The 20-mile West Somerset Railway (WSR) is joining fellow heritage railways next week all over the country from as far afield as Cornwall, Suffolk, North Wales, North East Scotland and Northern Ireland (NB: see full list under Notes) in a new nationwide campaign to raise greater awareness of Britain’s heritage rail sector.
Spearheaded by the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR), the ‘Love Your Railway’ campaign will run for six weeks this summer from July 26th to September 5th.
The six themed weeks will follow the following topics in this order, viz: Heritage, Education, Volunteers, Family, Sustainability and Future.
The WSR’s two main support charities, the West Somerset Railway Association (WSRA) and West Somerset Railway Heritage Trust (WSRHT) are both supporting the ‘Love Your Railway’ campaign via the WSR plc, and some of their activities will be featured in the coming weeks.
For further information on the WSR, please contact: WSR Assistant General Manager Kerry Noble on 01643 700408 firstname.lastname@example.org or PR & Business Development Manager Dick Wood on 07711 552947 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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‘Love Your Railway’ aims to shine a spotlight on not only the important work heritage railways do with regards to historic conservation, education and research, but also highlight how the nation’s heritage railways have all been badly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in terms of reduced capacities and income which have threatened their very existence.