About the WSRA Rally
The WSRA Steam and Vintage Rally is run by a team of dedicated volunteers. The primary aim of the rally is to raise funds for the owning Charity the West Somerset Railway Association, (WSRA) which in turn supports the West Somerset Railway.
The Rally also aims to promote and cultivate interest in steam and vintage transport and of course to ensure a thouroughly enjoyable day out for the community and all supporters of the West Somerset Railway.
The rally is great fun, whether you participate as an exhibitor, volunteer as a helper or just come along for an enjoyable day out.
2023 Rally feedback:
Brilliant day and amazing event. The ground was very good and the odd rain shower wasn’t and issue. Have to say the West Somerset Railway Association refreshments tent was brilliant. My son who is gluten free never had the opportunity for cake at large events but not today, the staff there had GF food well catered for. Thanks to everyone for your hard work, we had a fantastic time. The train ride from West Somerset Railway Bishops Lydeard was an added bonus!
It was our first visit to the show and we had a totally brilliant weekend from the moment we arrived on Friday evening to the time we left on Sunday – every Marshall / member of security/ rally volunteer we encountered was most polite and helpful and we are recommending this event to our friends for next year ! Normally at the end of a 2/3 day event you would avoid the portaloos however we never had to worry about lack of loo roll, sanitizer etc and the bins were never overflowing! The band of volunteers who organised and staffed this event should be very proud of themselves- see you next year
Latest Rally News
The Rally team are pleased to announce that the dates for the 2024 rally will be 3 & 4 August 2024. Please save the dates. Some of the team have decided to stand down after many years of service and we thank them for everything they have done to make our rally a...
Thank you so much to all exhibitors, traders, visitors and volunteers who attended our rally on 5th and 6th August. We are grateful to you all. The weather was a mixed blessing, but for most the warmth and sunshine on Sunday more than made up for the wind and rain on...
Please note that advance tickets will CLOSE at 23:45 on Thursday 3rd August.We have a very small admin team and we need Friday to prepare everything for the show.Tickets will still be available to purchase on the gates as usual.Thank you for your understanding. We...
Regular features at the Steam Rally include:
- working traction engines, tractors and road rollers.
- vintage cars, motorcycles, fire engines, buses, military and commercial vehicles.
- vintage agricultural vehicels and tractors.
- stationary engines.
- parades of vehicles in the ring and around the site
- demonstrations of steam engines and tractors at work.
- brake van rides on the Barnstaple line.
- beer tent and refreshments.
- family fun, children’s entertainments and model train rides.
- large craft tent.
- artisan food and drink tent