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Address : The Railway Station, Washford, Watchet, Somerset, TA23 0PP | Email :

Take Part

If you would like to support the Trust and its future, you can become a member here.

Volunteers are essential for the Trust to operate! There are all sorts of opportunities for taking part in preserving the memories and rolling stock of the Somerset & Dorset Railway. We cherish our volunteers and have established proper management procedures to encourage and support you.

For example:

We would love to open our shop and museum all week – can you spare some time to staff the shop or help with the museum? If you want to find out more, contact us at

We have a small team working on wagon and carriage restorationand even engine overhaul, in our well-equipped workshops – all sorts of tasks to be done, for all levels of skills and all with proper supervision. Current projects include restoration of three original S&D Coaches dating from the 1880’s along with a range of historic wagons. Is this something that interests you?

If you are unable to visit Washford regularly, there are plenty of tasks that can be undertaken from your own home – contributing to the Trust’s magazine ‘Pines Express’, researching the history of the line, adding information about stations and other features of the line for the website. Is this something you could spare some time for?

If so the Somerset and Dorset Railway Trust needs you. Please contact Nigel Davies at

Our photos show examples of the types of practical activity at Washford (courtesy of Gerry Leyman)

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