Welcome to the 'New Somerset and Dorset Railway'
Monday, April 23, 2007
out on a limb
We found ourselves in Burnham on Saturday. What a surprise! It's a delightful seaside town but it is missing a very important element - a railway station. We soon found where the line had run, and stumbled upon the delighful Somerset and Dorset pub!
But what a destination Burnham would be for a heritage line! Like Swanage but more compact. Imagine if the line were reopened at first from Highbridge, giving Burnham modern transport again, taking traffic off the roads and bringing in many more tourists combining a trip behind a steam train with a trip to the seaside. And at under two miles long the line would be a pretty cheap way to set up an attraction.
Perhaps when the Trust has completed the Mendip Main Line Project (or even before) it might look at something a little easier - the reopening of the first section of the S&D branch!