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WSRA Trustee meeting report 10 June 2024

WSRA Trustee meeting report 10 June 2024

The WSRA Trustees met on Monday 10 June in Williton and by TEAMS.  Amongst the items discussed were: Previous Meeting – The minutes of the previous meeting on 13 May were approved as an accurate record. Governance – three new and/or updated policies were agreed by the...

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WSRA hosts In The Mix visit to the WSR

WSRA hosts In The Mix visit to the WSR

At the end of May, the WSRA invited ‘In the Mix’ to come and visit us as part of our railways walks programme which focuses on supporting disadvantaged people by offering them a free trip to the railway. In the Mix (ITMP) is a local registered charity (no. 1161486)...

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4561’s boiler leaves the WSR for Lancashire

4561’s boiler leaves the WSR for Lancashire

Today Small Prairie 4561's boiler departed Williton for Lancashire where it is being entrusted to the care of Riley and sons who will dismantle, assess and then overhaul the boiler. WSRA was pleased to contract a local Somerset haulier for the transportation.  Images...

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WSRA Trustee meeting report 10 June 2024

WSRA Trustee meeting report 8 April 2024

The WSRA Trustees met on Monday 8 April in Williton and by TEAMS.  Amongst the items discussed were: Previous Meeting – The minutes of the previous meeting on 11 March were approved as an accurate record, with one amendment. Governance – Four new and/or updated...

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4561’s boiler leaves the WSR for Lancashire

Restoring the WSRA’s steam locomotives

We have confirmed that the WSRA plans to restore both 4561 and 80064 to steam on the WSR, with the work being done at Williton, as far as possible. We are now able to update members on the plans. After a good deal of thought and planning, the Association and the WSR...

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WSRA Trustee meeting report 10 June 2024

WSRA Trustee meeting report 11 March 2024

The WSRA Trustees met on Monday 11 March in Williton.  Amongst the items discussed were: Previous Meeting – The minutes of the previous meeting on 12 February were approved as an accurate record with one amendment. Governance – three new and/or updated policies were...

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WSRA Trustee meeting report 10 June 2024

WSRA Trustee meeting report 8 January 2023

The WSRA Trustees met on Monday 08 January in Williton and by TEAMS.  Amongst the items discussed were: Previous Meeting – The minutes of the previous meeting on 11 December were approved as an accurate record, with one amendment. Board Awayday – Trustees agreed to...

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WSRA provides ballast for the West Somerset Railway

WSRA provides ballast for the West Somerset Railway

Thanks to donations received, the WSRA has provided 2 lorry loads (40 tonnes) of ballast for the West Somerset Railway.   The ballast was delivered to Dunster Yard on Monday 8th January and is ready for use over the winter as the infrastructure teams get to work on...

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80064 comes to the WSRA

80064 comes to the WSRA

 The West Somerset Railway Association is delighted to announce that the present owners of BR Standard Class 4MT locomotive 80064 have decided to gift it to the West Somerset Railway Association. The West Somerset Railway is Britain’s longest standard gauge heritage...

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