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Station Master
50 Years since last train

50 Years since last train

‘Strawberry Special’ Saturday 7th September Unique tour by Vintage Coach to three stations on the historic ‘Strawberry Line’ to mark the 50th anniversary of the closure of the Branch Line. The Yatton & Cheddar Valley Railway opened in 1869 and operated for almost 100 years before ‘the Beeching Axe’ officially closed the line to passengers […]

Station Master Sam

Station Master Sam Arrives

  Station Master Sam arrives at Sandford Station in January

Official Opening

Official Opening

Sandford Station was officially opened on 10 June 2011 with a tree planting by Sue Gunn, great grandaughter of Mrs Anna Victoria Yatman who cut original sod of the Cheddar Valley Railway line in 1867 with the ceremonial silver spade pictured.  To mark the opening the ribbon was cut by Gerald Lee, Chief Executive of St Manica Trust.

Coach arrives !

Coach arrives !

Sandford Station has aquired a coach to join the open goods wagon on the rails. The coach was successfully installed on Friday 25th March.

Sentinel shunter at Tytherington Quarry

The Sentinel Shunter

This is a sentinel shunter, a sister loco to the one which used to run stone between Sandford Quarry and the station.