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West Somerset Railway back on track this year

Published: 12th January 2022

The West Somerset Railway, Britain’s longest heritage line, had a far better year in 2021 than…


Published: 18th October 2021

Anyone who has ever considered becoming a volunteer heritage railway worker or maybe fulfilling childhood ambitions of getting actively involved in the romantic world of running steam trains will find a warm welcome awaits on the West Somerset Railway (WSR) at the end of this month when the 20-mile line holds an ‚??Open Morning‚?? for prospective new workers.

Board Director Vacancies

Published: 10th December 2019

WSR bid to link with Taunton in 2019

Published: 2nd November 2018

The West Somerset Railway has submitted proposals to Great Western Railway for a shuttle train service…

Press Release - WSR Plc Board

Published: 23rd August 2018

The West Somerset Railway PLC Board met this morning, Thursday 23rd August, and it was agreed that Ian…

The Friends of Minehead Station

Published: 9th February 2018

The Friends of Minehead Station (FoMS) now have a page on Facebook at facebook.com/fomswsr. The…

53809 to depart the West Somerset Railway

Published: 16th January 2018

53809’s hire contract on the West Somerset Railway expired at the end of December and it has now…

Shortage of Steam Haulage

Published: 10th July 2017

We have a shortage of steam haulage tomorrow (Tuesday 11th July 2017). We are doing our best to minimize…

6695 Loco Group and WSR agree long-term deal

Published: 27th April 2017

The West Somerset Railway is pleased to announce that agreement has been reached with the owners of…