This hopper wagon was built in 1959 by Charles Roberts for BR to Diagram 1/587, Lot 2939. It was renumbered DB983233 when it was transferred from the operating fleet to Departmental use. It has a Telegraph Code name of ‘Dogfish’. Privately owned, it came on indefinite loan to the Trust in 2006. It is rated at the unusual figure of 24.5 Tons and is used for carrying and spreading ballast.

Opening Times

Sundays 10.00 to 16.00 for viewing, museum, wartime pillbox, buffet coach, gift shop and second-hand bookshop. 
Mondays, but for viewing only, rather than full facilities, shop and museum open from 13.00 to 16.00. Buffet coach open from 10:00 until 15:00.


Somerset & Dorset Railway Heritage Trust
Midsomer Norton Station
Silver Street
Midsomer Norton

01761 411 221
Phones are manned when the shop is open.

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