Cranmore West railway station

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Cranmore West
Brick building with steam locomotives in front of it.
The Engine Shed
Location
Place Cranmore
Area Somerset
Coordinates 51°11′02″N 2°28′59″W / 51.184°N 2.483°W / 51.184; -2.483Coordinates: 51°11′02″N 2°28′59″W / 51.184°N 2.483°W / 51.184; -2.483
Grid reference ST663428
Operations
Operated by East Somerset Railway
Platforms 1
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Cranmore West is a railway station on the East Somerset Railway.

Services[edit]

Most regular services stop at Cranmore West to allow visitors to see the engine shed.

Facilities[edit]

The station provides visitors with benches and there are toilets across the line at the locomotive sheds. The East Somerset Railway's shed and workshop are both located here as well as the Sentinel Diesel Preservation Group's (SDPG) and Cranmore Traincare and Maintenance Service's (CTMS) sheds. The main shed consists of a 2 road shed with an inspection pit on one road. It was built by David Shepherd to be able to contain both 75029 'Green Knight' and 92203 'Black Prince' on one road. A small yard surrounds the facility and there is a footpath from Cranmore West station which connects with Cranmore station.

History[edit]

Operations on the East Somerset Railway originally started at Cranmore West because Cranmore was still being used for BR freight traffic. [1]

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External links[edit]

Preceding station Heritage Railways  Heritage railways Following station
Merryfield Lane   East Somerset Railway   Cranmore