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

Contacts

Website: www.sdrt.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/sanddrt

YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCXBedxRzbaHJWVFADiKM8BA/videos?view=0&sort=p

Email: info@sdrt.org

Membership Fee

Adult: £18

Joint: £19

Senior and Junior: £14

 

How to Join

Join via the Trust’s website. You can use the following link:  sdrt.org/membership