GWR 4900 ‘Hall’ and 6959 ‘Modified Hall’ Class steam locomotives – Class Information

The Great Western Railway's 4900 'Hall' Class were the GWR's most numerous 4-6-0 type engines ever built. They will be the focus of this week's Class Information, and there 6959 'Modified Halls' as designed and...
No. 43924 at Keighley station on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

MR 3835 / LMS Fowler 4F Class steam locomotives – Class Information

This week we turn to the Midland 3835 / LMS Fowler 4F Classes, 0-6-0 engines designed for freight work. Once looking at the background of both classes, we will then move onto the preserved members...
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...

Steam locomotive 7802 swaps railways with 6960

In an agreement between the Severn Valley Railway and the West Somerset Railway, 7802 'Bradley Manor' is destined to work on the WSR until early October 2019. As 7802 heads for Somerset, 6960 'Raveningham Hall'...
Dovetail Games to bring Train Sim World West Somerset Railway to Xbox One

West Somerset Railway add on for Train Sim World coming to the Xbox One!

Dovetail Games has announced that they are bringing the West Somerset Railway add on to the Xbox One version of Train Sim World. This route is already available for the PC version of the game, but...
6430 and 80072 at Llangollen

Steam locomotive 80072 replaces 80104 at the West Somerset Railway Gala

The West Somerset Railway has announced that steam locomotive 80072 will be replacing 80104 at their upcoming Autumn Steam Gala. Replacement We announced this morning that the WSR had been advised that 80104 was unable to...
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...
Pullman Coach Lydia arrives at the West Somerset Railway

Pullman Coach ‘Lydia’ arrives at the West Somerset Railway

The West Somerset Railway has welcomed Pullman Car Lydia to the railway. The privately owned coach has come to the railway for recommissioning and the work will be carried out at Williton by the...
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,...
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...
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