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.
Dusky Midsomer Norton 2006
Saturday, Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 0 Comments
(All 1.7.2006 copyright Steve Sainsbury Rail Thing FACEBOOK - RAIL THING - ABANDONED BRITISH MAIN LINES July 1 2006 and I found myself at an eerie and dusky Midsomer Norton South station on the S&... [Continued]
Gartell This Weekend
Friday, Friday, September 25, 2015 - 0 Comments
(All pics copyright John Penny) FACEBOOK - RAIL THING - NARROW GAUGE RAILS This Sunday (27 September 2015) is the penultimate day of this season for the Gartell Railway - 21 years of operations! If yo... [Continued]
Sunday, Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 0 Comments
A couple of shots of the new cab sides for the Ruston. New side entrance roof. (All copyright 8.9.2015 copyright Shillingstone) FACEBOOK - RAIL THING - RAILS OF DORSET Developments at Shillingstone co... [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.