THE CLASS 60:


Following the successful use of the General Motors Class 59s in 1986, British Rail became aware just how far behind the times its own operation was in terms of heavy-haul diesel power. Its fleet was old, and getting unreliable. Railfreight's Trainload divisions all wanted to invest in new locos and, with this in mind, funding was authorised to develop a new Type 5 diesel loco, this was designated the Class 60. The preferred bidder for the Class 60 contract was Brush Traction at Loughborough. The locomotives were fitted with a is a 8 cylinder, 145 litre Mirrlees Blackstone 8MB275T diesel traction engine. The locos were painted in standard BR triple grey livery, with Trainload sector locos added as the locos were rolled through the production line. The first loco, No. 60001, carrying the name 'Steadfast' , was handed over to Railfreight on June 30, 1989 and driven under its own power to Toton. In 1989 Railfreight named the Class 60s in a traditional fashion; those locomotives attached to the construction and metals sectors were named after British mountains as were some attached to the coal sector. The others (coal and petroleum sectors) received the names of famous British citizens, with an emphasis on those whose contribution had been to science and engineering. The original division between operating sectors was around 35 of the Class to Trainload Coal, 25 to Trainload Construction, 22 to Trainload Metals and 18 to Trainload Petroleum, but soon the Trainload businesses gave way to shadow privatisation and the formation of Loadhaul, Transrail and Mainline Freight. Most of the Class 60s had lost their Trainload sub-sector decals by the mid-1990s, in favour of business branding. As part of the privatisation of Britain's railways, all the Trainload operations were purchased by American controlled English, Welsh & Scottish Railway (EWS). The company's distinctive maroon and gold livery was first applied to No. 60019 at Brush in May 1996, and by the end of 2001 around 40% of the fleet had been repainted. Many of the original historical names applied to the fleet have now been removed. The Class 60 has wondered far and wide around the UK since it's introduction, Taunton has been a regular haunt for the locomotives, and many have even made it to Penzance!. The Class 60's have become a much loved locomotive despite their hard and dirty work which they are asked to do. In recent years many have become 'celebrity' locomotives, the holy grail for photographers. We felt that as the first 20 Class 60's have now been put up for sale by DB Schneker, it was time to delve into the archives and record all 100 of the Class in the Taunton area. It's taken a considerable amount of time to trace these photos and workings, and if you can help out with any further images from the Taunton area please do not hesitate to Contact Us.
Locomotive: 60001
Original Name:
Steadfast
Current Name:
The Railway Observer
 

60001 took part in a weekend engineering blockade at Taunton on the 20th February 2005. 60001 is seen here exiting the blockade at 40 Steps, with the 6W29 Taunton - Exeter loaded spoil. The train stabled at Exeter Riverside Yard before returning to Westbury the next day.

(Photo: Brian Garrett)

 

Locomotive: 60002
Original Name:
Capability Brown
Current Name:
High Peak
 
60002 is seen passing Charlton on a very misty 16th February 2004, working the 6B19 Exeter City Basin to Cardiff Tidal Scrap. The Class 60 was ideal for this flow as the class could haul large tonnages with ease. (Photo: Brian Garrett)
Locomotive: 60003
Original Name:
Christopher Wrenn
Current Name:
Freight Transport Association
 
60003 is pictured at 40 Steps, Taunton on the 20th May 2005. The locomotive worked light engine (0T29) from Newport to Fairwater Yard, where it collected a rake of stored wagons, before returning them to Wales. The loco is seen arriving into Fairwater Yard. (Photo: Nigel Saunders)
Locomotive: 60004
Original Name:
Lochnager
Current Name:
Not Named
 
On the 16th October 2004 60004 passes Norton Fitzwarren with the 6W21 Westbury to Ponsendan conveying 10 Railtrack Autoballasters for a ballast drop in Cornwall. It's worth noting that 60004 carries the original EW&S branding, before the company branding was revised to EWS. (Photo: Brian Garrett)
Locomotive: 60005
Original Name:
Skiddaw
Current Name:
BP Gas Avonmouth
 

In Ex Works condition 60005 is seen hauling the 6B19 Exeter City Basin - Cardiff Tidal scrap through the village of Creech St Michael on the 7th April 2001. The loco had recently been repainted into the new corporate colours of EWS (English Welsh & Scottish Railways).

(Photo: Brian Garrett)

Locomotive: 60006
Original Name:
Great Gable
Current Name:
Scunthorpe Ironmaster
 
Both 60006 and 60033 received the 'celebrity' treatment, as during privatisation they were both painted into Blue British Steel colours, and later Silver Corus colours. Their livery did not effect their daily operations, they could still be found working all over the UK as in this photo. In May 1998 60006 passes Charlton with the 6M68 Burngullow - Irvine 'Silver Bullets' in tow. (Photo: Dave Jones)
Locomotive: 60007
Original Name:
Robert Adam
Current Name:
Not Named
 
60007 loco was repainted into 'Load Haul' livery during privatisation. 007 has never received another name. On the 11th May 2002, the former 'Robert Adam' is seen at Charlton in top and tail formation with 60057 'Adam Smith' while working the 7W24 Westbury - Dawlish. The train conveyed a rake of new sleepers to be laid in Kennaway Tunnel. (Photo: Brian Garrett)
Locomotive: 60008
Original Name:
Moel Fammau
Current Name:
Sir William McAlpine
 
60008 carried Railfreight Metals livery and was an early visitor to Taunton, it had been working a series of test runs with rakes of wagons between Taunton and Westbury. Between duties it was stabled in Platform 1 at Taunton. Its home depot became Immingham. The loco later became part of the 'Load Haul' fleet and was repainted into the striking Orange/ Black livery (Photo: Jeff Treece)
Locomotive: 60009
Original Name:
Carnedd Dafydd
Current Name:
Not Named
 

60009 was delivered to British Rail as a Railfreight Construction locomotive. During privatisation the loco was repainted into EWS colours and its nameplates removed. On the 16th October 2005, 60009 can be seen on the rear of a five loco convoy working from Westbury to Newport via Taunton. Having arrived from Westbury 60009 was started to lead the convoy North to Wales.

