Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway

The Somerset and Dorset Railway Trust promotes the spirit and history of the Somerset & Dorset Railway. They have an extensive archive and museum, including an  S&D engine and coaches, publish a quarterly magazine and welcome visitors to their base at Washford. Find out more at


A Railwayman Remembers. Click here to read about working life on this line.


Strictly speaking this was not on the S&D rails but it was whilst the train was crossing over the S&D line running to Burnham. 

Railway smash @ Highbridge 20th June 1909 ( AJ)

Train crash 1

Train crash 2

Train crash 3

Train crash plan

Train crash plan2








Rail death report


From “Beyond The Shadows” the history of three local families by Rita Probert:
Rail death txt

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