Welcome to the website of the Somerset & Dorset Railway Heritage Trust. We are a charitable trust of over 1000 members based at Midsomer Norton, located part-way up the 1 in 50 gradient from Radstock to the highest point of the the old Somerset & Dorset railway at Masbury. Our headquarters is the old station building, which also houses our gift shop, second-hand bookshop and ticket office. We have around a half a mile of railway, which is being extended towards Chilcompton, which will double the length of the line.
We hope you will visit us at the station; Opening Times and Visitor Information are both shown below. See here for the Events Calendar.
At Midsomer Norton you will find the restored station buildings, signalbox, goods shed and also two museums: one in the original Victorian Stable Block and the other in our WWII Pill Box (a candidate for the smallest museum in Britain). We have two diesel locomotives, a fully restored restored Sentinel 0-4-0 vertical-boilered steam locomotive, plus freight and passenger rolling stock and static buffet coach open for refreshments. Visit the station gift shop and the second-hand bookshop while you are there and enjoy the atmosphere and exhibits on this once-proud and much-loved holiday route.
Brenden Hill, Trust Chairman