(Photo: Brian Garrett)

Locomotive: 60010
Original Name:
Pumlumon Plynlimon
Current Name:
Not Named
 
60010 was originally named ' Pumlumon Plynlimon' after a Welsh mountain in the Cambrian's. It was a member of the Railfreight Construction pool working for British Rail. 60010 now carries the original EW&S Red/ Gold livery. On the 25th March 2005, 60010 is seen at Taunton having arrived with the 6W84 Blatchbridge Junction - Newport engineers. Here the train would head back to Newport from Taunton. (Photo: Brian Garrett)
Locomotive: 60011
Original Name:
Cader Idris
Current Name:
Not Named
 

60011 was originally part of the Railfreight Construction pool. During privatisation the loco was acquired by Mainline Freight. It still carries a battered Mainline Blue livery although it now works for DB Schenker. During February 2009 the locomotive made a rare visit to the Taunton area hauling the 6W43 Exeter St Thomas - Westbury engineers.

(Photo: Brian Garrett)

Locomotive: 60012
Original Name:
Glyder Fawr
Current Name:
Not Named
 
60012 was originally named 'Glyder Fawr' and was part of the Railfreight Construction pool. The loco later became one of the first Class 60's to carry the original EW&S Red/Gold livery. On the 9th April 2004, 60012 is seen passing Charlton with the 6F46 Exeter Riverside - Westbury engineers. (Photo: Brian Garrett)
Locomotive: 60013
Original Name:
Robert Boyle
Current Name:
Robert Boyle
 
60013 carries the name 'Robert Boyle' after the natural philosopher. The locomotive carries two tone grey livery but originally had petroleum decals applied from new. The loco is seen at 40 Steps, Taunton on the 1st October 2005 leading a Westbury - North Somerset Junction engineers into Fairwater Yard. The train was top and tailed with 66082 on the rear of the train. (Photo: Brian Garrett)
Locomotive: 60014
Original Name:
Alexander Flemming
Current Name:
Not Named
 

60014 was named 'Alexander Flemming' upon delivery from Brush Traction, The locomotive was one of a few which never got repainted during its lifetime, and lived well into the late naughties before EWS slapped their 'Beastie' branding on the side of the locomotive. In happier times on the 17th September 2001, 60014 passes Taunton with the 6V70 08:57 Cliffe Vale - St Blazey Enterprise.

(Photo: Jeff Treece)

Locomotive: 60015
Original Name:
Bow Fell
Current Name:
Bow Fell
 
60015 'Bow Fell' was delivered as part of the Construction Sector carrying large blue and yellow square decals. During privatisation the loco became part of the Transrail Fleet, a simple 'Big T' was applied over the original construction livery. On the 3rd July 2002 60015 passes through Taunton Station with the 6M72 St Blazey - Cliffe Vale clay as the evening sun sets. (Photo: Brian Garrett)
 
Locomotive: 60016
Original Name:
Langdale Pikes
Current Name:
Rail Magazine
 
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Locomotive: 60017
Original Name:
Arenig Fawr
Current Name:
Shotton Works Centenary Year 1996
 

60017 was originally delivered to British Rail as a Construction sector locomotive. 60017 was one of the early locomotives to be applied with the original EW&S livery, and was renamed. Shotton Works is seen at Taunton on the 5th March 2005 working a 6W24 engineers train back to Westbury passing the Royal Mail sorting office as it departs from Fairwater Yard.

(Photo: Mike Rowland)

Locomotive: 60018
Original Name:
Moel Siabad
Current Name:
Not Named
 
60018 was originally named after a Welsh mountain. This loco was also delivered to the Construction sector for British Rail. On the 16th July 2008, 60018 passes through Taunton making a rare appearance on the 6B99 St Blazey - Newport ADJ. The loco carries the later version of the EWS livery. (Photo: Brian Garrett)
Locomotive: 60019
Original Name:
Wild Boar Fell
Current Name:
Not Named
 
60019 was originally delivered to the Construction sector. The loco was another of the class to carry the original EW&S livery. 60019 is seen at 40 Steps on the 19th August 2003 having worked light engine from Westbury to Fairwater Yard. It should have collected a rake of redundant wagons from the yard, but faulty points prevented this working from occurring.(Photo: Brian Garrett)
Locomotive: 60020
Original Name:
Great Whernside
Current Name:
Not Named
 
60020 is seen passing Creech St Michael on the 26th November 2003 working a Newport ADJ - St Blazey scrap train formed of mixed empty wagons. 60020 was another loco to carry the original EW&S livery. It's irnoic that 60020 in this image was hauling it's original 'sector' as a Metals Locomotive! (Photo: Darren Harris)
Locomotive: 60021
Original Name:
Pen-y-Ghent
Current Name:
Star of the East
 

60021rolls into Taunton station on the 9th December 2005, working a rake of empty engineers wagons from Newport Alexander Dock Junction to Exeter Riverside Yard. Many of the Class 60's gained 'additional items' to their bodywork, 60021 carried the '40B' Shed plate marking the locos home depot of Immingham on the front end of the locomotive.

