The WSRA is pleased to announce that the recent fundraising campaign for the railway’s DMU (Diesel Multiple Unit) has now achieved its £5000 target. The West Somerset Railway is very grateful to everyone who donated to this appeal. The funds will be used to pay for repairs to the old door handles, locks and striker plates on the DMU to ensure that they are safe for passengers.

Work has already commenced to remove the old items and prepare them for sending away for refurbishment. Interim Operations Manager Paul Fleet said “This most welcome funding allows us to focus on some of the small, but nevertheless important components of the unit.
Our small team of dedicated volunteers are grateful for all of the donations, and would welcome offers of help to bring about a number of desired and long-overdue improvements that will keep the unit serviceable over the coming years.”