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The 40 Steps Gallery

Images taken at 40 Steps

25th June 2018
Colas Rail Freight is currently covering for the absence of DB Cargo crew on the Aggregate Industries flow to Exeter. Captured on Tuesday 26th June 2018 Colas Rail Freight Class 70 No.70804 passes 40 Steps hauling 7C28 13:44 Exeter Riverside - Whatley Quarry empties.
(Photo: Jeff Treece)


10th June 2018
Colas Rail Freight Class 37 No.37219 passes 40 Steps on Sunday 10th June 2018 working the 3Z08 09:02 Exeter Riverside - Derby RTC test train for Network Rail. The test train was formed of coaching stock 9523, 996666, 72630, 62384 and DBSO Driving Trailer No.9701. The locomotive had previously operated a test train down during the early hours of Saturday morning.
(Photo: Nathan Williamson)


2nd June 2018
Freightliner Class 66/5 No.66516 pushes back on the Fairwater Yard headshunt at the head of the 6X04 18:38 Fairwater Yard - Twyford track renewal train. (No.66587 was out of sight on the rear of the set) During the week the set has been departing in the evenings to Plymouth, but for Saturday work it departed north on the 2nd June 2018.
(Photo: Simon Harling)


9th May 2018
DRS Class 37's No.37218 and No.37259 depart Fairwater Yard on the 9th May 2018 with a snow plough test just weeks after the heaviest snowfall of the year. The 7Z15 10:15 Fairwater Yard - Fairwater Yard via Highbridge Loop with Snow Ploughs ZZA ADB 965231 & ZZA ADB 965209 are pictured passing 40 Steps.
(Photo: Nathan Williamson)


9th May 2018
Freightliner Class 66/5 No. 66526 'Driver Steve Dunn (George)' departs from Fairwater yard conveying used sleepers for recycling on 9th May 2018. The 4E18 09:47 Fairwater Yard - Doncaster Wood Yard journeys 200 miles to collect new sleepers and return them to Fairwater Yard for use renewing the track in the South West.
(Photo: Nathan Williamson)


27th April 2018
DB Cargo Class 67s painted in Belmond British Pullman livery pass through Taunton on Friday 27th April 2018 while working the 1Z78 09:48 London Victoria - Penzance during the annual visit of the British Pullman to the South West.
(Photo: Jeff Treece)


27th April 2018
British Pullman liveried Class 67 No.67021 is pictured at 40 Steps, Taunton while changing ends at Taunton on the 27th April 2018. The 1Z78 09:48 London Victoria - Penzance arrived in top and tail formation but switched to double headed to tackle the Devon Banks and head into Cornwall.
(Photo: Jeff Treece)


22nd April 2018
Freightliner Class 66/5 No. 66526 'Driver Steve Dunn (George)' and No. 66533 'Hanjin Express/ Senator Express' arrive into Fairwater Yard passing 40 Steps on Sunday 22nd April 2018 working the 6X04 07:00 Kennington Junction - Fairwater Yard hauling the Network Rail TRT set.
(Photo: Phil Izzard)


22nd April 2018
Frieightliner Class 66/5 No. 66533 'Hanjin Express/ Senator Express' arrives into Fairwater Yard on the rear of the 6X04 07:00 Kennington Junction - Fairwater Yard service on Sunday 22nd April 2018.
(Photo: Phil Izzard)


27th March 2018
DB Cargo Class 67's No.67006 and No.67005 double head Her Majesty The Queen back to London after her visit to the decommissioning ceremony for HMS Ocean at the Royal Naval Dockyard in Plymouth on Tuesday 27th March 2018. The Royal Train (running as 1Z70 14:15 Plymouth - Wolverton) passes Freightliner Class 66 No.66504 at 40 Steps, Taunton.
(Photo: Thomas Courtney)


4th March 2018
Colourful Harry Patch liveried Great Western powercar No.43172 passes through 40 Steps with equally colourful No.43027 on the rear of the set. The HST set was working the 1A81 11:00 Plymouth - London Paddington service on Sunday 4th March 2018.
(Photo: Jeff Treece)


3rd March 2018
Great Western HST No.43137 and No.43070 depart from Taunton on the 3rd March 2018 after heavy overnight snow fall still on the grounf from the 2nd. The 1C77 10:03 London Paddington - Peznance service passes 40 Steps on route south.
(Photo: Sclub)


1st March 2018
Class 220 Voyager No.220001 (formerly named Somerset Voyager) departs from Taunton with the 1V54 10:03 Darlington - Plymouth service on the 1st March 2018. The Cross Country diagram should of originated from Edinburgh but was cancelled and re-started at Darlington. Running just 26 minutes behind schedule the Voyager passes 40 Steps.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


1st March 2018
GWR Hitachi Class 802 No.802101 made another trip to Penzance on Thursday 1st March 2018. On the first day of Spring in blizzard conditions as Storm Emma dropped snow and freezing temperatures on Taunton the unit passes 40 Steps entering Taunton Station while working the 5X82 11:10 Penzance - Stoke Gifford test run.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


1st March 2018
Cross Country Voyager No.221125 passes 40 Steps, Taunton on Thursday 1st March 2018 on the first day of Spring 2018. In freezing conditions the 1M93 14:04 Paignton - Manchester Piccadilly arrives into Taunton just seven minutes behind schedule.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


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