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Additional Supplement ticket available for First Class travel on the West Somerset Railway

Published: 24th May 2019

WSR is pleased to announce the launch of a First Class Pullman service on certain trains…

RAILWAY MEMORIES EVOKED AS THE WEST SOMERSET RAILWAY MARKS 40 YEARS OF TRAINS RUNNING BETWEEN MINEHEAD AND BISHOPS LYDEARD

Published: 24th May 2019

Over the weekend of 8th and 9th June, the West Somerset Railway (WSR) will be holding a special ‘Anniversary…

Supporters Launch Fundraising Campaign

Published: 24th May 2019

The West Somerset Railway Association (WSRA) and West Somerset Steam Railway Trust (WSSRT) has just…

A NEW BOTTLED BEER WILL BE LAUNCHED TO MARK THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF WEST SOMERSET RAILWAY TRAINS TO BISHOPS LYDEARD

Published: 23rd May 2019

In June 1979, the revival of the West Somerset Railway (WSR) finally saw train services extended from…

Vacancy in Land Management on the West Somerset Railway

Published: 17th May 2019

We currently have 2 vacancies in the Land Management team. This team are responsible for maintaining…

Friends of Minehead Station keeps the West Somerset Railway On Track

Published: 16th May 2019

The Friends of Minehead Station (FoMS) has stepped up to the mark during the last few months to play their part in helping to keep the much loved West Somerset Railway running.

Class 37 D6948 on passenger services 19th May 2019

Published: 15th May 2019

This Sunday 19th May, our Diesel service will be hauled by Class 37 D6948. To maximise the mileage,…

WEST SOMERSET RAILWAY 40th ANNIVERSARY EVENING SPECIAL MEGA TRAIN

Published: 14th May 2019

On Saturday June 8th a special train with up to 14 coaches, headed by two Great Western Railway steam engines will leave Bishops Lydeard station (near Taunton) at 7.15 p.m and return later that evening, this service has an additional charge of £10 for travel, and £22.00 to include Fish and Chips.

WSR supporters donate to combat carriage vandalism

Published: 10th May 2019

West Somerset Railway supporters have shown their commitment to the Railway and determination not to be beaten by vandals by donating over £1,000 to repair the damage in less than 24 hours.