Photographing the West Somerset Railway...

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The 2011 'Shoot the Photographers' event. Picture by Mike Dunse.



A map of the Railway showing a selection of photographic locations complete with example shots and shown on an interactive map.

Rule book maps

A set of ten maps from the official WSR Rule Book showing the line, bridges, crossings, stations, mileposts, gradients and location names.


A detailed map written in SVG.

Gradient profile


The gradient profile of the West Somerset Railway. Taken from official WSR documents. The drawings also show mileage and locations of bridges and stations.

Submitting images


Technical advice for submitting images for use on

Copyright matters


Read how we use Creative Commons licensing on to help protect the work of our contributors.

Stop, Look, Listen


We understand the WSR Plc has completed its review of its policy on Lineside Photography passes and at this point in time we recommend contacting the WSR Plc directly.

Please do not venture onto the lineside without the required training, appropriate personal protection equipment and valid permits.

Of course, many a great picture can be taken from public areas such as platforms where a permit is not necessary.


Use the graphic above or go to the full size locomotive roster page...