Welcome to the 'New Somerset and Dorset Railway'
Thursday, December 16, 2010
The Gartell Railway must be the most chilled-out part of the S&D, yet at the same time is the busiest section where trains are concerned! The picture above shows a train on the old S&D trackbed - this is Pinesway Junction where the line from the main station joins the S&D trackbed.
And now yet another part of the S&D trackbed is seeing trains, even if only occasionally. The Gartell now has permission to cross Common Lane and open on the occasional basis (as per N.Norfolk). Work has re-started but there is a lot to do. Eventually the Gartell will approach Templecombe - all on the two foot gauge.
Whilst on the subject of the Gartell - please note that visitors are only welcome on site on the official open days or pre-organised parties, as there is business being carried out, it is an industrial site, and it's on private property. You can obtain the dates for the open days off the internet.