To help support the Trust's conservation and restoration activities, why not join us? It costs from just £14 per year and comes with many benefits, see below. Andy Young, our Membership Secretary, looks forward to welcoming you with a copy of our latest magazine. Click here to purchase membership - or use the drop-down 'Sales' menu.  New memberships taken out now will last until the end of 2021.

When ordering membership, any items you require from our online shop can be included at the same time; there is no need to order them separately.

Membership benefits

- Our magazine, Pines Express, four times a year. A wide variety of articles is complemented by photographs from the Trust's extensive archive.

Recent front covers from our magazine, 'Pines Express'


- Access to pdf copies of every Bulletin/Pines Express ever published. That's 298 issues!

- 20% off when buying downloadable S&D images and audio recollections in our online shop.

- 25% off standard travel (excluding special events) on the West Somerset Railway*.

- The Trust's Annual Special Train; with extra low fares and hauled by the Trust's restored S&D 7F, 53808.

- Free museum access and 10% off most purchases in the Trust's shop at Washford*.

- Internet discussion group.

- Mail Order Service.

- Participation in events and restoration work.

(* subject to lease at Washford).

Plus, you will be able - and will be warmly welcomed in doing so - to take part in Trust activites, read on....

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Take part...

Volunteers are essential for the Trust to operate! In normal circumstances - away from the current national situation - 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 have a small team working on wagon and carriage restoration and 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 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 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)