Masbury - and its new owner (radio interview)
It was a shame, not to mention a shock, when the appeal to purchase the Masbury station site did not reach its target a couple of years ago.
Of course we all know that EVENTUALLY trains will return to Masbury, but we were always aware that, even with the site in railway hands, that was going to be more of a multi-decade process than something that would happen within a few years. Personally it means I'm not getting down there once a week as project manager - but I've got lenty more to do anyway!
But the really good news is that the new order has plans to restore the station to its pre-closure condition, rebuilding the signalbox (like at Midsomer Norton and Shillingstone) and reinstating the booking office etc.
NOTHING is going to keep the S&D down - the line is on its way back and more and more people are geeting involved. This blog will follow progress at Masbury with great interest over the coming years!
Please remember that Masbury is private property and a family home. Please do not trespass under any circumstances. Just let it happen!