The S&DRT photo collection

The Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust's photographic archive contains over 3000 S&D images. These are steadily being scanned and those for which we hold all rights are being added to our online shop.

We now have 523 S&D images online and for all of these, you can purchase a low resolution image for immediate download, or enquire about higher resolutions which are supplied by email. Images can be browsed by location, or use the site search at the top right of the screen where any relevant data can be inserted, eg, date (DD-MM-YY), locomotive number, etc.

Many areas are covered in depth; there are 57 images from Evercreech Junction, covering all aspects of operations there and over 70 images taken at Evercreech New with a special emphasis on double-headers!

Many more images for which we hold all rights are already scanned and waiting to be added; however, many need extensive processing (colour correction, blemish removal, tone expansion, noise reduction and detail enhancement) before being included online - indeed, more images from the locations already featured will appear in time.

July additions - updated 19 July: The John Richardson collection, bequeathed to the Trust, contained images from all over the country. Those related to the S&D, plus the Southern around Bournemouth, we have retained - 36 images now added, mostly of S&D services and locos at Bournemouth West, Branksome and Bath Green Park. There are also over 100 purely Southern images which will be added in their own category in due course. 

Images: 800-pixel wide JPEG images are available for immediate download upon completion of the ordering process - click on 'My Account' to access them. Should you be interested in greater detail, please see the high resolution photo enquiries page via which we can supply you with higher resolution images for personal use. Commercial enquires are welcomed.

Pricing: 800-pixel wide images (immediate download) are £1.50. 3000-pixel wide images (on request) are £6 and full-resolution (on request, where available) are £10. 

Enquiries: Please contact us via editor[@]sdrt.org - remove the anti-spam brackets before sending.

  • This is a quick way to browse the most recent images to be added to the online shop.
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  • More photos of the MRTS  Hants. & Dorset Branch Flyer  in the Spetisbury section.
  • This category collects together images from the closure weekend railtours. All of these images are also listed in their respective locations.  
  • Why not get a more detailed view of an S&D subject of interest with a higher-resolution image? To obtain either 3000-pixel wide (available universally) or full resolution images (available on most images other than the John Woods colour... more info