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Sunday, September 17, 2006
the ghost of beeching
What's this? Tracklifting on the S&D in 1968? Beeching come back to haunt us?
No. Tracklifting is a thing of the past and Doctor Beeching is where he belongs - fossilised in a past that's now as alien as his ideas on transport!
No, this is preparation work for the safety works at the Silver Street end of the station. The track gang doesn't know whether it's coming or going these days with major works at both ends of the line.
Good to see that the local authorities are finally getting their Peak Oil hats on and realising the value of the Midsomer Norton to Bath Green Park section of the route. Restoration may be many years away yet, but at least we can be assured that the job will not be made harder by idiotic development along the route!
Nice also to see that the Bristol-Frome line is coming to life again at Clutton. This is another route (particularly between Radstock and Bristol) that will HAVE to be restored in a post Peak Oil world.