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West Somerset Railway

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Freshly-painted ex-S&DJR 2-8-0 at Minehead, 2016

The Railway Station, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 5BG.

Leadenhall Street, London.

  • A 14.5 mile line running from Norton Fitzwarren to Watchet and originally in broad gauge, it was opened in 1862. [1]
  • 1857 The company was incorporated.
  • 1882 Converted to standard gauge.

West Somerset Railway Plc, The Railway Station, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 5BG.

West Somerset Railway Journals held in SMC Library: Magazines

Issue No. Date
Issue No. 140 Autumn 2012
Issue No. 142 Spring 2013
Issue No. 143 Summer 2013
Issue No. 144 Autumn 2013
Issue No. 145 Winter 2013
Issue No. 146 Spring 2014
Issue No. 147 Summer 2014
Issue No. 148 Autumn 2014

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Encyclopedia of British Railway Companies by Christopher Awdry. Published 1990
  2. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  3. [1] Wikipedia