Things appear to be on the 'up' at Cranmore as we found a large number of secondhand railway books and publications to browse through, most at very reasonable prices, some of these are in a former WH Smith newsagents kiosk and bookstall that was moved to Cranmore from Salisbury station. There is also a very interesting collection of artefacts and relics in a museum that has been set up in the station building. The signal box is now seeing limited use as a control point for daily operations and work is ongoing to get the signalling and pointwork into use. The 'box retains the original token machine and some tokens that were in use up to the abolition of Witham Signal Box (at what is now known as East Somerset Junction) in 1984.
Best regards, Guy Vincent
Yeovil Pen Mill
In connection with this work, ballast train, 6Y89, running from Eastleigh to the worksite passed through YVP
double headed by FL66560 and Gennessee 66415 'You Are Never Alone' (as if ! )
Best wishes, Bill.
Hope they are of interest!
Peak 45121 heads a Leeds to Paignton service on the afternoon of 24 September 1983 The profile boards in the foreground are in connection with the building of the new Exminster by-pass
43207 43321 0606 Edinburgh to Plymouth pass Gissons bridge Exminster 23 September 2022