Here you can discover our history, find out about CTMS (Cranmore Traincare and Maintenance Services) , browse our locomotive and carriage stock and see how to get involved with the railway.

To keep up to date with the wonderful work our volunteers do, why not read our Latest News, Workshop Blog or follow our Facebook page.

Our commercial carriage restoration team, Cranmore Traincare and Maintenance Service (CTMS) are a valued arm of the East Somerset Railway and, like our Workshop, deliver high quality workmanship and are in demand for carriage restoration.

You can also find our Company and Charity details here.


The East Somerset Railway was inaugurated in 1855 and has been through many changes, ups and downs, to its current status as a heritage steam railway.

A full history of the East Somerset Railway can be found in our Guide Book written by Tony Jepson and Nick Waton, which is available to purchase from our Cranmore Station Shop. However if you would like to know a brief history please click below.



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