Over two days 20th & 21st May 1892 an army of over 4000 railway men, changed 171 miles, (42 miles of them being double track!) of Broad Gauge track to Narrow Gauge, now known as Standard Gauge. West Somerset Railway’s Taunton to Minehead branch being part of this mega engineering feat.
The Trust are holding a small exhibition of Broad Gauge and its designer Isambard Kingdom Brunel in The Gauge Museum from Saturday 21st May through to Thursday June 3rd.
Come and visit our museum, lots to see, including our Victorian Sleeping Car 9038. Hands-on experiences for the young and young at heart! On weekends the model railway is running on the upper floor of the museum.
The Gauge Museum is open, with free entry, every day that trains are running. For more information on trains check www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk
We are always pleased to hear from anyone who is interested in joining the West Somerset Railway Heritage Trust or who would be interested in volunteering or who would like to make a donation towards the work we are doing.