Midsomer Norton

  • Painstaking restoration for Wickham trolley at Midsomer Norton

    Painstaking restoration for Wickham trolley at Midsomer Norton

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    A TYPE 27A MkIII gangers’ trolley (Wickham 7504) has had a thorough restoration at the Somerset & Dorset Railway, Midsomer Norton.  When acquired it had been robbed of parts for the restoration of sister Wickham 7505 (Nos. PWM4302 and TR19) at Norden on the Swanage Railway. The Midsomer Norton vehicle has had to have many parts…

  • Don’t ruin wonderful Midsomer Norton station

    Don’t ruin wonderful Midsomer Norton station

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    I had to look twice at the date of the latest issue of Heritage Railway (No. 250 – congratulations), as I thought the article on page 35, about Midsomer Norton must have been an April Fool.  As anyone who has been to this station knows, it is a classic small town station, complete with goods…

  • Midsomer Norton holds its first diesel gala

    Midsomer Norton holds its first diesel gala

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    THE Somerset & Dorset Railway at Midsomer Norton has relied on diesel power for many of its past operating days, but the March 9-10 event was the first to be advertised as a diesel gala.  Both diesels were running, much of the time in top-and-tail mode as there is no run-round at the current southern…

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