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Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway

The Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway – almost always referred to as "the S&D" – was an English railway line connecting Bath in north east Somerset and Bournemouth now in south east Dorset but then in Hampshire, with a branch from Evercreech Junction to Burnham-on-Sea and Bridgwater. [1]

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Act of Parliament

An Act of Parliament is a statute enacted as primary legislation by a national or sub-national parliament.

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Ashcott

Ashcott is a small village and civil parish located in the Sedgemoor area of Somerset in the south-west of England.

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Ashcott railway station

Ashcott railway station was a station on the Highbridge branch of the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway.

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Ashwick

Ashwick is a village in the Mendip district of Somerset, England, about three miles north of Shepton Mallet and seven miles east from Wells.

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Bank engine

A bank engine (United Kingdom/Australia) (colloquially a banker) or helper engine or pusher engine (North America) is a railway locomotive that temporarily assists a train that requires additional power or traction to climb a gradient (or bank).

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Barbara Castle, Baroness Castle of Blackburn

Barbara Anne Castle, Baroness Castle of Blackburn, PC, GCOT (born Betts, 6 October 1910 – 3 May 2002) was a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament for Blackburn from 1945 to 1979, making her the longest-serving female MP in the history of the House of Commons, until that record was broken in 2007 by Gwyneth Dunwoody.

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Barry Tourist Railway

The Barry Tourist Railway (formerly the Barry Island Railway) is a railway developed to attract visitors to Barry in the Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales.

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Bath Green Park railway station

Green Park railway station is a former railway station in Bath, Somerset, England.

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Bath, Somerset

Bath is a city in the ceremonial county of Somerset, South West England, that is known for the curative Roman-built baths that still exist there.

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BBC

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the public-service broadcaster of the United Kingdom, headquartered at Broadcasting House in London.

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Beeching cuts

The Beeching cuts (also Beeching Axe) refer to the reduction of route network and restructuring of the Railways in Great Britain outlined in two reports, The Reshaping of British Railways (1963) and The Development of the Major Railway Trunk Routes (1965), written by Dr Richard Beeching and published by the British Railways Board.

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Birmingham

Birmingham is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England.

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Blandford Forum

Blandford Forum, commonly Blandford, is a market town in the North Dorset district of Dorset, England, sited by the River Stour about northwest of Poole.

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Bluebell Railway

The Bluebell Railway is a heritage line running for along the border between East and West Sussex, England.

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Bodmin and Wenford Railway

The Bodmin & Wenford Railway (BWR) is a heritage railway, based at Bodmin in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom.

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Bournemouth

Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town on the south coast of England directly to the east of the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site.

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Bournemouth railway station

Bournemouth railway station, originally known as Bournemouth East (1885 to 1899) and then Bournemouth Central (1899 to 1967), is the main railway station serving the town of Bournemouth in Dorset, England.

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Bournemouth West railway station

Bournemouth West railway station was a railway station in Bournemouth, Dorset, England.

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BR Standard Class 4 2-6-0

The BR Standard Class 4 2-6-0 is a class of steam locomotive designed by Robert Riddles for British Railways (BR).

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BR standard class 4 4-6-0

The British Railways Standard Class 4 4-6-0 is a class of steam locomotives, 80 of which were built during the 1950s.

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BR standard class 5

The British Railways Standard Class 5MT 4-6-0 was one of the 12 standard classes of steam locomotive built by British Railways in the 1950s.

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BR Standard Class 9F

The British Railways BR Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 is a class of steam locomotive designed for British Railways by Robert Riddles.

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BR standard class 9F 92220 Evening Star

BR standard class 9F number 92220 Evening Star is a preserved British steam locomotive completed in 1960.

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Bridgwater

Bridgwater is a market town and civil parish in Somerset, England.

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Bridgwater North railway station

Bridgwater North railway station was the terminus of the Bridgwater branch of the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway.

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Bristol

Bristol is a city, unitary authority and county in South West England with an estimated population of 442,500 in 2015.

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Bristol and Exeter Railway

The Bristol & Exeter Railway (B&ER) was a railway company formed to connect Bristol and Exeter.

