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The Allerford Gallery

Images taken at Allerford

6th June 2018
In the stunning evening light, DB Cargo Class 66 No. 66055 'Alain Theuvette' passes Allerford on the 6th June 2018 working the 6W98 16:38 Westbury - Burngullow Long Welded Rail Train. The set will drop fresh rail in Cornwall overnight before returning to Westbury on Thursday morning. The locomotive hauling the train is also fitted with an additional spotlight on the front nose end as it is one of five locomotives fitted with this modification for banking heavy freights up the Licky Incline between Bromsgrove and Barnt Green. The light was to allow a better view of the coupling during night time operations.
(Photo: Thomas Courtney)


28th April 2018
Having visited the West Somerset Railway and run round at Taunton Station, DB Cargo Class 67s No.67021 and No.67024 haul the 1Z80 17:05 Bishops Lydeard - Penzance 'Belmond British Pullman' through Allerford Crossing on the 28th April 2018.
(Photo: Thomas Courtney)


27th October 2017
As the annual leaf fall season comes towards its conclusion the filthy job of keeping the rail heads clear of leaf mulch will soon come to and end as well. On the 27th October 2017 Class 66 No.66074 leads classmate No.66027 through Allerford working the 3J13 08:50 Westbury - St Blazey RHTT circuit.
(Photo: Thomas Courtney)


2nd July 2017
Torbay Express passengers were again left without a steam locomotive to haul their train to Kingswear on Sunday 2nd July 2017. Booked LNER A1 Pacific No. 60163 'Tornado' 'Tornado' was not able to operate the train and was replaced by a DB Cargo Class 66 No.66177. The unique experimental white roof Class 66 is pictured passing Allerford near Victory Crossing hauling the 1Z27 08:00 Bristol Temple Meads to Kingswear service.
(Photo: Adam Snow)



An unidentified British Rail Warship approaches Allerford working the 1A62 10:50 Kingswear - London Paddington service in 1962.
(Photo: Micky Farkas, supplied by Steve Awford)


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