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“On the right track” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Shillingstone Railway Project

Shillingstone Railway Project
Station Road, St Patrick's Industrial Estate, Shillingstone, Blandford Forum DT11 0SA, England
+44 1258 860696
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Manningtree, United Kingdom
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“On the right track”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We were staying at nearby Okeford Fitzpaine so the railway is a short walk, cycle or drive away. Our young son loved the wooden train, the miniature railway and generally having a good wander around the station. Set in beautiful countryside, this project is brilliant and run by a lovely group of volunteers who have all the time in the world for you. Looking forward to popping back next year!

Visited September 2013
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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“Great day out for railway enthusiasts or anyone else”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

On the cycle Trailway so combine it with a bike ride, it has a lovely little café and lots to look at related to railways. A worthwhile project on-going, volunteers doing a great job to make this a not-to-be missed venue.

Visited October 2012
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

Really interesting place. Great to visit either by car or even better cycle the trail way and stop for cup of tea and a snack on the way to Sturminster Newton or Blandford Forum. (Depending on start venue)

Visited July 2013
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Wotton-under-Edge, United Kingdom
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“Just the ticket”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

As other reviewers have said, there is plenty going on as work continues to get this short section of the much-lamented Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway running again. Interesting attractions and friendly personnel, from the chap in the signal box who encouraged us to pull the lever to change the one and only signal, to the man and (I think) his granddaughter operating the model railway. Lots of s/hand books in the shop for railway enthusiasts like me.

Overall, it's charming in a very non-commercial sort of way. Highly recommended if you're anywhere in the area.

Visited August 2013
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Poole, United Kingdom
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“History remade”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

There appears to be a lot of activity mainly at w/ends. There seems to be a desire to run a short railway here but there are always problems with this sort of thing. Track has bean relaid for a short distance. Very friendly staff. I wish them all the best with their project.

Visited August 2013
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