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.
Spetisbury Report 5.10.2014
Sunday, 05 October 2014 - 0 Comments
Plants kindly donated by locals await planting out. Another plant was delivered to the station today. View from the bank behind the up platform building. The vegetation behind the wall was cut back to... [Continued]
Friday, 12 September 2014 - 0 Comments
FACEBOOK - NEW S&D Come along to our Heritage weekend event and see a full- size replica Spitfire at the station! (Cockpit visits are available.) Also on display will be vintage commercial vehicle... [Continued]
Shillingstone Light Railway
Thursday, 11 September 2014 - 0 Comments
(Both copyright Alan Kingston 1960s/70s) FACEBOOK - SPIRIT OF HEYWOOD After the original S&D closed the sound of trains could still be heard around Shillingstone. The 10¼ inch gauge Shillingstone... [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.