Southbound with the Pines – 2nd Edition


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During the 1980s, the Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust published a trilogy of specialist monographs relating to the Somerset & Dorset line. The third of these, entitled Southbound with the ‘Pines’, comprised a collection of footplate memories by Donald Beale and was published in 1985. With requests still being received for this long out-of-print title, the S&DRT decided the time had come to issue a new edition, which includes – for the most part – different photographs to accompany Donald’s original and inimitable text, including many by Ivo Peters.

To see sample pages, click on the thumbnails beneath the cover image.


1. A Pretty Little Turn
2. Preparing No. 80
3. The Royal Train
4. Wot! No coal?
5. Derailment or not?
6. Southbound with the ‘Pines’
7. Pleasant reunions
8. The Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust

A5 size, 48 pages; printed in the UK on high quality silk paper with laminated card cover.

Donald also features extensively in our audio collection, especially volume 3.

ISBN 978-1-7395088-2-1