Cranleigh Railway Line:
The Guildford and Horsham Direct Railway. ~ 1865 to 1965
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ROLLING STOCK:
LBSCR Coach No. 676 - (found near Cranleigh)
LBSCR Coach No. 949 - (found near Cranleigh)
Schools Class Engine No. 936 - Cranleigh
Stroudley A1's & D1's - (engines named after the line's stations)
 


Schools Class Engine No. 936 - Cranleigh
An engine named after the village's famous Public School

Cranleigh was the 36th Schools Class engine, out of a total of 39 that were built at Eastleigh Locomotive Works. It went into service in June 1935 and was withdrawn in December 1962, 2 years before it's home village's station closed.

Schools Class no. 936 - Cranleigh
Schools Class: Cranleigh (936), new outside Eastleigh Works in June 1935

Eastleigh Railway Works in the 1930's
Eastleigh Works in late 1930's. - Urie 'Arthur' No. 748 on extreme left

Soon after it was built, 'Cranleigh' was put on display at Cranleigh station so that locals (especially boys from the school it was named after) could have a good look around it.

The engine spent nearly all of it's life based in the engine sheds at 'Bricklayers Arms', but ended it's days at 'Nine Elms'

It was not the first engine named 'Cranleigh', from 1886, 'Stroudley' D1 tank engines worked the line. Of the many D1's built there was one was named after each village served by the line, one of which being 'Cranleigh'. Click here to go to the Stroudley A1 & D1 page

Although now discontinued, Hornby Model Railways made an 'OO' scale version of Schools Class no.936 Cranleigh, in 1994. (Hornby reference: Model R132). If you're a collector, and would like one, they often come up for sale on ebay.

Hornby model R132 - School's Class No. 936 'Cranleigh'


Schools Class Engine diagram

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