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Monday, June 19, 2006
move on up
Midsomer Norton South 19/06/06
Poor cousin of the tarted-up down platform is the up (Bath-bound) one, which is still pretty much in post-1966 condition. However with the station building and down platform complete it's now time to hit the up platform. The original tarmac has reverted to lawn at the Chilcompton end, and will probably stay that way until we can afford resurfacing throughout (at around £5000). Hopefully this will be before train services resume in 2007, as the up platform will probably be used for arriving trains, which will then set back on to the down platform for the next Chilcompton-bound departure. Note that the signalbox, just a hole in the ground 18 months ago, now has the roof timbers in place.
Another view of the up platform lawn!
At the Bath end the tarmac has stood the test of time a bit more! The fence is looking reasonable.
Dave, a new volunteer, is working well on restoring the up platform shelter, here cutting pieces for the surround. It will have a fresh coat of paint before the Midsummer event!