Welcome to the 'New Somerset and Dorset Railway'
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
There are quite a lot of new faces around Midsomer Norton these days - partly as a response to our higher profile (website, magazine articles, local papers, perhaps even this blog) and also to our volunteer drive, which is bringing in several new people every week, at least at the enquiry level!
So why give up your precious time to help restore the S&D? My reason is that I'm desperate to see the line back, both as a major tourist attraction but, more importantly, because it should never have closed and will be an essential transport asset in a car, lorry and plane-free future. But it's only going to happen if WE make it happen. We don't want a 'basic' railway foisted on us by a scared distant government, we want the new S&D to be as similar to the old S&D as possible, run and owned by local people. Most volunteers do live locally of course, but we have several who regularly travel 200 miles or more to visit us and do their bit.
The new Telegraph should be out any day now, and there will be a major article on volunteering in it. Please read it carefully and give it some thought ...