Published on 24th April 2017
You would probably be correct in thinking anyone wanting to put money on a pair of BR Blue Class 20s passing Taunton during April 2017 could be classed as mad, but where the UK railway scene is concerned then it's probably a fair bet.
Monday 24th April 2017 provided the incredible sight of BR Blue Class 20s No.20205 & No.20189 working light engine through Taunton. The 0Z20 move operated from Kidderminster departing at 09:00 and headed to Okehampton in order to collect three locomotives from the Dartmoor Railway. Having visited the edge of Dartmoor the British Rail Blue pairing returned north through Taunton hauling Class 45/0 No. 45060 'Sherwood Forester', Class 47/8 No.47828 and Class 33 No.33035. The locomotives had been on the Dartmoor Railway since before Christmas 2016 when they were operating Polar Express services on the line. Class 20 No.20189 and No.20205 lead the 5Z47 14:00 Okehampton to St Philips Marsh on the return.
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