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Spring 2017 Pines Express Magazine
Posted on 4th April 2017

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Flying Scotsman to visit the West Somerset Railway in September
Posted on 4th April 2017
Flying Scotsman to visit the West Somerset Railway in September.
 
Advance tickets are available to WSRA and Steam Trust members, as well as volunteers with associated organisations of which the S&DRT is one.
 
Please see this document for details of how to get tickets.
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The Curator of Memories project
Posted on 4th April 2017
 
The Curator of Memories project

During our year-long programme of events commemorating the closure of the S&D railway, Kate McStraw's Museum of Memory not only collected memories about the line and its staff, but also presented them in a new and interesting way to audiences who might not otherwise have realised the extent of the line's history or its impact on local communities. This video describes the development of the project. [Video and cover photo by Owen Benson Visuals]

Posted by Somerset and Dorset Railway Trust on Thursday, 26 January 2017
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Dorchester Area Group April Meeting
Posted on 24th January 2017

The next meeting of the Dorchester Area Group takes place on Friday 28th April at 19.30 in the Colliton Club, Dorchester, opposite the County Hall.

The speaker will be |David Peel who will give an illustrated talk on Tourist Trains of Ecuador and Peru 2014

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Washford Museum & Shop Opening Dates
Posted on 24th January 2017

We aim to open the Museum & Shop on as many days as possible the WSR is running timetabled services. If travelling by train please check that the Washford board has been put out at Bishop Lydeard or Minehead.

Planned opening dates for April are 1-4, 6-10, 12-17, 20-22, 27-30

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2017 model railway exhibition
Posted on 24th January 2017

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New yard shunter at Washford
Posted on 24th January 2017

Ex Puriton Royal Ordinance factory ‘Barclay’ shunting locomotive no.578 now resides at Washford.  An agreement has been reached between the Trust and the WSR PLc for the lone of the shunter by way of allowing covered accommodation for them to paint their other shunter no.579 before its return to duties at Minehead yard. 

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Trio of steam locomotives with strong S&D connections in action during the West Somerset Railway's Winter Steam Festival
Posted on 24th January 2017

There will be a trio of steam locomotives with strong S&D connections in action during the West Somerset Railway's Winter Steam Festival on December 29th and 30th. These are the Trust's own 53808 and the other surviving 7F 53809 plus former Templecombe 4F 44422. The line-up is completed by GWR 6960 "Raveningham Hall".

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