Welcome to the 'New Somerset and Dorset Railway'
Friday, October 03, 2008
this week's other line
A new feature from this week will be an off-S&D post, which hopefully will be a surprise for most!
These are views on the Springfield Agricultural Railway, a genuine industrial (and rural) line that has only opened over the last year or so. It's primary use is to shift horse manure from the stables and fields to the muck heap. The line is around 400m long at present, with extensions planned.
It's nice to see narrow gauge (this line is 2 foot gauge) being used for a genuine purpose, and one that is difficult by any other means. All the owner needs to do now is plant a forest and harvest the wood for wood burners, or to set up solar power or windmills to make it fully sustainable.
The S&D did have some narrow gauge connections - the peat lines on the branch and the Oakwood line at Binegar for example.
Hopefully in the future there will be several NG connections - both freight and passenger - to the restored S&D.