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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 About the Overhaul Withdrawn from traffic in 2015, on...
50035 Ark Royal to visit the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway for their 50th anniversary gala

Second locomotive announced for West Somerset Diesel Gala

The West Somerset Railway has announced their second guest for this year's diesel gala. The "Vintage Diesels to the Seaside II" gala will be held on 20th - 23rd June. A Class 50 from the Class...
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...
46010

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 be holding their "Vintage Diesels to the Seaside" diesel gala...
7828 "Odney Manor" Fresh from Overhaul // Credit WSR

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 begins at the end of March. This heritage railway has a...
7828 "Odney Manor" Fresh from Overhaul // Credit WSR

Steam locomotive 7828 Odney Manor returns to traffic and when to see it

The West Somerset Railway has announced that their resident GWR "Manor", 7828 "Odney Manor", has returned to service. Overhaul 2016 saw the engine withdrawn from traffic to undergo a full overhaul after running 50,000 miles since its...
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,...
steam locomotive Kilmersdon at the West Somerset Railway

West Somerset Railway release details of action plan

The West Somerset Railway PLC Chairman, Jon Jones Pratt, has released an update on the situation at the West Somerset Railway, which sees the railway close for 3 months in 2019. The chairman has explained...
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...
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...