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The West Somerset Railway Heritage Trust is concerned with the historical and educational aspects of railway preservation in West Somerset. Since 1984 the Trust has made financial contributions to the ...

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Gauge Museum Steward

One day · 2–4 hrs
Bishops Lydeard railway station, Taunton, England TA4 3BX, United Kingdom
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Gauge Museum Steward

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To promote education by furthering interest in and appreciation of railway lines, equipment, buildings, construction and steam and engines of historical, engineering or scientific importance. The Gauge Museum is sited at Bishops Lydeard Railway Station in the Goods Shed originally built in 1862. The movement of goods by rail has impacted historically on the economic and social developments locally in promoting the speedy transportation and delivery of goods by rail.


The Museum Steward is there to give advice and guidance to visitors to the museum and the railway. In addition, the Steward will be able to provide the visitor with a guided tour of the 1892 First Class Sleeping Car. As much training and support as needed will be given including an acquaint with the railway in general.

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About West Somerset Railway Heritage Trust

The West Somerset Railway Heritage Trust is concerned with the historical and educational aspects of railway preservation in West Somerset. Since 1984 the Trust has made financial contributions to the restoration of GWR steam locomotives, rescued a unique GWR sleeping car, established a GWR Museum, registering system and archive, published information leaflets and advised on historical matters. The newsletter, Trust News, is sent to members and associate members occasionally and contains news, information, comment and historical articles.
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