6430 and 80072 at Llangollen

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 the WSR had been advised that 80104 was unable to...
S&D 7F No. 53809 // Credit Dave Horton

S&D 7F for Long-Term move to the North Norfolk Railway

Somerset and Dorset (S&D) 7F No. 53809 will move residency from the West Somerset Railway (WSR) to the North Norfolk Railway (NNR). This comes as the hire agreement between the West Somerset Railway and 53809's...
4160 on the West Somerset Railway

Two board members resign from the West Somerset Railway

The West Somerset Railway has announced the resignation of two members of the PLC board. This comes after the news regarding the closure of the line for three months in 2019. The first resignation comes from...
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...
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...
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...
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...
No. 43924 at Keighley station on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

MR 3835 / LMS Fowler 4F Class steam locomotives – Class Information

This week we turn to the Midland 3835 / LMS Fowler 4F Classes, 0-6-0 engines designed for freight work. Once looking at the background of both classes, we will then move onto the preserved members...
steam locomotive Kilmersdon at the West Somerset Railway

Helston Railway welcome visiting steam locomotive for the 2018 season

The Helston Railway have announced that the Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust's steam locomotive 'Kilmersdon' will be visiting them for the 2018 season. The locomotive will be based at the heritage railway in Cornwall until...
No. 7822 Foxcote Manor and 34053 Sir Keith Park stand at Haworth Sheds on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway at the Autumn Steam Gala

First steam locomotive announced for The Watercress Line’s Autumn Steam Gala

The Mid Hants Railway (The Watercress Line) have announced that Great Western Railway (GWR) 7800 'Manor' Class No.7822 "Foxcote Manor" as the first guest locomotive for their 2018 Autumn Steam Gala. About 7822 "Foxcote Manor" Built...