The West Somerset Railway is planning to hold a reunion lunch for original volunteers and staff who helped to reopen the line between Bishops Lydeard and Minehead during the years 1971 to 1979.

The reunion will take the form of a buffet lunch – kindly sponsored by the West Somerset Railway Association – in Beach Hotel opposite Minehead Railway Station on Saturday 3 October Thursday 1 October 2015 during the WSR’s Autumn Steam Gala event which takes place over the four days 1 to 4 October and will feature at least six steam locomotives working an hourly service of trains over the twenty miles of track with plenty to see and do along the way.

Any volunteers from the early era including members of support groups such as the Somerset and Dorset Railway Trust and the Diesel and Electric Preservation Group who would like to attend should notify John Simms of the Railway’s Commercial Department via or 01643 700382 by Monday 28 September 2015 so that arrangements can be made to welcome them.

Gleaned from a press release provided by West Somerset Railway Plc