Events & Experiences

Autumn Steam Gala

The West Somerset Railway Autumn Steam Gala - Cross Country Rail Routes from 27th - 30th September 2018

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Autumn Steam Gala Don Bishop


Our 2018 Autumn Steam Gala will take place between 27th & 30th September 2018. 

Thie event will take a look back at the variety of steam locomotives that ran along the cross country and secondary rail routes which crossed the country between many towns and cities other than the capital.

We shall be using a variety of visiting locomotives which support the theme. Members of our home fleet will also be hauling services to strengthen this must see event. 

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Prices for this event could vary from day to day, click the links above to see prices for your chosen date.

Visiting Locomotives

Visiting Locomotives:

To be confirmed

Home Fleet Locomotives

Home fleet:

To be confirmed

Other attractions during the event

Other attractions during the event include:-

Minehead Locomotive Workshops being partially open on Saturday and Sunday

The Depot and Heritage Centre of the Diesel and Electric Preservation Group at Williton open on all four days.

Railways Museums open at Bishops Lydeard, Washford and Blue Anchor.

The Club Room of the Taunton Model Railway Group at Bishops Lydeard open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Heritage Freight Train at work including shunting demonstrations at Minehead on Saturday and Sunday.

Planned chimney first running of all locomotives on Saturday and Sunday with Minehead turntable and Norton Fitzwarren triangle in use. 

Licensed buffet cars on most trains, plus cafes at Bishops Lydeard and Minehead and refreshments available at stations except Doniford.