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Class 70 Gallery

Images of Class 70 Locomotives taken in the Taunton Area

12th July 2018
Colas Rail Freight Class 70 No.70815 passes the former station site of Norton Fitzwarren with 6C36 07:26 Moorswater to Aberthaw cement empties on Thursday 12th July 2018.
(Photo: S A Ginn)


4th July 2018
Colas Rail Freight Class 70 No.70810 emerges from Somerset into a wet Devon on Wednesday 4th July 2018. It's incredibly rare to be able to capture the southbound loaded cement into Cornwall as it normally passes Taunton during the early hours, however, on this occasion, the train was running later because of the Severn Tunnel engineering closure and was therefore diverted via Gloucester. The locomotive is pictured at Whiteball during an equally rare summer downpour which brought some respite from the recent heat wave hauling the 6C35 05:15 Aberthaw - Moorswater loaded Cement
(Photo: Simon Harling)


27th June 2018
Colas Rail Freight is back providing more cover for DB Cargo on the Aggregate Industries contract hauling Mendip Stone to the Devon-based virtual quarry. Having been unloaded at Exeter Riverside on Tuesday 28th June 2018, Colas Class 70/8 No.70803 exits from Whiteball Tunnel at Marlands while hauling 7C28 13:44 Exeter Riverside - Whatley Quarry empties.
(Photo: Eddy)


25th June 2018
Colas Rail Freight is currently covering for the absence of DB Cargo crew on the Aggregate Industries flow to Exeter. Captured on Tuesday 26th June 2018 Colas Rail Freight Class 70 No.70804 passes 40 Steps hauling 7C28 13:44 Exeter Riverside - Whatley Quarry empties.
(Photo: Jeff Treece)


28th May 2018
Colas Rail Freight Class 70 No.70813 passes Norton Fitzwarren light engine working the 0F77 09:52 Westbury - Tavistock Junction.
(Photo: Sclub)


17th May 2018
Colas Rail Freight Class 70 No.70816 on the 6B36 08:16 Moorswater to Aberthaw conveys empty PCA cement tanks through Creech St Michael in beautiful light on Thursday 17th May 2018.
(Photo: S A Ginn)


29th April 2018
Sunday 29th April 2018 saw Colas Rail Freight return a long welded rail train back from an overnight rail drop on the Barnstaple Branch. Class 70/8 No.70807 leads the 6C97 09:00 Crediton - Westbury up Whiteball with Class 66/8 No.66846 trailing on the rear of the set.
(Photo: Simon Harling)


19th April 2018
Identifiable by its missing number above the front buffer on the front end Colas Rail Freight Class 70 No.70802 passes through Platform 4 at Taunton while hauling the 6B36 08:16 Mooswater - Aberthaw cement empties back to Wales on the 19th April 2018.
(Photo: Paul Clarke)


5th April 2018
Colas Rail Freight continue to operate the weekly bulk cement flow from Tarmac's Aberthaw Cement plant in South Wales. On the 5th April 2018 Class 70 No.70807 hauls the empty PCA rake through Bathpool operating the 6B36 08:16 Mooswater - Aberthaw service.
(Photo: Adam Snow)


22nd March 2018
Colas Rail Freight Class 70 No.70812 hauls 24 PCA's on the approach to Taunton at Norton Fitzwarren working the returning cement empties to Aberthaw as the 6B36 08:16 Moorswater -Aberthaw on Thursday 22nd March 2018.
(Photo: S A Ginn)


1st March 2018
As the snow started to fall on Thursday 1st March 2018 before the full onset of snow and Storm Emma, Colas Rail Freight Class 70 No.70816 hurries its way northwards through Taunton kicking up the powdered snow while hauling the 6B36 08:16 Moorswater - Aberthaw. Having passed Taunton the train was diverted to Westbury (off route). The train is pictured passing Taunton 46 minutes ahead of schedule.
(Photo: Paul Clarke)


25th February 2018
In stunning Winter sunlight but freezing cold conditions, Colas Rail Freight Class 70 No.70816 crosses the Somerset Levels at Wick (near Oath) heading east bound on Sunday 25th February hauling the 6C97 08:45 Dawlish Warren - Hinksey Yard empty CWR set.
(Photo: Thomas Courtney)


25th February 2018
Having spent the previous night dropping long welded rail in the Devon area, Colas Rail Freight returned an empty continuous welded rail train back to Hinksey Yard (south of Oxford) on Sunday 25th February 2018. Class 70 No.70816 passes Bradford on Tone hauling the 6C97 08:45 Dawlish Warren - Hinksey Yard.
(Photo: Simon Harling)


22nd February 2018
Colas Rail Freight Class 70 No.70802 (which does not carry a front end number) takes the road for Bristol at Cogload Junction whilst working the 6B36 08:26 Moorswater to Aberthaw empty cement tanks on Thursday 22nd February 2018.
(Photo: S A Ginn)


16th February 2018
Colas Rail Freight Class 70/8 No. 70808 passes Whiteball on the 16th February 2018 running light engine. Having received a B Exam at Tavistock Junction the locomotive operated the 10:47 Tavistock Junction - Westbury light engine move.
(Photo: Simon Harling)


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