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The Trust is concerned with the historical and educational aspects of railway preservation in West Somerset. Since 1984 the Trust has made financial contributions to the restoration of GWR steam locomotives 4561 and 4160, rescued a unique GWR sleeping car, established a GWR Museum, registering system and archive, published information leaflets and advised on historical matters. The newsletter, Trust News, is sent to members and associate members occasionally and contains news, information, comment and historical articles.
Amongst the Trust's current aims are
The Trust is administered by six voluntary directors and cannot dispose
of items it owns, so gifts and bequests remain safe for the future. In
the unlikely event of the Trust being wound up, its property could only
be passed to another similar trust. Because of this, people who have
collected railway items, rolling stock or shares etc which they wish to
remain safe for the future may feel that a charitable body such as the
Trust is the best organisation to which to bequeath them. The Trust may
also be willing to accept certain items on loan for exhibition purposes
and these would normally be registered and covered by existing insurance
arrangements. Please contact the Curator for details.