West Somerset Railway

A guide to all of their charter train services.

The Railway

Our Railway, a true country branch line of the old Great Western Railway is full of fascination whether you are looking for a nostalgic ride back in time through lovely countryside or to study the railway and industrial heritage which our line preserves. The historic steam locomotives, coaches and wagons, and the buildings of our ten unique stations linked by a twenty mile scenic journey will repay hours of exploration. The surrounding countryside is as varied as it is beautiful. The gently rolling Quantock hills and distant Exmoor, unspoilt villages and farms nestling in leafy lanes, the cliffs and coast of the Bristol Channel with views of distant South-Wales, confident Church Towers, Dunster's imposing Castle and Minehead's seaside charm are all waiting to be discovered.

why not check out our 2012 events programme below?

Snowdrops & Steam

February 14th - 16th

Mineral Line Tours

April 14th, June 23rd, August 11th, October 13th

Spring Steam Gala

March 17th -18th & 22nd - 25th

Watchet 150

31st March

Dunster Castle Express

Every Wednesday and Saturday from April 4th - November 3rd

The Quantock Belle Dining Train

April 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, May 6th, 13th, 20th, 26th, June 3rd, 10th, 24th, July 1st, 15th, 18th, 28th, August 1st, 12th, 15th, 18th, 26th, Sept 5th, 9th, 16th, 19th, 23rd, 30th, October 14th, 21st, 28th, November 4th and December 7th, 9th, 16th, 23rd

Exmoor Mystery Tour

May 4th & 18th, June 22nd & 29th, July 6th, 13th & 20th, August 31st , September 7th, 14th & 21st and October 23rd (Autumn colours)

Murder Mystery

26th May, 30th June, 27th October and 15th December

Fish & Chips Specials

2nd June (12.30 departure), 28th July (18.30 departure) and 15th September (18.30 departure)

Steam & Cream Specials

8 June, 22nd June, 13th July, 7th September and 21st September

Mixed Traction Weekend

June 15th - 17th

Cheese & Cider Lunch

22nd June, 13th July, 7th September and 21st September

Day Out With Thomas

July 7th - July 8th

Toy and Train Collectors Fair

July 29th

Steam Fayre and Vintage Vehicle Rally

August 4th - 5th. Held at Norton Fitzwarren.

Late Summer Weekend

September 1st - 2nd

CAMRA Real Ale Festival

September 8th - 9th September

Autumn Steam Gala

October 4th - 7th

Santa Trains

December 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd & 24th

Dunster By Candlelight

December 7th - 8th

Carol Trains

December 10th - 12th

Winter Steam Festival

December 29th - 30th

Re-opening in February

The West Somerset Railway re-opens for the 2012 season on Saturday 11th February.

Group rates available for parties of 16 above. Carriage or whole train charters available.

Book online at www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk or contact 01643 704996 for a quote and further information.


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