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Bristol and North Somerset Railway

This article describes the Bristol and North Somerset Railway, between Bristol and Radstock, and the associated Camerton line from Hallatrow to Limpley Stoke. The Bristol and North Somerset Railway was a railway line in the West of England that connected Bristol with Radstock, through Pensford and further into northern Somerset, to allow access to the Somerset Coalfield.

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Bristol Channel

The Bristol Channel (Môr Hafren, meaning 'Severn Sea') is a major inlet in the island of Great Britain, separating South Wales from Devon and Somerset in South West England.

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British Rail

British Railways (BR), which from 1965 traded as British Rail, was the operator of most of the rail transport in Great Britain between 1948 and 1997.

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Broad gauge

Broad gauge railways use a track gauge (distance between the rails) greater than the standard gauge of.

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Broadstone (Dorset) railway station

This article refers to the former station in Dorset, England.

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Broadstone, Dorset

Broadstone is a town and suburb of Poole in Dorset, England.

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Burnham-on-Sea

Burnham-on-Sea is a town in Somerset, England, at the mouth of the River Parrett and Bridgwater Bay.

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Burnham-on-Sea railway station

Burnham-on-Sea railway station at Burnham-on-Sea was the terminus of the Burnham branch of the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway.

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Carboniferous

The Carboniferous is a geologic period and system that extends from the end of the Devonian Period, at 358.9 ± 0.4 million years ago, to the beginning of the Permian Period, at 298.9 ± 0.15 Ma.

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Charles Collett

Charles Benjamin Collett (10 September 1871 - 5 April 1952) was Chief Mechanical Engineer of the Great Western Railway from 1922 to 1941.

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Christopher Awdry

Christopher Vere Awdry (born 2 July 1940) is an English author known for his contributions to The Railway Series of books featuring Thomas the Tank Engine, which was started by his father, the Rev. W. Awdry.

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Cine film

Ciné film (sometimes Cine, no acute accent) is the term commonly used in the UK to refer to the 9.5 mm, 16 mm, 8 mm and Super 8 motion picture film formats used for home movies.

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Climate change

Climate change is a change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns when that change lasts for an extended period of time (i.e., decades to millions of years).

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Combe Down

Combe Down is a village suburb of Bath, England in the Bath and North East Somerset unitary authority within the ceremonial county of Somerset.

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Combe Down Tunnel

Combe Down Tunnel is on the now-closed Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway main line, between Midford and Bath Green Park railway station, below high ground and the southern suburbs of Bath, England, emerging below the southern slopes of Combe Down village.

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Corfe Mullen

Corfe Mullen is a village in Dorset, England, on the north-western urban fringe of the South East Dorset conurbation and is part of the rural district of East Dorset.

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Crewe Works

Crewe railway works is a British railway engineering facility built in 1840 by the Grand Junction Railway.

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Diesel multiple unit

A diesel multiple unit or DMU is a multiple-unit train powered by on-board diesel engines.

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Dieselisation

Dieselisation or dieselization is a term generally used for the increasingly common use of diesel fuel in vehicles, as opposed to gasoline or steam engines.

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Dorchester, Dorset

Dorchester is the county town of Dorset, England.

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Dorset

Dorset (or archaically, Dorsetshire), is a county in South West England on the English Channel coast.

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Double track

A double-track railway usually involves running one track in each direction, compared to a single-track railway where trains in both directions share the same track.

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Double-heading

In railroad terminology, double-heading or double heading indicates the use of two locomotives at the front of a train, each operated individually by its own crew.

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Dual gauge

A dual-gauge railway is a line of track that provides for trains of two separate gauges.

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East Lancashire Railway

East Lancashire Railway is a twelve-mile heritage railway line in North West England which runs between Rawtenstall and Heywood with intermediate stations at Bury Bolton Street, Summerseat, Ramsbottom and Irwell Vale.

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Edington, Somerset

Edington is a rural village, situated on the north side of the Polden Hills in the Sedgemoor district of Somerset, England.

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English Channel

The English Channel (Manche, "Sleeve"; Mor Breizh, "Bretons Sea"; Mor Bretannek, "British Sea"), also called simply the Channel, is the body of water that separates southern England from northern France, and joins the southern part of the North Sea to the Atlantic Ocean.

