(Photo copyright Dave Clark)
It's fantastic seeing Shillingstone getting on so well - today's shot shows track nearly breaking out of the station area. I remember when this happened at Midsomer Norton and we felt a huge sense of achievement, really underlining that the S&D was slowly and surely making a return after 40 years in the wilderness.
One day New S&D tracks will meet Shillingstone's (and Midsomer Norton's) and real trains will return to the S&D, giving people along the route modern transport again and also providing a superb run for steam locomotive owners as specials run along the route. These are incredibly exciting times, and everyone involved with the return of the S&D should be very proud of themselves.