Welcome to the 'New Somerset and Dorset Railway'
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Wells is England's smallest city and once boasted three stations, including of course an S&D one, on the branch from Glastonbury. A Wells to Glastonbury heritage line would be a surefire money spinner linking two very different but equally popular tourist destinations. Eventually of course Wells will need a ‘real' railway as the oil vanishes. The logical route would be Wells to Bristol, which would be a wholly new route.
I've always felt that this place (above) would make an excellent station, especially considering its situation in the heart of the city!
The signalbox continues to surprise with its newly-acquired fancy fretwork at the bottom of the side-panelling! This appeared over the weekend.
Massey Wilcox at Chilcompton have certainly got their heads screwed on with their rail-served warehouse, but unfortunately it's not at Chilcompton - yet. I was stuck behind this thing up the hill from Radstock to Writhlington. Ironically at the point in the photo there was until the sixties (and in reality even later) railways either side of the road. It's nice to think that eventually all of this traffic currently blocking our roads will switch to rail!