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To help support the Trust’s conservation and restoration activities, why not join us? It costs from just £17 per year and we look forward to welcoming you with a copy of our latest magazine.
If you wish to join us now, we offer you membership until the end of this year for just a couple of pounds more than our annual renewal rate. We’ll welcome you with the winter 2023 magazine and you’ll receive all four of the quarterly issues during 2024. Total five magazines – excellent value!
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All members receive a copy of our quarterly magazine, the latest edition of which is the winter issue. There’s plenty of great reading material and photographic content, including:
– S&D stations – Midsomer Norton South. Today the station has been restored with a good length of running line but here, David Grimwood looks back at ‘how it used to be’ in BR days. The station was noted for its award-winning floral displays.
– Standard 3MT 2-6-2Ts on the S&D. Although not an iconic S&D engine, they were in common use. Bob Curtis describes the allocations and duties on the line of these engines, which he says epitomised the modern face of the steam age.
– 53808 on The Countryman. The Trusts S&D 7F on the last Watercress Line dining service before the engine’s overhaul.
– Modelling Focus: the Twerton Co-op bakery sidings. Martin Goodey’s accurate model representation of the sidings and the surrounding area in Bath.
– Schoolday memories of S&D services: Broadstone, Poole and Branksome shed. Colin Pack recalls the southern end of the S&D, and Branksome shed, in the ’40s and ’50s with a selection of photos taken going back as afr as 1949.
– Feedback & information requests. The fine centre spread photo in the last issue of 53810 on a through service at Winsor Hill provoked a great deal of discussion… it was unlikely to have been an Exmouth-Cleethorpes service!
– The summer of ’69 – walking the S&D. Last time, Steve Ehrlicher’s walk had reached the depressing sight of Midsomer Norton South. In this part, he continues on to Chilcompton and Masbury, facing interrogation at Winsor Hill!
– Centre-spread photo. In keeping with the headline theme of Midsomer Norton South, the centre spread is a fine G A Richardson photo of 75027 and 34047 Callington on a through service to Bournemouth.
– Trust and general S&D news.
– Four-page pull-out sales supplement.
44 A4 pages including the sales supplement.
– Our magazine, Pines Express, four times a year. A wide variety of articles is complemented by photographs from the Trust’s extensive archive.
– Access to PDF copies of every Bulletin/Pines Express ever published.
– Participation in events and restoration work (see the volunteering page).