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30-07-2012

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76017

76017, a BR Standard Class 4 2-6-0 runs round its train at the western end of the East Somerset Railway.  Several  of this type of loco were allocated to the Southern Region, hence they passed the edge of Somerset on the Salisbury to Exeter line.

92220

The ESR had a 9F 2-10-0 like Evening Star, which appears on the WSR page.  This is 92220 Black Prince which is seen here arriving at the ESR's main station at Cranmore.  These heavy freight locos also saw service hauling passenger trains over the steeply graded Somerset and Dorset line between Bournemouth and Bath.

47493A "Jinty" 0-6-0T tank at Cranmore.  The Jinties were the standard shunting loco of the LMS and were also to be seen on the Somerset and Dorset.  This one is 47493.

5542 at Cranmore

Coming up to date with the line, ex GW 2-6-2T 5542 from the West Somerset is seen visiting Cranmore during the Mixed Traffic Weekend, 28/9/03.  Photo Rodney Greenway

5542 at Cranmore

Another view of 5542, she was on the ESR for the weekend in exchange for which 5637 will visit the WSR for the Autumn Steam Gala the following weekend.  Photo Rodney Greenway

5637 at Cranmore

5637, an ex GW 0-6-2T, at home on the East Somerset.  Due to changes over the past few years she is currently the only mainline loco at Cranmore.  Photo Rodney Greenway

 

5637

Another view of 5637 on her demonstration goods train.  Photo Rodney Greenway

 

5637 running round

A last view of 5637, running round her train.  Photo Rodney Greenway

 

 

Bristol Divisional Inspection Saloon on the ESR

A last view of the event, the former Bristol Divisional Managers inspection saloon which was for a long time on the West Somerset Railway is now on the East Somerset.   Photo Rodney Greenway

 

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Photos not otherwise credited are 2001/2002 S G J Huddy.  Other photos are included with permission of the copyright holders.