The West Somerset Steam Railway Trust

June 2018

Progress with the Heritage Carriages

A first glimpse of the inside of GWR Toplight no 3639, now being cleared and prepared for restoration. Note the original toplights still in situ and the characteristic diagonal floorboards as well as a compartment wall. A store of components, including a door,are on the floor. No 3639 served as an ambulance coach during the Read More …

The Trust is looking for a new Treasurer

The Trust is looking for a new Treasurer to take over from Chris Bolt during the summer. The Trust has 75 members and we are principally dependent on subscriptions and donations to support our work in running the museums at Blue Anchor and Bishops Lydeard, and in restoring original Great Western carriages at Williton. The Read More …

Summer 2018 newsletter published

Issue 10 of the Steam Trust newsletter has now been published, with updates on the activities of the Trust in the first half of the year. See the Newsletters page for links to this and previous newsletters…  

Outcome of revised HLF application awaited

The Trust made an application last year to the Heritage Lottery Fund for a grant to support development of the Gauge Museum. Disappointingly, this was turned down; but we were encouraged to re-submit, and a revised application was submitted at the beginning of May. We should hear the outcome by early July. Over the winter, Read More …

New display at Gauge Museum

The new display at the Gauge Museum which reflects the theme of the forthcoming Diesel Gala – “Vintage Diesels to the seaside.”  The superb model of D 832 and other items have been kindly loaned by DEPG.  The display will remain until the end of June. Words and picture by Chris Austin

Recent posts...

  • Newsletter no 11 published
  • Minutes of the Board Meeting held on 14 November 2018
  • Appointment of Learning Officer for the HLF Project at the Gauge Museum
  • Work continues apace on BCK no 6705
  • Latest pictures of GWR BCK no 6705
  • A Lifetime Achievement Award for Trust Chairman
  • Appointment of Learning Officer
  • Appointment of Jonathan Jones-Pratt as Acting Chairman of West Somerset Railway Plc
  • The West Somerset Forties Weekend
  • Peter Barnfield
  • Draft minutes of Board Meeting on 16 July 2018
  • Nos 9038 and 6705 at Norton Platform
  • On the way to the Rally…
  • Simon Parkin visits the West Somerset Railway
  • No 6705 heads for the Steam Rally
  • The Trust’s Gauge Museum Project wins Heritage Lottery Funding support
  • GWR BCK no 6705: two compartments near completion
  • HLF grant for Gauge Museum approved
  • Dunkirk Memorial House WW1 Commemorative Event
  • Progress with the Heritage Carriages
  • The Trust is looking for a new Treasurer
  • Summer 2018 newsletter published
  • Outcome of revised HLF application awaited
  • New display at Gauge Museum
  • The Trust has published a Privacy Statement
  • Draft minutes of recent Annual General Meeting
  • Notice of the 2018 Annual General Meeting
  • Gauge Museum Model Railway to re-open on 17 March 2018
  • WSR Archive Store
  • Gauge Museum news
  • Track up at the Gauge Museum!
  • All time record for the Gauge Museum Model Railway
  • Newsletter no 9 is issued
  • A gleaming Sleeping Car no 9038
  • Trust consults on updated Business Plan
  • Draft minutes of Trust Board meeting on 16 November 2017
  • Heritage carriages news
  • Historic homecoming for railway treasure after 50 years
  • An opportunity to ‘bring home’ a significant West Somerset Railway artefact
  • Newly upholstered seats for 6705
  • No 4160 in ‘O’ Gauge…
  • Upholstery work underway for GWR BCK no 6705
  • New documents added to the Trust website
  • Visit to the Swanage Railway Museums
  • WSSRT Office in the Gauge Museum
  • The Trust’s Newsletter no 8 is now available
  • No 9038 returns to Bishops Lydeard
  • No 9038 is the star of the show
  • Trust presses on despite lottery setback
  • The Sleeping Car heads for Minehead
  • Draft minutes of the AGM and of the April Board meeting
  • Working on GWR BCK no 6705
  • The Steam Trust at the Spring Steam Gala
  • 2017 AGM
  • ‘Flying Scotsman’ tickets on sale early for Trust members
  • Long term security for Steam Trust under new agreement
  • Heritage Lottery Fund grant application submitted
  • Geoff Evens joins the Board of the Steam Trust
  • Replacing the covers on CK 7740
  • Draft minutes of the February Board Meeting
  • Trust’s plans for the Gauge Museum take a step forward
  • Signal Box Heritage Fund Procedures
  • Coaches at Dunster
  • The Business Plan
  • Volunteers required for Steam Trust museum at Blue Anchor
  • Steam Trust update
  • Advance information about meeting dates
  • No 6705 – a progress report
  • West Somerset Steam Railway Trust update
  • The Trust at the Steam Rally
  • Newsletter no 6 issued…
  • News update
  • Concour’s d’Elegance
  • Minutes of the recent Annual General Meeting
  • News update
  • Formal notice of AGM issued
  • Changes to WSSRT Trustees
  • No 6705 enjoys a Spring clean
  • Steam Trust AGM
  • Newsletter no 5 is published
  • Model railways featured
  • All dressed up and nowhere to go…
  • Replacing the covers
  • The Coombes Report – statement by the Trust
  • Heritage carriages project January 2016 update
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