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:-
NEW - 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.
Free live webcams - solution by Camstreams
The JANUARY 2015 edition of the WSR ONLINE Newsletter is now available for Members
To ALL Friends of West Somerset Railway
On behalf of your FoWSR committee may I take this opportuntiy to wish you ALL a very Happy & Prosperous New Year.
In 2014 FoWSR has contributed a four figure sum to the Water Water project enabling the first of the Minehead Water Tower covvers to be constructed.
We also managed to get the Minehead Signal Box web camera operational: which, from looking a the viewing statistics, is very popular. For example over the Winter Steam Festival the web camera was opened for viewing 1,336 times and the viewers spent 320 hours 29 minutes watching the action.
So far, in 2014, the web camera picture has been opened 35,168 times and users have watched the video footage for 7,594 hours 37 minutes. Not bad for a preserved railway station view.
The committee of FoWSR will, throughout 2015, continue supporting the West Somerset Railway as best we can. Keep a watch on this web site for more information about our activities.
HAPPY NEW YEAR
The DECEMBER 2014 edition of the WSR ONLINE Newsletter is now available for Members
Three articles form the June Minehead Flyer:
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
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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