Welcome to the 'New Somerset and Dorset Railway'
Friday, March 13, 2009
Four shots at Spetisbury. The nicest feature at this halt was the steps, complete with handrail. It's all nicely maintained and the brickwork is superb - built to last for centuries. This will be an easy station to restore, at least from the road level! There was once a brick built building on the up platform - the trackbed is clear and forms part of a trailway. The platforms are going to need some work. This section of the route was double track, and lasted until 1969. Surprisingly the halt itself was closed in 1956, but I would expect this to reopen when this part of the S&D is restored. It's odd to think that those magnificent steps haven't seen a paying passenger for 52 years!