Welcome to the 'New Somerset and Dorset Railway'
Friday, October 07, 2011
As a member at Shillingstone I get the magazine regularly but it seems that so much is happening that Chair Toby Watkins is having to send out an update. This is great news!
Don't forget the signalbox reopening on Saturday 15 October 2011. One of the station's last employees, Bob Downes, will cut the ribbon. The newsletter gives the time as 14.00 (not 14.30 as in a previous blog entry) so turn up nice and early and spend some money in their shop and/or tea room!
On Wednesday 12 October there will be a (members only) members' night at the Ox pub in Shillingstone. This will be from 19.00 onwards. This will be a drinking and ideas night by the sound of it!
With a half mile of track materials available they expect to lay enough by the end of the autumn to see track disappearing round the bend south of the station. The whole relaying is estimated at £30,000 (wonder what Network Rail expects to pay for half a mile of track?) so donations are always welcome!