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West Somerset Railway funding appeal hits the right notes

Published: 2nd April 2020

After the West Somerset Railway plc (WSR) was forced to suspend operations and shut down on 17 March, before the 2020 running season even got underway planned for Saturday 21 March, an urgent appeal was launched on the company's website for desperately needed funds to help the 22 mile line heritage line get through the Coronavirus crisis.

Official Statement from the PLC Board

Published: 27th March 2020

Yesterday I wrote to our paid staff within the WSR PLC, who are being affected by how Government is instructing us to manage the COVID-19 Virus. You may well have learned of the challenging position we find ourselves in, but it is now time for me to update you formally as a valued volunteer

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Published: 19th March 2020

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West Somerset Railway has decided it has to postpone the first running services of the season.

Published: 17th March 2020

It is with real regret that West Somerset Railway has decided it has to postpone the first running services of the season.

Covid 19 Corona Virus Statement

Published: 13th March 2020

We understand that there are concerns about the current Covid 19 Corona virus. We are still planning to operate our services at the present time.

Two roles of Chief Mechanical Engineer & Head of Infrastructure

Published: 3rd March 2020

Announcement reagrding third and final visitor to the West Somerset Railway Spring Steam Gala.

Published: 26th February 2020

We are very pleased to be able to announce our third and final visiting loco for the big Spring Steam Gala between 23rd and 26th April 2020.

West Somerset Railway Board Statement regarding Washford.

Published: 24th February 2020

Local Railway Man Appointed as New General Manager at West Somerset Railway

Published: 21st February 2020

The Board of the West Somerset Railway plc conducted an extensive search recently for a new General…