West Somerset Railway

  • Seven locos to steam at SWR gala

    Seven locos to steam at SWR gala

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    Staff and volunteers on the West Somerset Railway are gearing up for their biggest special event for almost three years – with seven steam locomotives in operation.

  • West Somerset Railway gearing up for Spring Steam Gala

    West Somerset Railway gearing up for Spring Steam Gala

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    Staff and volunteers on the West Somerset Railway are gearing up for their biggest special event for almost three years.

  • Steam trains are back in Minehead

    Steam trains are back in Minehead

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    Train travellers returned to Minehead at the weekend as the West Somerset Railway celebrated running passenger services for the first time in well over a year.

  • West Somerset Railway trade ‘better than expected’

    West Somerset Railway trade ‘better than expected’

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    West Somerset Railway plc chairman Jonathan Jones-Pratt said that the line’s financial fortunes during the peak summer period were better than expected.

  • West Somerset Railway announce plans for Winterlights services

    West Somerset Railway announce plans for Winterlights services

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    West Somerset Railway (WSR) has announced plans for a brand new Christmas event for 2021.

  • West Somerset Railway launch emergency SOS funding appeal

    West Somerset Railway launch emergency SOS funding appeal

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    The West Somerset Railway (WSR) has launched an emergency funding appeal, after the railway had two formal appeals turned down following the rejection of its second round bid for the Culture Recovery Fund.

  • West Somerset Railway announce reopening plans for May

    West Somerset Railway announce reopening plans for May

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    The West Somerset Railway has confirmed it will reopen next month.

  • Railways returning to action!

    Railways returning to action!

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    It’s been a long time coming, but the main 2020 season for a number of Britain’s heritage railways and attractions is springing into action following the gradual easing of Covid-19 restrictions. Therefore, we thought we’d bring you a list in alphabetical order of which venues are operating and when they’re set to recommence. Note however,…

  • West Somerset Railway funding appeal hits the right notes!

    West Somerset Railway funding appeal hits the right notes!

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    Well-wishers have responded rapidly to the West Somerset Railway (WSR) plc’s urgent appeal for desperately-needed funds to help the 22-mile line heritage line get through the Coronavirus crisis.

  • A Class 117 DMU to join West Somerset fleet

    A Class 117 DMU to join West Somerset fleet

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    AN OFFICIAL announcement is awaited from the West Somerset Railway following the arrival of DMBS No. W51354 at Bishops Lydeard on October 30.  It has been stored at RSS Wishaw since January 2018, together with DMS No. 51396.  Both were previously based on Peak Rail following acquisition from the Llanelli & Mynydd Mawr Railway, prior to that…

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