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Class 37 Gallery

Images of Class 37 Locomotives taken in the Taunton Area

26th March 2018
British Rail veteran Class 37 No. 37254 'Cardiff Canton' pushes a Network Rail test train through Taunton on the 26th March 2018 while working the 5Z12 10:17 Exeter Riverside - Derby DTC.
(Photo: Jeff Treece)


26th January 2018
Friday 26th January 2018 provided the fine sight of a 'split headcode' BR Large Loco Class 37 No. 37025 'Inverness TMD' at Taunton Station. Having passed through Taunton heading south in the early hours of the 23rd January and spent the week touring the branches of Cornwall, the Network Rail Test Train returned north on the Friday of the same week. The Heritage liveried Class 37 No. 37025 'Inverness TMD' is pictured at Taunton Station during a brief pause while working the 3Q13 20:28 Exeter Riverside - Derby RTC test train.
(Photo: Shaun Mockridge)


29th December 2017
A fifty year old work horse of the rail industry is pictured at Taunton on the 29th December 2017, while in the consist of the 5Z63 10:55 Laira - Crewe stock transfer move with No. 57303 'Pride of Carlisle'
(Photo: Paul Clarke)


20th September 2017
DRS Class 37/6's No.37605 and No.37606 pass Norton Fitzwarren working the annual snow plough test on the 20th September 2017. The 7Z09 16:21 Fairwater Yard to Fairwater Yard via Exeter Riverside Yard storms south.
(Photo: Simon Harling)


20th September 2017
DRS Class 37/6 No.37606 and No.37605 shunt a snow plough back into the southern headshunt in Fairwater Yard having completed a test run to Exeter Riverside and back on Wednesday 20th September.
(Photo: Phil Izzard)


20th September 2017
DRS Class 37/6's No.37605 & No.37606 arrive back into Fairwater Yard having worked the 7Z09 16:21 Fairwater Yard - Fairwater Yard via Exeter Riverside snow plough test on the 20th September 2017(Snowploughs :ZZA ABD 965231 & ZZA ADB 965209)
(Photo: Phil Izzard)


23rd August 2017
Former DRS Class 37/6 No. 37611 'Pegasus' is now owned and operated by Europhoenix. The locomotive is often hired by other train operating companies. On the night of the 23rd August 2017 the locomotive was in use with Colas Rail Freight working a Network Rail Test Train. No. 37611 'Pegasus' is pictured in Platform 4, Taunton at 04:00 in the morning, while working the 3Z22 23:26 (Thurs) Bristol High Level to Cardiff Canton via Exeter St Davids.
(Photo: Darren Harris)


3rd August 2017
Thursday 3rd August 2017 provided the second heritage Class 37 of the week, passing through the Taunton area. Direct Rail Services Class 37/4 No. 37403 'Isle of Mull' made a very rare appearance hauling inspection saloon 'Caroline' working as the 2Z02 06:45 Willesden Brent to Willesden Brent via Newton Abbot. The locomotive currently carries full BR Large Logo livery and is named 'Isle of Mull' along with the famous 'Highland Terrier' embellishment to the loco side. Many of the Class 37/4 operated by DRS now carry the same former British Rail livery. The locomotive is pictured entering Devon having just exited from Whiteball Tunnel.
(Photo: Shaun Mockridge)


2nd August 2017
Europhoenix Class 37/8 No.37800 made a very rare appearance in Taunton on the 2nd August 2017. The locomotive was used by Rail Operations Group (ROG) for Lorum Route Learning to Plymouth. The locomotive worked from Derby to Taunton (but continued to Plymouth without taking recess at Taunton as timings suggested). Having visited Plymouth the locomotive returned light engine to stable at Taunton overnight before returning to Derby on the 3rd August. 37800 is probably one of the most well traveled Class 37's currently operating on the UK rail network, it has spent time both in France and Spain on contract hire helping to construct various TGV routes in either country. The locomotive was repatriated in 2015 where it was restored and return to traffic for Europhoenix. 37800 is pictured here passing 40 Steps, Taunton.
(Photo: Jeff Treece)


18th May 2017
Colas Rail Freight has returned a large amount of previously preserved locomotives back to the mainline in order to operate many of its Network Rail test train. One such example is split headcode example No. 37099 'Merl Evans 1947-2016' (37324). The locomotive spent many years in preservation at the Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Railway in BR Blue livery wearing its 37324 number, later it moved up to the East Lancashire Railway. During 2016 the locomotive returns to mainline operations with Colas Railfreight and was renumbered back to 37099 'Merl Evans 1947-2016'. On Thursday 18th May 2017 the locomotive is seen passing Taunton while working the 3Z53 07:57 Exeter Riverside - Crewe test train.
(Photo: Thomas Courtney)



This image is thought to have been taken between 1993/1995 of one the annual extra relief services which were operated for the Glastonbury Festival. Former Scottish Class 37/4 No. 37407 'Loch Long' 'Loch Long' is picutred on the centre platforms at Taunton (which at the time were out of use, but were opened periodically when additional services required their use) ready to run round it's train and return to Castle Cary, Westbury and Bath.
(Photo: Taunton Trains Collection)



Taken during 1994 a pair of Class 37's No.37207 & No.37191 pass through Taunton on an northbound evening engineers (probably returning from Exeter Riverside to Westbury). Both locos carry civil engineers 'Dutch' which suited the class.
(Photo: Taunton Trains Collection)



Civil Engineers split headcode Class 37 passes Taunton East on an unknown date hauling loaded China Clay wagons past a rake of stored ARC Hoppers in Taunton East Yard.
(Photo: Taunton Trains Collection)



A pair of Mainline Freight branded split headcode Class 37/0's pass Cogload Junction with a rake of seacow wagons. The working was most probably a Meldon/ Exeter Riverside to Westbury working. The date of this image is unknown.
(Photo: Taunton Trains Collection)



Taken during 1994 a pair of Class 37's No.37207 & No.37191 pass through Taunton on an northbound evening engineers (probably returning from Exeter Riverside to Westbury). Both locos carry civil engineers 'Dutch' which suited the class, also visible in this image is ZOX Crew Van No.889027
(Photo: Taunton Trains Collection)


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