Weston Clevedon & Portishead Railway Home

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Welcome to this site about a fascinating railway!

The WC&PR was an unusual independent light railway linking three North Somerset coastal towns. First planned in 1884, it opened in 1897 and closed in 1940. It was quaint and colourful and was operated on a shoestring. The aim of this web site is to give some idea of what the railway was like, based on old photographs, maps, and photos of today’s scene, and also to show where you can still find glimpses of the line today, and where it ran …

This is an updated version of this website which was originally launched in June 2004. Please let us know of any problems. Contact …

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Loco No 5 arriving at Clevedon

The WC&P Railway Group is dedicated to the preservation of as much of this railway as possible, and the recording of its history.

Visit the Group’s separate site: www.wcprgroup.org.uk

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This photo showing a train headed by locomotive No. 5 arriving at Clevedon from Portishead in 1937, is reproduced with permission from The Weston, Clevedon & Portishead Railway by Peter Strange published by Twelveheads Press.

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The WC&P Railway Group is looking for artefacts from the WC&PR. In particular at the moment we’re looking for a Clevedon cast iron nameplate from which to make a replica.


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Site last updated 26 March 2024