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.
URGENT APPEAL TO PURCHASE MASBURY STATION!
The current owners of Masbury railway station have offered to sell the station to the Somerset and Dorset Railway Heritage Trust, if they can raise the £500,000 necessary to secure the site before 30 September 2013. After that date, the land could be sold to housing developers. The site includes all buildings, platforms and a good chunk of track-bed, in all 2 acres of land. Should the sale to the S&DRHT go through, the New S&D will take responsibility for restoring the station site.
Please consider making a donation to the Masbury Railway Station Fund, to help us secure this site from developers.
Early Christmas Present
Thursday, 14 November 2013 - 0 Comments
Winging its way to all New S&D members worldwide is our latest magazine, Right Lines. Most of you will also be receivinga form for the three year reduced membership offer, plus a standing order fo... [Continued]
Saturday, 19 October 2013 - 0 Comments
This time last week I was on my way to chair the New S&D AGM, down at Hurn near Bournemouth. We always alternate AGMs from one end of the line to the other, to make it easier for members to attend... [Continued]
Saturday, 28 September 2013 - 0 Comments
Sometimes it's difficult even for those of us intimately involved with the reopening of the S&D to REALLY picture what the future holds. And then sometimes something comes along to make it all cle... [Continued]
We have purchased Midford railway station and are actively working to restore it.
Work is beginning on the restoration of Spetisbury railway station.
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.