The National Railway Museum's replica of 'Rocket' visited the ESR during 1981 and is pictured running up and down the short demonstration line (now Depot Nr 1 Road).  The line in the background is still the BR mainline.  It would be another year before services started to Merryfield Lane and another 4 years before operating permission to use the line into Cranmore Station would be given.
The National Railway Museum's replica of 'Rocket' visited the ESR during 1981 and is pictured running up and down the short demonstration line (now Depot Nr 1 Road). The line in the background is still the BR mainline. It would be another year before services started to Merryfield Lane and another 4 years before operating permission to use the line into Cranmore Station would be given.
Credit: Dick Bellchambers, 1981