The Engine Shed The workshop just after an engine has left the engine shed. Cranmore West in the January sunshine Johnson 'half-cab' no.41708 descends the bank to Mendip Vale. Mendip Vale station, waiting for "Green Knight" to run round its train. The large free car park at Cranmore station. Main Station building from the Car Park. Cranmore station platform The waiting room & museum. The Signal Box. Merryfield Lane Halt and siding. BR Class 121 Bubble car 55023 at Merryfield Lane after being overhauled and repainted for the Chinnor & Princes Risborough railway. Conversion of BR BG no.80509 to a disable visitors coach for the North York Moors Railway. NOTE: This coach used to be a luggage van, so all the passenger accomodation (including most of the windows) is new. Repaint and overhaul of Hanson No.4 shunter. Conversion of BR Mk.1 coach S1961 to a restaurant car & kitchen for the Swanage Railway. Engine Shed roof in the process of being removed by contractors. Engine Shed roof fully removed. Two of our young "Gangers", Aaron & Matt, on 705. The new name plate on Cranmore Signal Box The newly installed Down Starter signal. People enjoying the Wine & Dine 1398 "Lord Fisher" on Driver-for-a-Fiver duties, waits for its next customer at the crossing. Filming on a wartime documentary Filming for wartime documentary Water Tower at Loughborough on the GCR The Art Gallery in the Cranmore station building. Santa in his grotto onboard the Santa Special      Cranmore station around 1910 with an up passenger train bound for Witham approaching. Cover photo for 'Steaming through the Cheddar Valley' by Derek Phillips. Cover photo for 'Branch line to Cheddar' by Middleton Press. Cover for Branch Line Video 'Memories of the Cheddar Vallery Branch'. 5553 pictured during a steam test after its arrival at Cranmore on the 30 March.  The loco is sat outside the workshop and is facing east, a rarity for tank engines on the ESR. David Shepherd OBE FRSA David Shepherd The old tin shed Jinty 47493 at Maesdown bridge The western end of the line. The Wine & Dine set restored into Great Western colours. Santa in his grotto. 5637 drifts into Mendip Vale station with a freight train. A look across the exhibits in the Car Park during the 2005 event. On the 30 May 2007, the Duke of Gloucester made her first visit to the ESR at the front of the `Cathedrals Express` Day out with Thomas, (c) HIT Entertainment 2007 Day out with Thomas, (c) HIT Entertainment 2007 Day out with Thomas, (C) HIT Entertainment 2007 Images produced from the Ordnance Survey Get-a-map service. Image reproduced with kind permission of Ordnance Survey. Footplate experience crew The station masters house and WHSmith kiosk. Tanker Sidings Depot Toilet block Water tower, water crane and enginemans hut. Carriage shed Map of Cranmore station for the Quarry Weekend 2008. Diagram of Merehead Quarry for the Quarry Weekend 2008. Couple enjoying the Wine and Dine.     Thomas webpage Cranmore station around 1910 with an up passenger train bound for Witham approaching.      Cranmore Signal Box with Phil Hopkins in charge! Chris Hopkins handing over the single line token at Cranmore Signal box Murder Mystery Evening with Saltford Drama Group The Way We Were               5637 at Mendip Vale with a Murder Mystery Train Murder Mystery Actors Murder Mystery Actors Murder Mystery Actors Newly referbished Shop Thomas Vintage Vehicle Steam Gala 5637 at Cranmore platform Wine and Dine  Station Filming Small W&D picture Small MM picture Small Thomas Picture Santa Desc 56 picture large 56 picture small    Large Shop Tiny Picture   j Workshop volunteers pose in front of 46447 as it is launched back into traffic at Cranmore Station.       coach 4037 ready to be refurbished for the Bodmin Railway coach 4037 after being refurbished for the Bodmin Railway coach 4037 looking beautiful after its restoration for the Bodmin Railway Coach 35448 restored for the Gwilli Railway Coach 43289 restored and is now at the Grand Central Railway D6566 restored for the DEPG and now at the West Somerset Railway Picture of the D6566 which was restored by the CTMS team. S 16012 restored and now at the Bluebell Railway The inside of coach 35207 restored for the Bluebell Railway coach 35207 being loaded onto a trailer ready to go off to the Bluebell Railway These beautiful Irish Wolfhounds belong to one of our guards Tony.  He regularly brings them along when he is working and they love lots of attention, so come say hello if you see them. Please get back to me with who took this picture so I can credit it - thx please get back to me with who took this picture so I can credit you - thx Maud and Joan at Panteg in 1974 11 year restoration of Joan nearing completion in the shed.  Work on final parts - cab doors and sliding bonnet panels is underway, some of the lining is done and all the badges are away being chromed DH16 outside the locoshed. DH16 heading a per-way train for drainage work at Maesdown Bridge PBA 39, (hardest working loco on the ESR!)seen here shunting the shed with Chris Hopkins at the controls and Keith Nicklin on the shunter`s step Cattewater awaits attention at the back of the shed.  Work is planned to commence next year to repair the engine, brake rigging and give the loco a full repaint.  On the back wall is the Blue Circle Cement sign recently donated to us by Tarmac Ltd which once faced the main line at Westbury. Joan at the former Long Marston MOD depot in 2005, destined for use as spares before being scrapped.  Thankfully we saved her from this fate but sister Maud behind was sadly not so lucky. Joan vandalised and abandoned in the undergrowth at the end of the siding on the Dean Forest Railway, 2002. A recent ESR acquisition, CK 16263, after overhaul in the workshops. 2A window frame is sealed and rivetted back into the carriage side and should remain water tight for years to come. 2A window frame is sealed and rivetted back into the carriage side and should remain water tight for years to come. The interior of Mendip Belle dining carriage TSO 4764. Unique fibre glass carriage S1000S has been repainted into red livery. Applying the finishing touches to a carriage roof. The ESRs ex GWR Toad brake van in the engine shed for body repairs and a repaint. The petrol tank wagon in the engine shed for overhaul. The creosote tank wagon following its repaint in May 2010. The shoc-van, which provides the Mendip Belle with electrical power, after a major workshop overhaul to replace the generator and renew much of the bodywork. Tyrone Paul celebrating completing his apprenticeship with the CTMS team in September 2016. Keith Fletcher Credit: Chloe Nichols ESR Founder, David Shepherd, and 92203 `Black Prince`. A scenic view from Maesdown Road Bridge.