Welcome to the 'New Somerset and Dorset Railway'
Friday, November 03, 2006
Steam Railway has identified a new problem for the rapidly growing heritage rail movement - we're not attracting enough young people and our existing membership is ageing.
At least at the S&D we're already doing something about it. Our myspace is aimed directly at younger people and we're looking at running fund-raising discos and even concerts to attract more and more youngsters. It would be nice to be a main music venue for next year's Midsomer Norton Festival. And just imagine Pacha style all-night discos on the catering coach patio!
We're also planning to hold kids' parties in the catering coach in addition to our regular special days.
All kids love trains, most kids love steam and all we need to do is welcome them with open arms to what will quickly be the coolest railway in the country!