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 the WSR TV channel is a short video from the DEPG documenting the loading and departure of North Star on its long journey north to the NYMR. An interesting watch for anyone who’s never seen a locomotive loaded onto a low loader.
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.
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