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Crossing upgrade continues with Somerset County Council

Published: 3rd May 2019

For the full article on the Seaward Way Level Crossing please click the link below.  https://somersetnewsroom.com/2019/04/29/crossing-upgrade-continues-this-week/

Easter Roundup and Latest News

Published: 1st May 2019

Amid much celebrations on Good Friday 19 April -- and hot on the heels of the GWR funding announcement to trial shuttle services to the WSR this year -- the Easter weekend.....

West Somerset Railway Track Relay At Blue Anchor Completion Date In Sight.

Published: 1st May 2019

Photo Credit Ian Brodie Visit Somerset

West Somerset Steam Trust Make Donation to Blue Anchor Rail Replacements

Published: 25th April 2019

West Somerset Railway Steam Trust meet with West Somerset Railway Chairman and donate £5,000.

DFG 81, Bristol Lodekka Vintage bus

Published: 18th April 2019

Its the day before we run our first services of the year into Minehead, and we really can not wait. …

Green Light for Pioneering Rail Link

Published: 17th April 2019

Scheduled trains direct from Taunton to the West Somerset Railway will run on peak days this summer…

Confirmation of Visitors for the West Somerset Railway Diesel Gala 20th - 23rd June 2019

Published: 17th April 2019

The Gala Planning Team are very pleased to be able to announce some further visiting locos for our June…

GWR 0-6-0 Pannier tank No 7752 arrives at West Somerset Railway

Published: 10th April 2019

The West Somerset Railway are pleased to announce that GWR 0-6-0 pannier tank No 7752 from Tyseley Locomotive Works will be joining our WSR steam fleet for the 2019 season.

Diesel Gala Update.

Published: 8th April 2019

Sadly we have to confirm that owing to the new lower weight restrictions now applied to the WSR for the foreseeable future we will be unable to host a Class 50 loco for the diesel gala. Class 25 D7535 (25185) to visit the WSR for the June 20th - 23rd Diesel gala, becoming the latest addition to our planned line up