It might be of some help to those interested in the SDJR that ran along the Dorset Stour. For sixty years the area was faithfully served by the Bere Regis Bus Company, better known as 'Brown Buses', there is a weblog from Countrybus which provides some history, route map and images of their vehicles.
Bere Regis Bus Company
Despite being rather small, the Bere Regis Bus Company has attracted the attention of EFE and their most attractive buses from the 50s are available.
The A357 going north-west from Blandford was served by Southern National on their 75 Yeovil - Stur Newton - Blandford route a couple of times a day from 1948 to 1959.
Hants & Dorset only came to the A357 in March 1966 with the closure of the S&D rail line therefore outside this thread. Their 24A ran Poole - Blandford - Stur Newton - Stalbridge a couple of times a day. Likewise, Somervale Coaches ran rail replacement services Blandford - Stur Newton - Wincanton - Shepton Mallet - Glastonbury four times a day until 1972.
The Bere Regis Bus Company, IIRC, had a A357 route, amongst their Sturminster services were 16 Blandford - Okeford Fitzpaine, 17 Shaftesbury - Woolland and 18 Yeovil - Sturminster Newton.
Map of Bere Regis services 1956
|Still available from Scalelink SS9|
Peco LK-62 Platform edge, suitable for Charlton Marshall
Dart Casting SR concrete and platform equipment
|L-124 platform supports - Durweston|
|L39 Pre-cast running-in boards|
L4 - Somerset County Council signposts
Mike's Models watercrane