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Welcome to the S&D 50 Companion website

 

En route from Bath to Bournemouth - the Somerset & Dorset Railway traversed through many rural communities and provided a much needed lifeline in the everyday lives of those it served.  Unique and distinct in character, and renowned for the friendly and accommodating nature of its crew. The line took in some of the finest views of the English countryside, that were to be captured and immortalised on film by lifelong enthusiasts such as Ivo Peters. Thanks to their passion and dedication, it is possible once more to view the S&D in all its glory.

 

It comes as no surprise that so many people hold such great affection for the passing of the line 50 years after its closure. If you wish to share your railway memories with the wider S&D community, please send me an email to: sdjr50@gmail.com 

 

This website is my tribute to everyone who worked on the line, and to all the volunteers today helping to keep the spirit of the Somerset & Dorset alive. So please join me on a voyage through time as we discover what made the line so special.


Terry

 

 Historic newspaper articles documenting the closure of the Somerset & Dorset Railway  

Recalling the living history of the Somerset & Dorset Railway during the 1960's

Taking a look at the progress being made to preserve the line's legacy by heritage groups at Midsomer Norton, Shillingstone and Washford

Shepton Mallet, February 1963
Historic S&D newspaper articles
Five Arches at Radstock artwork

From Midsomer Norton, over the Five Arches, and on to Radstock - the artwork of Roger F. Jones

Radstock North Station in preservation

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This website was produced with the kind support & assistance of the late Ian Bunnett,

Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust & Somerset & Dorset Railway Heritage Trust

This website was created by Terry Andrew Harris on behalf of the S&D community © 2016                                                           

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