West Somerset Railway – A Wonderful Steam Locomotive Journey [VIDEO]

For the last few days, I have been staying in Devon in the United Kingdom specifically so I could visit the West Somerset Railway. I have been extremely lucky with the gorgeous sunny weather, so with my Panasonic SD60 HD camcorder at the ready, I captured a decent amount of high definition footage and thought it would be nice to share it with you all.

Our Railway, a true country branch line of the old Great Western Railway is full of fascination whether you are looking for a nostalgic ride back in time through lovely countryside or to study the railway and industrial heritage which our line preserves. The historic steam locomotives, coaches and wagons, and the buildings of our ten unique stations linked by a twenty mile scenic journey will repay hours of exploration. The surrounding countryside is as varied as it is beautiful. The gently rolling Quantock hills and distant Exmoor, unspoilt villages and farms nestling in leafy lanes, the cliffs and coast of the Bristol Channel with views of distant South-Wales, confident Church Towers, Dunster’s imposing Castle and Minehead’s seaside charm are all waiting to be discovered.

I hope you enjoy the video which features a few of the steam locomotives they have on offer, snippets of the journey that passes next to part of the English coastline and watching a turntable in action…

James Woodcock

Freelance Journalist, Author, Blogger & Podcaster specialising in gaming and technology. Ever since he experienced the first controllable pixel movement on the television screen, he has been entranced by the possibilities and rewarding entertainment value generated from these metal and plastic boxes of delight. Writing hundreds of articles including commentary and reviews on various gaming platforms, while also interviewing well known industry figures for popular online publications.

  • chris

    absolutely smashing..great definition and the sound of those GWR engines!!
    watching it on a Sunday morning in Canada ,,,now where's that airline schedule!!