Published on 8th April 2018
With weekend engineering work taking place between Bristol and Bath, a flurry of engineers trains visited Taunton on Sunday 8th April 2018 in order to change direction and head back to Westbury.
The trains varied in length and consist which always provides some added interest for photographers.
Freightliner Class 66/5 No.66507 is pictured passing Creech St Michael while working the 6Y53 08:00 Bristol East Junction - Westbury via Taunton. The train (running 184 minutes behind schedule) was formed of lifted track to be returned to Westbury for recycling.
Freightliner powerhaul liveried Class 66/4 (formerly operated by Direct Rail Servicers) No.66420 hauls the 6Y54 10:06 Bristol East Junction - Westbury through Creech St Michael The train was conveying spoil from the engineering worksite, and being returned to Westbury via Taunton.