Welcome to the 'New Somerset and Dorset Railway'
Thursday, May 31, 2012
This Sunday will see action at all FIVE S&D sites - Midford and Spetisbury both have work parties (see sidebar for contacts), Midsomer Norton and Gartell will be running trains and Shillingstone will be doing their thing.
This is the first time this has happened since closure and such a hive of activity is a credit to all of you who have supported the S&D since the misguided attempt to close the line back in 1966. Did anyone seriously think the S&D wouldn't be back? It's taken a while, and we've all had to cross that belief barrier, but no one would now deny that the S&D is returning, yard by yard, station by station, and one day we'll be able to travel from Bath to Bournemouth again by train.
I'm even planning to get up to Midford myself this Sunday - which will be a real treat!