The Friends of West Somerset Railway (FoWSR) is a properly constituted fund raising group, for the West Somerset Railway.
Virtually all the monies we raise from donations and membership subscriptions, will fund projects to enhance the railway’s operation and visitors’ experience.
We keep costs to an absolute minimum by:-
We invite you to help by:
Membership benefits are:-
Works Sponsored by Friends of West Somerset Railway.
This web camera shows the view from the corner of Minehead Signal Box looking at the end of the platform. The camera is a slight slant to give the widest possible view of the station and surrounding track.
"WATER water everywhere" Project - Phase 1
The April 2016 edition of the WSR ONLINE Newsletter is now belatedly available for Members - please accept my apologies for hte late publication.
The FoWSR sponsored web camera at Minehead station has been decommissioned but don't panic...... with the help and support of Phil O'Ryan and the team at Railcam.uk a very higher quality and wider angle camera is now operational and can be seen by visiting the Minehead Streaming Web Camera page.
A little bit late, but we hope you'll understand! The latest edition of the FoWSR Minehead Flyer is now published.
FRIENDS OF WEST SOMERSET RAILWAY
It is now nearly three years since Friends of West Somerset Railway was founded. Since that time we have established some modus operandi as a web based fund raiser open to membership by one and all. We offer some benefits and there is a preferential membership rate for WSR volunteers which recognises their importance.
So what have we achieved? We have funded the installation and operating costs of the Minehead (located within the signal box) webcam and assisted with the costs of fabrication and installation of the GWR 'parachute top' on the Minehead water tower located adjacent to the turntable. We have funds available for the next stage of the 'water, water' project.
Whilst we are pleased with the progress we have made we recognise that we need to achieve far more. We would benefit from an enlarged membership and specifically more help including Committee Members.
We have deliberately kept our position low key, not wishing to in any way antagonise relationships between the Plc and WSRA. However, has the time come for FoWSR to take a more proactive stance? Should we mount a major project funding exercise for instance?
We would appreciate your views.
Michael Rowe (FoWSR Chair)
The October 2015 edition of the WSR ONLINE Newsletter is now available for Members
For those who were unable to attend the 2nd FoWSR Annual General Meeting here is a brief report/summary of what took place.
Another Thursday on the West Somerset Railway
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