There a lot of videos on West Somerset Railway TV including one by me on Stogumber Station!
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The Chairman of the WSR Plc has given a Vlog also.
click here for the latest information on WSR Plc
Sadly I must report that this afternoon that there has been an attempted burglary at Stogumber Station. There is no cash on the premises and no food so there is nothing to steal however this does not prevent some people. There is damage to the door and threshold which the Friends of Stogumber Station will have to repair. Fortunately we have a witness to the attempt and it was discovered by one of our security guards. The police have been informed. The picture below shows some of the damage.
Thank you to Steve Lewis for this picture.
We have circulated a newsletter to our supporters. Please remember that we are still selling books, Christmas cards and post cards, use the email to contact us.
More pictures, this one from Steve
the unfinished drainage trench from me
and the Medlar tree in bloom.
Here are more spring scenes from Robin’s camera and a short message from the Treasurer.
We are very grateful to our FoSS members who have renewed their subscriptions with a donation because this has been our only income this year. We are also grateful to the three people who have recently sent us a large donation and that money will be spent on work at the station. At the moment there has been no work at the station for a month so there is nothing to tell you except that nature has awoken at Stogumber! I need to emphasise that only Robin is allowed access to the station for security checks and, in her absence, Colin White. I also need to tell you that WSR plc is in need of assistance and encourage you to get the latest news from their website WSR click here.
Please remember to STAY AT HOME and KEEP SAFE.
Stogumber Station is closed until the WSR opens once the national restrictions have been lifted. People have been seen walking around the station and this message is for them and you, please stay at home and avoid unnecessary journeys. There will be opportunities to visit us later this year. The station is checked daily by our warden, Robin White. So for all our supporters, here are a few photographs of spring in Stogumber from Robin White. We hope to welcome you back soon.
The West Somerset Railway and the West Somerset Railway Association are appealing for funds to assist the railway through this difficult period and to pay for further infrastructure projects;
if you are able to help the WSRA with further projects please click here
if you would like to support the WSR with care and maintenance please click here.
Stogumber Station will be unmanned while the railway is not operating. If you decide to visit us please be aware that there will be work taking place so keep away from any works at the station and ALWAYS TREAT THE RAILWAY AS LIVE. There are trains running, mainly to do with the works taking place.
The station has received two generous donations which will allow us to complete work on the cattle dock but the station driveway is a victim of the close down and will not be resurfaced this year as originally planned.
As work is completed we will show you pictures on this site.
Thank you to all those who have renewed their subscriptions and the many who have included a donation. We have no income from the railway until 21 March 2020 but the invoices still arrive so your money is invaluable to us. We have repaired and painted the waiting room over the winter, cut back the woodland bank and the area around the lineside hut and continued to complete the cattle dock.
We hope you will visit us this year and the link below shows you when the railway will be open in 2020.
We have agreed with WSR plc that we will take responsibility for the repair of the driveway to enable them to divert the money, which they had assigned for that purpose, to the Rail Renewal Programme. Therefore we will have to try to make a sufficient profit this year to enable this to happen. We will not do this by raising prices but by asking our supporters to visit us this year and spend more than just one penny!
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.