Last Sunday we went to have a meal on the East Somerset Railway, at Cranmore in Somerset, It was a lovely day and here is just a few pictures of the day.
Above the beginning of the railway at the end of the platform, it does not go very far so here's the start.
Here is another picture of the platform with my husband standing looking at the telephone box. Below is another picture of something rare but years ago it was a must to keep in touch, today its all about mobile phones, sadly these have gone.On the other side of the box was a place to buy postage stamps only I missed taking a photo of it.
This is a picture of a poster of the brief history of the railway.
Years ago this line ran to Shepton Mallet and onto to Wells,
Ruth who was with us remembers catching the train to Shepton and going to school, it brought back a lot of memories for her.
This is the Victorian Gents toilets, I did not go inside, the building is made of cast iron
Here comes the train, the line is only about 2 miles long,
Each course of the meal was served as we traveled up and down the line.
It was definitely the age of steam day, with all the smells of steam to go with it.
Below is the signal box
This picture did not come out very well, as there is a lot of reflection but it was our tables set ready for our meal
Here we go, this is the view of the train as we go up the line, there was not a lot to take a picture of just fields and then into a cutting. so this was the best that came out
This is Dee Vernon's sister and our friends Ruth and Mervyn
And just in case you want to see us, This is my husband Vernon and Me,
Here we are at the other end of the line at the Mendip Vale Station, as I say we went up and down while eating our meal,
Here is the our train guard, the guard took him for a walk every time we reached the end of the line and then at the beginning, Hes only two, friendly and likes to be made a fuss of.
We had a great day, its well worth a visit but if you want a meal they have to be booked up in advance.