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Washford Museum & shop Opening Dates
Posted on 22nd May 2017

We aim to open the Museum & Shop on as many days as possible the WSR is running timetabled services. If travelling by train please check that the Washford board has been put out at Bishop Lydeard.

Planned opening dates for May are every day except 24th and June everyday except 6th, 14th & 21st.

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Dorchester Area Group May meeting
Posted on 22nd May 2017

The next meeting of the Dorchester Area Group takes place on Friday 26th Mayl at 19.30 in the Colliton Club, Dorchester, opposite the County Hall.

The speaker will be John Chappell

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Small locomotive weekend at Washford - 28/29 May
Posted on 21st May 2017

The Somerset and Dorset Railway Trust small locomotive weekend at Washford.

Come and see Peckett 1788 (Kilmersdon) and Andrew Barclay 1210 (Caledonia Works) working together for the first time.

Plus SDJR coach 4 and freshly out-shopped WR Fruit D number W3450.

Come and see the wonderful collection of wagons and the museum of Somerset and Dorset railway ...

The Trust shop will be open. Tea and coffee and light refreshments at the station or the Washford Inn next door. All happening at Washford station on the 28/29th May.

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Spring 2017 Pines Express Magazine
Posted on 4th April 2017

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Flying Scotsman to visit the West Somerset Railway in September
Posted on 4th April 2017
Flying Scotsman to visit the West Somerset Railway in September.
 
Advance tickets are available to WSRA and Steam Trust members, as well as volunteers with associated organisations of which the S&DRT is one.
 
Please see this document for details of how to get tickets.
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The Curator of Memories project
Posted on 4th April 2017
 
The Curator of Memories project

During our year-long programme of events commemorating the closure of the S&D railway, Kate McStraw's Museum of Memory not only collected memories about the line and its staff, but also presented them in a new and interesting way to audiences who might not otherwise have realised the extent of the line's history or its impact on local communities. This video describes the development of the project. [Video and cover photo by Owen Benson Visuals]

Posted by Somerset and Dorset Railway Trust on Thursday, 26 January 2017
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New yard shunter at Washford
Posted on 24th January 2017

Ex Puriton Royal Ordinance factory ‘Barclay’ shunting locomotive no.578 now resides at Washford.  An agreement has been reached between the Trust and the WSR PLc for the lone of the shunter by way of allowing covered accommodation for them to paint their other shunter no.579 before its return to duties at Minehead yard. 

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Artist Kate McStraw has been entertaining audiences throughout Somerset and Dorset
Posted on 24th January 2017

Artist Kate McStraw has been entertaining audiences throughout Somerset and Dorset with her 'Curator of Memories' performances which tell stories from the glory days of the Somerset & Dorset Railway.

The curious travelling museum houses a collection of items, each of which is connected with a story from the S&D... find out about the Shillingstone Rose, the infamous Barber of Bath and the WWII cover girl as the Curator of Memories takes you on a story-telling adventure! See the performance schedule here: http://www.museumofmemory.org/tour-dates/

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