Cranmore Miniature Railway

Cranmore Miniature Railway

Lets just say it started in the car park, running one coach trains up and down.

No.3 'Tinkerbell' sat in the station by the Signal box

No.3 'Tinkerbell' sat in the station by the Signal box

In 2009 some Volunteers of the East Somerset Railway including myself decided to build a permanent line by the signal box, info below.
The Cranmore miniature railway is based at the East Somerset railway, and at present runs for 200 yards, but will eventually run for over ¼ of a mile from a picnic area next to the Signal box up to run in behind Cranmore West platform.
The railway was officially opened by Tomorrows World presenter Bob Symes in June 2009.

The is in the process of being extended, and we should be near Cranmore West by the end of the year.

There is also the possibility of running in the opposite  direction, and taking the line down behind the maybe soon to be restored Platform two at Cranmore Station! Stay tuned for more news!

(The railway at present only operates over special events. Please Contact me at oldsteamers@googlemail.com if you would like to know when the line will be operating!)

Website: No website

Operateing days: ESR special events.

Line Length: 200yrds – 1/8th of a mile.

Operational Locomotives:

  • Tinkerbell Class 2-4-2T No.3 ‘Tinkerbell’ (Only makes occasional appearances!)
  • 0-6-0 petrol  loco ‘Alfred’ (Secondary engine)
  • GWR Midge 0-4-0T (Now in regular Operation!)
  • 0-4-0 Petrol loco ‘Ransome’ (Main motive power)

The Route in pictures:

Station Exit

Reverse Curve out of the station, behind Hut 39

The Straight just past Hut 39

The Second Reverse Curve that leads onto a slight gradient

Just past the Second Reverse Curve, looking up the Gradient

The Wagon seen here is sat at the current limit of operational Line

Gallery:

0-6-0 Petrol Loco 'Alfred' and train

The Picnic Area Station

Station exit

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Tulki Jenkins May 24, 2010 at 7:49 pm

Hi jamie!
I was wondering what is making the GWR Midge non operational? Depending on what it is i may be able to help.
tj

2 oldsteamers May 24, 2010 at 8:08 pm

Hi Tulki, it’s operational, sort of now, but still not as yet operating at Cranmore, by the way, I’m at Midsomer Norton Station this Sunday operating Tinkerbell there, it’s not yet confirmed though, just though i’d let you know if you wanted to come and have a look around.
J

3 Juanita December 10, 2010 at 10:45 am

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