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Evercreech Junction railway station

Evercreech Junction was a railway station at Evercreech on the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway.

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Exeter

Exeter is a historic city in Devon, England.

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F&W Media International

F&W Media International Limited, formerly known as David & Charles Publishers (also styled as David and Charles), is a publisher of illustrated non-fiction books, eBooks, digital products, craft patterns and online education courses.

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Fly ash

Fly ash, also known as "pulverised fuel ash" in the United Kingdom, is one of the residues generated by coal combustion, and is composed of the fine particles that are driven out of the boiler with the flue gases.

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Foot (unit)

A foot (feet; abbreviation: ft; symbol: ′, the prime symbol) is a unit of length in the imperial and US customary systems of measurement.

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Frome

Frome is a town and civil parish in eastern Somerset, England.

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Gartell Light Railway

The Gartell Light Railway is a privately run narrow gauge edutainment railway located at Yenston, south of Templecombe, in Somerset, England.

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Geological Conservation Review

The Geological Conservation Review (GCR) is produced by the UK's Joint Nature Conservation Committee and is designed to identify those sites of national and international importance needed to show all the key scientific elements of the geological and geomorphological features of Britain.

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Glastonbury

Glastonbury is a small town in Somerset, England, situated at a dry point on the low lying Somerset Levels, south of Bristol.

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Glastonbury Canal

The Glastonbury Canal ran for just over through two locks from Glastonbury to Highbridge in Somerset, England, where it entered the River Parrett and from there the Bristol Channel.

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Glastonbury Festival

Glastonbury Festival is a five-day music festival that takes place near Pilton, Somerset, England.

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Gloucester

Gloucester is a city, district and county town of Gloucestershire in the South West region of England.

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Great Central Railway (heritage railway)

The Great Central Railway (GCR) is a heritage railway in Leicestershire, named after the company that originally built this stretch of railway.

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Great Western Railway

The Great Western Railway (GWR) was a British railway company that linked London with the midlands, the south-west and west of England and most of Wales.

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GWR 2251 Class

The Great Western Railway (GWR) 2251 Class was a class of 0-6-0 steam tender locomotive designed for medium-powered freight.

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Hamlet (place)

A hamlet is a type of settlement.

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Hampshire

No description.

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Hamworthy

Hamworthy is a parish and inner suburb of Poole in Dorset, England.

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Heritage railway

A heritage railway is a railway kept to carry living history rail traffic in order to re-create or preserve railway scenes of the past.

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Highbridge and Burnham railway station

Highbridge and Burnham railway station is situated on the Bristol to Taunton Line in the town of Highbridge in Somerset, England and also serves neighbouring Burnham-on-Sea.

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Highbridge, Somerset

Highbridge is a small market town situated on the edge of the Somerset Levels near the mouth of the River Brue.

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Horrington

Horrington is a collection of three small villages (South Horrington, East Horrington and West Horrington) in the parish of St Cuthbert Out or east of Wells, Somerset, England.

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Interlocking

In railway signalling, an interlocking is an arrangement of signal apparatus that prevents conflicting movements through an arrangement of tracks such as junctions or crossings.

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ITV Meridian

ITV Meridian (previously Meridian Broadcasting) is the holder of the ITV franchise for the South East of England and parts of the South West of England.

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Ivo Peters

Ivo Peters BEM (29 July 1915 – 7 June 1989) was an English railway photographer.

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John Betjeman

Sir John Betjeman, CBE (28 August 190619 May 1984) was an English poet, writer, and broadcaster who described himself in Who's Who as a "poet and hack".

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Joint railway

A joint railway is a railway operating under the control of more than one railway company: those companies very often supplying the traction over the railway.

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Keighley and Worth Valley Railway

The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway is a branch line that served mills and villages in the Worth Valley and is now a heritage railway line in West Yorkshire, England.

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Land's End

Land's End (Penn an Wlas or Pedn an Wlas) is a headland and holiday complex in western Cornwall, England.

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Limestone

Limestone is a sedimentary rock composed largely of the minerals calcite and aragonite, which are different crystal forms of calcium carbonate (CaCO3).

