S & D Redan Curve Trackbed Project & Appeal
The Somerset & Dorset Railway Heritage Trust is pleased to announce the purchase of an important section of the former S&D Main Line railway track bed. In so doing we have ensured that this land, which is vital if we are to achieve our long term expansion plans, will remain available for railway use.
The Trust has purchased the section running from just south of the Chilcompton Tunnels to the Redan Bridge, a length of some 750 yards, together with several acres of adjacent former agricultural land which had to form part of the purchase. The Trust will benefit greatly from the ownership of this additional land.
The Trust has started an appeal to attract donations towards covering the costs of fencing between the trackbed and adjacent fields which we must install as part of our purchase agreement, along with other clearance and land management work for which we shall engage the services of a specialist contractor.
Interested in helping us with the cost ofthis work? There are two ways to donate at this website:
Alternatively, donations can be sent to Somerset & Dorset Railway Heritage Trust, Midsomer Norton Station, Silver Street, Midsomer Norton, BA3 2EY C/O Malcolm Barton - Trackbed Appeal