Stogumber station —— the winter programme

The station is closed until Wednesday 27 December when we will be open for the winter festival where we promise you a warm welcome.

We have a new GWR lamppost to replace the one near the barrow walk, seen here in the back of a WSRA van.

Many thanks to Robin White for the photographs and for driving the van.

We are also painting the platform edge, upgrading the heating and lighting in the buildings, getting the model railway running for 2018 and starting the cattle dock project.

So see you at the winter festival or see you next year when we will have plenty of changes for you to see.




Any old pictures?

Alan Bines is now the new Chairman of FoSS and Peter Cox is now our Archivist. Both Peter and Bob Preston would like to hear from anyone who has old photographs of the station or stories from the time they used to travel on it before it was closed in 1971.

Visit us in October

October is your last opportunity to visit Stogumber Station until the final week of the year. We promise a warm reception with bacon rolls and cream teas while stocks last.


See you then?


New GWR chairs arrive at Stogumber


Here are two of the four GWR chairs that we have had restored. They really look the part.

Any visitors this month will be treated to a warm fire on cold days and bacon rolls while stocks last.

Flying Scotsman Update 3

Here are a few of those moments when we catch people off guard.

We see our bakery chef, Gil, taking a much earned rest.

When asked how she copes with all the baking, she responded “Oh, it’s a piece of cake!”

We are still selling Gil’s cakes at the Autumn Gala.

In the centre are Station Master, Alan Bines and his wife Maggie with Rita and Mike, caption : “We are really busy!”

The other caption could be “Quick, it is not raining”.

and here is our other Station Master, Bob Preston, just before the visit with the caption : “So this is retirement!”

This is the only moment we have seen Bob sitting all week.

What are these three cooking up? (Maggie, Jen and Gil)

Answer : Bacon for the rolls.

We will be selling our famous Bacon Rolls at the Autumn Gala, see you there?

….. and of course our special guest!

Thank you to Alan Bines, Peter Cox and Robin White for the photographs.

Flying Scotsman update

Here are a picture of some of the people enjoying a cream tea and watching Flying Scotsman.

and some more ……

Flying Scotsman will be back on Saturday through to Tuesday and coming through Stogumber Station at these times

10 23     13 08      14 36      17 46

Come and enjoy the refreshments and relax in the convivial environment.

Flying Scotsman update

Flying Scotsman pictured arriving in West Somerset on Wednesday.

Flying Scotsman pictured by Roger Dick at Stogumber.

and pictured by Robin White at Blue Anchor during its gauging run on Wednesday night.

As both Minehead and Bishops Lydeard stations will be closed to all people without tickets, what better place to see this famous engine than Stogumber Station.

Visiting Stogumber

Steve Lewis spent a day at Stogumber in July 2017. Here is his video diary.

Thanks Steve. We hope to see you many more times here at Stogumber, from all your friends at FOSS.

New Stationmaster for Stogumber

We are pleased to announce the appointment of a new stationmaster at Stogumber Station.

Bob Preston, a Stogumber resident and long standing volunteer at the station, is now assuming responsibility for the running of the station, with Alan Bines as his assistant.

“Bob is a great asset to Stogumber Station and will oversee the running of the day to day operations and ensuring we continue to preserve this historic building for visitors and railway travellers”, said Colin White, Treasurer of Friends of Stogumber Station, the organisation which runs the station.