Welcome to the website of the Somerset & Dorset Railway Heritage Trust. We are a charitable trust of around 1000 members based at Midsomer Norton, located part-way up the railway gradient from Radstock to the highest point of the the old Somerset & Dorset railway at Masbury. Our headquarters is the old station building, which also houses our gift shop, second-hand bookshop and ticket office. We have around a half a mile of railway, which is being extended towards Chilcompton, following landowner lease agreements for use of the land that extends southwards beyond the station area.
We hope you will visit us at the station, opening times and events-calendar are both shown on the left.
At Midsomer Norton you will find the restored station buildings, signalbox, goods shed and also the original stable block - now our museum, and wartime pillbox. We have a diesel locomotive, a fully restored restored Sentinel 0-4-0 vertical-boilered steam locomotive, plus freight and passenger rolling stock and static buffet coach open for refreshments. Visit the station gift shop and the second-hand bookshop while you are there and enjoy the atmosphere and exhibits on this once-proud and much-loved holiday route.
Brenden Hill, Trust Chairman