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.
Sunday, Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 0 Comments
The trackgang has been recovering more materials from the Radstock Regeneration land today, not a bad morning for it. Almost ready for another lorry load to come out now and move it to Midsomer Norton... [Continued]
Website Change Coming!
Wednesday, Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 0 Comments
FACEBOOK - NEW SOMERSET AND DORSET RAILWAY Our current website hosting service has experienced interesting times - and the company has been wound up. We are in the process of changing our hosting serv... [Continued]
New Dvd Available
Saturday, Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 0 Comments
FACEBOOK - RAIL THING - BRITISH BRANCH LINES Just released, and just added to the New S&D's online shop, is the superb new DVD from 1st Take, covering the branch lines of Somerset, some of which c... [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.