Welcome to the 'New Somerset and Dorset Railway'
Thursday, June 14, 2007
We've had a low-key Land Purchase Fund set up for over a year now, and it's just passed £3000. People often see us as just a heritage railway set up based around Midsomer Norton, but of course our remit covers the whole route, and the LPF is there for use when sections of land come onto the open market, anywhere on the S&D. So keep your eyes open on your local press etc and let us know if anything is up for grabs. Think of the S&D as a big jigsaw puzzle, we're here to help put it together again!
The LPF will now be pushed a lot harder, so if you want to help preserve and reopen the S&D why not make a donation today (see sidebar for details) or write to us at the station for a regular direct debit mandate.
The fund is ONLY for purchase of trackbed and associated land and buildings, not for track materials, rolling stock etc! All sections of land acquired will be preserved in perpetuity for use by the new S&D, and will have a plaque (and possibly donation box) on every section.