West Somerset Railway TV

Supporting the heritage of the West Somerset Railway

West Somerset Railway TV was born in the spring of 2020 when the railway and most of the country was in lockdown, due to the COVID-19 virusIt was born out of a desire to keep railway supporters engaged and informed at a time when most people weren't leaving home at all, except for the most essential trips.

The railway was put into a 'care and maintenance' mode and all was eerily quiet in West Somerset.

A couple of WSRA Trustees came up with the idea of delivering video communications and after discussions with partner organisations and others West Somerset Railway TV was born.

It's very much a collaborative project, bringing together the skills, knowledge and memories of many people associated with the railway.  New videos are regularly released across a range of topics, and there is something for everyone.

The project is still in the early stages and if it continues to be well received it is planned to grow and develop it into something quite unique delivering railway related entertainment, education, information and training to a wide cross section of people.

You can see all the videos on the WSR TV  Channel HERE


Railway Operations Fundamentals Course

An video introduction to railway operations on the West Somerset Railway, devised and delivered by WSRA Trustee Robin White.

This introductory video explains the course and how it will be delivered.

Railway Fundamentals Course Video 1: Track

 

Why not test yourself and see how much you've learned from this video. Download Robin's QUESTIONS HERE

 

Think you've got them all right? Now download the ANSWERS and check.

Railway Fundamentals Course Video 2: Signalling Part 1

 

 

Test yourself and see how much you've learned from this video. Download Signals 1 - Questions

 

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Railway Fundamentals Course Video 3: Introduction to train braking systems

 

Test yourself and see how much you've learned from this video. Download Brake Intro - Questions

 

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Railway Fundamentals Course Video 4: Crossings on the West Somerset Railway

 

Test yourself and see how much you've learned from this video. Download Crossings Questions

 

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Railway Fundamentals Course Video 5: Signalling Part 2

Test yourself and see how much you've learned from this video. Download Signalling Part 2 - Questions

 

Think you've got them all right? Now download the Signals Part 2 - Answers

Railway Fundamentals Course Video 6:

BR Mark 1 coaches

 

Test yourself and see how much you've learned from this video. Download Coach - Questions

 

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Railway Fundamentals Course Video 7:

Track Circuits

Test yourself with these questions and see how much of this video you can remember Track Circuit - Questions

 

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Railway Fundamentals Course Video 8:

The Automatic Vacuum Brake

Test yourself with these questions and see how much of this video you can remember Vacuum Brake - Questions

 

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Supporting the Heritage of The West Somerset Railway