The West Somerset Steam Railway Trust

February 2020

February 24, 2020 Admin No comments exist

The Trust has commissioned Isle Joinery Ltd., Taunton to fabricate a new frame for Gauge Museum Roll of Honour. It is being fabricated from utile hardwood, of the mahogany family; a young craftsman has done the work on it. The attached photos show how far Isle Joinery have got. The Roll of Honour shows the…

February 21, 2020 Admin No comments exist

The West Somerset Steam Railway Trust has welcomed the appointment of the railway’s new General Manager, Justin Kerr-Peterson.  Chairman Chris Austin said: “We warmly welcome Justin back to the WSR as General Manager and will support him fully in running the railway and increasing the number of visitors to England’s longest heritage railway this year.  …

February 13, 2020 Admin No comments exist

All hands to the pumps!  A concerted attack is made on the museum walls, with (R to L) Paul Conibeare, Matthew Loate and Alan Meade painting the brick wall, while in the background Peter Darke paints the north end timber wall.  Upstairs Richard Gibbs and Geoff Evens are at work above the photographer, while downstairs,…

February 9, 2020 Admin No comments exist

The picture shows the author and broadcaster Christian Wolmar (right) who presented the Heritage Railway Association awards in Birmingham on 8 February 2020 with  James Pearson (left) and Tom Shaw (2nd from right)  who were runners up for the Lord Faulkner Young Volunteer of the Year award.  James is a PIC on the Gauge Museum…

February 3, 2020 Admin No comments exist

As the weeks and weekends go by, we are making good progress with the refurbishment of the Gauge Museum at Bishops Lydeard Station. As the five photos illustrate; the good team-bonding and morale, the amount of progress we are achieving and the laborious work we still have left to do. We have nearly completed cleaning…

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