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Late Summer Weekend
3 September 2016 - 4 September 2016
Join us for our end of summer celebration on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th September 2016. It’s almost time to return to work or school but why not end the summer with a mixed timetable of Steam and Diesel trains along 20 miles of glorious Somerset Countryside?
Standard Fares Apply, Tesco vouchers, Local Residents Pass etc all valid.
Buy your discounted tickets online or by calling 01643 704996.
- Ten Stations
- Three Museums
- Minehead Turntable
- Gift Shops
- Buffet Cars and Cafes
- Diesel & Electric Preservation Group Heritage Diesel Centre Depot and Yard at Williton open for inspection
The Late Summer Weekend is a good way to round off the long summer holiday weeks with an hourly train service over the line and the attractions in the towns and villages along the 20 miles of line open for business. The sea is at its warmest too so it’s a good time to sample the beaches at Blue Anchor and Minehead which are just over the road from our stations there (and Blue Anchor beach is a good place to watch the trains too).
The locomotives used are those based on the West Somerset Railway and trains are alternatively headed by steam locomotives and the vintage diesel locomotives dating from the 1960’s which are in the care of the Diesel and Electric Preservation Group at Williton. Sometimes if we are hosting an engine here on the WSR which is spending time with us between working trains on the main line network it will feature in the event but we do not hire in engines specifically. We will update this site closer to the time with what engines will be in use and what you can see and do at the stations.