Bags of Ballast

Your Help Needed for 2023 Winter

As the winter of 2023-2024 approaches, once again we are asking for donations to help provide more ballast for the infrastructure team.

Fresh ballast is an ongoing need for track maintenance and is needed for everything from a complete relay of a section of track to regular spot repairs to keep the track safe.  This means we need lots and lots of ballast.  Ballast is purchased by the lorry load but once again we are asking for donations to buy a single bag of ballast.  A lorry load of ballast is about 40 bags or 20 tonnes and this winter it will cost around £26 per tonne. So a single bag would cost around £13.00.

Please will you help this winter by buying a bag of ballast for £13.00.  For every 40 people who do that we can buy a lorry load of ballast.  If 240 people did that we would have 6 lorry loads.

Click on the button below to purchase your bags of ballast online.  All of your donation goes to the WSRA and you will be offered the chance to make an additional contribution to the provider’s admin costs.  This is voluntary.

If you’d rather not use our online payment provider, you can donate by BACS to:
Sort Code 30-97-00
Accout number 00443258
Account Name West Somerset Railway Association
Reference [Initial.surname].BALLAST

Gift Aid Declarations are available HERE