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Class 70 Gallery

Images of Class 70 Locomotives taken in the Taunton Area

4th February 2018
Colas Rail Freight Class 70 No.70809 exits from Whiteball Tunnel passing Marlands on the 4th February 2018 returning from weekend Engineering works in Cornwall. The 6C26 11:01 St Blazey - Westbury conveying lifted track panels and spoil passes Marlands.
(Photo: Simon Harling)


4th February 2018
Colas Rail Freight Class 70 No.70809 passes Cogload Junction on the 4th February 2018 returning from weekend Engineering works in Cornwall hauling the 6C26 11:01 St Blazey - Westbury.
(Photo: Sclub)


1st February 2018
With wondeful clear blue skies and visibility to 40,000ft Colas Rail Freight Class 70/8 No.70812 passes the former Cider Works at Norton Fitzwarren while hauling he 6B36 08:16 Moorswater - Aberthaw cement empties.
(Photo: Simon Harling)


20th January 2018
Returning from weekend engineering work between Totnes and Plymouth, Colas Rail Freight Class 70 No.70816 decends from Whiteball Tunnel on the 20th January 2018 while working the 6C26 14:30 Totnes - Westbury engineers loaded with old lifted track panels.
(Photo: Simon Harling)


18th January 2018
In wonderful Winter lighting Colas Rail Freight Class 70 No.70812 passes Taunton Schooll hauling the 6B36 08:16 Moorswater - Aberthaw cement empties on the 18th January 2018.
(Photo: Thomas Courtney)


14th January 2018
Weekend engineering work in Devon saw a selection of engineers trains returning to Westbury on Sunday 14th January. Class 70 No.70814 leads the 6C31 07:40 Hemerdon - Westbury east bound through Oath with classmate No.70809 trailing on the rear.
(Photo: Sclub)


5th January 2018
Colas Rail Freight Class 70 No.70816 leads class mate No.70813 in top and tail formation through Cogload Junction on Friday 5th January 2018. The mixed load of NLU/JNA's, MLA's, YWA's, IEA's were running as the 6Z29 10:30 Westbury - St Blazey ready for weekend engineering work. However upon arrival at Exeter Riverside Yard the load was split to form two trains. 20 wagons remained in Exeter Riverside Yard with No.70813 while the remaining 11 continued to St.Blazey hauled by No.70816.
(Photo: Adam Snow)


9th November 2017
Colas Rail Freight Class 70 No.70816 climbs to Whiteball Tunnel on the 9th November 107 while hauling the 6C36 11:38 Moorswater - Aberthaw cement empties.
(Photo: Simon Harling)


2nd November 2017
Colas Rail Freight Class 70 No.70816 passes 40 Steps, Taunton with 6C36 10:00 Moorswater to Aberthaw cement Thursday 2nd November 2017.
(Photo: S A Ginn)


21st October 2017
Engineering work in the Somerton area on the 21st/22nd October 2017 provided several engineering workings to the Taunton area. On the 21st October 2017, Colas Rail Freight Class 70 No.70808 exits from Fairwater Yard having run round its train. The 6C22 11:18 Fairwater to Westbury via Bristol passes 40 Steps.
(Photo: Phil Izzard)


7th September 2017
Colas Rail Freight Class 70/8 No.70807 operated the weekly cement flow to Moorswater on Wednesday 6th September. The loco is seen here on Thursday 7th September returning to Aberthaw hauling the 6C36 11:38 from Moorswater having been unloaded the previous day.
(Photo: Paul Clarke)


3rd August 2017
Colas Rail Freight Class 70/8 No.70813 operated the Colas Cement flow to Moorswater on the 2nd / 3rd August. The locomotive is seen hauling the 6C36 11:38 Moorswater - Aberthaw passing Bathpool.
(Photo: Tony Christie)


30th July 2017
Colas Rail Freight operated an overnight engineers train into Devon during Saturday 29th July to perform a rail drop on the Dawlish Sea Wall section. Class 70 No.70812 is pictured passing Cogload Junction on Sunday 30th July returning the 6C98 to Westbury from Dawlish Warren.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


24th May 2017
The 24th May 2017 provided a rare double headed Colas Class 70 working in the South West, all be it a rescue mission. Brand new Class 70/8 No.70814 failed at Exeter Riverside on the 23rd May with an air compressor fault. With the locomotive unable to build air to release the brakes the previous days empty back to Westbury was cancelled. The next day Colas sent No.70809 to Exeter light engine in order to tow the 7C28 13:44 Exeter Riverside - Westbury stone empties back to Wiltshire. The pair are seen rolling through the Somerset Levels, with Colas Rail Freight continuing to provide cover for non available crew at DB Cargo.
(Photo: Paul Wilkins)


21st May 2017
Sunday 21st May 2017 provided one of Colas Rail Freights ever increasingly popular Class 70's return from an overnight rail drop in Cornwall. Colas Rail Class 70/8 No.70801 is seen heading towards Ash Bridge at Nynehead, hauling the 6C97 08:50 Par to Westbury CWR train.
(Photo: Simon Harling)


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