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 Alan Bines chairman@stogumberstation.com
 Secretary  Gil Cox   
 Treasurer  Colin White   
 Project Manager  Bob Preston  
 Membership Sec  Jean Tucker  
 Retail Manager  Maggie Bines  
 Catering Manager    Gil Cox  events@stogumberstation.com
Joint Station Master    Bob Preston stationmaster@stogumberstation.com
Joint Station Master    Alan Bines stationmaster@stogumberstation.com

 Alternatively you may email any general enquiries to info@stogumberstation.com and someone will respond as soon as possible.

This website has been sponsored by Terry and Val Shipton who are life members of 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!