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:-
During the four days of the Autumn Steam Gala there will be a (very) limited opportunity to see the proceedings from the footplate of a steam locomotive and also to see the work of the footplate crew at first hand as they tackle the ascents and descents along the way and carry out the skills of their roles.
There is one footplate place available on the following trains:
To book please call 01643 700398 with you card details. The cost for each trip is £125 and the places are available on a first come, first served basis. Please wear clothes you won't mind getting a bit dirty and you must not have consumed alcohol before boarding the footplate
The SEPTEMBER 2014 edition of the WSR ONLINE Newsletter is now available for Members
The latest edition of the Minehead Flyer (magazine for FoWSR members) is now available: HERE
West Somerset Railway Commercial Department Member Shortlisted For "Group Leisure" Magazine's "Excellence" Award: Read all about it HERE
Report from the 1st FoWSR Annual General Meeting - read it HERE
50 Years to the DAY a Steam Locomotive makes an Anniversary Return to Somerset: read about it HERE
WEST SOMERSET RAILWAY VISIT ENGLAND INSPECTION MAY 11th: We were visited by an Inspector from Visit England on May 11th and as a result we are being nominated for a Customer Service Award. Amongst the comments were "The staff was excellent – we received beyond the normal customer service" and "The Railway meets the standard at a very high level". Thanks to everyone concerned on the continued high standards set by the WSR.
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