(Photo: Mike Rowland)

Locomotive: 60022
Original Name:
Ingleborough
Current Name:
Not Named
 

This shot of 60022 contrasts nicely with the M5 motorway above, while 60022 hauls around 800 tonnes of spoil to Westbury, a single lorry hauls 40 tonnes of building material up the M5. 60022 is seen at Hyde Lane crossing on the 24th August 2004 having just departed from Taunton heading for Westbury, where the train would have been unloaded.

(Photo: Mike Rowland)

Locomotive: 60023
Original Name:
The Cheviot
Current Name:
Not Named
 
60023 was another of the class which was painted into the popular EWS Red and Gold livery. Even by 1999 the loco was wearing the new house colours of EWS. On the 4th September of 1999 60023 passes Norton Fitzwarren with the 6B68 Burngullow - Newport ADJ 'China Clay' slurry tanks in tow. These once pristine silver tanks are clearly showing signs of neglect in their appearance. (Photo: Alan Randle)
Locomotive: 60024
Original Name:
Elizabeth Fry
Current Name:
Not Named
 
In connection with the Laira open day on the 14th September, 60024 'Elizabeth Fry' became the first Class 60 to work the Fawley Tanks and became the first Class 60 to work into Devon on the 13th September 1991. There was no return 6O79 empties from Tavistock that night, instead the train was piloted by 59102&59005 on the 15th with the 60 Dead in Train. 60024 is seen passing Norton Fitzwarren (Photo: Jeff Treece)
Locomotive: 60025
Original Name:
Joseph Lister
Current Name:
Caladonian Paper
 
'Load Haul' became the must have livery of the 90's. The Black and Orange livery originally operated in the North East of England, but when Transrail, Load Haul and Mainline were combined to become EWS, locos operated all over the UK. On the 24th June 1997 60025 passes 40 Steps, Taunton. (Photo: Jeff Treece)
 
Locomotive: 60026
Original Name:
William Caxton
Current Name:
Not Named
 
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Locomotive: 60027
Original Name:
Joseph Banks
Current Name:
Not Named
 

60027 was originally built as a Petroleum Sector Class 60, so it's apt that we can provide a photograph of the loco hauling the 6V62 Fawley - Tavistock Jn fuel. The loco was repainted into the first version of EW&S livery and remains without a name. It's seen here passing Creech St Michael on the 6th April 2004 on route to Tavistock Jn

(Photo: Brian Garrett)

Locomotive: 60028
Original Name:
John Flamsteed
Current Name:
John Flamsteed
 
60028 was another Class 60 which lost it's original sector markings. The loco was delivered from Brush as a Petrolum locomotive. Here 028 is seen passing Taunton on the 30th June 2004 hauling a short rake of salmon sleeper flats back to to Westbury. The loco later gained EWS 'Beastie' branding before being stored at Crewe DMD. (Photo: Mike Rowland)
Locomotive: 60029
Original Name:
Ben Nevis
Current Name:
Clitheroe Castle
 
60029 'Ben Nevis' was alloacated to the Railfreight Metals sector, it carried Railfreight Metals decals and a depot plaque (The Cardiff Canton Ram). The loco is seen departing Fairwater Yard in August 1994 hauling the 6B19 Exeter City Basin - Cardiff Tidal loaded scrap. The loco had been regulared to allow faster passenger services to pass by, before continuing its journey (Photo: Dave Jones)
Locomotive: 60030
Original Name:
Cir Mhor
Current Name:
Not Named
 
60030 was one of the 'non de script' Class 60's after it lost it's name and original 'Metals' livery. Since then the loco has carried EWS Red and Gold with no other distinctive features. On the 17th September 1999, 60023 passes 40 Steps, Taunton hauling the 6C21 Enterprise service from Newport ADJ in Wales to St Blazey in Cornwall. (Photo: Alan Randle)
Locomotive: 60031
Original Name:
Ben Lui
Current Name:
ABP Connect
 
60031 was originally built as a Metals Sector locomotive. It kept it's original livery for some considerable time. On the 18th July 2000 60031 leads the 6M72 from St Blazey to Cliffe Vale, seen passing Charlton on the approach to Cogload Junction. The train conveyed ten loaded wagons of China Clay. (Photo: Alan Randle)
Locomotive: 60032
Original Name:
William Booth
Current Name:
William Booth
 
60032 'William Booth' was another regular performer in the Taunton area, it was allocated to Cardiff Canton and often appeared at Taunton. On the 1st March 2001, the rather grubby and unkept locomotive passes 40 Steps with the 6V70 08:57 Cliffe Vale - St Blazey China Clay service for its train operating company Transrail. (Photo: Jeff Treece)
Locomotive: 60033
Original Name:
Anthony Ashley Cooper
Current Name:
Teeside Steel Express
 
60033 was also a Petroleum Sector locomotive, and it is pictured here at 40 Steps working the 6B20 Heathfield - Waterston fuel TEA fuel tanks on the 9th April 1994. 60033 also took part at the Exeter Riverside open weekend on the 1st and 2nd May where it was open to the public to view the locomotive. 60033 is now stored at Toton painted in Corus Steel colours. (Photo: Jeff Treece)
Locomotive: 60034
Original Name:
Carnedd Llewelyn
Current Name:
Carnedd Llewelyn
 
60034 'Carnedd Llewelyn' was another Cardiff based Class 60 which spent an inanimate amount of time working in the South West. Like 60029 it was also allocated to the Railfreight Metals pool, and is seen passing 40 Stepa, Taunton on the 18th December 1993, working the normal 6B19 Cardiff Tidal scrap train. (Photo: Jeff Treece)
Locomotive: 60035
Original Name:
Florence Nightingale
Current Name:
Not Named
 
