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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
6695 // Credit 6695 Loco Group FB Page

Can you help the 6695 Locomotive Group raise £50,000 to help overhaul steam locomotive No....

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 for Overhauling 6695, which is currently in progress. What will the...
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...
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...
steam locomotive Kilmersdon at the West Somerset Railway

West Somerset Railway awarded community grant

The West Somerset Railway has announced that it has been awarded a grant from the HPC Community Fund. The Fund is in place to help address and mitigate against intangible and residual community impacts deriving...
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