Trust Stock List

Motive Power

SDJR 7F 2-8-0 No. 88

The Trust's largest and heaviest museum exhibit is former SDJR 7F 2-8-0, No. 88, built in 1925. Restored from scrapyard condition between 1969 and 1987, the locomotive is in regular service with the West Somerset Railway and is seen in the picture at Minehead. It now carries its BR number, 53808. Photo © Rod Ormston.

See these pages dedicated to 53808 for more information:

Latest photos.  53808's Restoration.  The Return to Steam in 1987.

Ruston & Hornsby 0-4-0 diesel-mechanical locomotive.

Recently repainted in its original colours, this little diesel was built in 1942 for Cadbury's. It later moved to Bath Gas works. Photo © Dave Temple.

Peckett 0-4-0ST Kilmersdon

Built in 1929, this was the last steam locomotive to work the Somerset Coalfield. When at Washford, this locomotive is regularly steamed up to shunt the trucks in the yard.

Along with our fully-restored 1886 S&D carriage, Coach 4, Kilmersdon now regularly appears during West Somerset Railway galas at Minehead where for a small fee, visitors can experience first class travel from times long past. Photo © Rod Ormston

Videos of Kilmersdon: At the Helston Railway in 2018.  At Minehead, hauling S&DJR Coach 4.


These carriages have become part of the Museum Collection in order to protect their historical and railway significance. A Conservation Plan has been prepared and the major task of implementing it has begun. More news as the project develops over the next few years.

S & D Third class 5-compartment 6-wheel carriage No 114.

Built at Highbridge in 1890, retired by the SR (as 1423) in 1930 and converted to form a bungalow in Sussex (with No. 98). Recovered by the Trust in 1996. Photo © Rod Ormston

S & D First class 4-compartment 6-wheel carriage No 4.

Built Highbridge 1886, taken out of use 1930, and converted for use as a cricket pavilion at Templecombe. Rescued by the Trust in 1986, and now fully restored. Photo © Gerry Leyman

S&DJR six wheeled third No.98

Built by Cravens in 1894, is virtually identical to coaches built at Highbridge and very similar to many built for the Midland Railway around that time. Photo © Beverley Zehetmeier.


London & South-Western Brakevan (Road Van) (12424)

Returned to LSWR livery and number. Built about 1902, rebuilt late 1990s by SDRT volunteers. Photo © Gerry Leyman


London & South-Western Ventilated Van

The brown van (42106) with the sliding doors intact is from 1901. Mansell wheels (steel & wood construction). Photo © John Cannon

London & South-Western Ventilated Van RNAD 304, given number 51171

LOH 18ft WB 11ft LSWR mixed Panter and Shepherd axleboxes, Mansell wheels, long springs, LSWR plain buffer casings. 1898 wheelsets. Doors changed to SDJR design, and van numbered 747

Southern Railway - style Parcels & Miscellaneous Van S1633S

London Midland & Scottish Van 37103 CCT

Built by Metro-Cammell in 1938 under Lot No. 1154, and known by the LMS as a Covered Motor Car Van.

British Railways Fruit D (W3450W)

Built to a GWR design (Y14 diagram) in 1955. Condemned in 1976 at Reading, purchased privately, then transferred to the SDRT. Photo © John Cannon

Southern Railway Box Van S48949

Built to a standard pattern between 1935 and 1949. Photo © John Cannon

London Midland & Scottish 12 ton Steel Van (LMS 179162).

ca. 1930. Photo © John Cannon

Shell/BP Tank Wagon

Built in 1902 as No. 231. WB 10ft, wooden headstocks, to carry 20 ton. Photo © John Cannon

Military Van RNAD 229

LSWR affiliations wheelset marked "LSWR Co 1886". LOH 15ft 4in WB 9ft 2in. Mixed axleboxes, all LSWR: one Shepherd's dated 1927, another Warner's Box B 9in x 4in. Photo © John Cannon


Open & Flat Wagons

LMS D1671

Some 31,000 of these wagons were built by the LMS at Earlestown and Derby, and for the LMS by private builders, between 1924 and 1940. They were very similar to the RCH 1923 Standard 12 ton mineral wagon design. As well as the LMS, the LNER also adopted the design as the standard mineral wagon - number built unknown, but at least 6,000. In addition, an estimated 234,000 of the RCH 1923 Standard design were built by the trade for private owners between 1923 and 1940. Photo © Chris Nevard

NE 10 ton 424023 (RNAD 184)

LOH 15ft 10in WB 9ft 4in. LMS and LNEC 8x4 axleboxes. Self contained buffers. Photo © John Cannon

NE 13 ton 145741 (RNAD 194)

LOH 19ft 4-plank WB 10ft LNE-N and GNR axleboxes. Buffer casings LNE. Photo © Gerry Leyman

AD 119 Open 4-plank

LOH 15ft 5in WB 9ft 2in. Three SR(E) and one SR(B) No 7 axleboxes. Ironwork consistent with LBSCR. Photo © John Cannon

LMS Open 4 Plank P61045

Ex-Port of Bristol Authority wagon built by the LMS in 1932. 5-planks; steel frame; full height door. Currently masquerades as S C Ruffey's wagon based at Sodor. Photo © George Moon

Narrow gauge track, locomotive & stock

From the Ashcott Peat Works Railway, which crossed the S & D on the level. Photo © Gerry Leyman