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Somerset & Dorset Railway Heritage Trust

Somerset & Dorset Railway Heritage Trust Somerset & Dorset Railway Heritage Trust


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Midsomer Norton BA3 2EY

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4ft 8½in



We are a charitable trust of over 850 members based at Midsomer Norton, located part-way up the gradient from Radstock to the highest point of the the old Somerset & Dorset railway at Masbury. Our headquarters is the old station building which also houses our gift shop, second-hand bookshop and ticket office. We have about half a mile of railway, which is being extended towards Chilcompton, following lease agreements with the landowners for use of the land that extends southwards beyond the immediate station area.

At Midsomer Norton you will find the restored station buildings, signalbox, goods shed and also the original stable block - now our museum, and wartime pillbox. We have a diesel locomotive, an under-restoration Sentinel 0-4-0 vertical-boilered steam locomotive, plus freight and passenger rolling stock and static buffet coach open for refreshments. Visit the station gift shop and the second-hand bookshop while you are there and enjoy the atmosphere and exhibits on this once-proud and much-loved holiday route. We can now offer brakevan rides on the line on most summer Sundays.