Welcome to the 'New Somerset and Dorset Railway'
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
Looking ahead to the rest of 2013 for the S&D I can see big organisational developments at the New S&D, with perhaps more focus on buying stretches of the route as well as that big publicity push that's been just over the horizon - if someone will step forward to concentrate on Media and Publicity! (Interested? Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org) Obviously Midford and Spetisbury will also be getting closer to rebuilding and tracklaying.
Further afield I can see more track laid at Midsomer Norton and Shillingstone as both sites consolidate.
Gartell will doubtless do what it does best - create a whole new S&D experience on the smaller gauge.
And Washford will also do what it does best - restore old S&D rolling stock and infrastructure items, as well as educate the wider public on the world's favourite line (S&D of course, not GWR!)
And hopefully steps to bring the disparate groups closer together will pick up speed, as I personally feel that this is THE most important process that the entire S&D revival needs in 2013 and beyond.