Photographs

One of the aims of the New S&D is to build up a public archive of material relating to the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway, consisting of historical documents and records of the state of the line today.

Contribute! If you would like to contribute photos to this archive, please email them to info@somersetanddorsetrailway.co.uk. Photos sent to us will be correctly attributed and labelled with whatever copyright notice you ask for.  The only thing we ask for in return is the right to use your photos on our website and in our promotional material.

Sample Photos From Our Archive

Home-page-charlton-marshall.jpg Wagons on the Incline at Kilmersdon Colliery, Dropping Down to Radstock North Railway Station. Photo From the Rail Thing/steve Sainsbury Collection (c1960). © All Rights Reserved Photo From the Rail Thing/steve Sainsbury Collection (c.1968). © All Rights Reserved. Photo From the Rail Thing/steve Sainsbury Collection (c1960). © All Rights Reserved. Photo From the Rail Thing/steve Sainsbury Collection (c1960). © All Rights Reserved. Postcard Shot of Midsomer Norton and Welton Railway Station (c1900). Photo From the Rail Thing/steve Sainsbury Collection (c.1960). © All Rights Reserved. End of the 'up' Platform, the Steps That Lead From the Road That Runs Underneath the Bridge, and Also Shows the Site of the Signal Box in the Centre of the Photo.  on the Right Side of the Photo, You Can See the 'trailway'/ Trackbed Heading North Towards Charlton Marshall.

photo by Dean Cockwell (january 2012). © All Rights Reserved This Image From Http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/672725 is Licensed Under the Creative Commons Attribution-share Alike 2.0 Generic License. by Tudor Williams ( Http://www.geograph.org.uk/profile/7492 ) This Image From Http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/672804 is Licensed Under the Creative Commons Attribution-share Alike 2.0 Generic License. by Tudor Williams ( Http://www.geograph.org.uk/profile/7492 ) View Ne, Towards Bath; Somerset & Dorset Bath - Templecombe - Bournemouth Line, High Up in Mendip Hills. 

this Image From Http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1799708 is Licensed Under the Creative Commons Attribution-share Alike 2.0 Generic License. by Ben Brooksbank ( Http://www.geograph.org.uk/profile/44502 ) Binegar Railway Station. Picture Shows the Old Station Buildings, and Tall Signal Box, and Also the Signals and Track.

this Image From Http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/672494 is Licensed Under the Creative Commons Attribution-share Alike 2.0 Generic License. by Tudor Williams ( Http://www.geograph.org.uk/profile/7492 ) Bradford - Bournemouth Express Pounding Through Midsomer Norton South Station
view Northward, Towards Bath: Ex-somerset & Dorset (midland & Lsw Joint) Line, Bath (green Park) - Templecombe - Bournemouth West. it is a Summer Saturday and the Heavy 07.40 From Bradford (forster Square) Has Reversed at Bath (dep. 14.50)and is Due at Bournemouth West at 17.35. it Needs Two Large Locomotives to Tackle the Heavy Gradients, Here the Long Climb From Radstock Up to Masbury. Sr Rebuilt Bulleid Light Pacific No. 34048 'crediton' (built 11/46 as 21c148, Rebuilt 3/59, Withdrawn 3/66) is Piloting BR Standard 5mt 4-6-0 No. 73019 (built 11/51, Withdrawn 1/67). 

this Image From Http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2669385 is Licensed Under the Creative Commons Attribution-share Alike 2.0 Generic License. by Ben Brooksbank ( Http://www.geograph.org.uk/profile/44502 ) Midsomer Norton South Station, with Down Express
view Ne, Towards Bath; Somerset & Dorset Joint Line (bath Green Park - Bournemouth West). the 09.35 Sheffield (midland) to Bournemouth West Summer Saturday Express is Headed by Lms 2p 4-4-0 No. 40569 Piloting BR Standard 5mt 4-6-0 No. 73051 and is Attacking the 8 Miles at 1-in-50/60 Climb Up From Radstock to the Mendips Summit at Masbury.

this Image From Http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2122053 is Licensed Under the Creative Commons Attribution-share Alike 2.0 Generic License. by Ben Brooksbank ( Http://www.geograph.org.uk/profile/44502 ) This Image From Http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/672754 is Licensed Under the Creative Commons Attribution-share Alike 2.0 Generic License. by Tudor Williams ( Http://www.geograph.org.uk/profile/7492 ) Somerset & Dorset Train Near Shoscombe & Single Hill Halt
view Eastward, Towards Bath; S&D Bath - Templecombe - Bournemouth Line (closed 7/3/66). This was a Relatively Level Stretch of This Mountainous Line, Along the Welland Valley Before the Real Climbing Began at Radstock. the Train is the 16.35 Bath (green Park) to Templecombe, BR Standard 4mt 4-6-0 No. 75071 Returning From Bath.