Many Class 60's quickly gained the corporate colours of EWS giving the class a more uniform appearance. Sadly as repaints occurred, many of the Class 60's lost their unique and interesting names which made them so popular. 60035 (former Florence Nightingale) tends to an engineers train at Taunton ont he 30th November 2003 before leaving for Westbury (Photo: Mike Rowland)
Locomotive: 60036
Original Name:
Sgurr Na Ciche
Current Name:
Gefco
 
During the 90's it was rare to see sectorised locos working incorrect trains. An example of this is shown from July 1995. 60036 'Sgurr Na Ciche' is a Metals sector locomotive working the Heathfield - Waterston Petroleum sector service. This service was so heavy it was booked for a heavyweight Class 37 or Class 60 and is seen passing Norton Fitzwarren near Taunton. (Photo: Dave Jones)
Locomotive: 60037
Original Name:
Helvellyn
Current Name:
Aberddawan/ Aberthaw
 
60037 was based at Cardiff Canton from new, as was often seen working trains in the Taunton area. The loco was allocated to the Railfreight Metals pool. On an unidentified date, 60037 is seen passing Charlton with the 6B19 Exeter Basin - Cardiff Tidal scrap in tow. (Photo: Brian Garrett)
Locomotive: 60038
Original Name:
Bidean Nam Bian
Current Name:
Avesta Polarit
 
On the 19th January 2002, Load Haul liveried 60038 is seen at Charlton passing slowly with the loaded 6W52 Taunton - Cogload Jn engineers. The low winter light catches the loco as it passes. Load Haul orange and black suited the Class 60's, sadly EWS looked to eradicate the most prominent of locomotives first 60038 was the first of many carry the new EWS livery. (Photo: Brian Garrett)
Locomotive: 60039
Original Name:
Glastonbury Tor
Current Name:
Not Named
 

60039 passes Charlton on the 2nd April 2004, working the popular 6V70 Cliffe Vale - St Blazey china clay empties back to Cornwall from the Wedgewood potteries in Stoke. 6V70 and 6M72 would normally provide a Class 60 or pairs of Class 37's allocated to Cardiff Canton Depot. However when EWS took over, any locomotive from any area could appear. At the time 036 was a Stewart's Lane loco.

(Photo: Brian Garrett)

Locomotive: 60040
Original Name:
Brecon Beacons
Current Name:
The Territorial Army Centenary
 
60040 is currently one of the lucky few Class 60's to be painted in a 'celebrity' livery with its current operator DB Schenker. On the 29th November 2003, a shabby 60040 is seen at Taunton working the the 7W32 engineers out of Fairwater Yard at Taunton Station. Class 60's were often employed on weekend engineering work, in between their normal weekday duties hauling heavier consists around the UK. (Photo: Mike Rowland)
Locomotive: 60041
Original Name:
High Willhays
Current Name:
Not Named
 

On the 16th March 2007 60041 rounds the curve at Creech St Michael with a mixed rake of engineers wagons, working the 6F35 from Westbury to Exeter. The loco took part in a weekend engineering blockade before returning to Westbury overnight.

(Photo: Darren Harris)

 
Locomotive: 60042
Original Name:
Dunkery Beacon
Current Name:
The Hundred of Hoo
 
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Locomotive: 60043
Original Name:
Yes Tor
Current Name:
Not Named
 

'Yes Tor' was originally part of the Construction sector, but was another locomotive which lost it's livery at an early stage in favour of EWS corporate colours. On the 27th February 2002, 60043 heads the 6V70 empties from Cliffe Vale to St Blazey, seen passing Bathpool on the approach to Taunton.

(Photo: Alan Randle)

Locomotive: 60044
Original Name:
Ailsa Craig
Current Name:
Not Named
 

60044 was another Ex Mainline Freight locomotive, painted in the popular Mainline blue colours. The loco sadly is little cared for and rarely cleaned. Even in 2004 when this image was taken, her nameplates 'Alisa Craig' had already been removed. 60044 is seen at Taunton on the 24th October 2004 on a local engineers train

(Photo: Brian Garrett)

Locomotive: 60045
Original Name:
Josephine Butler
Current Name:
The Permanent Way Institution
 
60045 was orgininally part of the Railfreight Coal sector when delivered from Brush Works at Loughborough. The loco was one of many to carry the ubiquitous house colours of EWS (later version) having the original name removed in favour of 'The Permanent Way Institution'. On the 12th March 2001 60045 is seen passing 40 Steps on a rare light engine movement heading East. (Photo: Jeff Treece)
Locomotive: 60046
Original Name:
William Wilberforce
Current Name:
William Wilberforce
 
William Wilberforce was released from Brush to BR as a Railfreight Coal sector loco. 046 was another loco which lost it's Coal Sector markings and spent a considerable period running in two tone grey livery. The battered locomotive is seen passing Taunton on the 3rd July 2007, with a rather light 4 wagons in tow, returning to Westbury. (Photo: Mike Rowland)
Locomotive: 60047
Original Name:
Robert Owen
Current Name:
Not Named
 

60047 carried the early EW&S livery but originally carried Railfreight Coal livery for hauling various coal related workings around the Midlands and North of the UK. On the 17th March 2002 60047 passes through Charlton with a top and tail engineers train heading for Westbury via Taunton from Bridgwater.

(Photo: Brian Garrett)

Locomotive: 60048
Original Name:
Saddleback
Current Name:
Eastern
 

60048 was another loco to loose it's original livery and name in favour of the corporate image from EWS. The original name 'Saddleback' was removed in favour of a customer friendly 'Eastern'. 60048 is seen at Norton Fitzwarren in May 1998 hauling the 6B68 Burngullow - Irvine 'Silver Bullets'. This working would often been booked for a Class 60.

