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West Somerset Railway’s Spring Gala

Date Posted: 02/11/2012

The West Somerset Railway will host its popular Spring Gala once again next year, taking place across two weekends in March.

This annual festival of steam will feature a range of visiting and home fleet locomotives, with a full timetable enabling groups of railway enthusiasts to ride as many as possible.

In addition to the weekend timetables on the 16th and 17th March, and 21st to 24th March; a new venture this year will see trains running during the week from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead, from Monday 18th to Wednesday 20th March.

Railway Literary Festival

Group travel organisers can coincide their Spring Gala experience with West Somerset Railway’s Literary Festival, taking place at Minehead Station from the 22nd to 24th March.

Literary enthusiasts will have the chance to meet a variety of publishers and authors scheduled to attend across the weekend.

Model railway exhibition

Enthusiasts visiting the previous weekend of the 16th and 17th March can catch the model railway exhibition, organised by the Somerset Railway Modellers Club and hosted at Minehead Station.

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Photo credit: Stephen Edge

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