Somerset and Dorset Railway

Local nameSomerset and Dorset Railway
LocationMidsomer Norton, United Kingdom

The Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway, also known as the S&D, was an English railway line connecting Bath and Bournemouth, with a branch from Evercreech Junction to Burnham-on-Sea and Bridgwater. Strictly speaking, the main line ran from Bath Junction to Broadstone, as the line between Broadstone and Bournemouth was owned by the London and South Western Railway, while the line between Bath Junction and Bath was owned by the Midland Railway.The line was used for freight and local passenger traffic over the Mendip Hills, and for weekend holiday traffic to Bournemouth. Criticised as the "Slow and Dirty" or the "Slow and Doubtful", it closed in 1966 as part of the Beeching axe despite protests from the local community.

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Phone +44 (0) 1761 411 221

Address Midsomer Norton, BA3 2EY, UK

Coordinates 51°16'51.326" N -2°28'59.12" E

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