I'd like to wish a very merry Christmas to everyone who has been involved - at Midford, Spetisbury, Midsomer Norton, Shillingstone, Gartell and Washford - in the great S&D 21st century revival. We've seen huge progress at Midsomer Norton with extension of the line, regular passenger services and the acquisition of a working DMU. Shillingstone have made magnificent progress both around the station area and with tracklaying. Gartell are continuing their excellent narrow gauge work with an extension starting to happen. Washford have the challenge of working towards a new base - surely on the S&D? - and the New S&D, mainly through the hard work of the Seales - has cleared the iconic station at Midford. And just as the year ends Spetisbury is joining the ranks of restored S&D sites. Stations are being rebuilt, trains are starting to run, few now doubt that the S&D will return as a main line modern railway as we get further into the 21st century. These are extremely exciting times and the S&D's best years are ahead of it!