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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

Safety and Compliance Director appointed to West Somerset Railway PLC Board

Published: 5th April 2019

The West Somerset Railway PLC Board have appointed Martin Brown as Safety & Compliance Director.…


Published: 28th March 2019

The West Somerset Railway (WSR) was both pleased and honoured to host the Royal Train for an overnight…

Bus Connections to Minehead from Watchet

Published: 27th March 2019

The West Somerset Railway starts running again this weekend! We will be running services between Bishops…

West Somerset Railway wins race against time to re-open this Saturday (30 March 2019) from Bishops Lydeard to Watchet after three months of major £170,000 infrastructure works.

Published: 26th March 2019

The West Somerset Railway (WSR) has won a Herculean race against time to undertake major infrastructure…