work party 26th November

It was a crisp, frosty start up at the station this morning. Our main job was starting clearance of the site of the signal box, which has become a bit neglected and overgrown lately. We want to uncover as much of the remains as possible here, and eventually provide an information panel explaining what the signal box looked like, and how it worked. One member has made a replica gradient post, which stood at the southern end of the ‘up’ platform where the gradient changed from ‘level’ through the station to ‘1 in 100 up’ heading towards Bailey Gate. When painted and lettered, this will be positioned as close to the original as possible. One visitor to the station today remembers travelling on the Somerset & Dorset railway when it was operational back in the 1960’s, and we were pleased to have a good chat with him.

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a frosty start to the day

 

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clearing the site of the signal box

 

 

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