THE SOMERSET AND DORSET RAILWAY TRUST LTD
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About THE SOMERSET AND DORSET RAILWAY TRUST LTD
The Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust is dedicated to preserving the memory of the railway which ran from Bath to Bournemouth, with branches to Wells, Bridgwater and Burnham-On-Sea. The line closed in 1966 as a result of the Beeching Report. It is still one of the best loved of the lines which are no longer running, with memories of steam trains climbing the Mendip hills carrying both passengers and freight, many of which were captured on film by legendary photographer Ivo Peters. A number of Ivo's books and films, now on DVD, are available in the Trust's shop at Washford along with many other books, items of interest and hot and cold drinks. The Trust owns S&DJR 7F steam engine No. 88, which regularly works trains on the West Somerset Railway, and a Peckett 0-4-0 steam locomotive called Kilmersdon,which once operated at a colliery of that name on the North Somerset Coalfield. So why not come along to Washford and see what?s on offer, you may even decide to join us!
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We are currently raising funds to cover the the rebuilding of our three original S&D coaches from 1886
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Here's a new easy way to raise money for THE SOMERSET AND DORSET RAILWAY TRUST that does not involve...Published: 03-Mar-2012
1) TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF THE PUBLIC ABOUT THE HISTORY AND SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE SOMERSET & DORSET RAILWAY, ITS ANTECEDENTS AND ITS SUCCESSORS, ON LOCAL COMMUNITIES, IN THE CONTEXT OF BRITAIN?S RAILWAY HERITAGE. 2) TO ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN A MUSEUM FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC RELATING TO THE SOMERSET & DORSET RAILWAY AND RAILWAY HERITAGE GENERALLY, AND TO PRESERVE OR RESTORE HISTORIC RAILWAY ITEMS FOR PUBLIC DISPLAY AND DEMONSTRATION. 3) TO PROVIDE OR ASSIST IN THE PROVISION OF FACILITIES IN THE INTERESTS OF SOCIAL WELFARE FOR RECREATION OR OTHER LEISURE TIME OCCUPATION OF ALL INDIVIDUALS, INCLUDING THOSE WHO HAVE NEED OF SUCH FACILITIES BY REASON OF THEIR YOUTH, AGE, INFIRMITY OR DISABILITY, FINANCIAL HARDSHIP OR SOCIAL CIRCUMSTANCES, WITH THE OBJECT OF IMPROVING THEIR CONDITIONS OF LIFE.