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LMS Fowler Class 3F

The London Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) Fowler 3F 0-6-0T is a class of steam locomotive, often known as Jinty.

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LMS Fowler Class 4F

The London Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) Fowler 4F is a class of 0-6-0 steam locomotive designed for medium freight work.

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LMS Ivatt Class 2 2-6-2T

The London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) Ivatt Class 2 2-6-2T is a class of light 'mixed-traffic' steam locomotive introduced in 1946.

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LMS Jubilee Class

The London Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) Jubilee Class is a class of steam locomotive designed for main line passenger work.

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LMS Stanier Class 5 4-6-0

The London Midland and Scottish Railway Class 5 4-6-0, almost universally known as the Black Five, is a class of steam locomotive.

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London

London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.

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London and South Western Railway

The London and South Western Railway (LSWR) was a railway company in England from 1838 to 1922.

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London, Midland and Scottish Railway

The London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS)It has been argued that the initials LMSR should be used to be consistent with LNER, GWR and SR.

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LSWR T9 class

The London and South Western Railway T9 class was a class of 66 4-4-0 steam locomotive designed for express passenger work by Dugald Drummond and introduced to services on the LSWR in 1899.

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M5 motorway

The M5 is a motorway in England.

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Maesbury Railway Cutting

Maesbury Railway Cutting is a 2 hectare geological Site of Special Scientific Interest between East Horrington and Gurney Slade in Somerset, notified in 1995.

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Manchester

Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England, with a population of 514,417 in 2013.

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Mangotsfield and Bath Branch Line

The Mangotsfield and Bath Branch Line was a railway line opened by the Midland Railway Company in 1869 to connect Bath to its network at Mangotsfield, on its line between Bristol and Birmingham.

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Mendip Hills

The Mendip Hills (commonly called the Mendips) is a range of limestone hills to the south of Bristol and Bath in Somerset, England.

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Metre

The metre, American spelling meter, (from the Greek noun μέτρον, "measure") is the base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI).

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Midford

Midford is a village approximately miles south south east of Bath, Somerset, England.

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Midford railway station

Midford railway station was a single-platform station on the Bath extension of the Somerset and Dorset Railway, just to the north of the point where the double-track became a single track.

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Midland Railway

The Midland Railway (MR) was a railway company in the United Kingdom from 1844 to 1922, when it became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway.

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Midland Railway – Butterley

The Midland Railway – Butterley is a heritage railway at Butterley, near Ripley in Derbyshire.

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Midsomer Norton railway station

Midsomer Norton railway station (originally Midsomer Norton, later Midsomer Norton Upper and finally Midsomer Norton South) was a station on the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway between and Shepton Mallet.

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Narrow-gauge railway

A narrow-gauge railway (or narrow-gauge railroad) is a railway with a track gauge narrower than the of standard gauge railways.

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National Cycle Route 24

National Cycle Route 24, otherwise known as the Colliers Way currently runs from Dundas Aqueduct to Frome via Radstock, although it is intended to provide a continuous cycle route to Southampton and Portsmouth.

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National Railway Museum

The National Railway Museum (NRM) is a museum in York forming part of the British Science Museum Group of National Museums and telling the story of rail transport in Britain and its impact on society.

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Nene Valley Railway

The Nene Valley Railway (NVR) is a preserved railway in Cambridgeshire, England, running between Peterborough Nene Valley and Yarwell Junction.

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New Somerset and Dorset Railway

The New Somerset and Dorset Railway, formed in early 2009, aims to restore the complete line of the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway as a modern transport system for the 21st century.

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North Norfolk Railway

The North Norfolk Railway (NNR) – also known as the "Poppy Line" – is a heritage steam railway in Norfolk, England, running between the coastal town of Sheringham and Holt.

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North Yorkshire Moors Railway

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) is a heritage railway in North Yorkshire, England running through the North York Moors National Park.

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O. S. Nock

Oswald Stevens Nock (1905–1994), nicknamed Ossie, was a British railway signal engineer and senior manager at the Westinghouse company; he is well known for his prodigious output of popularist publications on railway subjects, including over 100 books, as well as a large number of more technical works on locomotive performance.

