Welcome to the 'New Somerset and Dorset Railway'
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
We now have a member who is doing a survey of the whole route. He's Mick Knox who I joined on a brilliant trip down the southern section of the line back in February. The survey will involve discovering ownership of every inch of the line as well as alerting us to any potential blockages etc.
We also now have two line stewards. I am covering the Bristol to Radstock section and Mark Warr of New Milton is covering the Ringwood to Brockenhurst section. The role of steward is to keep an eye on the integrity of the route near where they live. Eventually we would like to cover the whole line. If you are interested in this not particularly daunting role please contact us. It basically just involves keeping an ear to the ground as to changes in land ownership, local opinions, 'development' threats and anything that appears in the local media.
You've probably noticed that the two sections of the route covered are both non-S&D sections!