Somerset and Dorset Railway Trust
About The Trust
The Somerset and Dorset Railway Trust was established in 1966 upon the closure of the Somerset and Dorset Railway. It aims to keep the memory of the Somerset and Dorset Railway (S&D) alive, and to create and maintain S&D items and documentation.
The Trust owns two preserved locomotives, namely a Fowler 7F class 2-8-0 freight locomotive designed specifically for the S&D, and ‘Kilmersdon’, a Peckett tank engine that worked in the local Somerset coalfield. It also has a museum collection, much of which is now located at Alresford on the Mid-Hants Railway.
Benefits of Membership
Membership of an organisation that is dedicated to the Somerset and Dorset Railway and seeks to further its memory and understanding through its activities and publications
Magazine, 'Pines Express', issued quarterly
Supporting the preservation of the Trust’s locomotives, presently based at the Mid-Hants Railway
Assist with the Trust’s museum collection located at Alresford on the Mid-Hants Railway
Annual model railway exhibition
Two area groups (North and Dorchester) which meet on a regular basis staging talks and occasional film shows
Access to archive
Senior and Junior: £14
How to Join
Join via the Trust’s website. You can use the following link: sdrt.org/membership