West Somerset Railway

Corporate Information

The West Somerset Railway is operated by the West Somerset Railway PLC, which leases the line and buildings from Somerset County Council under a long lease currently expiring in 2088.

The West Somerset Railway is operated by the West Somerset Railway PLC, which leases the line and buildings from Somerset County Council under a long lease currently expiring in 2088.

The company employs about 50 staff, and has around 1000 active volunteers. It is supported by a number of related organisations operating on the railway, who with representative of the local authorities and volunteers comprise the Partnership Development Group.

The members of the Board are:

  • Jonathan Jones Pratt (Chairman)
  • Andy Castledine (Operations and Vice Chairman)
  • Bob Meanley (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Frank Courtney (Special Projects)
  • Steve Williams (Development and External Relations) 
  • Joy Boswell (FInance and Company Secretary)

Board Advisers:

  • Arthur Diejamoah (HR)
  • David Fisher (Commercial)

Managment Team

  • Kerry Noble (Assistant General Manager)
  • Malcolm Dean (Operations)
  • Peter Chilcott (Infrastructure)
  • David Noble (Retail and Catering)

Summary of WSR PLC AGM 21st November 2020

Minutes of the WSR PLC AGM 21st November 2020 can be found here 

Partnership Development Group Meeting Minutes 26th June 2020

To view the minutes of the PDG meeting held on 26th June 2020 please click here 

Partnership Development Group Minutes

The minutes from the latest PDG meeting can be found here

Further Information