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We are currently updating our 2021 schedules to reflect reopening from May 22nd. Watch this space!
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Timetables & Fares

We expect to be running trains again at Easter 2021 - subject to the latest Government instructions....
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Support Us

We welcome new Members, Working Volunteers, one-off and regular donations & legacies.
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Retail Shop

Our shop at the station is now closed until the railway re-opens so we shall be adding more and more...
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Welcome to the Somerset & Dorset Railway Heritage Trust

We are a charitable trust of over 1000 members based at Midsomer Norton, located part-way up the 1 in 50 gradient from Radstock to the highest point of 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 approximately one mile of railway, which currently takes the railway up to the infilled cutting prior to Chilcompton tunnel. 

At Midsomer Norton you will find the restored station buildings, signalbox, goods shed and also two museums: one in the original Victorian Stable Block and the other in our WWII Pill Box (a candidate for the smallest museum in Britain). We have two diesel locomotives, a fully restored Sentinel 0-4-0 vertical-boiler steam locomotive, plus freight and passenger rolling stock and two static buffet coaches 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.