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.
08 for Shillingstone!
Saturday, Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 0 Comments
(Pic/text via Shillingstone Facebook group FACEBOOK - NEW SOMERSET AND DORSET RAILWAY [Shillingstone} ha[s] just won a sealed bid for a Class 08 08995 0-6-0 diesel-electric loco. Built by BR at Horwic... [Continued]
Ropley - 39 Years On!
Tuesday, Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 0 Comments
(All copyright Steve Sainsbury Rail Thing FACEBOOK - RAIL THING - MID HANTS RAILWAY Sometimes when we chance upon the remains of an S&D station, overgrown and abandoned and gradually fading into h... [Continued]
Gartell Open Day
Friday, Friday, June 26, 2015 - 0 Comments
(Gartell Open Day 2013 John Penny) FACEBOOK - NEW SOMERSET AND DORSET RAILWAY Try to get along to the Gartell Railway's Open Day the railway being open there are many other attractions. The weekend is... [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.