(Photo: Dave Jones)

Locomotive: 60049
Original Name:
Scafell
Current Name:
Not Named
 
60049 is seen descending Whiteball with the lightly loaded 6V62 Fawley - Tavistock Jn fuel on the 9th April 2004. The Fawley Tanks has provided about 30 Class 60 appearances over the years. Although the Class were not booked for the working it was a 'Type 5' turn, so a Class 58, 60 or 66 could be used in the later years. (Photo: Brian Garrett)
Locomotive: 60050
Original Name:
Roseberry Topping
Current Name:
Not Named
 
60050 was once a loco which carried the revised 'Load Haul' livery similar to 60070. The Tug has since been painted in the original EW&S livery. It's seen here departing Taunton on the 1st Feb 2006, working an empty 6Z51 engineers train from Fairwater Yard. (Photo: Mike Rowland)
Locomotive: 60051
Original Name:
Mary Somerville
Current Name:
Not Named
 
60051 was originally named 'Mary Somerville' when built but quickly lost it's original identity at the hands of EWS. The loco has never carried a name since being repainted into EWS branding. On the 30th July 1999, 60051 catches the evening sun as it passes Hyde Lane with the 6M72 St Blazey - Cliffe Vale loaded China Clay. (Photo: Alan Randle)
Locomotive: 60052
Original Name:
Goat Fell
Current Name:
Glofa Twr - The last deep mine in Wales - Tower Colliery
 
60052 made a rare visit into the South West on the 23rd April 2008. The loco hauled the heavily loaded 6B99 St Blazey to Newport Alexander Dock Jn mixed freight. The combined scrap and clay train descends Whiteball at Beambridge on route to Cardiff. (Photo: Brian Garrett)
 
Locomotive: 60053
Original Name:
John Reith
Current Name:
Nordic Terminal
 
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Locomotive: 60054
Original Name:
Charles Babbage
Current Name:
Charles Babbage
 
60054 kept it's originall 'Railfreight Petroleum' livery for many years, and despite EWS branding being applied to the loco it was soon removed in favour os it's 'celebrity' livery. On the 30th April 2007, 60054 'Charles Babbage' is seen passing through Taunton's platforms heading South with the 6W54 rail laying / engineering train from Westbury during the late evening. (Photo: Paul Finnimore)
Locomotive: 60055
Original Name:
Thomas Barnado
Current Name:
Thomas Barnado
 

60055 'Thomas Barnado' was another rare visitor to the Taunton area in 2007. On the 26th March 2007 the loco double headed with 66193 on a short rake of scrap wagons. The 6B99 St Blazey - Cardiff Tidal often varied in length, this was perhaps one of the more 'overpowered' workings which occurred in the area. At the time EWS had applied temporary branding to the Class 60 fleet.

(Photo: Quentin Hawkes)

Locomotive: 60056
Original Name:
William Beveridge
Current Name:
William Beveridge
 
Transrail liveried locomotives were common the Burngullow - Newport ADJ china clay slurry tanks during early privatization. In this image, 60056 can be seen passing Bathpool on the 23rd September 1997, hauling the 6B68 from Burngullow. The loco carried Two Tone Grey with Transrail Branding at the time, it later became part of the EWS fleet. (Photo: Alan Randle)
Locomotive: 60057
Original Name:
Adam Smith
Current Name:
Adam Smith
 

60057 carried its original livery for most of its working life. Railfreight Coal suited the Class 60, 057 was one of the lucky 60's which avoided the paint brushes over the years. On the 11th May 2002, 60057 leads classmate 60007 South through Cogload Jn with the 7W24 Westbury - Dawlish engineers train. The set would eventually work forward to Goodrington Sidings.

(Photo: Brian Garrett)

Locomotive: 60058
Original Name:
John Howard
Current Name:
Not Named
 
Despite carrying company liveries the Class 60's have always been subject to local depot 'enhancements'. Several of the Class 60 fleet carried 'GB' car stickers on their nose end to mark their 'British Built Status'. 60058 is seen at 40 Steps, on the 1st October 2005 while working a Top and Tailed engineers, the 6W04 from Westbury to North Somerset Junction. (Photo: Brian Garrett)
Locomotive: 60059
Original Name:
Samuel Plimsoll
Current Name:
Swinden Dalesman
 
In 2010 60059 still soliders on working for DB Schenker, and still carrying its 'Load Haul' colours. On a dismal day during May 1998, 60059 'Swinden Dalesman' passes Charlton with the lengthy loaded 6B19 Exeter City Basin to Cardiff Tidal scrap train. The service was somewhat sporadic but the working would often provide a Class 60 due to the heavy weights involved. (Photo: Dave Jones)
Locomotive: 60060
Original Name:
James Watt
Current Name:
James Watt
 

60060 is seen passing Creech St Michael on the 10th April 2007, the loco carried EWS branding applied over it's former company loco. This was the cheaper way of company advertising, Leaving the original two tone grey to compliment the locomotive. 60060 was originally released from Brush as a Railfreight Coal locomotive, it later became part of the Transrail fleet before being operated by EWS.

(Photo: Brian Garrett)

 
Locomotive: 60061
Original Name:
Alexander Graham Bell
Current Name:
Alexander Graham Bell
 
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Locomotive: 60062
Original Name:
Samuel Johnson
Current Name:
Not Named
 

60062 is captured exiting Fairwater Yard at 40 Steps hauling a lengthy engineers train. The former 'Samual Johnson' was in top and tail formation with 60058, the pair were working the 6W04 Westbury to North Somerset Junction. 062 was a former Transrail locomotive, but received a full repaint into EWS Red.

