Swift & Delightful – an introduction to the Somerset & Dorset Railway


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This book, published by ourselves, gives a very easy to read story of the S&D and is aimed at those who never knew the S&D and who wish to find out more about it.

Starting with describing how the railways used to be a fundamental part of daily life, the book briefly recalls the history of the S&D before taking a ‘trip along the line’ looking at nearly all the stations. There follows a short section on what can be seen today and the book finishes with a look at the work of the Trust, originally founded in 1966, just before the S&D system closed.

Written by the late Jonathan Edwards and originally published in 2017, this is the third edition of this popular guide book with a completely updated photo selection.

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


1. Introduction
2. Setting the scene
3. A brief history
4. A trip along the Line
5. What’s still to see?
6. The Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust

Sample pages available – click on the thumbnails below the cover image to see inside the book.

ISBN 978-1-7395088-0-7