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Events & Experiences

Tickets on sale for Father's Day and our July Gala - click on "More Info" for details....
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Timetables & Fares

Explore when our railway is open and the schedule of planned events for 2021.  
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Support Us

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

Welcome to our on-line shop for Books, DVD, Model Railways and Themed Giftware.
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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, signal box, 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 a 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.