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Class 800 Gallery

Images of Class 800 Bi-mode Units taken in the Taunton Area

6th February 2018
GWR Hitachi Class 800's No. 800010 'Michael Bond/ Paddington Bear' and No.800023 stand at Taunton on the 6th February 2018 waiting to depart with the 5C22 19:37 Taunton to Stoke Gifford empty stock working having arrived with the 16:30 from London Paddington.
(Photo: Nathan Williamson)


6th February 2018
GWR Hitachi Class 800's No.800022 & No.800008 stand at Taunton on the 7th February 2018 having arrived with empty stock from Stoke Gifford IEP depot, they are seen in Platfrom 3 ready to depart on the 1A09 07:12 Taunton to London Paddington.
(Photo: Nathan Williamson)


1st February 2018
As a new dawn arrives over Taunton, GWR Hitachi Class 800's No. 800020 'Bob Woodward/ Elizabeth Ralph' and No.800013 arrive at Taunton on the 1st February 2018 with the 3A09 the 05:30 Stoke Gifford - Taunton, empty stock to form 1A09 07:12 departure to London Paddington.
(Photo: Colin J Marsden)


21st January 2018
Sunday 21st January 2018 saw a rare Sunday evening visit of a GWR Hitachi Class 800. No.800008 operated London Paddington to Taunton the unit then recessed at Taunton to form the 1A33 18:56 Taunton - London Paddington service. The Class 800's will soon begin to take over more HST diagrams in the coming months as more of the Class get accepted into traffic.
(Photo: Richard Hill)


11th January 2018
GWR Class 800 No. 800004 'Isambard Kingdom Brunel / Sir Daniel Gooch' is still involved in the Hitachi Class 800 testing/ training program. On the 11th January 2018 the bi-mode unit made another daytime testing run to Taunton. The Unit is pictured passing Cogload Junction while working the 5Z19 09:20 North Pole IEP - Taunton leg, which arrived into Taunton at 13:25.
(Photo: Simon Harling)


18th December 2017
The first GWR Class 800/3 nine car set visited Taunton on test on the 18th December 2017. Having arrived from London Paddington No.800302 prepares to depart with the 5X31 17:39 Taunton - London Paddington test diagram.
(Photo: Jamie Dyke)


4th December 2017
GWR Class 800's No. 800004 'Isambard Kingdom Brunel / Sir Daniel Gooch' & No. 800003 'Queen Elizabeth II - Queen Victoria' arrive onto the relief line at Taunton having operated the 5Z19 09:34 North Pole IEP Depot to Taunton on the 4th December 2017.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


4th December 2017
The two generations of high speed travel are captured at 40 Steps, Taunton on the 4th December. Great Western HST set formed of No.43195 and No.43142 pass while working the 1C79 11:06 London Paddington - Plymouth, passes the new GWR Intercity replacments. No. 800003 'Queen Elizabeth II - Queen Victoria' & No. 800004 'Isambard Kingdom Brunel / Sir Daniel Gooch' arrived on the 5Z19 09:34 North Pole IEP Depot - Taunton Signal E483 before returning with the 5Z23 13:52 departure back to London.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


4th December 2017
GWR Class 800's No. 800003 'Queen Elizabeth II - Queen Victoria' & No. 800004 'Isambard Kingdom Brunel / Sir Daniel Gooch' stand at Taunton Signal E483 ready to depart with the 5Z23 13:52 Taunton - North Pole IEP Depot test run on the 4th December 2017.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


1st December 2017
Great Western IEP No. 800004 'Isambard Kingdom Brunel / Sir Daniel Gooch' is pictured passing Cogload Junction while working the 5Z19 09:34 North Pole IEP to Taunton running around 45 minutes behind schedule. The unit then terminated at Taunton before returning to London.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


1st December 2017
GWR Class 800 No. 800004 'Isambard Kingdom Brunel / Sir Daniel Gooch' passes Cogload Junction on the 1st December 2017 while returning to London working the 5Z23 13:52 Taunton - North Pole IEP test run.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


22nd November 2017
GWR Class 800 Hitachi IET No. 800004 'Isambard Kingdom Brunel / Sir Daniel Gooch' passes Banklands on the 22nd November 2017 while working the 5Z19 09:34 North Pole IEP Depot - Taunton test run.
(Photo: Simon Harling)


21st November 2017
GWR Hitachi Class 800 No. 800003 'Queen Elizabeth II - Queen Victoria' passes through Creech St Michael on the 21st November 2017 while working the 5Z23 13:52 Taunton - North Pole IEP Depot test run.
(Photo: Simon Harling)


19th November 2017
GWR IEP's No. 800003 'Queen Elizabeth II - Queen Victoria' & No. 800004 'Isambard Kingdom Brunel / Sir Daniel Gooch' have not yet entered passenger service and continue to be used on various testing diagrams. One such test was Sunday 19th November 2017 when the pair operated the 5Z41 10:07 London Paddington - Taunton and 5Z42 14:04 Taunton - London Paddington return service. The pair are pictured passing Cogload Junction on the approach to Taunton
(Photo: Simon Harling)


14th November 2017
On only thier second night of passenger operations to Taunton. GWR Class 800's No.800012 and No. 800010 'Michael Bond/ Paddington Bear' are pictured at Taunton having arrived with the 1C24 17:30 London Paddington - Taunton service. After a one hour layover at Taunton the pair are seen ready to depart back to London Paddington with the 21:27 departure on the 14th November 2017.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


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