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WSRA Trustee meeting report 8 June 2021

WSRA Trustee meeting report 8 June 2021

The WSRA Trustees met on Tuesday 8th June by remote conference call.  Amongst the items discussed were: Minutes of the Previous meeting in May were approved and are available for members to view in the members section of this website. B&E Station Signs – The PLC...

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2021 Steam Rally Cancelled

2021 Steam Rally Cancelled

2021 Rally CANCELLED The Rally team have been hoping that it would have been possible to go ahead with the 2021 Rally. We have now reached the time when we need to make a final decision. We have  reviewed all the latest safety advice, and thought about the safety...

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WSRA Trustee meeting report 8 June 2021

WSRA Trustee meeting report 11 May 2021

The WSRA Trustees met on Tuesday 11th May by remote conference call.  Amongst the items discussed were: Minutes of the Previous meeting in April were approved and are available for members to view in the members section of this website. B&E Station Signs – the...

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WSRA Trustee meeting report 8 June 2021

WSRA offers FREE volunteer membership

7th May 2021 marks 50 years of the WSRA supporting the railway and we think that’s worth celebrating. So we’re offering a FREE membership for 1 year to all working volunteers on the railway who are not yet WSRA members.  Simply submit a photograph of yourself...

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WSRA Trustee meeting report 8 June 2021

WSRA Trustee Meeting report 13 April 2021

The WSRA Trustees met on Tuesday 13th April by remote conference call. Amongst the items discussed were: Minutes of the Previous meeting in March were approved and are available for members to view in the members section of this website. B&E Station Signs -...

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WSRA funded work goes ahead on Minehead Station culvert

WSRA funded work goes ahead on Minehead Station culvert

Work to clean and inspect the culvert was planned for the 2019/2020 winter, but due to COVID-19 it did not go ahead at that time.  This week, the contractors are on site and the WSRA has confirmed the commitment to pay for it. Photos show the tankers that were used to...

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Significant milestone reached in the restoration of 4561

Significant milestone reached in the restoration of 4561

The team at Williton have this week lowered the cylinder assembly into position within the mainframes and having placed nuts and bolts through the main and extension frames the assembly was levelled and the crane slings removed.The opportunity was then taken to put...

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DMU appeal fund reaches target

DMU appeal fund reaches target

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...

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