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Class 46 Gallery

Images of Class 46 Locomotives taken in the Taunton Area

11th May 2003
BR Blue Class 46 No.46035 visited the West Somerset Railway in 2003 to take part in a small cross country gala running alonside the newly introduced Virgin Voyager. The loco is pictured at Bishops Lydeard on the 11th May 2003.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


12th March 2003
On the 12th March 2003 BR Blue Class 46 No.46035 rounds the bend at Creech St Michael hauling the 1Z66 Crewe - Newton Abbot. The loco was working a charter South to allow steam locomotive No. 5029 'Nunney Castle' Nunney Castle to then work north. 46035 was owned by Pete Waterman and often appeared on charters in the South West. Sadly this was one of the locomotives last operational runs before it was removed from mainline service pending a major overhaul.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


15th February 2003
BR Blue Class 46 'Peak' No.46035 passes Cogload Junction light engine on the 15th February 2003. The Peak had previously worked the Crewe - Newton Abott leg of the 'Exe-Taw' charter. At Newton Abbot Great Western 'Castle' No. 5029 'Nunney Castle' took over for the run to Bridgend. The Class 46 worked light engine from as the 0B24 10:10 Newton Abbot - Bridgend ahead of the tour.
(Photo: Taunton Trains Collection)


24th November 1984
The Class 46 was a variation of the Class 45. Structurally they were the same as a Class 44 & 45, but they were fitted with different alternators and traction motors which resulted in a change of Class. BR Blue Class 45 No.46045 is pictured on Taunton Shed on the 24th November 1984. A rare photo indeed, as it's reported by the end of 1984 all of the class had been withdrawn from frontline service. Stephen Cole was able to confirm that the loco was withdrawn a few days later as were the last handful of 46's. It's believed that 46045 had blown up on the 1C09 0635 Bristol - Plymouth making it the last Class 46 passenger working. The loco was the pilot loco on the train (as was common practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays) it should have come off at Exeter to work a ballast from Riverside back to Bristol. This was still a regular duty for Peaks right into 1987. 45 066 working it as late as March 1987.
(Photo: Garry Parsons)


1st July 1984
BR Blue Class 46 No. 46026 'Leicestershire and Derbyshire Yeomanry' 'Leicestershire and Derbyshire Yeomanry' passes through the centre road at Taunton in July 1984 hauling a north bound cross country service.
(Photo: Taunton Trains Collection)


30th July 1981
BR Blue Class 46 No.46039 passes Nynehead near Wellington on the 30th July 1981 hauling a south bound cross country service.
(Photo: Russell Watkins)


16th July 1978
On the 16th July 1978 a BR Blue Class 46 No.46007 is seen stabled amongst the semaphore signals at the east end of Taunton Station. 46007 was cut up in July 1985.
(Photo: Modern Image Slides)


26th February 1977
BR Blue Class 46 No.46018 uses the Taunton Avoider between Taunton East and West yards on the 26th February 1977, hauling a rake of emtpy clay wagons.
(Photo: Russell Watkins)


7th September 1973
Class 46 No.46056 (D193) arrives into Taunton hauling the 1V82 08:10 Newcastle - Penzance service on the 7th September 1973
(Photo: Modern Image Slides)


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