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Class 166 Gallery

Images of Class 166 Diesel Multiple Units taken in the Taunton Area

23rd June 2018
GWR Green Class 166 No.166216 speeds past Cogload Junction on Saturday 23rd June 2018 operating the 2U10 09:12 Taunton - Bristol Parkway stopping service. The unit had previously arrived at Taunton working the 06:21 from Gloucester.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


23rd June 2018
GWR Class 166 'Turbo' No.166216 passes Fordgate near Bridgwater on Saturday 23rd June 2018 working 2U10 09:12 Taunton - Bristol Parkway service.
(Photo: Sclub)


23rd June 2018
Having just departed from Bridgwater GWR Class 166 No. 166220 'Roger Watkins 'The GWR Master Train Planner'' passes Fordgate on Saturday 23rd June 2018 working2C67 08:42 Bristol Parkway - Taunton stopping service.
(Photo: Slcub)


27th April 2018
GWR Class 166 No. 166220 'Roger Watkins 'The GWR Master Train Planner'' prepares to depart Platfrom 3 at Taunton to work the 2U18 13:08 Taunton to Cardiff Central on the 27th April 2018.
(Photo: Nathan Williamson)


22nd April 2018
GWR green liveried Class 166 No.166216 passes Cogload Junction on Sunday 22nd April 2018 while working the 2T33 10:04 Cheltenham Spa - Taunton stopping service.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


19th April 2018
GWR green liveried Class 166 No.166206 stands at Taunton on Thursday 19th April 2018 ready to depart the station with the 2U18 13:08 Taunton - Cardiff Central stopping service.
(Photo: Paul Clarke)


19th April 2018
Thursday 19th April 2018 saw a Class 166 head south of Taunton to Exeter for the first time. The unit was sent to Exeter for platform clearance and height trials. First Great Western blue and pink liveried No.166203 was provided to operate the 5Z65 10:25 St Philips Marsh - St Philips Marsh via Exeter Depot. The unit is seen departing Taunton, and will soon seen the class spreading its wings to further into the South West.
(Photo: Paul Clarke)


8th April 2018
The driver gives a friendly wave and toot to local children on the bridge at Creech St Michael on Sunday 8th April 2018 as it passes through the village. The GWR Class 166 No.166206 was nearing the end of its journey while working the 2C71 09:46 Severn Beach - Taunton stopping service.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


8th April 2018
GWR Class 166 No.166206 passes through Creech St Michael on Sunday 8th March 2018 passing the Spring daffodils which appear to be holding the rampant un-kept undergrowth at bay. It would be wonderful to see the clean 1960's style grass embankments back in the village but brambles and buddleia seem to be the only two horticultural items which Network Rail are able to grow on the modern network. The Class 166 was operating the 2M38 11:36 Taunton - Bristol Temple Meads stopping service.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


25th February 2018
While many of the Class 166's which have migrated to the South West are in GWR Green a couple still remain in First Great Western blue with pink doors. One such memeber of the Class is No.166202 which is pictured here on the 25th February 2018 passing Bathpool while arriving with the 2T33 10:04 Cheltenham Spa - Taunton stopping service.
(Photo: Sclub)


11th February 2018
GWR Class 166 Turbo No.166216 passes Creech St Michael on Sunday 11th February 2018 operating the 2C71 10:24 Bristol Temple Meads - Taunton stopping service.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


6th February 2018
Having arrived with the 18:00 service from Cardiff Central GWR Class 166 No.166219 stands at Platfrom 2 at Taunton ready to depart with the 2E30 20:35 Taunton to Gloucester stopping service.
(Photo: Nathan Williamson)


23rd January 2018
Wearing former Firstgroup colours Class 166 No.166207 passes Durston near Cogload Junction on the 17th February 2018 while working the 9U22 14:57 Taunton - Newport stopping service. Even with Winter vegetation the extent of tree growth in the background completely obscures Cogload Junction from view.
(Photo: Simon Harling)


5th January 2018
With GWR Turbo units now well established on the Cardiff to Taunton services Class 166 No.166208 is pictured shortly after departure from Taunton whilst working the 9U16 12:04 Taunton - Cardiff Central on Friday 5th January 2018.
(Photo: Stephen A.Ginn)


5th January 2018
Former Thames Turbo Class 166 No.166208 is pictured at Cogload Junction on Friday 5th January while working the 9C71 10:00 Cardiff Central - Taunton stopping diagram. The introduction of the three car sets on this route has provided a welcome capacity increase on the route. While some services were previously strengthened from two car sets to three and four cars, the constant fixed three car formation of the Class 166 provides a good capacity increase for passengers using the regular services between Taunton, Bristol and Cardiff.
(Photo: Adam Snow)


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