Cranmore Traincare and Maintenance Services (CTMS) was established in July 1995 as a trading division of Cranmore Railway Company Limited, which is the commercial arm of the East Somerset Railway, a registered charity.
Facilities were set up to provide a base for a carriage overhaul business to be available to both heritage railways and main line charter operators.
Since 1995, CTMS has been undertaking quality carriage overhauls for customers across the UK. They specialise in body overhaul of Mark 1 and Mark 2 coaches, work on Mark 3 coaches, wagons and locomotives (both steam & diesel).
CTMS has the experience and skills to undertake both heavy body overhauls, vehicle conversions, quality repaints, body component repairs or supply and can undertake bogie and running gear overhauls to heritage railway standards. They also have quality systems in place to monitor conformance.
CTMS has no shareholders, so any profits made are transferred to the East Somerset Railway for the preservation of railway heritage.
Barry Buckfield, Contract Manager
Barry served a BR apprenticeship at Eastleigh Works as a Coach Bodymaker on Mark 1 and pre-nationalisation vehicles. He has over 50 years experience in coach body overhaul and maintenance.
Trevor Keirl, Production Manager
Trevor joined CTMS in May 2013 following a long career in the manufacturing industry working up to the position of Senior Manager. He has in depth experience in the managing of production teams, with specialties in continuous improvement process in order to improve business performance through workload planning and the use on lean techniques.
Mike has been with CTMS since 2005. His expertise lies in coach painting and body restoration from experience in the automotive industry.
Jeff Bown, Vehicle Builder/Welder
Jeff has been with CTMS since 1997. He is an expert in steel fabrication, welding and heavy timber work and has vast knowledge of vehicle components.
Bruce Maskery, Vehicle Builder
Bruce joined CTMS in September 2014. He is a qualified machine engineer and brings good general engineering, woodworking and painting skills to the business.
Tyrone Paul, Vehicle Builder/Welder
Tyrone joined CTMS in September 2014 as a second Year Engineering Apprentice, learning welding and fabrication skills along with woodworking proficiency. Tyrone qualified in September 2016 and is now a fully integrated team member.
Robert Mcletchie, Vehicle Builder
Bob joined CTMS in May 2016 as a vehicle builder. He has many years experience in body preparation and painting as well as restoration of old vehicles.
June 2015 saw CTMS achieve 20 years in business. During that time they have 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.
Cranmore Traincare and Maintenance Services
Cranmore Railway Station
Somerset BA4 4QP
Tel: 01749 880785