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.
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.
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
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, 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
Another view of 5637 on her demonstration goods train. Photo Rodney Greenway
A last view of 5637, running round her train. Photo Rodney Greenway
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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