DECEMBER 2015 NEWS : 


Network Rail 'New Measurement Train approaches Taunton ay 40 Steps with, NMT power cars No.43013 & No.43014 leading a short 4 coach consist on the 1Q18 05:01 Old Oak Common - Plymouth - London Paddington on Friday 18th December 2015. (Photo: S A Ginn)
Having delivered a rake of coaching stock Laira Depot on the 12th December, Rail Operations Group returned another set to Scotland on the 13th December. Running as the 5S56 10:45 from Laira, Class 56 No.56301 & No.56098 pass Cogload Junction with the following formation in tow: (Barrier) 6330, 42310, 44022, 42068, 42062, 42221, 42504, 40810, 41089 & (Barrier) 6338. (Photo: Brian Garrett)
Class 56's are back in the news for the 12th December when another pair of the Class operated a stock move from Kilmarnock to Laira returning Mk3 coaching stock from their C6 overhauls. Class 56 No.56098 and former Fastline Freight No.56301 are seen double heading through Banklands on the approach to Cogload Junction with the 5V56 02:20 Kilmarnock to Laira stock move. No.56098 also carried the 'Rail Operations Group' headboard. (Photo: Brian Garrett)
Class 56 No.56098 leads classmate No.56301 through Norton Fitzwarren with stock being returned to Great Western. The formation was as follows: 6338, 41126, 40809, 42268, 42506, 42216, 42344, 42261, 44030 and 6330. (Photo: Phil Izzard)
Colas Class 60 No.60047 heads the 6V54 westbound empty logs passing Victory on Wednesday 9th December. Ironically, this has been one of the very few mornings over the past month where the sun has made much of a presence. (Photo: Quentin Hawkes)
Colas Railfrieght operated a rake of stored coal wagons from Exeter Riverside to Barry Island on the 8th December. Class 70 No.70804 was employed to move a rake of stored Colas Coal wagons from their long term storage in Exeter Riverside Yard. On the morning of the 8th December No.70804 was pictured approaching the A361 road bridge at Durston with the rare south west wagon type load in tow operating as the 4B70 09:00 to Barry Island. (Photo: Darren Harris)
Freightliner Class 66/5 No.66523 & No.66562, approach Fairtwater Yard on Sunday 6th December 2015 hauling the 6Y19 05:09 Basingstoke to Fairwater Yard. The Network Rail MOBC set was being returned from overnight engineering work in the Basingtstoke area. (Photo: S A Ginn)
This was the busy scene at Taunton's Fariwater Yard on Sunday 6th December 2015. Freightliner 66515 departs with the ECS 5Z45 to Eastleigh TRSMD, hauling the coaching stock from the previous day's 'York and Durham Noel Explorer'. The 1Z41 Taunton to Newcastle was originally operated DB Schenker's 67006, which was latter declared a failure after arriving at the northern destination. Freightliners Class 66/5 No.66515 was drafted in to work the return charter to Taunton. Having spent the night at Taunton No.66515 departs back to Westbury where '515' was replaced by DB Schenker 66076 onwards to Eastleigh. (Photo: S A Ginn)
Taken on the 5th December 2015, Freightliner Class 66 No.66563 returns from the Norton Fitzwarren Trianlge to Fairwater Yard on a turning move from Fairwater Yard The loco is see passing the new housing estate built on the former Taunton Cider workd heading back to Fairwater Yard (Photo: Phil Izzard)

 

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