The Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway - almost always referred to as the S&D - was a greatly loved and well used English railway line connecting Bath and Bournemouth. Our aim is to restore as much of the whole line as possible, from Bournemouth to Bath and to Glastonbury and Wells, using a mix of lobbying, strategic track-bed purchase and restoration of sections of the route as they become viable.
Masbury Station Update!
The appeal for fundraising for the purchase of Masbury Station has now closed. For the full statement of the appeal and station purchase, please see The Somerset and Dorset Railway Heritage Trust's website.
Bigger and Better!
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MIDSOMER NORTON SOUTH (Picture sourced FACEBOOK - RAIL THING - NEW SOMERSET AND DORSET RAILWAY RAIL THING WEBSITE Fantastic news from Midsomer Norton. Whilst we've got used to steam there over the las... [Continued]
Give Me Shelter
Thursday, Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 0 Comments
SHILLINGSTONE ( Source FACEBOOK - RAIL THING ROUTES - RAILS OF DORSET THE RAIL THING WEBSITE Progress at Shillingstone has been phenomenal over the last few years, and as the group approaches membersh... [Continued]
Steam at Shepton
Saturday, Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 0 Comments
SHEPTON MALLET CHARLTON ROAD (All copyright 31.8.2009 Steve Sainsbury/ Rail Thing FACEBOOK - RAIL THING - MINIATURE RAILWAYS A really special treat back in 2009 was the opportunity to travel by train... [Continued]
We have purchased Midford railway station and are actively working to restore it.
Work is beginning on the restoration of Spetisbury railway station.
21 December 2013: Added update on Masbury appeal.
12 June 2013: Added information about the Masbury Railway Station Fund. Updated Masbury page. Added links to individual Facebook groups on the Masbury, Midford and Spetisbury pages. Added new Media Resources page.
20 April, 2013: Updated The Web page with revised links.