(Photo: Brian Garrett)

Locomotive: 60063
Original Name:
James Murray
Current Name:
James Murray
 

60063 'James Murray' kept it's name during privaisation, and latterly carried Transrail branding. The loco was a common sight in the South West, it's seen here at Cogload Jn accelerating after a signal check, while working the 6C21 14:50 Newport Alexander Dock Junction - St Blazey 'Enterprise' service for Transrail.

(Photo: Jeff Treece)

Locomotive: 60064
Original Name:
Back Tor
Current Name:
Back Tor
 
60064 was another of the small fleet of locomotives which carried 'Load Haul' branding on top of it's original two tone grey livery. It never received the full Orange and Black 'Load Haul' treatment. Back Tor is seen passing 40 Steps, Taunton with the 6V70 08:57 Cliffe Vale - St Blazey Enterprise service heading South. (Photo: Jeff Treece)
Locomotive: 60065
Original Name:
Kinder Low
Current Name:
Spirit of Jaguar
 
60065 'Kinder Low' provides another example of a Railfreight Petroleum locomotive hauling a Railfreight Metals diagram. In July 1995 60065 passes Charlton with a lengthy rake of scrap wagons in tow. The 6B19 Exeter City Basin to Cardiff Tidal would normally produce a Cardiff based Class 60 or 56 for the duty, due to the heavy weights involved hauling the train. (Photo: Dave Jones)
Locomotive: 60066
Original Name:
John Logie Baird
Current Name:
John Logie Baird
 

60066 was original dispatched as a Coal sector locomotive, but under the rule of Transrail found itself working all manner of trains in the South West. On the 1st March 2001, 60066 passes Creech St Michael with the 6B19 Exeter City Basin to Cardiff Tidal scrap train, a turn which always produced a Class 60.

(Photo: Alan Randle)

Locomotive: 60067
Original Name:
James Clerk-Maxwell
Current Name:
James Clerk-Maxwell
 
This rather different shot of 60067 at Taunton, shows the battered state which some Class 60's were subjected to. The former BR 'Double Arrow' marks are still visible under the locomotive number. 60067 was originally built for the Coal Sector but soon lost its markings in favour of Two Tone Grey. The loco is seen at Taunton on the 28th February 2004 coupled to an engineers ready to leave. (Photo: Mike Rowland)
Locomotive: 60068
Original Name:
Charles Darwin
Current Name:
Charles Darwin
 
60068 'Charles Darwin' lost its Railfreight Coal sector makings quite early in its life. The loco remained in two tone grey for many years. On the 20th October 2001, 60068 is captured passing Charlton with the 6B19 Exeter City Basin to Cardiff Tidal scrap. This working was popular with enthusiasts as it often operated on Saturdays. (Photo: Brian Garrett)
Locomotive: 60069
Original Name:
Humphry Davy
Current Name:
Siloch
 
60069 was originally named 'Humphry Davy' but later became the only Class 60 to carry another classmates name, when it took the name 'Siloch' from 60097. The two tone grey locomotive is seen passing Taunton on the 27th July 1999 working the 6C21 14:50 Newport Alexander Dock Junction to St Blazey 'Enterprise' service for Transrail. (Photo: Jeff Treece)
Locomotive: 60070
Original Name:
John Loudon Mcadam
Current Name:
John Loudon Mcadam
 
60070 'John Louden McAdam' carried the temporary Load Haul livery along with several other class members. The Class 60 retained its original two tone grey livery with the addition of extra coloured markings to denote its operator. On the 7th September 2003, 60070 passes Creech St Michael with an empty engineers train returning from Lipson Junction to Westbury. (Photo: Brian Garrett)
Locomotive: 60071
Original Name:
Dorothy Garrod
Current Name:
Not Named
 

60071 was originally a Coal Sector loco, she later became part of the Mainline fleet. Mainline also applied temporary branding to their locomotives pending full repaints. Many Mainline locos operated for EWS on their old liveries. 60071 'Dorothy Garrod' is pictured at Taunton on the 10th June 2002, working the 6M72 St Blazey - Cliffe Vale china clay.

(Photo: Brian Garrett)

Locomotive: 60072
Original Name:
Cairn Toul
Current Name:
Cairn Toul
 

Many Class 60's have visited Taunton under the cover of darkness. Taunton could often house upwards of 3 or 4 engineers trains at a time. On the 16th march 2002, 60072 prepares to return to Fairwater Yard, while 60079 stands in Platform 3 having arrived from Westbury.

(Photo: Brian Garrett)

Locomotive: 60073
Original Name:
Cairn Gorm
Current Name:
Cairn Gorm
 

60073 'Cairn Gorm' started life at Railfreight Coal sector locomotive when delviered from Brush works. However as with all the Class 60's privaisation opened up a wealth of traffic and diagrams to all class members. On the 15th March 2000, 60073 passes 40 Steps, Taunton hauling the 6B68 09:40 Burngullow - Newport Alexander Dock Junction 'Silver Bullets' in tow.

(Photo: Jeff treece)

Locomotive: 60074
Original Name:
Braeriach
Current Name:
Teenage Spirit
 
60074 has become one of the most recognizable Class 60's in the UK, following a repaint in 2009 into a light blue with 'Teenage Cancer Trust' branding. Her life previous to this makeover was rather move sedate. On the 19th June 2002, as un-named 60074 passes Charlton with the 6M72 St Blazey - Cliffe Vale lightly loaded china clay service, while working for EWS. (Photo: Brian Garrett)
Locomotive: 60075
Original Name:
Liathach
Current Name:
Not Named
 

60075 was another of the Class 60's which has quietly gone about its daily business without attracting large amounts of attention. The loco now carries EWS livery. On the 1st November 2004, 60074 is seen passing Norton Fitzwarren with the empty 7C28 Exeter Riverside - Westbury stone working. The train operates to Exeter Riverside Yard on an as required basis, it passes Taunton during the early hours of the morning with the loaded train.

