Steam locomotive 80072 replaces 80104 at the West Somerset Railway Gala

The West Somerset Railway has announced that steam locomotive 80072 will be replacing 80104 at their upcoming Autumn Steam Gala. Replacement We announced this morning that...

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...

First Class Pullman service available on the West Somerset Railway

The West Somerset Railway has announced that they have launched their First Class Pullman service on trains in 2019. Starting earlier this month, the railway...

Steam locomotive 92134 set for West Somerset visit

The West Somerset Railway has announced that 92134 will be visiting them for their big Spring Steam Gala taking place in 2020.

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

Great Western Railway (GWR) Modified Hall No. 6990 "Witherslack Hall" and GWR 14XX No. 1450 with Autotrailer No. 178 have been confirmed as visiting...

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...

Steam railway submit proposals for mainline summer shuttles

The West Somerset Railway has announced that it has submitted proposals to Great Western Railway to run shuttles next Summer. The proposals could see shuttle...

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...

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...

Update on steam locomotive 7802 Bradley Manor – Erlestoke Manor Fund...

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...

EXCLUSIVE: The Duke – The Impossible Dream – Past, Present and...

Following on from this, we are delighted to announce that we have been contacted by The BR Class 8 Steam Locomotive Trust and they have provided us with an exclusive update on the history of the project, written by Trevor Tuckley. The update below is in its original unedited version

RailAdvent – Great Western Pannier Tank Classes Book Giveaway

This month, we are giving you the chance to win our review copy of the Great Western Pannier Tank Classes Book by David Maidment, published by Pen & Sword.
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