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West Somerset Railway purchases historic land at Stogumber

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The West Somerset Railway has announced that it has purchased a strip of woodland flanking to the rear at Stogumber Station

Steam locomotive 6024 King Edward I passes hydraulic test

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It has been confirmed that Great Western Railway 'King' No. 6024 'King Edward I' has had its boiler pass its formal Hydraulic Test.

Steam locomotive 92134 set for West Somerset visit

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

Steam locomotive 4612 set for West Somerset Railway visit

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The West Somerset Railway has announced that 4612 will be visiting them for their Autumn Steam Gala. Pannier 57XX No.4612 will be visiting from the...

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

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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...

Job Vacancies at the West Somerset Railway

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The West Somerset Railway has announced two new roles that have become available for people looking for a job. The first job is a Catering...

Steam locomotive 7802 Bradley Manor withdrawn from service in Somerset

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The Erlestoke Manor Fund has released a statement regarding their GWR Manor, 7802 Bradley Manor, which is currently at the West Somerset Railway. On Sunday...

Latest update on the overhaul of steam locomotive 9351

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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...

Steam locomotive 9466 for West Somerset Railway

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Jonathan Jones Pratt (also known as JJP), the Chairman of the West Somerset Railway PLC, has announced that he has purchased Great Western Railway...

New book launched by the West Somerset Railway

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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...

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Book Review: Block Bells, Buttons and Dusters

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Block Bells, Buttons and Dusters was released a few months ago from publishers Chime Whistle Publishing and is a pictorial record of some of the signal boxes across the mainline network.
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