Burnham Heritage Project
The railway line and sttaion in Burnham on Sea may have disappeared long ago but should you wish to re-live the time when the train brought holiday makers and wealth to Burnham, please visit us. When visiting the town, the Heritage Trail details can be downloaded on to your smartphone, or you can find out about it at the Tourist Information Centre on the sea front.
Kevin Clapcott has probably created the leading and most comprehensive Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway website. The pages feature more or less everything you would ever wish to know about this great railway.
Maps and histories of various railways across the UK including the Somerset & Dorset Railway.
The home of much of the Trust’s archive material, where it is secure and accessible to the general public.
S&D Related Organisations
The Shillingstone Station Project aims to restore the station and available surrounding area to how it was in the early 1960s.
The S&D Railway Heritage Trust is restoring the station at Midsomer Norton, with the aim of re-opening a section of the line northwards to run trains.
2-foot gauge railway running on the Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway, south of Templecombe. The only steam still running on the trackbed of the old S&DJR. The website features pictures and information about when the line is open to the public.
The museum reflects the history of the Somerset coalfield, and includes artefacts from the Somerset & Dorset Railway.
The Society holds meetings and runs tours in the S&D area
A highly detailed website covering historical information about the railways of the UK West Country, including a detailed section dedicated S&DJR signalling.
A superb photographic portrayal of the Somerset & Dorset Line in its final few years with images taken mainly on 'the Branch'.
The Trust is making the comprehensive Midland Railway collection assembled by Roy Burrows accessible to the public for educational purposes.
A well known film company whose web site has still pictures from a trip made over the Somerset & Dorset between Bath and Evercreech Junction in the 1960s. Lantern Films also produce the highly acclaimed S&D film 'Puffed Out'.
Gordon Jones has notes and pictures about our favourite line as it appears now.
Books, Maps & Printed Material
Ordnance Survey maps of the Dorset section of the SDJR.
A website dedicated to the Trusts locomotive, No 88
The Historical Model Railway Society was founded in 1950 by historians and modellers to collect and exchange records, drawings and photographs in the interests of historical accuracy in modelling.
Taunton Model Railway Group's breathtaking model of Bath Green Park Station in 4mm.
Chris Nevard’s superb modelling, much influenced by the S&D.
An excellent working representation of Midsomer Norton & Welton station as it would have appeared in 1919. It is modelled in 4mm/ft scale 18.83 gauge (Scalefour)
Chilcompton Layout Chilcompton is the latest of a number of Somerset & Dorset based exhibition layouts and is currently under construction. It is based on the prototype station of the same name. The era is set sometime between 1950 and 1955 and all the stock used represents what would have actually run over the real line, at this time.
The West Somerset Railway (Home of the S&DRT) recaptures the era of the branch line country railway in the days of steam. Enjoy 20 miles of glorious Somerset scenery as the train gently rolls back the years on its journey beside the Quantock Hills and the Bristol Channel coast. Just sit back in your seat and watch the steam and countryside drift past the window...
The former Midland Railway Mangotsfield to Bath branch.