Welcome to the 'New Somerset and Dorset Railway'
Sunday, May 14, 2006
The End of the Line?
Hardly! Although at the moment the plan is to head south, we are well aware that to have a viable railway (and to bring us closer to the real honeypot of Bath) restoration towards Radstock is a high priority. This is the view over Silver Street, where a bridge will need to be replaced. A further replacement bridge will be needed closer to Radstock, where the Midsomer Norton-Radstock road runs beneath the line. Radstock is desperate for the line to return ASAP, well aware that there is no better tool of regeneration than a working steam railway. And when that railway is the world famous S&D who knows how many millions of pounds will be injected into the local economy of Norton-Radstock over the coming decades once the trains return?