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...
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Can you help? – Final overhaul work on steam locomotive No.9351

The West Somerset Railway Association (WSRA) have set up a JustGiving page to help raise funds to complete the overhaul of Great Western Railway (GWR) small mogul No.9351. About the Overhaul Withdrawn from traffic in 2015, on...

Latest update on the overhaul of steam locomotive 9351

Now a complete locomotive, Great Western Railway Small Mogul No.9351 will soon begin 'running in' before fully entering traffic. 9351 As can be seen from the main photo, 9351 has now been moved outside in preparation...
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...
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...
7812's Frame // Credit Adrian Hassell

Update on steam locomotive 7802 Bradley Manor – Erlestoke Manor Fund update July 2019

Following events in July, Great Western Railway 78XX 'Manor' Class No.7802 "Bradley Manor" joins fellow fund-owned engine No.7812 "Erlesroke Manor" at Tyseley Locomotives Works. 7802 "Bradley Manor" While on hire to the West Somerset Railway, 7802's...
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...
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