Welcome to the 'New Somerset and Dorset Railway'
Monday, July 24, 2006
rail, rail everywhere ...
The first of three lorry loads of ‘new’ rail arrived today. Antell’s lorry is carefully and skilfully backed into the yard and on to the new scalpings surface in front of the loco/goods shed. It took about three hours to get all the rail off in the extreme heat.
Thanks to John B, Graham C, John P, Viv J and any I’ve forgotten for the hard work, and for Alan S and Gill B, Alan for directing the lorry in and Gill for making a wonderful vegetarian sausage sandwich after all the rail was safely off! Also thanks of course to the track gang and others at the other end preparing the rail for collection.Two more loads arrive tomorrow. Any member able to get to the station to help out will be made more than welcome!
This rail will be laid on the new extension to Chilcompton Tunnel, and should keep us busy for about a year!