Welcome to the 'New Somerset and Dorset Railway'
Friday, March 11, 2011
This has gone out to all SDRHT members but they have also asked me to put this on the blog so it reaches the widest possible audience. So if you're not already a member of the SDRHT down at Midsomer Norton if you do have any of these skills now is definitely the time to join!
These are interesting times at Midsomer Norton as we extend the railway towards Chilcompton but, as ever, we need more willing volunteers to achieve our ultimate aim.
We have been considering how best to move forward in the civil and mechanical engineering front and feel that the ideal solution is to set up a dedicated team comprising people who have either mechanical, electrical, or civil engineering skills who can work together in support of the Engineering Directors.
To that end, would you be willing to be part of that essential support team? If you have any of these skills, or the skills to make inventories, drawings or maps then
“Your Railway Needs You”
We seek those who could help us create a Register of the Trust Assets, that is, all plant, equipment, rolling stock, earthworks, culverts, drainage, trackwork, signaling, buildings and services.
The team would then take on responsibility for updating those records prompting/arranging routine inspections of those assets.
Amongst our members we are sure there are some excellent skills just waiting to be utilised and this could be your opportunity to apply them to the S&D. The result would be that you have played a significant role in ensuring that we expand the railway quicker and safely.
In the first instance, if you feel your skills could be useful to us, please contact me either by writing to me at the station address or emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org by the 20th March if possible letting me know the area where you feel you can assist. I will then contact you on how we can best make use of your offer of assistance.