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 complimentary copy of our latest magazine whilst your membership application is being progressed.  Memberships taken out now last until the end of 2022.

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

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Membership benefits

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

– Proposals for doubling the Corfe Mullen line. Jonathan Edwards delves into the papers of the National Archives again and reveals the three attempts made by the S&D management to double-track the ‘cut-off’ line between Corfe Mullen Junction and Broadstone.

– A day in the life of a small boy. Bob Curtis recalls the days of his boyhood in Bath and seeing a 9F in the sidings that was different to all the others, particularly as it was painted green – it was Evening Star. He describes the major effort made to find a camera and produce a still-treasured photograph of the engine.

– S&D stations – Shepton Mallet. David Grimwood, in part 28 of his station series, describes the major difficulties caused in the area in 1891 by heavy snowfall.

– Childhood memories of Ashcott. Jack Bath recalls the peat railway crash of 1949 and, when a bit older, journeys made with friends from this remote station out on the peat levels.

– The memories of Ted Lambert, part 4. The transcribed memories of an S&D railwayman.

– Andrew Pearce’s model of Bath Green Park. A round-up of developments during 2021 on this superbly realistic recreation of Green Park station.

– Locomotives & Railways – part 2. Reproducing a series of fascinating articles about the S&D originally published in 1900-1902, around the time when the S&D was at its zenith.

– Nine pages of Trust and general S&D news.

– Centre-spread photo. Pulling out the sales supplement reveals a colour archive photo printed across the centre pages; in this issue, we see 8F No. 48706 outside the Bath Junction low level shed with the daylight fading and the gas lights dimly illuminating the interior of what was originally the S&D shed.

– Four-page pull-out sales supplement.

44 A4 pages including the sales supplement.