Welcome to the 'New Somerset and Dorset Railway'
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
fresh tracks at shepton mallet
Another railway close to the S&D is the Bath and West Railway, at the showground near Prestleigh. This has been developed over the last few years by a small team from ESSMEE (East Somerset Society of Model and Experimental Engineers). The line runs during several shows each year, and will in fact be operating today between 4 and 6.30pm. This is an overall view of the workshops, with the signal box (an ex-customs building) in the foreground.
This is the current end of the line which will soon circle the lake and include a 100 foot long viaduct over a stream and waterfall!
This is the attractive run alongside an avenue of trees and a stream.
Work has already started on preparing the groundworks for the extension along the other side of the stream and back to the station and workshop area. When completed the line will be over a half mile long.