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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 About the Overhaul Withdrawn from traffic in 2015, on...
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...
60009 union of south africa at Townsend Fold on the east lancashire railway

Where and when to see steam locomotive No.60009 Union of South Africa in London...

Steam locomotive No.60009 Union of South Africa will be back in steam on the mainline and will be in London and Minehead on Saturday 18th August 2018. The A4 locomotive is on a special rail tour from...
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...
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...
6695's Boiler ready for the move to the Flour Mill // Credit 6695 Loco Group FB Page

Overhaul Progress on GWR Steam Locomotive No. 6695

The team overhauling No. 6695 at the West Somerset Railway (WSR) has been making good progress. Rolling Chassis Recent work on the rolling chassis has focused on reassembly of the brake linkage. This has involved fitting...
steam locomotive Kilmersdon at the West Somerset Railway

New director at the West Somerset Railway

The West Somerset Railway has announced that the West Somerset Railway PLC has agreed that Jonathan Jones-Pratt will be co-opted as a director with an immediate effect. Mr. Jones-Pratt is already well known in the...
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...
34052 Lord Dowding

Steam locomotive 34052 Lord Dowding to haul passenger trains at the West Somerset Railway

West Somerset Railway has announced that steam locomotive 34046 Braunton (in the guise of 34052 Lord Dowding) will be hauling passenger trains this Sunday. The locomotive will be hauling the 10.15 service leaving Minehead, 12.15...
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...