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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?

We are open every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, and Bank Holiday’s. Come along for coffee, lunch or tea, tour the station and soak up the gardens and beautiful country views! 

We are looking forward to welcoming Santa to the Station on 16th and 17th December, continuing to improve the café, and planning our next steps forward as an operational railway in the new year.

In the meantime, we wish to thank all our supporters, donors, volunteers and members for all their contributions to the Station’s development and wish you all a Merry Christmas and peaceful New Year.