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.
Gartell Works Today 31.1.2026
Sunday, Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 0 Comments
(31.1.2016 Pics and text copyright John Penny) FACEBOOK - RAIL THING - NEW SOMERSET AND DORSET RAILWAY At the moment every railway seems to be undertaking track renewals or ballasting. Not be be left... [Continued]
Friday, Friday, January 29, 2016 - 0 Comments
SPETISBURY MIDFORD (Spetisbury 23.4.2010 copyright Steve Sainsbury Rail Thing FACEBOOK - NEW S&D - SPETISBURY STATION The recent meeting of the New S&D has produiced some very interesting deve... [Continued]
A Glimpse Into the Future
Thursday, Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 0 Comments
SHILLINGSTONE (Pic copyright 'John M' 1962) FACEBOOK - RAIL THING - 60s UK RAILSCENE This is what thousands of us alongside the S&D and further afield are working towards! Although this pic dates... [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.