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West Somerset Railway

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Railway Museum Exhibits

Understand[edit]

The West Somerset Railway is a heritage railway route that leads from Minehead to Bishops Lydeard in Somerset (England)

Prepare[edit]

There are both steam and diesel heritage routes. The price of the tickets depends on the season. In summertime, the peak time, the fares are higher and will cost more depending on the price of coal or diesel.

Get in[edit]

  • By train, get to Taunton on the main line, then get to one of the stops mentioned below either by bus or taxi.
  • By motorway, follow the junction for either Taunton or Minehead on the M5, look for the heritage railway brown tourist signs.

Ride[edit]

Track Route[edit]

A sample train from the railway
A station sign at Bishops Lydeard

From Taunton:

Stay safe[edit]

As with all railways, follow railway safety information, obey the guards and the signalman's orders. In emergency call 999.

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