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The Broomhay Crossing Gallery

Images taken at Broomhay Crossing

26th April 2018
Mass locomotive swaps from those based in Fairwater Yard were once quite commonplace, however these days it's rare to see a locomotive convoy such as this in the Taunton area. On the 26th April 2018 Freightliner Class 66/5 No. 66526 'Driver Steve Dunn (George)' leads classmates No.6656 and No. 66534 'OOCL Express' through Broomhay Crossing (Bathpool) working the 0C84 11:25 Westbury - Fairwater Yard convoy.
(Photo: Simon Harling)


26th April 2018
Aggregate Industries liveried Class 59/0 No. 50002 'Superb' operated the Exeter Riverside stone tirp on the 26th April 2018. Having spent the morning unloading stone in Riverside Yard, the Class 59 is pictured passing Broomhay Crossing (Bathpool) with the 7C28 13:44 Exeter Riverside - Whatley Quarry empties.
(Photo: Simon Harling)


25th March 2018
Freightliner Class 66/5 No. 66594 'NYK Spirit of Kyoto' leads the 6Y15 09:50 Tyford - Fairwater under the M5 approaching Broomhay Crossing near Bathpool on Sunday 25th March 2018. The HOBC set was returning to Fairwater Yard after overnight ballast cleaning duties on the Great Western mainline. On the rear of the set was No.66951.
(Photo: Simon Harling)


12th February 2018
The 'as required' flow of aggregate from Whatley Quarry to Exeter Riverside Yard to replenish local stock piles of construction materials restarted on Monday 2nd February 2018. A Class 59 from the Mendip Rail fleet is often supplied for this working. Having been unloaded at Exeter via mechanical grab, Hanson Aggregates liveried Class 59/1 No. 59104 'Village of Great Elm' passes Broomhay Crossing (Bathpool) under localised clouds hauling the 7C28 13:44 Exeter Riverside - Westbury empties back to Wiltshire.
(Photo: Thomas Courtney)


16th January 2018
Chiltern Railways liveried (but DRS operated) Class 68 No.68011 returned north through Taunton on the 16th January 2018 hauling the second and last batch of refurbished Mk3 coaching stock for the new Transpennine loco hauled service. The new service is yet to start but coaching stock is being moved in preparation. The 5Z63 10:40 Laira - Crewe Carriage Sidings is seen passing Broomhay Crossing near Bathpool.
(Photo: Shaun Mockridge)


1st January 2018
The first day of a new year can always throw up an interesting working, the 1st January 2018 was no exception. GWR provided a full length HST to cover for an absent Class 166 Turbo on the Taunton - Cardiff Central stopping diagram. Heritage liveried powercar No. 43185 'Great Western' leads No.43176 past Broomhay Crossing near Bathpool, having departed Taunton with the 9U16 12:04 Taunton - Cardiff Central. The set had previously arrived with the 10:00 from Cardiff Central.
(Photo: Thomas Courtney)


13th October 2017
GWR's Intercity Swallow liveried powercar No. 43185 'Great Western' lead the 1A83 10:00 Penzance - London Paddington service on the 13th October 2017. The powercar was partnered with No.43149 and is pictured passing Broomhay Crossing near Bathpool.
(Photo: Simon Harling)


7th July 2017
Thursday 6th July 2017, BR Class 50 No. 50008 'Thunderer' operated from Exeter to Okehampton where it collected a Network Rail Lorum Rail Grinder. The locomotive formed the 4Z01 08:30 Okehemapton to Cheddesden Sidings and is seen here passing Bathpool on the retrun trip to the Midlands.
(Photo: Eddy)


14th June 2017
Having had their short break in Somerset all be it doing a spot of sunbathing at Bishops Lydeard, Class 50's No. 50007 'Hercules' & No. 50049 'Defiance' burst back into life on Wednesday 14th June 2017. The pair of locomotives coupled up to WSR Diesel Gala visitors Class 20's No.D8059 and D8188 to return them to the Midland Railway Centre at Butterely. The 0Z50 08:56 from Bishops Lydeard passes Bathpool on route north.
(Photo: Shaun Mockridge)


11th March 2017
Weekend engineers have been providing a large amount of movements through the Taunton area during March, On Saturday 11th March 2017 Colas Rail Freight Class 70 No.70802 passes Bathpool hauling the 6C22 10:00 Westbury to Cogload Junction via Bath and Bristol Temple Meads.
(Photo: Phil Izzard)


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