Welcome to North Dorset Railway Trust
Welcome to the Shillingstone Railway Station’s website. This is an exciting time for the North Dorset Railway Trust as we begin the transition to an operational heritage railway. There will be plenty of news to report in the coming months as well as an increasing number of events, activities and volunteer projects.
We are in transition from being a Railway Project to a Railway Station and that will be shown here first. Recently we have welcomed new volunteers to the Station, worked out the Station track layout, removed dead trees at our southern boundary, cleaned ballast ready for tracklaying, added a Brake Van to our rolling stock, and removed unwanted items from the yard.
The Trust seeks a range of volunteers to help improve the Station as a visitor attraction and to help move the Station towards operational status. There is always plenty to do at the Station. Why not visit the Station any weekend or Wednesday and savour the various projects underway during a Guided Tour of the station and signal box which will be celebrating '140 years' in October this year?
We are open every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, and Bank Holiday Mondays. Come along for coffee, lunch or tea, (with Hot food now available) and tour our station and soak up the gardens and beautiful country views!
Do check out our New Year events coming soon here on the righthand panel,
an event for every age and family member through out the year!
Happy New Year from all of us at North Dorset Railway Trust - Shillingstone station