running The Bath & West Steam Railway

Enjoy a ride when the Toy and Train Fair comes to the showground - May 15th, 11am to 3.30pm 

Watch out soon for information about our Open Weekend for visiting locomotives and traction engines. September 23rd-25th.

We're running trains at The Bath and West Show - June 2nd, 3rd and 4th. See you there!


Apart from members' days, the society offers dates on which the trains will be running. Train rides are available on days marked in blue. 

If any member of the public wishes to come along to our talks you would be most welcome. Please check first with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 



 March 12th  On the table - work in progress, for members
 March 26th  Gordon Fry talk - 'Sandstone Trust'
 April 2nd  ESSMEE EGM - members only
 April 6th  Recruitment Day
 April 9th and 10th  Model Railway Exhibition - Public running
 April 16th  Talk by Roy Proctor
 April 22nd - 24th  Ground Level 5 Weekend
 May 7th  ESSMEE AGM - members only
 May 7th, 11th, 14th, 17th  Refresher training days
 May 19th  Steam up at Allhampton with Stephen Wessel
 May 21st  5" running day
 June 2nd-4th  Bath and West Show - Public running (need ticket for the show)
 June 16th  Steam up at Rimpton
 June 18th  5" running day
 July 2nd  Public running
 July 7th - 10th  No access to showground
 July 14th  Steam up at Ditcheat
 July 16th  5" running day
 August 6th  Public running
 August 18th   Steam up at Allhampton
 August 20th  5" running day
 September 3rd & 4th  Truck Fest - public running
 Sept 17th  5" running day
 September 21st  Recruitment Day
 September 23rd to 25th  Open Weekend for visiting locos and traction engines
 October 28th to 30th  No access to showground
 Dec 10th and 17th  Santa Special trains - book early to avoid disappointment!
 December 26th  Steam up at Ditcheat

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