The signal box will be operational on the days shown in the events calendar.  It is also occasionally in use on other Sundays and Mondays for shunting purposes. Unless a sign is hung to the contrary, visitors are very welcome to visit - just knock on the door.

We  always welcome anyone who is interested in training as a signaller. The course takes between four and eight months and involves a thorough knowledge of our Rule Book, the Signalman's General Instructions, the Special Operating Instructions for the signal box and a practical examination by our Signal Inspector. Most training will be done 'on the job' and so the same commitment in time and availability will be needed while training as when you are qualified. This will be mainly weekends and Bank Holidays when the railway is open to the public.

If you are interested in training to be a signaller please contact Alan Price at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Work on the signalling takes places mainly on Thursdays, Sundays and Mondays. At present we are extending the system which involves some heavy work and some lighter electrical installation.   These are exciting times for us and if you like building a railway and would like to join our team you are very welcome. No special  skills are required but a degree of physical fitness will be needed as much of the work requires a walk of 500m over rough ground to reach the worksites. Here is a flavour of some of the work we do.

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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