Angus automatic train control trials: locomotive

Angus automatic train control trials: locomotive - click the picture to see it full size

The iron ore block making plant at Washford in 1909

The iron ore block making plant at Washford in 1909 - click the picture to see it full size

Timber ore transfer bins close to the west adit of Coltonpits mine

Timber ore transfer bins close to the west adit of Coltonpits mine - click the picture to see it full size

The arrival of the second demonstration run at Comberow, on 4 July 1907

The arrival of the second demonstration run at Comberow, on 4 July 1907 - click the picture to see it full size

Welcome

Local History Weekend

 West Somerset Mineral Line Association will have an exhibition of Photographs and artefacts linked to the Mineral Railway and Brendon Hill Mines. Members of the Association will be there to answer your questions.

Price: Normal Admission Rates Apply

Venue

Cleeve Abbey
Abbey Road
Washford
TA23 0PS

The event runs from 10:00am to 5:00pm on the 14th and 15th October 2017

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The West Somerset Mineral Line Association AGM will take place

at The Santuary in Watchet on 31st October 2017 3-5pm.  All are welcome.

There will also be a small Exhibion of artefacts and photogarphs.
 

This is the tin church at the top of the incline


The iron church at the top of the incline
The miners’ church held services on Sundays

Welcome to the home page of the West Somerset Mineral Railway Association (WSMLA).

Our purpose is to inform people about the history of the West Somerset Mineral Railway (WSMR) and its associated mines and communities.

We hope you will visit and explore the legacy of this venture.

See the link to the WSMR website for history of the line and the recent restoration project.