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Radstock rails1Radstock rails 2 Rails delivered from Radstock (Mar 2015)
Latest arrival at Midsomer Norton in late March was a selection of bullhead rails, extracted from the old GWR yard at Radstock, which is being redeveloped as part of the Norton Radsock Regeneration Scheme. The haul, which comes courtesy of the Norton Radstock Regeneration Company, consists of six 60-foot track panels (pairs of rails and sleepers) of plain rail and a rare 'double slip' point (compact crossover). The crossover will come in very useful for the track arrangements when progress is made on the connection for the new Somervale Sidings in due course. The track was picked up and delivered by a pair of Hiab crane-fitted trucks from P J Ham of Devizes, with a further consignment awaiting collection and delivery. The rail panels, currently placed on the station forecourt and goods yard, are being dismantled and separated from their sleepers - a great many of which are rotten - for easy storage and handling to another location on the site. This bullhead rail will be more suited to sidings installation rather than running line, due to its profile 0and weight. Click the images to see larger versions.

Buffet coach Dining in our restaurant (Apr 2015)
The buffet coach service at Midsomer Norton goes from strength to strength and now with a clear vision and expanded catering team, the menu and hours have also been revised. With a wider variety of dishes and Sunday lunch specials available, the dining experience is attracting more customers who will soon be able to enjoy food with us on Mondays, commencing April 13th, between 10.00 and 16.00. All day breakfasts are also now available (Sundays 09.30 - 11.30). See a sample restaurant menu here.

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