This bogie wagon is commonly known as a ‘Sturgeon A’, for telegraphic purposes. It was built at BR Lancing Works, to Diagram 1/647, Lot No. 3265 in 1959. It can carry 50 tons and is 69 feet 5 inches long. Originally it had 3-plank sides and ends. Later it was numbered in Departmental stock as 061201. It was acquired by the S&DRH Trust in 2005 and is used for rail and sleeper transportation.

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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