No. 7822 Foxcote Manor and 34053 Sir Keith Park stand at Haworth Sheds on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway at the Autumn Steam Gala

First steam locomotive announced for The Watercress Line’s Autumn Steam Gala

The Mid Hants Railway (The Watercress Line) have announced that Great Western Railway (GWR) 7800 'Manor' Class No.7822 "Foxcote Manor" as the first guest locomotive for their 2018 Autumn Steam Gala. About 7822 "Foxcote Manor" Built...
Brass Safety Valve Bonnet // Credit 6695 Loco Group

Update from the 6695 Loco Group on the overhaul of steam locomotive No.6695

The 6695 Loco Group have released an update on their Facebook page with the latest work carried out on 6695's overhaul at the West Somerset Railway. 'Bottom End' Both expansion links and eccentric straps have been...
Vandalised carriage

West Somerset Railway supporters donate over £1000 to repair vandal damage

West Somerset Railway has announced that their supporters have donated over £1,000 to repair the damage in less than 24 hours. Vandals struck the West Somerset Railway on 29th April at around 9pm with an...
Great Western Railway Class 150

Steam railway submit proposals for mainline summer shuttles

The West Somerset Railway has announced that it has submitted proposals to Great Western Railway to run shuttles next Summer. The proposals could see shuttle trains connecting Taunton and Bishops Lydeard on peak days during...
9351

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 About the Overhaul Withdrawn from traffic in 2015, on...
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...
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...
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...
9466 // Credit GWR Hawksworth Large Pannier Tank 9466 FB Page

Steam locomotive No. 9466 announced as mystery guest loco for West Somerset Railway Spring...

The West Somerset Railway (WSR) has announced that Great Western Railway (GWR) 94XX No. 9466 is the mystery guest locomotive for their Spring Steam Gala. About the gala 9466 makes the perfect mystery guest for the...
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...