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New siding at Stogumber

The new siding is complete with buffer stop at Stogumber Station. Thanks to WSR, the crew who did the job and Robin White for the photographs.

The scene from the other direction with the crew still there.

… and how it looked in the 1950s ……

… of course the large shed has been replaced with the garden and the camping coach and signal have gone as well. Thanks to Robin for the photographs.

 

Stogumber Christmas Card 2020

Buy your 2020 Christmas cards at 2019 prices at Stogumber Station until 1 January as we are open again.

We are also looking for another recent picture of Stogumber Station in the snow to print for a 2020 Christmas Card. If you have one please contact our Treasurer, Colin White at the station.

 

Happy Christmas from the White Horse Inn

Happy Christmas from all the volunteers at Stogumber Station seen here enjoying their Christmas dinner at the White Horse Inn in Stogumber, the one volunteer missing is behind the camera,  Robin White. Here Stationmaster Bob Preston thanks the volunteers for a tremendous effort this year.

 

Woodland behind the station

 

West Someset Railway PLC have made this announcement.

With the aid of funding from Stogumber Station, the West Somerset Railway has announced the purchase of a strip of historic woodland flanking the rear of the tea garden at Stogumber Station.

As well as being a natural haven for wildlife, the land contains many mature oak trees thought to date back to 1862 when Stogumber Station first opened to passenger traffic, and forms a very important backdrop to the picturesque Station garden

The purchase – only made possible by fund raising activities at the Station – safeguards the unique character of this popular country station for the enjoyment of its many visitors and for future generations to come.

Short back and sides?

Here is Steve Lewis’ video of the work.

Many thanks to Phil, Nigel, Jean, Tom, Ian, Shirl and Station Master Bob for removing all the brambles and weeds from the station embankment.

Christmas Cards on sale and online

 

These cards are only on sale at this station and you can purchase them at the offer price :

10 cards with envelopes for £10 with postage and packing included.

Please send a cheque payable to ‘Friends of Stogumber Station’ with your details to Colin White, Treasurer, Stogumber Station, Stogumber, TA4 3TR.

WSRA supports Stogumber Station Cattle Dock

The WSRA is pleased to be supporting the restoration of the only remaining cattle dock on the West Somerset Railway. On Friday 4th October, Trustee Robin White handed over a cheque for £1150 to station master Bob Preston towards the cost of phase II of the restoration at Stogumber Station. The WSRA also contributed to the first phase of the restoration to reinstate the steps to the cattle dock.

The WSRA invites bids for funding for heritage projects from all stations and other special interest groups on the West Somerset Railway.

Photo shows WSRA Trustee Robin White handing over the cheque to Stogumber Station Master Bob Preston.

The Forties Weekend at Stogumber Station

We put on a much larger display than the publicity suggested, so if you missed it here is a brilliant video from Robert Masterman which shows the mood and the station decorated for the occasion. The station staff on duty are Jen Preston, weekend organiser Jean Hilton, Alison White, Phil Hall(PIC) and FoSS Chairman Terry Shipton with Jean Tucker and Nigel Mott seen arriving. It also shows the brilliant ‘Land Girls’ who made the weekend special.

 

Christmas Card

Available now at Stogumber Station and all profits will go towards the cattle dock and waiting room.

Thanks to Robin White for capturing the moment.

These A5 cards include a short message inside “Season’s Greetings” and a statement identifying the station on the back page.

The prices which include envelopes are

single  …………   £1

pack of 5 cards  ………… £4

available while stocks last.

Details of a postal system to purchase cards will be given here soon.

5 for £4 has got to be a good deal.