Cranmore Traincare and Maintenance Services
Cranmore Traincare and Maintenance Services (CTMS) was established in July 1995 at Cranmore on the East Somerset Railway as a trading division of Cranmore Railway Co. Ltd., which is the commercial arm of the East Somerset Railway, a registered charity.
Facilities were set up at Cranmore in early 1995 to provide a base for a carriage overhaul business to be available to both heritage railways and main line charter operators alike
Since 1995, CTMS has been undertaking quality carriage overhauls for customers across the UK. Specialising on body overhaul of Mark 1 and Mark 2 coaches, work on Mark 3 coaches, wagons and locomotives has also been undertaken in our well equipped workshops at Cranmore.
CTMS has the experience, skills and abilities to undertake both heavy body overhauls and vehicle conversions, quality repaints, body component repairs and supply and can undertake bogie and running gear overhauls to heritage railway standards. CTMS also has quality systems in place to monitor conformance.
CTMS has no shareholders, any profits made are transferred to the East Somerset Railway for the benefit of the preservation of its railway heritage.
Barry Buckfield, Contract Manager
served a BR apprenticeship at Eastleigh Works as a Coach Bodymaker on Mark 1 and pre-nationalisation vehicles. Has over 46 years experience in coach body overhaul and maintenance.
Jerry West, Production Manager
Has been with CTMS since 2011, having spent over 35 years working in railway preservation
Mike Richards, Team Leader
Has been with CTMS since 2005. Expertise in coach painting and body restoration from experience in the automotive industry.
Jeff Bown, Vehicle Builder/Welder
Has been with CTMS since 1997, expert in steel fabrication, welding and heavy timber work. Has vast knowledge of vehicle components.
Grant Bolton, Vehicle Builder
Joined CTMS in 2008 in a multi-skilled capacity working on all aspects of vehicle building from body repairs, underframe works and painting.
Joined CTMS in October 2010 as an Engineering Apprentice to learn the aspects of railway coach building and painting in order to continue the skills.
Sixteen Years of Service
June 2011 signified 16 years of service for CTMS. During that time CTMS has overhauled and/or repainted over 100 vehicles, including Mark 1 and Mark 2 coaches, luggage vans, steam and diesel locomotives and a number of historic wagons for both the heritage and charter markets.
Tel and Fax: 01749 880785
The CTMS team with Winston Churchill's funeral coach which they restored. This historic vehicle looks superb as it poses in the cattle dock at Cranmore.
Carriage13303 converted to provide disabled access for the Swindon and Cricklade Railway in September 2009
CTMS has excellent carriage workshop facilities at Cranmore.
An immaculate kitchen car conversion for the Mid Hants Railway.