Welcome to the 'New Somerset and Dorset Railway'
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
When I get jaded at Midsomer Norton I always take time out from the office and take a walk around the site.
Yesterday was great - nice weather and lots going on. Dave from Devizes was repairing the retaining wall and the Monday Gang were gathered round a spectacular bonfire at the far end of the extension - they are almost the Chilcompton Gang these days!
Back at the station the signalbox looks great, with part of the frame in place inside.
I still have to pinch myself sometimes when I see the progress all around. It's amazing that a site that nearly vanished under bland housing has now almost returned to its 1950s condition and we're now only just over a year away from running regular trains on the real S&D again. It's also inspiring to think that this tiny part of the S&D will be the launch pad for restoration of this magnificent line, restoring a real transport service to this part of the world.