Welcome to the 'New Somerset and Dorset Railway'
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Four shots of the first underbridge south of Shillingstone, showing the excellent condition of the trackbed, currently part of the North Dorset Trailway. This section of the route was single track (Templecombe-Blandford) and this bridge was built only one track width wide, a possible issue (and expense) when the line is rebuilt at this point, as I suspect double track will quickly be needed. I think most if not all stations on this single track section had passing loops, which will of course be another option worth looking into.