this Image From Http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2118355 is Licensed Under the Creative Commons Attribution-share Alike 2.0 Generic License. by Ben Brooksbank ( Http://www.geograph.org.uk/profile/44502 ) Southbound Pines Express Passing Shoscombe & Single Hill Halt, S&D Joint Line
view Ne, Towards Bath (green Park); Ex-somerset & Dorset (midland & London & South Western) Bath - Templecombe - Bournemouth Line. on a Summer Saturday and This was the Manchester (dep. London Road 10.25) Portion of the Pines Express: the Sr Light Pacific No. 34041 'wilton' is Piloted by Lms 4f 0-6-0 No. 44424.

this Image From Http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2189820 is Licensed Under the Creative Commons Attribution-share Alike 2.0 Generic License. by Ben Brooksbank ( Http://www.geograph.org.uk/profile/44502 ) Midford Station After Vegetation Clearance. Photo by David Bailey (18 December 2011). © All Rights Reserved. Bath (green Park) Station, Interior
view Westward, Outward From Buffer-stops on Platforms 1 and 2, with an Express From Birmingham to Bournemouth West Arriving (headed by an Ubiquitous Stanier Class 5 4-6-0); This Train Will Reverse to Continue to Bournemouth Over the S&D Joint Line.

this Image From Http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1770316 is Licensed Under the Creative Commons Attribution-share Alike 2.0 Generic License. by Ben Brooksbank ( Http://www.geograph.org.uk/profile/44502 ) Bath Green Park, with Express Arriving From S&D Line
view Sw, Towards Templecombe and Bournemouth by the Ex-somerset & Dorset (s&d) Line, Also to Mangotsfield Etc. by the Ex-midland Line, the Junction Being ½-mile Out. the Train is a Summer Saturday Portion of the 'pines Express, 09.25 Bournemouth West to Manchester and Liverpool, Which Will Reverse and be Taken on at the Other End to Proceed North. the Locomotive is BR Standard 9f 2-10-0 No. 92210 - a Type Recently Introduced to the S&D to Handle Heavy Trains Over Its Steep Inclines.

this Image From Http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2139899 is Licensed Under the Creative Commons Attribution-share Alike 2.0 Generic License. by Ben Brooksbank ( Http://www.geograph.org.uk/profile/44502 ) Bath (green Park) Station
view Westward of Imposing Front of Station; at Corner of Green Park (to Left) with James Street (ahead).

this Image From Http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1770297 is Licensed Under the Creative Commons Attribution-share Alike 2.0 Generic License. by Ben Brooksbank ( Http://www.geograph.org.uk/profile/44502 ) Site of Demolished Prestleigh Viaduct. Photo by Pete Harlow Http://www.catnip.co.uk/tracks/england/ (c2003). © All Rights Reserved. Prestleigh Viaduct. Photo by Pete Harlow Http://www.catnip.co.uk/tracks/england/ (c1997). © All Rights Reserved. Photo From the Rail Thing/steve Sainsbury Collection (c1960). © All Rights Reserved. Midford Station After Vegetation Clearance. Photo by David Bailey (18 December 2011). © All Rights Reserved. View Over Top of Templecombe Lower Station. Photo From the Steve Sainsbury / Rail Thing Collection (c1960). © All Rights Reserved. Photo From the C L Caddy Collection, Courtesy of Jim Type (c1950). © All Rights Reserved. Photo From the C L Caddy Collection, Courtesy of Jim Type (c1950). © All Rights Reserved. Photo From the C L Caddy Collection, Courtesy of Jim Type (c1950). © All Rights Reserved. Photo From the C L Caddy Collection, Courtesy of Jim Type (c1950). © All Rights Reserved. Photo From the C L Caddy Collection, Courtesy of Jim Type (c1950). © All Rights Reserved. Photo From the Rail Thing/steve Sainsbury Collection (c1960). © All Rights Reserved. Photo From the C L Caddy Collection, Courtesy of Jim Type (c1950). © All Rights Reserved. Photo by Unknown, Courtesy of Jim Type (c1950). © All Rights Reserved. Photo of Templecombe Upper From the C L Caddy Collection, Courtesy of Jim Type (c1950). © All Rights Reserved. Photo From the C L Caddy Collection, Courtesy of Jim Type (c1950). © All Rights Reserved. Spetisbury Station, From the Blandford Museum Collection. Photo by Unknown (c1910). © All Rights Reserved. Photo by Unknown (c1950). © All Rights Reserved. Photo From the C L Caddy Collection, Courtesy of Jim Type (c1950). © All Rights Reserved. Photo by Jim Type (c1980). © All Rights Reserved. Photo by Jim Type (c1980). © All Rights Reserved. Photo by Jim Type (c1980). © All Rights Reserved. Photo by Jim Type (c1980). © All Rights Reserved. Photo by Jim Type (c1980). © All Rights Reserved. Photo by Jim Type (c1980). © All Rights Reserved. Photo by Jim Type (c1980). © All Rights Reserved. Photo From the C L Caddy Collection, Courtesy of Jim Type (c1950). © All Rights Reserved. Photo From the C L Caddy Collection, Courtesy of Jim Type (c1950). © All Rights Reserved.

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