the West Somerset Railway PLC has agreed that Jonathan Jones-Pratt will be co-opted as a director with an immediate effect. Mr. Jones-Pratt is already well known in the...
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,...
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...
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...