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...
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...
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New book launched by the West Somerset Railway

When the former British Rail closed the once-bustling former Great Western Railway 25-mile branch line to Minehead from Taunton in 1971, a local businessman and railway enthusiasts simply refused to let it die. Along with...
Bogie Components ready for transporting to Williton Works // Credit Thornbury Castle 7027 website

Work starts on restoring steam locomotive 7027 “Thornbury Castle” at the West Somerset Railway

The bogie for steam locomotive  No. 7027 "Thornbury Castle" has moved to Williton Works, on the West Somerset Railway (WSR), as the first component to be restored for the engine. This follows on from the...
New Cladding Fitted on 9351 // Credit WSR

Update on steam locomotive 9351’s Overhaul – End of April 2019

Work is progressing on reassembling Great Western Railway Small Mogul No.9351 following the frame and boiler being reunited. Boiler and Cab Cladding is fully fitted along the boiler barrel, firebox and boiler back head. This has allowed...
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,...
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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...
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...
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...
GWR 4110

New home for steam locomotive 4110

The West Somerset Railway has announced that they have been unable to find a way to keep GWR 4110 on the WSR. Even with 3 organisations working together, no way has been found. Even on...
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