Tuesday the 26th February, we had a chance to pop by Midsomer Norton. The Somerset & Dorset Railway Heritage Trust have been very busy putting on the finishing touches to the recreation of the famous signalbox.
Since our last visit, the running in board on the up platform has appeared too, this looking very smart on the Southern Region Green it would have worn in the 1950's.
Winding the clock back to around 1972, 6 years after the line closed, for what was thought for good. The B&W image here shows the original signal box shortly prior to demolition. Who'd have thought just over a generation later that S&D fan would be able to enjoy 'Midsomer Norton South' signal box again in all its glory, albeit a replica. Hopefully soon a Fowler 2-8-0 S&D 7F will soon be able stand next to this fine recreation of one of England's favourite signal boxes.
The rest of the images from Tuesday 26 Feb 2008:
Pictures from the past 35 or so years: