Membership

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.

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

Pines Express issue 300

All members receive a copy of our quarterly magazine, the latest edition of which is the spring issue. Despite the situation with Covid-19, the magazine is packed with great reading material and photographic content, including:

- Bridging the River Stour - part 2. Over nine miles, the original Dorset Central Railway crossed the Stour four times. Jonathan Edwards concludes his two-part article by looking at the building of the river bridges at Hodmoor and Blandford, including the doubling work on the latter and the work of local organisations in retaining the remaining two flood arches.

- Exciting Times! 53808 in steam. Mike Arlett recalls the return to steam of the Trust's locomotive, S&D 7F No. 53808, in 1987. The article coincides with the re-issue of the Trust 'blue book' about 53808, originally published in 1987.

- Solo 9Fs over the Mendips: Ted Goater discovered Bath Green Park with its summer Saturday through trains at the age of 14. Here, he reaches into his notebooks to describe the performance of the 9Fs over the Mendip hills during the last summer of through traffic, 1962.

- Steam railcars on the S&D. The Wells, Bridgwater and Burnham branches always had limited patronage. Steve Ehrlicher tells us about the variety of railcars that were trialled on these lines from 1906 onwards.

- S&D stations part 24 – Blandford. David Grimwood describes what author Robin Atthill called the S&D's "most impressive station", hosting royalty on more than one occasion.

- Visiting the Ashcott Peat Railway. A group of enthusiasts visited in 1982; here are some of their photos.

- Eight pages of Trust and general S&D news.

- Four-page Trust sales supplement.

44 A4 pages including the sales supplement.