Welcome to the official website of the West Somerset Railway Association, the principal support organisation to the WSR plc in keeping the magic of steam alive on the West Somerset Railway.
Notice of General Meeting
Dissident members have called for a second General Meeting, to be held during the Association’s Annual General Meeting, on Saturday 25th July at 2.00 p.m. at Bishops Lydeard Village Hall.
- Celebrate the Summer of 1940 1st July 2015
- Association has solution for Williton 18th June 2015
- Association appoints independent Chairman to head Review Panel 13th June 2015
- New in Station Shop! 2nd June 2015
- Postman Pat Event – Saturday 23rd May 22nd May 2015
The Quantock Belle First Class Dining Train service operates on the scenic West Somerset Railway between Bishops Lydeard (near Taunton) and Minehead recreating the nostalgic atmosphere of the days of steam.
A fully restocked Station Shop awaits visitors at Bishops Lydeard. Whether you are a serious collector of models or perhaps just looking for a local souvenir from Somerset we can cater for your needs.
West Somerset Restoration
In these days of high-tech equipment set in a fast moving computer controlled environment it is refreshing to know that a Somerset company is keeping traditional engineering skills alive. Small production orders are a speciality of the engineering team at West Somerset Restoration, which is part of the West Somerset Railway Association.
The West Somerset Railway Association owns two former Great Western Railway steam engines: GWR 45XX Class 2-6-2T No 4561 & BR(W) Manor Class 4-6-0 no 7821 Ditcheat Manor.
Steam fayre and Rally
Gleaming engines, powerful steam engines, tractors and road rollers, elegant vintage cars and motorcycles, superb fire engines, buses, commercial and military vehicles will all be put through their paces in the arena to thrill the crowds.