Links

Most recent revision: Sunday March 02, 2014

Note: These Links are in no particular order.

Rick Poulton has done a very comprehensive photographic survey of the The Remains of the Somerset & Dorset Railway Permanent Way, hosted on flickr. It's amazing how much of this old line is still visible today.

Bringing together the burgeoning Somerset and Dorset Railway community! This recently introduced Somerset & Dorset Blog is worth a look

The Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust has a superb web site, drop on in for the latest news and information on how you can help.

The Shillingstone Station Project is aiming to restore Shillingstone station to how it was in the early 1960's, incorporating a small museum & relaying a stretch of track and  eventually running standard gauge trains.

For anybody interested in the West Somerset Railway, including preserved ex S&DJR 2-8-0 No.88. This unofficial site by Steven Edge is packed full of the latest news, facts and other useful information.

Gordon Jones has an excellent S&D site worth a visit, Searching for a lost line shows how the line has stood up to the passage of time with plans and photographs showing how much of the line still survives.

To find out how the work of the S&DJR restoration project at Midsomer Norton South is coming along, visit Kevin Matthews SDJR site. There are some nice photo's here as well.

For some pictures of the line after its closing, visit Chris Nevard's site. He also has information and some wonderful pictures of his 4mm finescale model railway based upon a fictitious branch line joining the S&D near Highbridge.

A site with (amongst others) some rather good photographs of the S&D in the last few years of its operation is 3218.co.uk. The pictures are mainly around the Glastonbury area and are well worth looking at.

Visit the S&D museum at Washford Station on the West Somerset Railway. It is open from Easter onwards, on all WSR operating days.
There is Period rolling stock on display and a pub adjacent to the  station.

Visit The Radstock Museum. This site allows visitors a rare insight into the history of the local people of Radstock.

For anyone with an interest in the Midland Railway, 'including its predecessors, successors, joint lines and working arrangements', look up the pages of The Midland Railway Society.

To see a picture of Wellow and Binegar signal boxes, along with information on other signalling matters - Go along to The Signal Box Home Signal Page.

'RailWest' is a site focusing mainly on railways from the West of England, with some extremely useful information on Somerset & Dorset signalling etc.

The Shipley Model Railway Society has a site showing a 4mm finescale model of Evercreech Junction.

Visit the Historical Model Railway Society - Dedicated to the study, recording, publishing and dissemination of information on the railways of Britain, and the construction, operation and public display of accurate models of these railways.

A photo of a 2mm scale model of S&D 0-6-0T No. 27A, along with details of The 2mm Scale Association.

To view old maps of the line, or anywhere else for that matter, visit old-maps.co.uk.

If you need information on Poole in Dorset, visit Colin Redwoods excellent 'PooleView' site to find out about the areas local attractions, amenities, news and events. There is also an insight to what life was like in and around Poole in the 1930's.

For images of 1935 maps showing the route of the line and other general information on Dorset history visit www.dorsetshire.com - Well worth a visit.

Go along to Bath.co.uk for information and a 'virtual tour' of the city.

Visit the legendary town of Glastonbury which is known for its myths and legends such as King Arthur, the Holy Grail, Joseph of Arimathea, Avalon, and many more.

 

 

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Most recent revision  Sunday March 02, 2014