Welcome to the 'New Somerset and Dorset Railway'
Monday, March 22, 2010
do them a favour
I was brought up in Littlehampton in Sussex and amazingly we had a steam railway until the late 1970s. Okay, it was in the (then) unique 12¼" gauge, but it was genuine working steam.
I remember walking along late at night it in an inebriated state in the early 70s!
There were plans to extend the line all the way along the prom to the pier end of town in the 1980s, and the line was actually extended about 50 metres around this time (extension shown in bottom pic, the station was formerly in the trees in the background).
Now the line is under threat due to the very short-sighted and backwards-looking council. There's an excellent facebook group set up to preserve the line - if you believe in railways (even the miniature variety!) please join.