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Passenger rail terminology

Various terms are used for passenger rail lines and equipment-the usage of these terms differs substantially between areas.

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Peak oil

Peak oil, an event based on M. King Hubbert's theory, is the point in time when the maximum rate of extraction of petroleum is reached, after which the rate of production is expected to enter terminal decline.

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Peat extraction on the Somerset Levels

Peat extraction on the Somerset Levels, in South West England has occurred since the area was first drained by the Romans, and continues today on an area of less than 0.5% of the total geography.

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Perimeter fence

A perimeter fence is a structure that circles the perimeter of an area to prevent access.

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Photograph

A photograph or photo is an image created by light falling on a light-sensitive surface, usually photographic film or an electronic medium such as a CCD or a CMOS chip.

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Pier

Seaside pleasure pier in Brighton, England. The first seaside piers were built in England in the early 19th century A pier is a raised structure typically supported by well-spaced piles or pillars.

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Pines Express

The Pines Express was a named passenger train that ran daily between Manchester and Bournemouth in England between 1910 and 1967.

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Poole

Poole is a large coastal town and seaport in the county of Dorset, on the south coast of England.

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Port of Bristol

The Port of Bristol comprises the commercial, and former commercial, docks situated in and near the city of Bristol in England.

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Portishead power station

Portishead Power Station refers to a series of two coal and oil-fired power stations.

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Pylle

Pylle is a village and civil parish south west of Shepton Mallet, and from Wells, in the Mendip district of Somerset, England.

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Radstock rail accident

The Radstock rail accident took place on the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway in south west England, on 7 August 1876.

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Rail trail

A rail trail is the conversion of a disused railway into a multi-use path, typically for walking, cycling and sometimes horse riding.

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Railway Correspondence and Travel Society

The Railway Correspondence and Travel Society (RCTS) is a national society founded in Cheltenham, UK in 1928 to bring together those interested in rail transport and locomotives.

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Railway town

A railway town, or railroad town, is a settlement that originated or was greatly developed because of a railway station or junction at its site.

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Railways Act 1921

The Railways Act 1921 (c. 55), also known as the Grouping Act, was an Act of Parliament enacted by the British government of David Lloyd George intended to stem the losses being made by many of the country's 120 railway companies, move the railways away from internal competition, and to retain some of the benefits which the country had derived from a Government-controlled railway during and after the Great War of 1914-1918.

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Receivership

In law, receivership is the situation in which an institution or enterprise is being held by a receiver, a person "placed in the custodial responsibility for the property of others, including tangible and intangible assets and rights", especially in cases where a company cannot meet its financial obligations or enters bankruptcy.

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Ringwood

Ringwood is an historic market town and civil parish in Hampshire, England, located on the River Avon, close to the New Forest and north of Bournemouth.

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River Stour, Dorset

The River Stour is a 60.5 mile (97 km) long river which flows through Wiltshire and Dorset in southern England, and drains into the English Channel.

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Robert Adley

Robert James Adley (2 March 1935 – 13 May 1993) was a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom and railway enthusiast.

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S&DJR 7F 2-8-0

The Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway (S&DJR) 7F 2-8-0 is a class of steam locomotive designed for hauling heavy coal and goods trains.

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S&DJR Sentinels

The Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway (S&DJR) Sentinel locomotives were two small vertical-boilered, chain-driven steam locomotives for shunting.

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Sainsbury's

Sainsbury's is the third largest chain of supermarkets in the United Kingdom with a share of the UK supermarket sector of 16.9%.

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Salisbury

Salisbury (various pronunciations., but locally) is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, England, and the only city within the county.

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Sea level

Sea level is generally used to refer to mean sea level (MSL), an average level for the surface of one or more of Earth's oceans from which heights such as elevations may be measured.

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Severn Valley Railway

The Severn Valley Railway is a heritage railway in Shropshire and Worcestershire, England.

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Shale

Shale is a fine-grained, clastic sedimentary rock composed of mud that is a mix of flakes of clay minerals and tiny fragments (silt-sized particles) of other minerals, especially quartz and calcite.

