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Cattle dock

After agreement has been reached with WSR Chairman Ian Coleby, work has started on the refurbishment of the cattle dock as can be seen below.

Thanks go to Robin White for the photograph.

New view of Stogumber station

Here are two views of Stogumber station you may not have seen before.

The one above shows the ticket office with a train in the station and some goods wagons waiting.

Where have I seen that signal box?

This second one shows a view of the road with a goods train passing, it must be a gala?

You can only see these views at Stogumber station.

 

IMPORTANT – brown and yellow timetables

Those of you, who have spotted that the last up train of the day does not stop at Stogumber, will be pleased to know that it now WILL stop at Stogumber. After pressure from stationmaster Alan Bines, WSR have announced that this train on the brown and yellow timetables will stop at Stogumber, a victory for commonsense. The train is the three unit DMU.

The portion from the yellow timetable is shown below. Stogumber remains an ideal station from which to start and finish your journey. We have parking for a number of cars, a buffet and restrooms.

 

Remember, this train will stop at Stogumber.

 

Spring Gala – Great Western Routes and Branches

You will receive a warm welcome at this Gala with all our usual fare including bacon baps, sausage rolls, pasties and Gil’s homemade cakes. The gala starts on Thursday 22 March and finishes on Sunday 25 March.

There will be a fire to warm you on cold days and an unrivalled opportunity to see the engines as they go up and down. We will also have a new cook book on sale for just £3.

The visiting locomotives include

S160 “6046”

BR(W) 57XX class 0-6-0T no. 7714

BR(W) 6959 ‘Modified Hall’ Class 4-6-0 no. 6990 ‘Witherslack Hall’

GWR 14XX class 0-4-2T no.1450 and Autotrailer no. 178

GWR 94xx class 0-6-0PT no. 9466

the full details are on the WSR Gala website

the full timetable is on the WSR timetable page

Lost ……… and found!

The Permanent Way Gang found a walking stick in the undergrowth. It has a hard wood handle and a painted coloured stick with flowers, probably belonging to a lady. It is in the Booking Office.

Spring opening

We open 10 – 18 February 2018 (except Monday and Friday) and then two weekends in March before the Spring Gala entitled “Great Western Routes and Branches” from Thursday 22 March to Sunday 25 March, full details are on the WSR website Spring Gala

We look forward to seeing you and we will have the usual fare and extra items on offer for this gala.

Here are the days when the WSR is open in February and March.

as seen on TV ………

Michael Portillo’s programme “Great British Railway Journeys” was broadcast on Thursday but it is still available on iplayer.

Michael described Stogumber Station as ‘picturesque’ and ‘barely to have changed since Sharp’s time (Edwardian period)’.

Here are a few stills from the programme. Michael aboard the train from Bishop’s Lydeard.

arriving at Stogumber

greeting the volunteers

and off to Halsway Manor

 

 

 

Great British Railways Journeys

The programme, which was partly filmed on the WSR, will be shown on Thursday 11 January on BBC2 at 6 30 pm.

The programme is entitled “Taunton to Newton Abbot” and the advertisement states “Michael Portillo is led a merry dance in Stogumber – all in the name of fertility”. A short sequence was filmed at Stogumber Station which we hope is retained in the final version.