Welcome to the 'New Somerset and Dorset Railway'
Thursday, March 19, 2009
sturminster newton - not as bad as expected
Before getting to Sturminster Newton I was worried. I'd read that the station had been demolished and as we got there the whole rea looked unrecognisable.
True, the station has gone, but stations can be easily rebuilt. I was worried that there had been considerable development on the site and all around. But no, the whole site is clear, as are the approaches (apart from a little spoil now an S&D park).
The site of the station is now a car park, which is doing an excellent job of holding the site ready for the trains to return!
Just south of the station the line is, yet again, a trailway - preserving the trackbed superbly!