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Shapwick, Somerset

Shapwick is a village on the Polden Hills overlooking the Somerset Moors, in the Sedgemoor district of Somerset, England.

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Shepton Mallet

Shepton Mallet is a town and civil parish in the Mendip district of Somerset in South West England.

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Shillingstone Railway Project

The Shillingstone Railway Project (formerly the Shillingstone Station Project) is a heritage railway project based at Shillingstone railway station on the former Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway.

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Shillingstone railway station

Shillingstone railway station was a station on the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway (S&DJR), serving the village of Shillingstone in the English county of Dorset.

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Signalling control

On a rail transport system, signalling control is the process by which control is exercised over train movements by way of railway signals and block systems to ensure that trains operate safely, over the correct route and to the proper timetable.

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Single-track railway

A single-track railway is a railway where trains travelling in both directions share the same track.

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Somerset

Somerset is a county in South West England which borders Gloucestershire and Bristol to the north, Wiltshire to the east, Dorset to the south-east and Devon to the south-west.

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Somerset & Dorset Railway Heritage Trust

The Somerset & Dorset Railway Heritage Trust is a UK-registered charity, that through operating a railway museum at Midsomer Norton railway station, aims to preserve as much of the former Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway as possible.

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Somerset Coalfield

The Somerset Coalfield in northern Somerset, England is an area where coal was mined from the 15th century until 1973.

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Somerset Levels

The Somerset Levels are a coastal plain and wetland area of Somerset, South West England, running south from the Mendips to the Blackdown Hills.

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South Devon Railway (heritage railway)

The South Devon Railway is a heritage railway from Totnes to Buckfastleigh in Devon.

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South Wales

South Wales (De Cymru) is the region of Wales bordered by England and the Bristol Channel to the east and south, and mid Wales and west Wales to the north and west.

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Southampton

Southampton is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire on the south coast of England, and is situated south-west of London and north-west of Portsmouth.

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Southern Railway (UK)

The Southern Railway (SR), sometimes shortened to 'Southern', was a British railway company established in the 1923 Grouping.

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Southern Region of British Railways

The Southern Region was a region of British Railways from 1948.

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Spetisbury

Spetisbury is a village and civil parish in north Dorset, England, situated on the River Stour and the A350 road, south-east of Blandford Forum.

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SR Q class

The Q Class, is a type of 0-6-0 steam locomotive designed by Richard Maunsell of the Southern Railway and constructed immediately prior to the Second World War, for use on medium-distance freight trains throughout network.

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SR West Country and Battle of Britain classes

The SR West Country and Battle of Britain classes, collectively known as Light Pacifics or informally as Spam Cans, are air-smoothed 4-6-2 ''Pacific'' steam locomotives designed for the Southern Railway by its Chief Mechanical Engineer Oliver Bulleid.

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St Cuthbert Out

St Cuthbert Out, sometimes Wells St Cuthbert Out, is a civil parish in the Mendip district of Somerset, England.

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Stalbridge

Stalbridge is a small town and civil parish in Dorset, England, situated in the Blackmore Vale area of North Dorset district, near the border with Somerset.

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Standard gauge

The standard gauge (also Stephenson gauge after George Stephenson, International gauge or normal gauge) is a widely used railway track gauge.

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Steamboat

A steamboat is a boat in which the primary method of marine propulsion is steam power, typically driving propellers or paddlewheels.

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Stourpaine and Durweston railway station

Stourpaine & Durweston Halt was a station in the English county of Dorset.

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Sturminster Marshall

Sturminster Marshall is a village and civil parish in east Dorset in England, situated on the River Stour between Blandford Forum and Poole.

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Sturminster Newton

Sturminster Newton, known to locals as Sturnewton or Stur, is a town and civil parish in the Blackmore Vale area of Dorset, England.

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Sturminster Newton railway station

Sturminster Newton railway station was a station in the town of Sturminster Newton, in the English county of Dorset.

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Supermarket

A supermarket, a large form of the traditional grocery store, is a self-service shop offering a wide variety of food and household products, organized into aisles.

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Sustrans

Sustrans is a British charity to promote sustainable transport.

