Holding the line - WSR Infrastructure past, present and future, Taunton

2 February, 2016 | 18:00 - 20:00

This talk presents the story of the railway’s infrastructure from its inception through to the current challenges and future ambitions.
This talk presents the story of the railway’s infrastructure from its inception through to the current challenges and future ambitions.

About this event

The West Somerset Railway is a branch line of the old Great Western Railway, which runs steam trains between Bishops Lydeard and Minehead.

In the 1960s the railway suffered years of neglect and since the 1970s has relied mainly on volunteers and benefactors to survive. With 26 miles of track, ten stations and 56 bridges, maintaining the aging infrastructure is no small challenge. In recent years the company formed a new department to manage the railway's assets and ensure the line remains operational for future generations.

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