An appropriate cover to start the ESR`s tenth anniversary of its re-birth! The original Company Seal, photographed courtesy of the Swindon Railway Museum, showing the date of incorporation as 1856 68005 hauls an inspection tran up the hill from Mendip Vale site, towards the Maesdown Bridge 68005 hauls an inspection tran up the hill from Mendip Vale site, towards the Maesdown Bridge From David Shepherd`s archives showing the end of construction work on Cranmore MPD, just prior to the arrival of the locomotive. From David Shepherd`s archives showing the end of construction work on Cranmore MPD, just prior to the arrival of the locomotive. "Austerity" 68005 near Mendip Vale with an inspection train. Members of the PW Gang are now being fitted with their own personal ballast tamping equipment to aid the speedy completion of the line extension to Mendip Vale. In 1953, Signalman George Bennet, Shunter George Padfield and Stationmaster Mr.Ball In 1983, Mike Daw, Patrick Griffith and Sgt.Bin The area around Doulting cutting, showing the various mineral lines Where the action is ! This photo of Mendip Vale Station, looking towards Shepton Mallet, will provide an interesting before and after comparison when the fine coach platform has been built on the far side of the track! Winter at Cranmore. The side of railway preservation never seen by the summer visitors Winter at Cranmore. The side of railway preservation never seen by the summer visitors The Grafton diesel crane dismantling GWR 0-6-sT no.6634. The directors discipline those responsible for last `Journal` being late. The ESR lads in action at Rye House Lane on the great track recovery operation in conditions of extreme cold The ESR lads in action at Rye House Lane on the great track recovery operation in conditions of extreme cold The ESR lads in action at Rye House Lane on the great track recovery operation in conditions of extreme cold Coach exams at Cranmore by Dean, Colin and Dave Baverstock, carried out in pouring rain. Kath & Helpers Rex & Joan Tilley Colin Saunders tries to remember what he has done with the 14.30 from Cranmore West Colin Saunders in stripping mood, collecting spares from redundant SR coaches for use at Cranmore Maurice Lawson - `Bin` to his friends The enthusiasts special from St.Pancras at Cranmore. Some memories of members day last year with tracklaying in progress at Mendip Vale Some memories of members day last year with tracklaying in progress at Mendip Vale Some memories of members day last year with tracklaying in progress at Mendip Vale "Clear Road Ahead". Gary Rankin-Moore captures a fine study of Barry Buckfield on the footplate of Austerity 68005. 68005 with a works train at Mendip Vale 68005 with a works train at Merryfield Lane halt A shot of Cranmore transformed for the TV Cameras A shot of Cranmore transformed for the TV Cameras BBC TV Mastermind of 1983, Christopher Hughes, meets ESR Mastermind (Pubs), Alan French on Saturday May 26th 1984. 68005 takes a works train to `the end of the world` Colin Saunders fills in his pools coupon on the footplate of Austerity 68005. Wilf Wilds, the archetypal Train Driver, poses on board 92203 `Black Prince` Wells (GWR Tucker St.), 4688 on train. Artists impression of the proposed Carriage Shed, to be built when funds are available. John Rees awaits your donation. Period authenticity comes to Cranmore Station. "And I thought they came to see the trains ?" Things are happening in the car park! The new wildlife hut with Peter and Ginny Barnfield (along with their son), and Rex Tilley. At last! The End of the World, and the crew who finally got there during Civil Week. Left to Right: Phil, Keith (standing), S.Marcks (sitting), Ralph Lemon (standing), Terry Smythe (sitting), Sooty Pillinger, Jerry West (leaning), Dick Deer (sitting), Ann West, and George Shields wearing hat filched from Iranian peasants donkey. Dean Knights builds a catch pit at Mendip Vale "OK Lads, let`s get these sleepers spread." Tracklaying near the End of the World, Civil Week Dean Knights, tired out by his labours, changing points near Mendip Vale Signal Box. Civil Week, The End of the World - slewing the final length of track. Ralph Lemon performs the exacting job of PW Lookout during Civil Week - the rest of the gang are sweating blood around the corner. The finished product (see: The John Rees column) Civil Week `84, with John Rees, Bob Tooting, Dave Fear, Alan Eadle Hot and Sunny school days Hot and Sunny school days Hot and Sunny school days The Mendip Vale extension - views from the End of the World to Merryfield Lane loop. The Mendip Vale extension - views from the End of the World to Merryfield Lane loop. The Mendip Vale extension - views from the End of the World to Merryfield Lane loop. The Mendip Vale extension - views from the End of the World to Merryfield Lane loop. The Mendip Vale extension - views from the End of the World to Merryfield Lane loop. The Mendip Vale extension - views from the End of the World to Merryfield Lane loop. The Mendip Vale extension - views from the End of the World to Merryfield Lane loop. The Mendip Vale extension - views from the End of the World to Merryfield Lane loop. The Mendip Vale extension - views from the End of the World to Merryfield Lane loop. The Mendip Vale extension - views from the End of the World to Merryfield Lane loop. The Mendip Vale extension - views from the End of the World to Merryfield Lane loop. The Mendip Vale extension - views from the End of the World to Merryfield Lane loop. The sights of the Vintage Vehicle Weekend, July 1984 The sights of the Vintage Vehicle Weekend, July 1984 The sights of the Vintage Vehicle Weekend, July 1984 The sights of the Vintage Vehicle Weekend, July 1984 The sights of the Vintage Vehicle Weekend, July 1984 Quarry train at Cranmore, circa 1930 Waterlip Quarry - Track remains in the undergrowth Waterlip Quarry - Remains of bridge and embankment at Waterlip Waterlip Quarry - Remains of siding at Quarry Works. Line from Cranmore came in from top centre-right running to bottom right. Waterlip Quarry - Trackbed and siding area at disused quarry process building Waterlip Quarry - All that remains of the road-over-rail bridge that spanned the cutting. How many members have passed these walls and not realised it was once a bridge !!  Cranmore station behind the photographer, main road from Frome to Shepton Mallet by pillar on left-hand side of road. Waterlip Quarry - Quarry line cutting, standard gauge, north of main Frome to Shepton Road, looking towards Waterlip Last load from Rye House Lane second week. Left to right: Pat, George, Bob, Dick, Keith, Dean, Driver, Ralph and Mike 10th Anniversary Dinner founder members present included (left to right): Barry Buckfield, Ron Druce (sitting),Dick Weisham,Norman Smith, John Rees, David Shepherd (sitting), Bin Lawson and George Sheilds. The final length. A set of ex-Rye House buffer stops are loaded onto a works train - they will form the permenent End of the World. Austerity 68005 in the engine shed.