Welcome to the 'New Somerset and Dorset Railway'
Friday, January 02, 2009
let's have a great 2009!
Burnham-on-Sea ground frame box at Washford.
Lady Angela at Midsomer Norton South.
Somerset's Secret Railway - the Gartell near Templecombe.
2009 is going to be a FANTASTIC year for the S&D. Regular trains should start running at Midsomer Norton, the museum should also be open and with the pull of regular trains the whole site should benefit from many more visitors.
The Gartell is looking north to extend their tracks towards Templecombe. This is a gem of a line with lots of nods to the S&D, at the moment it's the only part of the S&D running regular trains (on 2 foot gauge of course).
Washford has a superb collection of S&D stock and artefacts and is well worth a visit.
Shillingstone is developing quickly with track laid, two engines on site and visitor facilities improving and expanding on every visit!
Remember that you'll need to be a member of one of the above groups (or of a few select others) to join the New Somerset and Dorset Railway, which is seeking to restore the whole route as a response to the challenges of Peak Oil and Climate Change. The creation of this new set-up will be another highlight of 2009, giving the S&D unparallelled support in the UK with FIVE active restoration projects, four on the actual route of the line.