Welcome to the 'New Somerset and Dorset Railway'
Friday, March 18, 2011
(Henstridge, late 1960s. © Steve Sainsbury Collection/Rail Thing)
The New S&D is trying to be two things at the same time - a champion of the classic S&D (up to 1966) and a champion of the future S&D (from 2009). This dual role will show itself as the line is built, with ultra modern sustainable transport (electric and steam) running along a line that reflects its origins - with infrastructure etc being in the classic S&D style.
Another place this dual role will become vital is on our website - with details and news of the new line but also with a huge historical archive of the route. Part of this is the really fun line description, where you can travel up and down the route station by station. But this section is still a little sparse in places. If you have photos of the line (taken at ANY time), details of the historical and/or current situation or memories of particular stations please send them to our webmaster David Bailey, who's done a fantastic job on the website.