The Official site for the S&DJR at Shillingstoneas approved by The North Dorset Railway Trust the last great main line adventure.
To re-build Shillingstone Station and surroundings to as it appeared in 1950-1960 and to help to educate for future generations.
Heritage Railway at The Station They technically Never Closed .Shillingstone Station was built by the Dorset Central Railway and opened on Monday 31st August 1863. Closed on Sunday 6th March 1966, it is now the last surviving station built by that railway company and it is therefore of great importance, both historically and architecturally, that these remarkable buildings are preserved.
It is a small station, built to the north east of the mile long village of Shillingstone, formerly known as Shilling Okeford. The main station buildings, which include a parcels office and porters’ hut, are situated on the up platform whilst the longer down platform had a small but attractive wooden shelter. The station was maintained with great pride by the S&D staff who tended a beautiful garden with greenhouse which supplied summer decoration for the site. With the ancient hill fort, Hambledon Hill, looking down upon the scene and the tranquil River Stour meandering by in the foreground, Shillingstone was arguably the most picturesque station on the entire S&D route.
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Around the late 1990s the North Dorset Railway Trust (which supports The Shillingstone Station Project) was formed by Michael Paulley and this is when the hard work, negotiation, letter writing and publicity begin in earnest.
The North Dorset Railway Trust , Shillingstone Station, St Patrick's Industrial Estate,Station Road, Shillingstone Blandford Forum, Shillingstone, DT110SA, United Kingdom