Class 66 Gallery

Images of Class 66 Locomotives taken in the Taunton Area

9th December 2018
In a very lucky set of circumstances (which could have ended very differently) DB Cargo Class 66 No.66134 hauls 6W30 08:30 Ivybridge - Westbury engineers through Norton Fitzwarren on the 9th December 2018. Posed perfectly operating a southbound GWR passenger service No.802015 & No.802018 head away from the camera operating 1C05 08:00 London Paddington - Penzance.
(Photo: Phil Izzard)

2nd December 2018
Returning from Cornwall on Sunday 2nd December 2018, DB Red Class 66 No.66083 catches a brief glimpse of sunlight on a dull Autumn morning. The 6W30 08:30 Ivybridge - Westbury is pictured returning with empty JNA Falcon wagons having been unloaded at the track renewal site in Cornwall.
(Photo: Adam Snow)

1st December 2018
GrubbyDB Cargo Class 66 (formerly part of the Didcot RHTT) No.66037 rounds the curve into Taunton on Saturday 1st December 2018, hauling the 6C26 12:27 Westbury - Liskeard engineers train, carrying new sleepers and for track replacement work in Cornwall.
(Photo: Thomas Courtney)

29th November 2018
With a short consist in tow, Freightliner Class 66/5 No.66509 tows YDA NO.DR92283 south through Banklands on the 29th November 2018 operating 6C73 12:15 Westbury - Fairwater Yard. This trip is often formed of loaded HOBC ballast wagons but on this occasion, just a single wagon was in the consist.
(Photo: Paul Wilkins)

25th November 2018
The Network Rail RHTT set made a very rare appearance at Taunton on Sunday 25th November 2018. Normally Sundays are reserved for the set to visit Paignton via Newton Abbot, however because of its revised diagram this weekend the 3J14 08:30 Tavistock Junction - Tavistock Junction via Taunton operated. This provided the rare chance to capture DB Cargo liveried Class 66 No.66104 leading the set into Taunton, as during its normal weekday diagram passes Taunton under the cover of darkness. The grubby Class 66 is pictured passing 40 Steps on the approach to Taunton where the set terminated and returned to Tavistock Junction.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)

25th November 2018
Grubby DB Cargo Class 66 No.66104 and EWS liveried No.66200 pass Marlands on Sunday 22nd November operating the Network Rail RHTT set on an additional (and rare) Sunday visit to Taunton. The 3J14 08:30 Tavistock Junction - Tavistock Junction via Taunton terminated in Platform 3 before returning south.
(Photo: Simon Harling)

25th November 2018
Returning to Westbury and having run around its train in Fairwater Yard, Freightliner Class 66/5 No.66568 passes Creech St Michael on Sunday 25th November 2018 working the 6Y16 06:30 Worle Junction - Westbury via Fairwater Yard.
(Photo: Simon Harling)

24th November 2018
Double Headed EWS liveried Class 66s No.66169 and No.66003 pass Cogload Junction on Saturday 24th November 2018. The pair of locomotives had operated up to Exeter Riverside Yard the previous day from Burngullow (double heading over the Devon Banks). On Saturday 24th the pair (but with only 66169 powering) hauled the 6L12 13:35 Exeter Riverside - Acton Yard. Having recessed at Taunton to allow 1A85 to overtake the rare combination is pictured passing Cogload Junction hauling their loaded aggregate to the Captial.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)

24th November 2018
EWS liveried Class 66/0 No.66200 leads classmate No.66104 westbound through Norton Fitzwarren on the 24th November 2018. The pair were operating the 3J13 09:07 Westbury - Tavistock Junction service either end of the Network Rail RHTT set. The train normally runs through to St Blazey but because of engineering work between Liskeard and Penzance recessed at Tavistock Junction instead. Passing in the opposite direction are GWR Hitachi pairing No.802018 and No.8020003 operating 1A82 12:01 Exeter St Davids - London Paddington.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)

24th November 2018
EWS liveried Class 66s No.66169 and No.66003 pass Norton Fitzwarren on Saturday 24th November 2018 hauling 6L12 13:35 Exeter Riverside - Acton Yard aggregate traffic.
(Photo: Simon Harling)

9th November 2018
Freightliner Class 66/5 No.66511 crosses Athelney Crossing on 9th November 2018 into the newly cleared section of lineside vegetation. The locomotive was hauling the 6C73 12:12 Westbury - Fairwater Yard conveying loaded HOBC ballast hoppers.
(Photo: Eddy)

27th October 2018
Passing through Taunton Station on Saturday 27th October EWS liveried Class 66 No.66067 leads partner No.66104 south while operating the Network Rail RHTT clearing rail heads of leave mulch contamination. The 3J13 09:07 Westbury - St Blazey via Salisbury is pictured amongst the undergrowth at 40 Steps.
(Photo: Robert Latham)

24th October 2018
After only a couple of weeks into the leaf fall season, DB Cargo Class 66 No.66200 & No.66120 were replaced with No.66067 and DB Red No.66104 on the 3J13 08:50 Westbury to St Blazey via Salisbury RHTT, the latter pair pictured at work at Whiteball summit on Wednesday 24th October 2018.
(Photo: S A Ginn)

20th October 2018
The 2018 Rail Head Treatment Train has already seen a double locomotive swap just weeks into its annual contract. EWS liveried Class 66 No.66067 is pictured on the western end of the RHTT set with DB Cargo Red liveried Class 66 No.66104 located on the London end. The pair are pictured at Cogload Junction on Saturday 20th October operating 3J13 09:07 Westbury - St Blazey. The set departed Westbury 100 minutes ahead of schedule as it didn't visit Salisbury due to the line from Warminster being closed for Engineering work. The early departure saw an extra slow run along the Berks and Hants to arrive into Taunton on schedule.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)

14th October 2018
On a damp Autumnal Sunday morning, Freightliner Class 66/5 No.66557 leads No.66416 north through Marlands while working the 6Y45 08:33 Exeter St Thomas - Westbury engineers, returning from an overnight engineering blockade.
(Photo: Simon Harling)

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