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Swanage Railway

The Swanage Railway is a current heritage railway and was a branch line from near Wareham, Dorset to Swanage; it opened in 1885, and the independent company that built it was amalgamated with the larger London and South Western Railway in 1886. The passenger service was withdrawn in 1972, leaving a residual freight service over part of the line handling mineral traffic. After the passenger closure, a heritage railway group revived part of the line; it too used the name Swanage Railway and now operates a line, which follows the route of the former line from Norden, via Corfe Castle, Harman's Cross and Herston Halt to Swanage.

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Switcher

A switcher or shunter (Great Britain: shunter; Australia: shunter or yard pilot; USA: switcher or switch engine, except Pennsylvania Railroad: shifter) is a small railroad locomotive intended not for moving trains over long distances but rather for assembling trains ready for a road locomotive to take over, disassembling a train that has been brought in, and generally moving railroad cars around – a process usually known as ''switching'' (USA) or shunting (UK).

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Templecombe railway station

Templecombe railway station serves the town of Templecombe in Somerset, England.

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The Midlands

The Midlands is an area spanning central England that broadly corresponds to the early medieval Kingdom of Mercia.

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Tide

Tides are the rise and fall of sea levels caused by the combined effects of gravitational forces exerted by the Moon, Sun, and rotation of the Earth.

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Token (railway signalling)

In railway signalling, a token is a physical object which a locomotive driver is required to have or see before entering onto a particular section of single track.

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Town

A town is a human settlement larger than a village but smaller than a city.

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Tunnel

A tunnel is an underground or underwater passageway, dug through the surrounding soil/earth/rock and enclosed except for entrance and exit, commonly at each end.

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Turnpike trusts

Turnpike trusts were bodies set up by individual acts of Parliament, with powers to collect road tolls for maintaining the principal roads in Britain from the 17th but especially during the 18th and 19th centuries.

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Two Tunnels Greenway

The Two Tunnels Greenway is a shared use path for walking and cycling in Bath, Somerset, England.

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United Dairies

United Dairies is a former United Kingdom-based creamery, milk bottling and distribution company.

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Viaduct

A viaduct is a bridge composed of several small spans for crossing a valley or a gorge.

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Watercress Line

The Watercress Line is the marketing name of the Mid Hants Railway, a heritage railway in Hampshire, England, running from New Alresford to Alton where it connects to the National Rail network.

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Wellow, Somerset

Wellow is a village and civil parish in Somerset, England, about south of Bath.

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Wells (Priory Road) railway station

Wells (Priory Road) was a railway station on the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway at Wells in the county of Somerset in England.

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Wells, Somerset

Wells is a cathedral city and civil parish in the Mendip district of Somerset, on the southern edge of the Mendip Hills.

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West Coast Railways

The West Coast Railway Company Limited, trading as West Coast Railways (WCR), is a railway spot-hire company and charter train operator based at Carnforth MPD in Lancashire.

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West Pennard

West Pennard is a village and civil parish east of Glastonbury in the Mendip district of Somerset, England.

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West Somerset Railway

The West Somerset Railway (WSR) is a heritage railway line in Somerset, England.

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Western Region of British Railways

The Western Region was a region of British Railways from 1948.

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Weymouth, Dorset

Weymouth is a seaside town in Dorset, England, situated on a sheltered bay at the mouth of the River Wey on the English Channel coast.

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Wilts, Somerset and Weymouth Railway

The Wilts, Somerset and Weymouth Railway (WS&WR) obtained Parliamentary powers in 1845 to build a railway from near Chippenham to Salisbury and Weymouth.

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Wimborne Minster

Wimborne Minster (often referred to as Wimborne) is a market town in East Dorset in South West England, and the name of the Church of England church in that town.

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Wincanton

Wincanton is a small town in south Somerset, southwest England.

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Writhlington SSSI

Writhlington SSSI is a 0.5 hectare geological Site of Special Scientific Interest near the town of Radstock, Bath and North East Somerset, notified in 1992.

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Yeovil

Yeovil is a town and civil parish in south Somerset, England with a population of 45,000.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somerset_and_Dorset_Joint_Railway

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