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9 July 1856
A meeting at the Egremont Hotel in Williton to discuss the construction of a railway from the West Somerset iron-fields to the Bristol and Exeter Railway.
17 August 1857
An Act of Parliament required the building of this railway by the West Somerset Railway Company and an initial £120,000 was raised.
31 March 1862
Stogumber Station was opened on the WSR line with trains running from Taunton to Watchet and operated by the Bristol and Exeter Railway. The line was broad gauge.
16 July 1874
This line was extended to Minehead.
The line was changed to standard gauge.
The platform at Stogumber is extended.
The WSR is absorbed by the GWR.
6 April 1926
The signal box at Stogumber was closed.
The platform at Stogumber was extended again.
c 1935 to c 1939
A holiday Camp Coach was sited at Stogumber and again between 1952 and 1964.
The line became part of the Western Region of British Railways.
17 August 1963
The goods facilities were withdrawn and the goods shed demolished soon afterwards.
4 January 1971
The station with the line was closed.
The WSR Company was formed to run a heritage railway.
Somerset County Council bought the line and leased it back to the WSR Company.
28 March 1976
Trains ran from Minehead to Blue Anchor and to Williton on 28 August 1976.
7 May 1978
The station was opened again and WSR trains were running from Minehead to Stogumber.
The Station Master was Harry Horn.
9 June 1979
WSR line extended to Bishop’s Lydeard.