Down By The Station Early In The Morning

Clive

Joined June 2008

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Image taken early morning at the East Somerset Railway’s Cranmore Station while en route to meet up with fellow bubblers Richard, his wife Catherine, Grandma Mattie and her friend Carol, David, and Denise.

Cranmore is the main railway station of the East Somerset Railway.
Various services are provided throughout the year, mainly in the Summer months to all stations to Mendip Vale and occasionally, specials are run to Westbury. The station was built to serve the village of Cranmore.
One of the most interesting features of the area is that of the East Somerset Railway (ESR) located at the southern edge of Cranmore. What was once an almost defunct railway station was purchased for the purpose of preservation during the latter part of the 1900’s, and one might say, the rest is history. From operating a steam-hauled train for tourists wishing to see the sights and sounds of an old style branch line through the Mendip Hills, the station has become the base of a permanent collection of trains and engines both steam and diesel, as well as playing host to “visiting” engines. Close to the station is an engine shed and workshop that was built in 1973. Originally the line operated from Cranmore to the Mendip Vale. Today the East Somerset Railway is looking into extending the tourist line towards Shepton Mallet. What began as a preservation of the past has expanded into the delight of tourists and residents alike. In 1991 a new station building was constructed, offering Cranmore visitors all the amenities needed to enjoy their trip by adding a cafe and gift shop to browse, among the other additions. The new building adjoins the old station which now serves as a museum and old relics such as the signal box from 1904.

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