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Class 37 Gallery

Images of Class 37 Locomotives taken in the Taunton Area

10th July 2018
Former DRS Blue Class 37 No.37612 (now owned by Harry Needle) spent a day stabled in Taunton on the 10th July 2018. The locomotive has been operating a series of Network Rail test trains in the South West. As testing is mainly carried out at night the locomotive is pictured stabled (in the what could be described as a nature reserve) in the tamper sidings behind Platform 1. The locomotive is booked to depart Taunton on Tuesday 10th July with the 21:38 to Penzance.
(Photo: Chay Farzaneh)


10th June 2018
Heritage Traction in the form of West Coast Railways Class 37 No.37668 hauled the diesel leg of Steam Dreams 'The Cathedrals Express' charter on Sunday 10th June 2018. The locomotive is pictured passing Cogload Junction while hauling the 1Z50 07:15 from London Paddington to Kingswear. At Taunton, the Class 37 was added to the rear of the train, and Steam Traction in the shape of LMS Black 5 No.45212 took over to haul the charter to Kingswear.
(Photo: Simon Harling)


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)


10th June 2018
Passengers alight at Taunton on Sunday 10th June 2018 having arrived behind West Coast Class 37 No.37668 hauling the 1Z50 07:15 London Paddington - Kingswear charter. The Cathedrals Express changed traction at Taunton and operated with LMS Black 5 No.45212 through to Kingswear with the Class 37 being moved to the rear of the train.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


10th June 2018
Colas Rail Freight Class 37 No.37219 passes Norton Fitzwarren on Sunday 10th June 2018 working the 3Z08 09:02 Exeter Riverside - Derby RTC test train for Network Rail.
(Photo: Phil Izzard)


10th June 2018
West Coast Railways Class 37 No.37668 rides on the rear of the 1Z50 07:15 London Paddington - Kingswear charter on Sunday 10th June 2018, as LMS Black 5 No.45212 leads away from the camera.
(Photo: Phil Izzard)


29th May 2018
Inspection Saloon 975025 'Caroline' assisted by Direct Rail Services Class 37 No.37405 cross a murky Somerset Levels on Tuesday 29th May 2018, pictured at Cogload Junction whilst working the 2Z02 08:05 Bristol Temple Meads to Bristol Temple Meads via Penzance inspection saloon.
(Photo: S A Ginn)


29th May 2018
DRS Class 37 No.37405 pushes inspection saloon 'Caroline' north through Norton Fitzwarren on 29th May 2018 returning with the 2Z02 08:05 Bristol Temple Meads - Bristol Temple Meads via Penzance diagram.
(Photo: Phil Izzard)


23rd May 2018
Former DRS Class 37/6 No.37612 is now owned by HNRC. The locomotive is seen gathering speed at Norton Fitzwarren after a pathing stop on the down relief at Fairwater Yard on Wednesday 23rd May 2018. The locomotive had been hired by Colas Rail Freight to haul a Network Rail Test Train. The 3Z08 13:07 Derby RTC - Exeter Riverside powers through Norton Fitzwarren.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


18th May 2018
Colas Rail Freight Class 37/0 No. 37099 'Merl Evans 1947-2016' passes Victory Crossing on the approaches to Taunton working Network Rail Test Train diagram 3Q13 20:24 Exeter Old Yard to Reading Triangle Sidings.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


10th May 2018
Having carried out a snow plough test for Network Rail the previous day the pair of Direct Rail Services Class 37s stabled in the sidings behind Platform 1 at Taunton. No.37218 and No.37259 are pictured during the early morning sunlight on the 10th May 2018 before departing from Taunton later in the day to return to Crewe. The latest reincarnation of DRS livery seen on No.37218 really suits the class. comported to the older generation livery carried by No.37259
(Photo: Thomas Courtney)


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
DRS Class 37s 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 returning through Platform 2 at Taunton heading for Fairwater Yard.
(Photo: Nathan Williamson)


9th May 2018
Too late the snow was in March! Thursday 9th May 2018 was full of excitement when a pair of Direct Rail Services Class 37's operated light engine overnight from their base at Crewe Gresty Bridge to Fairwater Yard. No.37218 and No.37259 arrived at 06:11 before collecting both of the Network Rail Snow Ploughs from Fairwater Yard (ZZA ADB 965231 & ZZA ADB 965209). The two veteran locomotives then formed the 7Z15 10:15 Fairwater Yard - Fairwater Yard via Highbridge Loop with the drift ploughs formed at either end of the locomotives. The annual snow plough test certainly raised a few eyebrows passing through the platforms at Taunton Station. The pair are pictured here passing Cogload Junction while working outbound to Highbridge in search of snow!
(Photo: Sclub)


9th May 2018
DRS Class 37s No.37218 and No.37259 depart from Fairwater Yard on the 9th May 2018 with both Network Rail Drift Ploughs formed at either end of the locomotives. The 7Z15 10:15 Fairwater Yard - Fairwater Yard via Highbridge Loop approaches Staplegrove Road.
(Photo: Jeff Treece)


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