Welcome to the 'New Somerset and Dorset Railway'
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Well, wonders on the S&D keep happening.
This August bank holiday you will be able to travel - by steam train - over the magnificent 27 arch grade 2 listed viaduct that looms majestically over Shepton Mallet.
This is an initiative by the superb Kilver Court gardens that now lie beneath the viaduct.
It will be many years before standard gauge trains return to this section so I'd advise you all to take this amazing opportunity.
Now for the details (more in depth info has been requested)
Trains will be narrow gauge (probably 2 foot) and will be steam hauled, using a loco hired from the East Somerset Railway. The trains will operate on the viaduct itself, so expect fantastic views.
Trains will operate August Bank Holiday Weekend Saturday 29th - Monday 31st August 10am till 5pm. More details here.
This means that there will be TWO S&D stretches running narrow gauge steam over this weekend (the other is the Gartell of course). The S&D really is coming alive all over and diverse people are now appreciating what a fantastic asset this line is.
Hopefully a lot of you will get there - we'll certainly be going on one of the days at least! If you see me please say hello!