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53808 back in service on the Watercress Line

A fine engine was back in service on the Watercress Line today! The Trust’s S&D 7F entered service for the first time since the line re-started passenger services on 12 April. An intensive timetable operated…

53808 being steam-tested at Ropley

The Trust’s S&D 7F No. 53808 was being steam-tested today following work on the cylinder steam pipe. That work is good, though other issues have come to light which will need attention before the loco…

Mid-Hants Railway to overhaul Kilmersdon

The Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust is pleased to announce that it has come to anagreement with Mid-Hants Railway Ltd. to overhaul our smaller locomotive at itsRopley works. Kilmersdon arrived at the MHR in March…

Latest Limited Edition wagons

Our latest wagons are liveried for Read & Son; they opened their quarry just north of Binegar Station in 1902. Most of their output was moved by the S&D. In 1934, the quarry was taken…

More Trust vans arrive at the Watercress Line

The Trust is pleased to announce that two further vehicles have now arrived at the Watercress Line (Mid-Hants Railway). They are pictured at Alresford. The L&SWR brake van No. 54885 was built around 1900/1902 and…