West Somerset Steam Railway (Somerset) Reviews
Description:Minehead, Somerset TA24 5BG. Tel: 01643-704996. Fax: 01643-706349 24 hr talking timetable: 01643-707650.
Newest Review: ... ride. The train was the genuine article, with as many original fixtures and fittings as had been allowed to survive over the years. Comfortable bench seats, complete with little lights and netted luggage racks, all decked out in functional brown and cream. The windows were large, clean, and slid open with little effort, allowing a person's head enough room to be pushed out for better ... more
Customer West Somerset Steam Railway (Somerset) Reviews (2)
by - written on 19/06/01, updated on 20/06/01 (Very useful, 177 readings)
Minehead can look a bit dismal when it's cloudy. A pretty, Victorian town, it is well catered for with entertainment courtesy of a massive Butlins Complex, but the beach didn't look at all appealing after our short journey there from the village in Exmoor where we were staying. The clouds that had been promised to melt away were sticking stubbornly over us and threatening to dump their entire contents any second now. Not wishing to spend a small fortune being fleeced by the local penny (hah!) arcades, although our two kids were keen, we distracted them by pointing out the large steam engine that was puffing contentedly in the nearby station. Perfect. If ... Read the complete review
by - written on 12/06/01, updated on 12/06/01 (Very useful, 391 readings)
The West Somerset Steam Railway - 20 miles of history still in perfect working order, taking you from Bishops Lydeard near Taunton out to Minehead on the coast. The stations, posters, pictures, equipment, still in mint condition, remind you of days gone by, when steam ruled and a train journey was a pleasant affair. The line is one of the country's most visited and succesful, attracting so many passengers that in high season the service is supplemented with Diesel engines. Heresy I know, but restoring steam engines takes time! A rather pricey ticket (£9.30 rtn or £10 all day rover), will take you on the 70 minute journey along the line, ... Read the complete review
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