(Photo: Jon Gill)

Locomotive: 60076
Original Name:
Suliven
Current Name:
Not Named
 
60076 is pictured carrying two tone grey Mainline Freight livery, and is seen arriving into Taunton's Fairwater Yard on the 8th October 2005. The loco was working in 'top and tail' formation with classmate 60060. The pair between them were working the 6W04 08:15 Westbury - North Somerset Junction via Taunton. 60076 was originally released from Brush Traction as a Coal Sector locomotive. (Photo: Darren Harris)
Locomotive: 60077
Original Name:
Canisp
Current Name:
Canisp
 

60077 was originally named 'Canisp'. During privatisation the loco became part of Mainline Freight, and later EWS. Class 60's would often share Fawley Tank duties with other Type 5 power. On the 17th September 2002, 60077 passes Creech St Michael with the 6V62 Fawley - Tavistock Jn fuel and bitumen in tow. By this point the locos names had already ben removed from the body side.

(Photo: Brian Garrett)

Locomotive: 60078
Original Name:
Stac Pollaidh
Current Name:
Not Named
 

60078 was one of the more well known Class 60's of the class after it gained the full Mainline Blue livery during the part privaisation process. The livery suited the Class 60 very well. The loco is seen here on the 17th April 1997 hauling the 7C28 Exeter Riverside stone empties back to Westbury after unloading at Exeter Riverside Yard.

(Photo: Darren Harris)

Locomotive: 60079
Original Name:
Foinaven
Current Name:
Foinaven
 
60079 featured earlier in this photographic pictorial alongside 60072. We have provided a second look at 'Foinaven'. The loco is seen passing 40 Steps, on the 19th November 2004, working the 7C28 Exeter Riverside - Westbury empty stone wagons for Mendip Rail. (Photo: Jon Gill)
Locomotive: 60080
Original Name:
Kinder Scout
Current Name:
Not Named
 
60080 started off life named 'Kinder Scout' and allocated to Cardiff Depot. The loco is seen at Taunton working a very rare light engine move. On the 5th February 2005 60080 worked light engine from Westbury to Exeter Riverside Yard. At Exeter the loco collected a rake of wagons and continued to work south for a weekend engineering blockade. (Photo: Brian Garrett)
Locomotive: 60081
Original Name:
Bleaklow Hill
Current Name:
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
 
60081 became exceptionally special in 2000 when EWS repainted the locomotive into GWR Brunswick Green and named the locomotive 'Isambard Kingdom Brunel'. The loco was turned into an overnight celebrity. Taunton was lucky to have several visits from the green goddess. On the 8th March 2003, 60081 waits to depart Taunton for Bridgwater on an engineers train from Westbury. (Photo: Brian Garrett)
Locomotive: 60082
Original Name:
Mam Tor
Current Name:
Not Named
 
60082 spent a period of time working stone trains to Exeter Riverside in 2006. The loco carried yet another version of EWS, except its former company name 'Transrail' was left on the bodyside, and the strips behind the cab doors were also retained. On the 26th June 2006, 60082 passes Charlton with the 7C28 from Exeter Riverside to Westbury formed of empty Mendip Rail Box Wagons for reloading. (Photo: Malcom Tait)
Locomotive: 60083
Original Name:
Shining Tor
Current Name:
Mountsorrel
 
60083 was originally named 'Shining Tour' but when the loco was repainted into EWS colours, it was renamed to 'Mountsorrel' to record the Class connection with heavy stone trains hauled from Mountsorrel. 60083 is seen passing Creech St Michael on the 9th July 2002 working the 6V62 Fawley - Tavistock Jn fuel and bitumen.(Photo: Brian Garrett)
Locomotive: 60084
Original Name:
Cross Fell
Current Name:
Cross Fell
 

60084 'Cross Fell' was another Class 60 which became allocated to Cardiff Canton and regularly appeared in the Taunton area. The loco carried the former Transrail 'Big T' applied over the previous sector decals. The loco is seen here on the 21st April 1997 hauling 6V60 Cliffe Vale - St Blazey china clay empties.

(Photo: Darren Harris)

Locomotive: 60085
Original Name:
Axe Edge
Current Name:
Mini Pride of Oxford
 
60085 was originally built as a Construction Sector locomotive when released from Brush Traction. The loco later received EWS Red during the privaisation process. it was later renamed 'Mini Pride of Oxford'. The loco is seen passing Banklands during a Sunny afternoon on the 12th August 2002 hauling the popular 6V70 Cliffe Vale - St Blazey China Clay service. (Photo: Darren Harris)
 
Locomotive: 60086
Original Name:
Schiehallion
Current Name:
Schiehallion
 
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Locomotive: 60087
Original Name:
Slioch
Current Name:
Barry Needham
 
60087 started life named 'Siloch' but became the only Class 60 to have it's original name transferred to another class member (60069). 60087 was then named 'Barry Needham'. The loco is seen in Fairwater Yard on the 28th April 2005 coupled to a rake of Network Rail JNA 'Falcons'. The loco had been stabled as part of weekend engineering works in the area. (Photo: Mike Rowland)
 
Locomotive: 60088
Original Name:
Buachaille etive More
Current Name:
Buachaille etive More
 
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Locomotive: 60089
Original Name:
Arcuil
Current Name:
The Railway Horse
 

60089 became one of many Class 60's which lost their original names. In 2002, 60089 became 'The Railway Horse', its name linking the loco with the Railway Shire Horses of old. On the 3rd March 2003 60089 exits Taunton Station with the 6W42 Westbury - Bridgwater via Taunton engineers, while another engineers train stands in Platform 3.

