about the website...
WSR This is an unofficial and independent web site first written and launched in 1998. It relies heavily on the goodwill of a team of loyal contributors. Grateful thanks to all contributors and those who have provided help, information and corrections. Special thanks to long-time friend Hein Burger, erstwhile Commercial Manager of the West Somerset Railway Plc for his support and advice. For further details about how to contribute material and how we use material, please see the copyright and re-use page.
WSR All content, photographs, drawings, diagrams and text are copyright © 1998 - of the respective photographers, artists and authors. Images on this website are licenced under a Creative Commons Licence. For more information, please see the re-use page. If you wish to re-use any material, please see the copyright and re-use page and if in doubt please get in touch by email.
WSR We respect the privacy of those who contact us. Any contact details that you supply are stored and used solely to provide you with an appropriate response. We may contact you if, for example, a request for further re-use of an image or words, is received. Contact details are held in strict confidence. We do not disclose, share, sell or rent your contact details to any other organisation unless you give us prior permission.
WSR The website pages are tested on a range of browsers including Firefox, Chrome, IE, iPhone, Kindle and other mobile phones. It seems to work best on Firefox and Chrome; however, some odd effects may occur to a small number of pages when viewed in IE which I have tried, and failed, to correct. A screen size of over 1200 pixels wide is recommended. When viewed on devices with smaller screen resolutions the content may wrap and become rather diffcult to use. Improving the underlying scripts is a continual work-in-progress.
WSR The website content does not use cookies. However, the twitter gadget, the youtube embeds and the camstreams (webcam) plugin may introduce cookies. We are unable to prevent this and by visiting those pages we assume you agree to these third parties introducing cookies. There is no other third party content except on certain pages of the "old site" which no longer forms part of this declaration and which users use on the understanding that cookies might be introduced.
WSR These pages are independent of, and are not officially supported by, the West Somerset Railway plc or any other organisation, unless specifically mentioned on the appropriate page.

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided in good faith by a variety of contributors and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under our control. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, we take no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.

WSR These pages are dedicated to the memory of an ex-Somerset & Dorset Railwayman, Derek Edge 1927-1996, my Dad, who worked in the fifties and early sixties at Sturminster Newton, Blandford and Bailey Gate Stations, and who gave me no chance of escaping a lifetime interest in all things railway. He even managed to give his growing son a bedroom window with a wonderful view across the Dorset countryside, with trains passing in the middle distance. Thanks, Dad.



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