Events & Experiences

Late Summer Weekend

Mark the end of summer by travelling on the West Somerset Railway a more intensive timetable runs with steam and diesel locos from our home fleet.

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Late Summer Weekend Julia Amies Green Photography


The West Somerset Railway are holding their Late Summer Weekend on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd September. The weekend celebrates the end of the summer holidays. Throughout this event we run a more intensive timetable of services using a variety of steam and heritage diesel locomotives. The frequency of these services provides our passengers with the perfect opportunity to explore more areas along the line.

For this special event, normal fares and concessions apply giving you more value for money. 

Tickets are available now. 

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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.

Steam Locomotives

Great Western Railway 6960 “Raveningham Hall”

Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway 7F Class 53808 


Diesel Locomotives

Class 33  D6575

Class 47  D1661 “North Star”

Class 52  D1010 “Western Campaigner”

Things to see and do

There will be hourly departures from both Bishops Lydeard and Minehead stations which gives a nice range of things to do as well as taking a train ride:- Visit the seaside at Blue Anchor or Minehead; take a walk in the Quantock Hills from Crowcombe Heathfield or Stogumber stations; explore the old harbour town of Watchet with its pair of museums, marina and choice of places to eat and drink; take the walk from Washford station to the tranquillity of Cleeve Abbey;  visit medieval Dunster with its Yarn Market, Castle, Museum, cobbled main street and wide range of small shops and places to eat and drink.

The Railway Museums at Bishops Lydeard, Washford and Blue Anchor will be open and there will a chance to visit the depot and heritage centre of the Diesel and Electric Preservation Group at Williton.