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Preserved Railways and Railway Enthusiasts :-

bulletThe West Somerset Railway runs between Minehead and Bishops Lydeard, near Taunton.  The seasonal service is provided by restored steam and diesel trains.  Hopefully one day they will be able to run all the way into Taunton.
bulletWest Somerset Railway Association is the principal support group for the West Somerset Railway.
bulletWest Somerset Railway on the Web - unofficial site is another site dedicated to the West Somerset Railway, there is an associated mailing list group as well, a good way to keep up to date with happenings on the WSR.
bulletWest Somerset Steam Railway Trust is concerned with the historical and educational aspects of railway preservation in West Somerset including the Heritage Carriage Project.
bulletDiesel & Electric Preservation Group Ltd (DEPG) are based at Williton, on the West Somerset Railway and have a variety of preserved diesels there.
bulletG.W.R. Locomotive 5542 is about the restored small prairie 5542 which is currently undergoing its 10 year boiler overhaul at Buckfastleigh.
bulletAuto 169 The loco 5542 team are also restoring GW autotrailer 169 at Williton on the WSR
bulletDINMORE MANOR LOCOMOTIVE LIMITED own both 7820 and 3850.
bulletSomerset & Dorset Railway Trust are based at  Washford on the West Somerset Railway where they have a museum and a number of larger items from the old S&D.
bulletLynton & Barnstaple Railway is being rebuilt some 70 years after it closed, the first section at Woody Bay is now open and they are hoping to expand it before too long.
bulletUK Steam Info covering the West Somerset Railway, mainline steam tours and much more.
bulletSeaton Tramways .... Devon UK not quite a railway !  The narrow gauge tramway runs beside the River Axe from Seaton to Colyton, offering beautiful views over the estuary and of the wide variety of birds feeding there.
bulletUK Heritage Railways - for Steam Railways and Museums has details/links to all the UK's heritage railways and museums etc and a loco database.
bulletSwanage Railway is the site of the Swanage Railway, which is in the process of being reconnected to the national network via Wareham.
bulletThe Bristol Railway Archive has photos and info about all the stations in the Bristol area.
bulletAction Rail UK Railway Photographs, Information and Railway Web Site Directory


Railway services :-

bullet For travel in Britain and by Eurostar can save you money on train tickets compared to buying on the day; with some savings available up to 6pm the night before.  If you are flexible about when you travel our Best Fare Finder tool can help you find our cheapest tickets.


Ferry enthusiasts :-

bulletBrittany Ferries Enthusiasts as the name suggests is about Brittany Ferries, but it contains information about the ports served that is of use to the ordinary traveller.
bulletP&O Portsmouth Enthusiasts is similar to the previous one, but about P&O Portsmouth's ferries and ports.


Ferry travel :-

bulletBrittany Ferries This site has full details of Brittany Ferries services and fares, it includes an on-line booking facility.
bulletHoliday France direct exclusive holiday travel offers to the best of France


Buses :-

bulletQuantock Motor Services (formerly Rexquote Heritage) operate a fleet of restored buses from the 50's and 60's - some are even older! A collection of historical colour slides of trolleybuses in the Croydon (UK) area.

Road Steam

bulletLinks to Steam based Websites
bulletThe National Traction Engine Trust - Preserving Our Heritage with Steam on the Road
bulletW. Seward and Son, Petersfield Hampshire - Victorian Engineer, Threshing and Haulage Contractors

General Interest and Entertaining ones :-

bulletBBC Online Homepage news, programme details etc. etc....
bulletTravel and animals, South West England, Scotland, France, Normandy, horses, dogs, wildlife are my pages about the places I've visited and my animals.
bulletOld Somerset Horse Driving Club

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