The British Film Institute presents the best global cinema on-demand:
From classic and contemporary films to the best of the BFI National Archive.

East Somerset Railway Open Day
East Somerset Railway Open Day

East Somerset Railway Open Day 1976

Close

This film is certified

Please confirm that you accept our terms of use.

Close

East Somerset Railway Open Day 1976

United Kingdom

The East Somerset Railway opens its cabs to the public at Cranmore Station. The Green Knight BR standard class 4MT 75029 and the Black Prince BR standard class 9F 92203 are in all their steaming glory. Artist David Shepherd bought the two steam engines in 1967, BR standard class 9F 92203 and standard class 4MT 75029 and in 1971 with a group of friends bought Cranmore Station to house them. The Cranmore Rail Company is born and in 1973 the ESR is open for business.

The ESR is inaugurated in 1855 from Witham, to Shepton Mallet in 1858 and to Wells in 1862. Passenger services for the East Somerset Cheddar Valley line are withdrawn in 1963 as a direct result of the Beeching proposals that led to the mass closure of lines. Freight trains continue until 1985 and stone trains are still in operation as far as Torr Works, formerly Merehead Limestone Quarry.

The South West Film and Television Archive (SWFTA) is the regional film archive for the South West of England. Established in 1993, SWFTA's core collection comprises of the combined programme libraries of Westward Television and TSW (Television South West). The archive also cares for a significant number of donated film collections, both amateur and professional, dating back to the early 1900s.

Genres

0 2

Tags

1970s Steam trains Rail transport

Collection

Watching the Trains Go By

Released

1976

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Read lessRead more
Part of

1,000s of beautifully preserved films, capturing 120 years of Britain on Film

Explore
The map

Subscription

View All

Welcome to a new subscription service like no other.

>100s of hand-picked classics and critically-acclaimed films

>Critic Mark Kermode picks a must-see film every week

>No contract, cancel anytime

Cookies Policy

This website uses cookies, as explained in our Cookies Policy.

To accept the terms and hide this message please click 'I accept'.

I accept

Passionate about film? So are we…

Don't miss the email made for the in-the-know film fan:

New releases — on the same day as in cinemas Special collections & unheralded classics Exclusive news on discounts


Never ask | Ask me later