New livery for steam locomotive 9351!

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Winter Maintenance work that is being carried out on steam locomotives at the West Somerset Railway has been posted in the WSR Mechanical Engineering Dept News Facebook Group.

New home for steam locomotive 4110

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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...

Steam locomotive 34052 Lord Dowding to haul passenger trains at the...

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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...

Can you help the 6695 Locomotive Group raise £50,000 to help overhaul...

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The 6695 Locomotive Group, owners of GWR 56XX No.6695, have set up a crowdfunding page in order to raise £50,000 to help raise funds...

Steam locomotive 7802 Bradley Manor withdrawn from service in Somerset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...

Steam locomotive 7802 swaps railways with 6960

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In an agreement between the Severn Valley Railway and the West Somerset Railway, 7802 'Bradley Manor' is destined to work on the WSR until...

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

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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...

Overhaul Progress on GWR Steam Locomotive No. 6695

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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...

Locomotive D7018 moves for first time in 23 years

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The West Somerset Railway has announced that BR Class 35 'Hymek' No.D7018 has turned her wheels for the first time in 23 years. 101 BR...

Steam locomotive 76084 set for West Somerset Railway gala

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The West Somerset Railway has announced that BR Standard 4 No. 76084 will be visiting them for their Spring Steam Gala.

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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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