About

Stogumber Station is nestled beneath the Quantock hills, just over a mile from the centre of the very pretty village of Stogumber.  An hour from Minehead along the West Somerset Railway, it is the ideal place to begin your journey to experience the old fashioned charm and spirit of the English countryside.

Stogumber Station boasts a tea garden, toilets and a small shop serving hot and cold refreshments with souvenirs available to purchase.  There is a small car park for people wishing to drive to the station.  It is a 20 minute brisk walk to the village where you will find the village shop – Central Stores, and the friendly country pub The White Horse Inn.

Regular visitors to our station include train enthusiasts, photographers, WSR customers, visitors to Stogumber village, walkers, cyclists, groups, schools and pre-bookings as well as an annual visit by participants in the Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme.

Our station is run by a committee, and staffed by volunteers.  Contact details are as follows:

 Chairman Terry Shipton  
 Secretary  Phil Hall
 info.stogumberstation@gmail.com
 Treasurer  Colin White   info.stogumberstation@gmail.com
 Station Master and Project Manager  Bob Preston  info.stogumberstation@gmail.com
 Membership Secretary  Jean Tucker  stogumbermember@outlook.com
 Catering and Sales Team  Jenny Preston  
 Catering and Sales Team  Gil Cox  info.stogumberstation@gmail.com
Special Events Coordinator   Jean Hilton  

 Please send any enquiries about membership to Jean at the email address given or any other enquiries to info.stogumberstation@gmail.com with the subject line addressed to the person you require and someone will respond as soon as possible.

This website has been sponsored by Terry and Val Shipton who are life members of the Friends of Stogumber Station (FOSS).

 

The History of the Station

Stogumber Station was first opened on 31st March 1862. Due to the steep-sided bank on the platform side, the station building is unusually sited on the opposite side to the platform. In GWR days the station boasted a goods shed, a camping coach and also a cattle dock.

In 1971, as part of the Beeching axe closed the picturesque Stogumber Station, but in 1978 the station re-opened as part of the West Somerset Railway. In recent years, funds have been raised to renew the sta-tion’s waiting room and other visitor facilities.

So why not join us today and revisit the life of time gone by complete with steam trains passing and a friendly cup of tea!