The West Somerset Steam Railway Trust

December 2019

December 10, 2019 Admin No comments exist

Some very good news to update last week’s post as James Pearson has passed through the preliminary rounds in the HRA competition and is now going forward to the final round to be held in Birmingham on February 8th, 2020. Tracker Tom Shaw who volunteers in the shop and café at Bishops Lydeard has also…

December 8, 2019 Admin No comments exist

The Trust has just published issue No 13 of the West Somerset Steam Railway Trust Newsletter for December 2019. Available as a PDF document here and of course on the Newsletters page.

December 7, 2019 Admin No comments exist

The Steam Trust is delighted to be able to recognise the generosity of Jeremy Hooper who has donated £20,000 through the Trust to this year’s WSR Track Appeal. With Gift Aid, this takes the donation to £25,000. Mr Hooper, who lives in West Sussex, has been thanked by Chris Austin, Trust Chairman, for his contribution….

December 7, 2019 Admin No comments exist

Jon Jones-Pratt, Chairman of WSR Plc, has issued an end of season message: It is the time of the year when we start looking forward to the winter festivities. For many of us that means a few days pause between the end of our main scheduled services and the Christmas Programme. But not forall, and…

December 2, 2019 Admin No comments exist

James Pearson has been nominated by the Steam Trust Board as our young representative for this year’s Lord Faulkner Award hosted by the HRA for ‘significant achievement’ to Heritage Railways by a young person under the age of 26. Joining the Gauge Junction team in January 2016, James quickly discovered his talent for scenic creation…

Recent posts...

  • Statement to members
  • A note from Chris Price
  • Minutes of recent Board Meeting
  • Resignation of David Baker
  • The Trust Chairman
  • Membership Applications
  • A generous donation
  • New Trustees Welcomed
  • A note for Trust members
  • Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage
  • Railway letter box
  • PDG draft minutes
  • At the Gauge Museum
  • Annual General Meeting
  • One Railway
  • WSSRT Membership Pause
  • WSR Shared Vision
  • A restart for volunteers at Williton
  • A statement by the Trust
  • News from the Living Museum event
  • National Heritage Lottery Emergency Fund
  • West Somerset Railway Weed Removal
  • 100 not out
  • Business Plan 2020-2022
  • Salvage Hunters
  • The 2020 Annual General Meeting
  • Minutes of latest Board Meeting
  • Donation from Peall Railway Trust
  • WSR Covid 19 Appeal
  • Partnership Development Group Minutes
  • Gauge Junction on YouTube
  • Relaunch of Partnership Development Group
  • Response to Report by John Bailey on WSR Organisation
  • New Trustees Are Welcomed!
  • PLC Director Appointment
  • Edition 1 of the ‘The Platform’ published
  • Minutes of the recent Board meeting
  • Alan Meade retires
  • Newsletter no 14 – May 2020
  • Joint Statement on the Washford lease
  • An update on the funding appeals
  • 2020 AGM Postponement
  • WSR funding appeal reaches £50,000
  • A home learning pack for children
  • West Somerset Railway funding appeal hits the right notes
  • Minutes of the recent Board meeting
  • A wash and brush-up for 9038
  • Museum re-opening postponed
  • Roll of Honour
  • Progress at the Gauge Museum
  • Gauge Museum scaffolding removed
  • Another important milestone passed
  • News about Blue Anchor Museum
  • The GWR Roll of Honour
  • Steam Trust welcomes new GM
  • Minutes of Board Meeting published
  • Refurbishing the Gauge Museum
  • Heritage Railway Association Awards
  • Gauge Museum Renovation Project Update
  • Gauge Museum: latest picture
  • New curator for Blue Anchor Museum
  • The Trust contributes £35,000 to Track Appeal
  • Work in progress at the Gauge Museum
  • Proposals for redesign and reinterpretation of Gauge Museum
  • James is through to the Finals
  • Newsletter no 13 published
  • A generous donation…
  • WSR Plc Chairman’s end of season message
  • Minutes of Board Meeting published
  • James Pearson nominated for HRA Award
  • GWR letter rack
  • Museum revelations
  • Award presentation
  • Learning Assistants needed
  • Infrastructure update
  • Parcels train
  • WSR Autumn Steam Gala, Thursday 3 to Sunday 6 October 2019
  • Steam and Scream Community Event at Watchet
  • Minutes of the September Board Meeting
  • Urgently required: A curator for Museum at Blue Anchor
  • New steps for TK 5856
  • All dressed up and nowhere to go
  • Analysis of feedback from Taunton shuttle train passengers
  • Steam Trust appoints Vice Chairman
  • The WSRA Steam and Vintage Rally
  • The launch of the Taunton Shuttle
  • New Somerset train services start on July 27
  • Minutes of July Board Meeting
  • Newsletter no 12 published
  • New Somerset train services start on July 27
  • Peter Barnfield “A Railway Retrospective”
  • ‘Tales of the West Somerset Railway’
  • Minutes of Board Meeting 22 May 2019
  • Launch of new 40th Anniversary book
  • ‘Quantock Steamer’ launched
  • Rail Renewal Project
  • Tales of the West Somerset Railway
  • £250,000 track replacement fundraising campaign
  • The Trust looking for additional Trustees
  • Curator – Blue Anchor Museum
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