West Somerset Railway


Read the latest news from West Somerset Railway
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

Vintage Diesels to the seaside West Somerset Railway diesel gala 2018

Published: 30th March 2018

The West Somerset Railway Gala Planning Team are delighted to announce that plans have now sufficiently…

Spring Steam Gala parking

Published: 18th March 2018

Due to heavy rainfall, our over-flow car parking at Bishops Lydeard will not be in use for the Spring…

Flying Scotsman Press release issued

Published: 21st August 2017

There are just a couple of weeks before the iconic Flying Scotsman locomotive will be running on the West Somerset Railway.

GWR Shuttle - Diesel Gala

Published: 1st June 2017

WSR Plc has confirmed the mainline operator GWR will operate a shuttle service between Taunton Railway…

Young Persons can travel for £2 on the the Sunday of the Spring Steam Gala

Published: 11th April 2017

Young persons aged between 5 and 17 who are accompanied by an adult or senior citizen will be able to…

West Somerset Railway Classic Car Run 4th June 2017

Published: 6th January 2017

The West Somerset Railway is pleased to announce that its annual Classic Car Run will be held on Sunday 4th June this year.

Volunteer stewards required on Minehead station for Antiques Roadshow

Published: 6th January 2017

You may have seen in the local press that the BBC are bringing one of their flagship programmes, the…

February Half Term Running at the West Somerset Railway

Published: 4th January 2017

At the beginning of 2017 The West Somerset Railway will carry out extensive maintenance works at the Minehead end of the line.