Welcome to the 'New Somerset and Dorset Railway'
Monday, January 22, 2007
fresh fields ...
Incredibly 'track' has already started to appear on the new extension! This is the very first panel to cross the former red barrier onto the new piece of trackbed. It is of course only temporary and will be used to access the new works with tool trolleys etc!
Hearty thanks to the Access and Grounds and Trackworks teams who have made this happen so quickly. The scene here has transformed over the last few months with what was a small wood now looking so much more like a potential railway again.
Welcome to all you new visitors who have arrived via the Railway Modelling site. I absolutely promise that I didn't post the comment about this site being suicide-inducing though it proves the old adage that there's no such thing as bad publicity! Hopefully many of you will become regular visitors both to the blog and the line!
We're not pie-in-the-sky optimists but hard-headed businesspeople building the railway a little at a time for future generations who will need to find new ways to get around. The general consensus is that Shepton to Bath will become a premier league line over the next 20 to 30 years, and every day more people join up to help us achieve it. At the moment it's still real fun and small enough for everyone to make a real difference to what we're doing. There's no room for flights of fancy at the new S&D, it's a mix of hard graft, original ideas and - sadly for some - extreme realism. Dreamers need not apply!