Somerset & Dorset Railway. One of the final weekend special services near Radstock - part of our extensive S&D photo collection.The Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust’s photographic archive contains over 3000 S&D images. These are steadily being scanned and those for which we hold all rights are being added to our online shop.

Images online

We currently have 1017 images online, (895 of the S&D and its train services) and for all of these, you can purchase a low resolution image for immediate download, or enquire about higher resolutions which are supplied by email. Please note that we only supply image computer files, we do not send prints.

Images can be browsed by location, or use the site search at the top right of the screen where any relevant data can be inserted, eg, date (DD-MM-YY), locomotive number, etc. This produces a drop-down shortlist of images – click on the magnifier symbol in the search box to see the full advanced search results.

Many areas are covered in depth; there are 67 images from Evercreech Junction, covering all aspects of operations there and 81 images taken at Evercreech New with a special emphasis on double-headers. 123 images from Glastonbury provide detailed coverage of the station and goods yard.

Trust photo collections

The images available are mostly from these collections:

  •  The John Woods collection (colour slides).
  • The David Milton collection (black & white prints). David was at one time the Trust Chairman.
  • The John Richardson collection (black & white). In the Trust’s possession since the late 1970s, 40 S&D images are included and over 100 purely Southern images have now been added in a special Southern section. The remaining photos were outside of our collections policy and were sold to Kezlan Images.
  • 600 S&D colour slides by David Milton are in the process of being scanned with several dozen added already.
  • We also now have 29 images by H C Casserley.
  • J F ‘Eric’ Rimmer. Eric’s images provide detailed coverage of Shillingstone and Henstridge stations.

Image size

800-pixel wide JPEG images are available for immediate download upon completion of the ordering process – click on ‘My Account’ to access them. Should you be interested in greater detail, please see the high resolution photo enquiries page via which we can supply you with higher resolution images for personal use. Commercial enquires are welcomed.

Image Pricing

800-pixel wide images (immediate download) are £1.50 generally, but are £2.50 for H C Casserley images. 3000-pixel wide images (on request) are £6 and full-resolution (on request, where available) are £10 – this excludes the Casserley collection for which an enquiry should be made.

Enquiries

Please contact us via editor[@]sdrt.org – remove the square brackets before sending; these deter automated emails.