running The Bath & West Steam Railway
We are pleased to announce Driver Experience!
Come and enjoy the thrill of power and control as you drive one of our locomotives round our ½ mile track. More Information.
The Society held its first Spring Open Weekend on 21st and 22nd April 2018.
We were blessed with wonderful weather except for a short sharp shower on Saturday midday, and the rest of the time was full of activity, with the 20 or so traction engines enjoying the freedom of the extensive tarmac roads within the Bath and West Showground, and the locos enjoying frequent circuits of the recently repaired contractor-damaged track. A huge thanks to all those who battled against foul weather to complete this work.
We would like to thank Roy Proctor who contacted the Mid Somerset Series of Newspapers. They kindly sent a reporter, Maxine who wrote an article about learning to drive a locomotive.
You can read Maxine's report on learning to drive that was published in early August 2018.
Anne and I (Mike Malleson) have been working on the Open Weekend since May, notifying clubs, other organisations and previous visitors of the event, and taking bookings. A steady stream of interest followed and bookings were made from then on right up to the Friday before.