Sunday 17 June: Murder on the Midsomer Express!! Don’t miss our new Murder Mystery event - join the train, meet the detective, find the witnesses, solve the crime! Why not enter into the spirit of the event by wearing 1950's vintage clothing?
There will be trains pulled by Sentinel steam locomotive Joyce, running at Midsomer Norton Station on Sunday 6th and Monday 7th over the May bank holiday. To make a day out the station will be open for visitors to explore the gardens, look round the Museum and enjoy a snack in the buffet car. The shop will be open for gifts and books and the latest dvd made by BBC film maker Andrew Johnson will be available for sale.
'The S&D Reborn' charts the change of fortunes of Midsomer Norton South station since closure in 1966. This has been produced especially for us by Andrew Johnson who produced the iconic BBC documentaries 'All Change at Evercreech Jn', and 'Return to Evercreech Jn'. Priced at £9.95 it is excellent value - and all proceeds go to the railway!
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 50, Autumn 2017, features:
Chilcompton-bound: longer-term strategy
Track bash accelerates extension
Three-coach maroon set imminent
The S&D’s Dorset halts – dying days
Southern S&D pubs
S&D mapping – through West Pennard
All the usual news, project reports, comments, updates, reviews, etc.
Free to all members and on sale now at the railway shop, £3.95.