(Photo: Brian Garrett)

Locomotive: 60090
Original Name:
Quinag
Current Name:
Quinag
 

60090 was another loco which escaped the paint brush during the years of privaisation. Even by 22nd May 1999 the loco still carried its original Railfreight Coal sector markings. It was captured passing Taunton at 40 Steps, working the 6B68 Burngullow - Newport Alexander Dock Junction 'Silver Bullets'.

(Photo: Jeff Treece)

Locomotive: 60091
Original Name:
An Teallach
Current Name:
An Teallach
 
60091 'An Tellach' was another paint brush dodging locomotive, and carried its Railfreight Coal branding for some time. Even during EWS operation the locomotive was still sporting a livery from the 1990's. 60091 is seen here passing 40 Steps, Taunton on the 15th May 2001, working a regular Class 60 diagram, the 6V70 Cliffe Vale - St Blazey (Photo: Jeff Treece)
Locomotive: 60092
Original Name:
Reginald Munns
Current Name:
Reginald Munns
 
60092 'Reginald Munns' puts in a cracking display at Whiteball while hauling the 6M68 Burngullow - Irvine in June 1996. The blown turbo meant the loco only just made it over the summit of Whiteball. 60092 displays Transrail colours, denoted by a large bodyside 'T' and cabside markings. All Transrail locos retained their original two tone grey liveries.with no further livery changes. (Photo: Dave Jones)
Locomotive: 60093
Original Name:
Jack Stirk
Current Name:
Not Named
 
60093 'Jack Stirk' passes Oath on the Somerset Levels while working the 7C28 Exeter Riverside - Westbury stone empties on the 10th June 2004. The weather beaten loco carried Transrail livery at the time of this image, although appeared to have been lacking the care of a wash for some time. The loco was an early storage casualty from the fleet. (Photo: Mike Rowland)
Locomotive: 60094
Original Name:
Tryfan
Current Name:
Rugby Flyer
 
60094 is seen at Taunton on a rare light engine move with a Class 66. 66045 lead 60094 from Westbury to Taunton where the pair reversed and 60094 then lead the convoy North to Bristol. The 0W10 move took place on the 24th October 2004. Having arrived in an torrential downpour the weather cleared just in the nick of time.. (Photo: Brian Garrett)
Locomotive: 60095
Original Name:
Crib Goch
Current Name:
Not Named
 
60095 was another locomotive which lost it's name under EWS management. The loco gained several non standard livery variations, a smaller EWS sticker on the bodyside and larger font numbers on the front nose ends. On the 15th November 2008 60095 passes Creech St Michael with the 6W42 Westbury - Wellington engineers. The train would be loaded with used spoil at Tiverton Station. (Photo: Brian Garrett)
Locomotive: 60096
Original Name:
Ben Macdui
Current Name:
Not Named
 
60096 'Ben Macdui' is seen at Norton Fitzwarren in July 1996 leading two of St Blazeys Class 37/6 locomotives. All three locos carried Transrail Colours, complete with the large bodyside 'T'. Its likely that one of the locomotives would have been removed at Cardiff, before onward transit to Bescot. Combinations such as this were not common in the Taunton area, so this is certainly a photo to treasure. (Photo: Dave Jones)
Locomotive: 60097
Original Name:
Pillar
Current Name:
APB Port of Grimsby & Immingham
 
Perhaps this is a slight cheat shot of 60097, but still relevant of the time. After part privatisation had taken place Transrail ran a demonstation freight to St Blazey using a Class 60 and 56. On their return North, a Dutch 37 was added at Exeter through to Cardiff. On the 10th September 1994, 37xxx, 56044 'Cardiff Canton', and 60097 'Pillar' pass through 40 Steps with a mixture branded wagons in tow. (Photo: Dave Jones)
Locomotive: 60098
Original Name:
Charles Francis Brush
Current Name:
Charles Francis Brush
 
This is perhaps one of the rarest recorded photos in the Taunton area. When on the 28th December 2001, 60098 was a standby loco at Newton Abbot, it was used to haul the 1Z40 11:50 Plymouth - Bristol Temple Meads service after 47851 developed at Speedo Fault at Newton Abbot. It later returned South with the 1Z50 from Bristol TM as far as Plymouth. (Photo: Bob Foster)
Locomotive: 60099
Original Name:
Ben More Assynt
Current Name:
Not Named
 
60099 'Ben More Assynt' landed in the Mainlin Freight pool of locomotives under part privaisation, however under EWS operation, the locos diagrams were spread wide and far around the UK. The loco is caputred here on the 21st September 2000 working the 6V75 08:57 Cliffe Vale - St Blazey 'Enterprise' mixed freight through Platform 3 at Taunton. (Photo: Jeff Treece)
Locomotive: 60100
Original Name:
Boar Of Badenoch
Current Name:
Pride of Acton
 
60100 was original built for the Construction sector to haul stone and other such trains. Under EWS the loco found work on all manner of trains. Weekend work would often include engineering services to work sites located close to local rail centres. On the 29th April 2007 60100 passes through Taunton with a lengthy engineers train returning to Westbury after an overnight engineering blockade.. (Photo: Paul Finnimore)
 
Locomotive: 60500
Original Name:
Langdale Pikes (As 60016)
Current Name:
Rail Magazine
 
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