WSR TV 

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 virus It 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  video communications and after discussions with partner organisations 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.  WSR TV is hosted on YouTube where  new videos are regularly released.

 

Latest Video on WSR TV

The latest video on WSR TV is from the DEPG.  It shows 47077 NORTH STAR on her journey from Williton to Bishops Lydeard on 21st June 2021, from where she will to depart to work on the NYMR.  There are some great Cab views of the West Somerset Line.

Railway Operations Fundamentals

Railway Operations Fundamentals is a 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.  Each of the 8 videos of the course is accompanied by a self-assessment question and answer sheet to help you check your retention of the information.

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

 

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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 the  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 the Signals Part 2 – Questions

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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

 

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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. Download the Vacuum Brake – Questions

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The Purpose of WSR TV

is to inform and entertain supporters of the West Somerset Railway and to generate interest and involvement from the local community in Somerset and the South West of England.

Watch more WSR TV

Have a browse through our other videos to see the railway in action and hear staff and vounteers talk about their experiences on the West Somerset Railway