Support the West Somerset Railway Association

Supporting the Heritage of The West Somerset Railway

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The West Somerset Railway only survives and flourishes with help from all its supporters and stakeholders. Here are some of the ways you can help us preserve the heritage of the West Somerset Railway and keep this beautiful railway running.  There are always ongoing needs and projects to help preserve the legacy of the past for future generations.

Donate to Specific Projects

Did you know it costs over £250,000 to overhaul a locomotive, around £5000 to paint a carriage and £150,000 to replace half a mile of worn track.   Our projects have opportunities for single donations and also for regular giving. How can you help?

Donate to:

Restore our locomotives

WSRA owned Small Prairie 4561 has been out of service since 1998.  The aim is now to complete the restoration and return it to running on the railway in 2021. Learn how you can help HERE

Refurbish our carriages

The WSRA owns 5 TSO passenger carriages, a BCK brake carriage, the Quantock Belle dining train, an observation saloon and several others too. Along with the other carriages on the railway, they need maintaining often to standards never envisaged when they were built.  Find out more HERE

Reassemble loco 9351

Locomotive 9351 has been moved to Williton for final re-assembly.  It is needed for Summer 2019.  Learn more HERE

Support us with your daily lifestyle

Do you shop online?  Using easyfundraising costs you NOTHING and could bring the WSR hundreds of pounds each year.

Could you support a local lottery or our own 50:50 club?

Shop online with easyfundraising

Online shopping at   easyfundraising.org.uk

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and collect donations for the WSRA

Join the WSRA 50:50 Club

Six lucky prize winners every month.

Join up HERE

Play Somerset West Lottery

Join in support of  WSRA  HERE

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Join the WSRA

 

The WSRA is a membership organisation.  Members decide who should run the Association and how they should do it.  Join up HERE to have your say.

Volunteer your time

The railway could not function without volunteers.  There are opportunities in every area, from fundraising and admin through to driving and guarding a train. Find out more HERE

Leave a gift in your Will

Gifts in Wills can help the railway to survive and thrive, leaving a legacy for future generations to enjoy and learn from.  Find out more HERE.

Trusts and Foundations

We gratefully acknowledge the support of:

  • Hinkley Point C Community Fund
  • Sir John and Lady Heathcoat Amory's Charitable Trust
  • Anthony and Elizabeth Mellows Charitable Settlement

Supporting the Heritage of The West Somerset Railway