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West Somerset Railway

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Exmoor is primarily an upland area made up mainly of small villages and hamlets. The largest settlements are Porlock, Dulverton, Lynton, and Lynmouth, Simonsbath and Wheddon Cross.


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Recently restored 34046 Braunton at Crowcombe Heathfield station on the West Somerset Railway.

The West Somerset Railway (WSR) is a preserved railway that runs along the edge of the Quantock Hills between Taunton / Bishops Lydeard and Minehead.

At 23 miles, the West Somerset Railway is the longest privately owned passenger rail line in Britain. It operates using heritage steam and diesel locomotives, and provides transport for the community as well as being one of the premier leisure attractions for visitors to the Exmoor and West Somerset area.

Stations on the West Somerset Railway: Bishops Lydeard, Blue Anchor, Crowcombe Heathfield, Doniford Halt, Dunster, Minehead, Norton Fitzwarren (special events only), Stogumber, Washford, Watchet, Williton

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West Somerset Railway

(Taunton / Bishops Lydeard - Minehead)





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Exmoor is a National Park situated on the Bristol Channel coast of south west England. Exmoor is located in two counties, with 71% of the park located in Somerset and 29% located in Devon