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.
An Oscar for the S&D
Friday, Friday, February 17, 2017 - 0 Comments
MIDSOMER NORTON SOUTH Source FACEBOOK - FRIENDS OF THE S&D RAIL THING WEBSITE The SDRHT at Midsomer Norton were joint winners of the prestigious HRA/Steam Railway award for 2017 recognising the fa... [Continued]
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BETCHWORTH (All 20.5.1977 copyright Steve Sainsbury/ Rail Thing FACEBOOK - RAIL THING - 70s RAILSCENE RAIL THING WEBSITE When I lived in Littlehampton we made regular trips to relatives in Battersea,... [Continued]
The Next Twenty Years
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Midsomer Norton (copyright Rail Thing Midsomer Norton (copyright Rail Thing (Photo copyright John Penny GLR Midford (copyright Rail Thing Shillingstone (copyright NDRT Spetisbury (copyright Rail Thing... [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.