Sunday 28th October 10.30 - 4pm
On Saturday 27th October 2018 we shall once agin be running our popular, steam hauled Real Ale Trains (RATs).
There will be two sessions.
The first will start at midday with the first train departing at 1:00 pm with the bar closing at 4:00 pm.
This will allow passengers to see the line in daylight while enjoying excellent ales and company.
The early finish also allows visitors to make use of public transport in the locality.
The second session commences at 6:00 pm with the first train at 7:00 pm, with frequent trips up and down the line before the bar closes at
It will also be a rare chance to experience the recently restored signal and station lighting which will add to an evening of nostalgic and atmospheric railway travel.
Admittance for over 18s only, will be by ticket available from the station in
-- Silver Street on Sundays and Mondays from 1:00 pm,
-- From the Redan Inn at Chilcompton
-- Order online below.
Tickets cost £12 per session and include all train rides, a souvenir acrylic glass, your first pint of beer and a programme containing tasting notes.
You will receive a confirmation email of your booking; please bring this with you on the day to receive your ticket(s).
As part of the national Heritage Open Days festival, trains will be running at Midsomer Norton on both days. Hauled by Sentinel steam loco, 7109 "Joyce", train rover tickets are £6 adults, £3 children. Entry to the site is free, and the Museum, shop and buffet will all be open.
Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Murder Mystery has been cancelled, trains will still be running however.
The trust are so close to extending the current running line to the base of the infill, but more funds are required! Any donations will be gratefully received - you can help bring back another section of this iconic line! Donations can be sent to the station, or online here.
Our collections are housed in a building which started life as a stable for horses which were used for shunting and working the carts and dreys that transported goods to and from the station. Following the closure of the Somerset and Dorset Railway in 1966, the stable block fell into disuse and when The Somerset and Dorset Railway Heritage Trust took it over, it was derelict and with no roof. Thanks to the perseverance of volunteers and favourable publicity from the local press a grant was received from the Heritage Lottery Fund plus local councils.
The museum has its own website which you can visit here.
Issue 51, Spring 2018, features:
10-year project strategy emerging
The last S&D coaches
Signalling system completed
End of the S&D fertiliser trains
S&D pubs up to Blandford
S&D mapping – Glastonbury
All the usual news, project reports, comments, updates, reviews, etc.
Free to all members and on sale now at the railway shop, £3.95.