Welcome to the 'New Somerset and Dorset Railway'
Sunday, August 28, 2011
All the timer I worked at Midsomer Norton the site of the famous greenhouse was just a depression behind the platform (as was the signalbox!)
I went there today for a joint Trusts' meeting and there it was, the greenhouse rebuilt and utterly magnificent. The woodwork, the brickwork and, most of all, teh flowers and vegetables were all just as I imagine they'd have been in the 1960s. Fantastic!
This taps in so well to the future, grow your own, staff on stations having the time in between trains to do something creative, a feature to delight the passengers ... all about as far removed from today's vile, antiseptic, dehumanized railway network, though even there the human touch is beginning to make itself felt. This is the future. I'm going to enjoy getting used to it!