The branch line
from Taunton to Minehead, including Blue Anchor station, was
closed by British Rail in 1971, at the tail end of the Beeching
closures. It was rescued by volunteers and reopened in
Easter 1976 as the West Somerset Railway, with trains running between Minehead and Blue Anchor.
A comprehensive history of the line,
complete with other information about the railway and the
surrounding area, can be found on the ...
West Somerset Railway Site
The company is
supported and largely staffed by the West Somerset Railway
Association. The WSRA also has a website...
West Somerset Railway Association