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.
The Midford Appeal.
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 - 0 Comments
MIDFORD STATION REBUILDING We’ve reached that special time in the history of the New S&D when we can begin to rebuild our first station! At the last AGM it was decided that the appeal to raise the... [Continued]
A Big Step
Friday, 07 March 2014 - 0 Comments
HERITAGE AND COMMUNITY RAILWAY RESOURCE SHARE FACEBOOK This is a really important development. The railway at Midsomer Norton has been under construction for over twenty years. Whilst some local busin... [Continued]
Thursday, 06 March 2014 - 0 Comments
NEW SOMERSET AND DORSET RAILWAY FACEBOOK It's that time of year again! It's now 48 years to the day since the S&D closed (and 5 years to the day since the New S&D was formed). If only ... But... [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.