Location and
How to Get There

The view down the line towards Dunster and Minehead from the carriage door

Steam, Sea, Sand & Shingle!
Possibly, even some Sun!

The carriage will be available to hire from May 2018


The carriage is located in the seaside village of Blue Anchor, in its own siding right by Blue Anchor Station. There are three coaches at the location - of the three the one on the Minehead end is privately owned whilst the one on the station side is used by members of the railway supporters’ association.

Two of the three carriages at Blue Anchor. The CCCC coach is the left hand one of the two shown.


"Set on the north west Somerset coast, between Minehead and Watchet, Blue Anchor Bay is a quiet coastal location with a long sandy beach offering peaceful relaxation. It is also an ideal location for sea anglers and walkers. The bay is surrounded by alabaster rocks and cliffs, which are of great geological interest. Visit the West Somerset Steam Railway which runs through Blue Anchor, marvel at nearby Dunster Castle – sample the local parks, farms and falconry of nearby Minehead".

Taken from 'Visit Somerset'


How do I get there?

By Car...
The address is
Middle Carriage,
The Station,
Blue Anchor,
TA24 6LG

By Public Transport...
There are direct Trains to Taunton from London, Bristol, Cardiff, Birmingham, Penzance, Sheffield, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and many other stations on Great Western Railway and Cross-Country Trains.

Take the Number 28 connecting bus direct from Taunton station to Bishop’s Lydeard Station on the West Somerset Railway. Buses run every 30 mins on weekdays and the journey takes about 20 minutes...
and transfer to a WSR train to Blue Anchor to arrive in style.! Please allow 15 minutes to purchase WSR tickets. Please note that the WSR sells weekly rover tickets which offer substantial price reductions for individuals or groups. Perfect for exploring all the places on the line!