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Somerset and Dorset Railway

“Searching for a lost line”

The Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway “Searching for a lost line”

Much of the charm and attraction of the SDJR was derived from the route of the line. Starting in Bath and then winding its way through north Somerset, it climbed steep gradients as it crossed the Mendip Hills, at one point reaching 811 feet above sea level before descending into Shepton Mallet. The line then continued to Evercreech Junction, (where it joined the branch line from Burnham on Sea and Highbridge), and then a few more miles until it passed into Dorset, where it linked a string of villages and small market towns across the county before finally reaching the end of the line at Bournemouth. The employees were friendly and proud of their stations and considered themselves part of a family. A perfect English Country Railway, closed in March 1966, gone but not forgotten.

For the sake of clarity and to save space on the buttons the following abbreviation has been used on the navigation bar:

SDJR - Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway.

Home Page (this page).

Fowler F7 No.53809

Copyright © Gordon Jones 2007

SDJR pages.

LMS Jinty 0-6-0 at Midsomer Norton

Copyright © Gordon Jones 2005

Fowler F7

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To help website visitors to locate some of the listed Somerset and Dorset sites,Google maps have been added to some pages. These maps have facilities for zooming in or out and for viewing as a satellite image.

Copyright © Gordon Jones 2016

History & Bath Green Park Station - Tucking Mill & Midford - Midford Viaduct, Wellow, Shoscombe and Radstock

Midsomer Norton Station - Chilcompton - Binegar - Masbury - Winsor Hill - Shepton Mallet - Evercreech Junction - Cole - Henstridge Stourpaine & Durweston - Blandford - Charlton Marshall - Spetisbury - Bailey Gate - Corfe Mullen - Broadstone - Home page

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• Changes and additions to the text have been made on the following pages:

History and Bath Green Park Station, (last paragraph).

Tucking Mill Viaduct and Midford Station.

These amendments refer to the Two Tunnels pathway which gives access to the trackbed from Bath to Midford and Wellow.

March 2016.

Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway
“Searching for a lost line”