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Monday, April 19, 2010
midsomer norton today
It was great going back to Midsomer Norton, catching up with progress and chatting to John Bridges, Doug Auckland and Norman Allward. Most of the other faces have changed since I was a regular on the Monday Gang. With all the 'beginning of the end of air travel' angst of the last few days it was nice to be at a transport location with a future. All is not lost, we will still be able to travel - and it will be enjoyable. For the first time at Midsomer Norton I got the feel of a 'real' railway, a railway that will actually carry freight and passengers into the future. As I rounded the bend and the station came into view on the return walk I could see a modern passenger train - in my mind - easing round the curve on its way to Bournemouth. An inspiration as always ...