Stuck here in the January gloom I thought we could all do with these shots taken back in summer 2011! One of my favourite spots on the S&D (for now!) and a wonderfully restored station and double track line heading tantalisingly south towards Chilcompton - and Bournemouth!
Remember that 10 years earlier this was a dead site, earmarked for housing. The line was filled in up to platform level and more spoil was dumped in the cutting to such a depth that only the top of the loading gauge could be seen. The signalbox was a hole in the ground and the greenhouse had vanished entirely.
With Shillingstone about to take delivery of TWO steam locos, and Midsomer Norton having its own Sentinel, the S&D should provide some fantastic photographic raw material in the year we remember the temporary (and still unbelievable) 'closure' of the line.