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West Somerset Railway stations and buildings.

Ted Cubitt

West Somerset Railway stations and buildings.

by Ted Cubitt

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Published by West Somerset Railway in Minehead, Somerset .
Written in English

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  • West Somerset Railway.

  • The Physical Object
    Pagination36p. :
    Number of Pages36
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15358151M
    ISBN 100952322005
    OCLC/WorldCa61528232

    The West Somerset Mineral Railway was a standard gauge line in Somerset, England. Originally expected to be 13 miles yards ( km) long its length as built was 11 1 ⁄ 2 miles ( km), with a yards ( m) branch to Raleigh's Cross line's core purpose was to carry iron ore northwards from mines on the Brendon Hills to Watchet harbour on the Bristol Channel. The longest heritage railway in England, the West Somerset Railway offers a family day out to suit all ages, from toddlers to grandparents. Ten characterful stations are linked by 20 miles of line offering an unforgettable and nostalgic train ride through varied and beautiful countryside between Bishops Lydeard and .

    The 6th Edition of the West Somerset Railway Stock Book will be out of the printers within the next few days. With 72 pages full of information on all our rolling stock including over sixty photographs, nearly all in colour, plus all-colour cover, and retailing at only £, deliveries will be made to the WSR in time for the Spring Spring Gala. Pages in category "Grade II listed buildings in West Somerset" The following 17 pages are in this category, out of 17 total. This list may not reflect recent changes. A. Alfoxton House Williton railway station.

      West Somerset Railway Stock Book and Spotters Guide. 11 Mar out of 5 stars 2. Paperback West Somerset Railway Country Walks: From Our Stations. 11 Mar out of 5 stars 1. Paperback Currently unavailable. Ticket to Minehead: The West Somerset Railway Recalled. The station reopened on 28 March as a heritage railway by a new West Somerset goods shed was converted into an engine shed and extended in Meanwhile, the station building was altered to be used as offices, and a new ticket office provided.


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West Somerset Railway stations and buildings by Ted Cubitt Download PDF EPUB FB2

The West Somerset Railway, the epitome of a preserved country branch line railway harking back to bygone days, is the longest 'heritage' line in England, with trains running 20 miles between Bishops Lydeard station (four miles from Taunton) and Minehead, via the Quantock Hills and along the Bristol Channel coast.

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West Somerset Railway. The Railway Station Minehead Somerset TA24 5BG. Tel: (+44) He wrote the first four editions of the guide book and, with Steve Edge, the first stations and buildings book.

He is the founder editor of the Journal and now on the editorial team. He compiled “Portrait of the West Somerset Railway” (Ian Allan, ) and has written or co-written seven other books. Watchet Station was the original terminus of the West Somerset Railway, at the end of the fourteen mile line from Norton Fitzwarren opened in This explains the rather odd position of the main station building set at right angles to the line.».

There was once a loco shed, but this was demolished by British Rail when steam finished on the national network.

Today the former goods shed has been converted and extended to house the West Somerset Railway Locomotive Department’s workshops and facilities. The station building currently is home to the Railway’s administrative offices.

Station Facilities. Williton Station consists of many buildings from the time the line was first opened and the buildings have been carefully preserved. The main building still retains the original Italiante chimney, and inside it is like walking in to a time warp.

Even the Ladies toilet, we believe is the most photographed toilet in West Somerset. The West Somerset Railway (WSR) is a mile ( km) heritage railway line in Somerset, freehold of the line and stations is owned by Somerset County Council; the railway is leased to and operated by West Somerset Railway plc (WSR plc); which is supported and minority-owned by charitable trust the West Somerset Railway Association (WSRA) and the West Somerset Steam Railway.

the stations of the West Somerset Railway Minehead more Click the station symbol on the map to load the station page. He wrote the first four editions of the guide book and, with Steve Edge, the first stations and buildings book. He is the founder editor of the Journal and now on the editorial team.

He compiled “Portrait of the West Somerset Railway” (Ian Allan, ) and has written or co-written seven other books. The "Stations and Buildings of the West Somerset Railway" book is back on the shelves. The previous edition was published in and has been out of print for some years.

The new edition, the fifth, is a soft-covered A4 sized, 32 page affair with many colour and black and white photographs, maps and line drawings, wrapped in an informative. For seven Saturdays this summer ofGWR are running a shuttle service between Taunton to Bishops Lydeard - meaning it's station number 2, right.

Norton Fitzwarren railway station is an untimetabled station on the West Somerset Railway in Somerset, was built in about 1 ⁄ 4 mile ( km) north of the site of the old (Norton Fitzwarren) station that served the village of Norton Fitzwarren from until There were fatal railway accidents in the vicinity inand The Bristol and Exeter Railway (B&ER) was opened through Norton Fitzwarren, 2 miles (3 km) west of Taunton, in The West Somerset Railway (WSR) was opened from Norton Junction to Watchet inand when the D&SR opened in it made a connection to the WSR just west of the original Norton Junction.

A station was opened on the main line on the east side of the junction on 1 June. The Yeovil–Taunton line was a railway line in England, built by the Bristol and Exeter Railway (B&ER) to connect its main line with the market town of Yeovil in opened in using the broad gauge of 7 ft 1 ⁄ 4 in (2, mm) and was the first railway to serve ran from a junction at Durston although in later years passenger trains on the line ran through to and from.

West Somerset Railway, Somerset is the longest Heritage line in the United Kingdom. The line is situated in Somerset, four miles outside the County town of Taunton, starting at Bishops Lydeard and finishing at line meanders through the Quantock Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty and along the Bristol Channel have 10 stations along the line each having.

The Devon and Somerset Railway was a mile branch line that ran from Taunton to Barnstaple. Plans for a North Devon Railway were first mooted in However, these proposals were withdrawn from parliament and it was not until that the Devon & Somerset Railway Act was passed.

By earlythe West Somerset Railway was readying itself for a public share issue, and the target of re-opening the Minehead to Blue Anchor section by the end of March that year was set.

The overall objective was the complete restoration of the line and the provision of. The West Somerset Steam Railway Trust announces with regret that it is having to defer its Annual General Meeting from the proposed date of September 19th to a date later in the year.

The Chairman, Chris Austin, will be writing to members in the next few days to explain the reason for this and to advise the revised date for the meeting.

Comberow was an intermediate station on the West Somerset Mineral Railway (WSMR), which was built primarily to carry iron ore from mines to Watchet harbour in Somerset, line was unconnected to any other, though it passed under what is now the West Somerset Railway south of the village of Watchet.

The station was located at the foot of the line's most striking feature - a three. Full restoration of the proved to be beyond the Trust’s capability, and so a restoration contract was signed with the West Somerset Railway in Aprilthe Trust concentrating on fundraising to meet the costs.

No. finally returned to steam in Augustand continues to work, hauling passenger trains on the West Somerset Railway.Pages in category "Disused railway stations in Somerset" The following pages are in this category, out of total.

This list may not reflect recent changes ().The railway arrived at Bridgwater on 14 June when the Bristol and Exeter Railway opened its line. This was the terminus of the line for a year while the Somerset Bridge was constructed over the River Parrett; the line was extended to Taunton on 1 June During the period that the station was a terminus it became a focus for horse-drawn coaches that met the trains and carried their.