The West Somerset Railway Heritage Trust WSRHT

WSRHT Thanking WSR Gala Team

Posted on May 11, 2024

WSRHT thanking the WSR Gala Team after recent Spring Steam Spectacular

The WSRHT would like to congratulate Seb Walsh and the whole PLC team of staff and volunteers for delivering an amazing Steam Gala this year, bringing record numbers of passengers to our museums and the railway as a whole. It was a joy to see so many customers enjoying a wide range of locomotives and activities, and has clearly shown the railway in it's best light. It was wonderful to see the whole railway coming together as one team, to put on a great show and our thanks go to everyone, across all WSR organisations, who made this possible.

We have had lots of wonderful comments from our WSRHT community – here are some of their comments on the recent Gala.

'And I wish to thank you West Somerset Railway Heritage Trust for allowing the use of the sidings at Washford for the shunting activities to happen and without this the shunting would not of been able to happen. This has to be the best gala they have placed on I really enjoyed it myself with doing my videos on the Friday and Monday and what bought everyone in has to be mayflower Jessie and the coal tank as its engines that have never been on this railway before, and I was happy to see everyone enjoying their day too.'

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‘It was fantastic! Thank you for an amazing day! Myself, my daughter Caewyn ( and my train enthusiast son Fergus (11) really enjoyed the day, and not one moan heard from my daughter (who gets dragged to everything trainlike because of her brother’s obsession). Really organised wonderfully and such lovely people/volunteers everywhere from the incredibly helpful Laura on the phone at Bishops Lydeard to the shattered chefs we spotted in the First-Class carriage on the Mayflower. I hope you all have a slower restful week this week! X'