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The Cogload Junction Gallery

Images taken at Cogload Junction/ Charlton

28th February 2018
As daylight breaks on the 28th February 2018, GWR Hitachi Class 800's No.800025 and No.800014 pass through Cogload Junction while working the 1A09 07:12 Taunton - London Paddington service. The daily diagram is now regularly formed of a pair of Class 800's which work empty stock from Stoke Gifford IEP depot arriving at just before 07:00.
(Photo: Simon Harling)


28th February 2018
This rare shot taken on the 28th February 2018 nicely captures three Freightliner locomotives in one shot at Cogload Junction in wonderful low winter light. Class 66/5 No.66511 leads the 6Y15 04:40 Rumney River Bridge Junction - Fairwater Yard HOBC set back to Taunton with No.66598 on the rear of the train. In the distance running light engine from Westbury to Fairwater Yard Class 66/5 66555 stands at the signal waiting to follow the HOBC set into Taunton.
(Photo: Simon Harling)


28th February 2018
Freightliner Class 66/5 No.66555 passes Cogload Junction light engine on Wednesday 28th February 2018 while working the 0C17 08:02 Westbury - Fairwater Yard light engine movement. Once at Taunton the locomotive return to Westbury with an empty HOBC ballast portion for loading from the virtual quarry at Westbury.
(Photo: Simon Harling)


28th February 2018
On a frosty winters morning DB Class 59/2 No.59202 passes Cogload Junction on the 28th February 2018, with the loaded box wagons full of Mendip aggregates. The 6C27 06:30 Westbury - Exeter Riverside often provides a Class 59 for this heavily loaded trip.
(Photo: Simon Harling)


25th February 2018
Freightliner Class 66/5 No.66511 looks like its in bad need of some serious paintwork attention with rust and paint peeling all over its roof panels. Taken on Sunday 25th February the scruffy Class 66/5 No.66511 passes Cogload Junction hauling the 6Y15 11:03 Filton West Junction to Fairwater Yard returning the Network Rail HOBC back to base in Taunton.
(Photo: Simon Harling)


25th February 2018
Casting long winter shadows across the track as it passes Cogload Junction, Freightliner Class 66/5 No.66598 powers the 6X04 08:10 Didcot East Junction - Fairwater Yard towards Taunton with No.66504 attached to the rear of the set. The train was returning from overnight track relaying in the Didcot area.
(Photo: Simon Harling)


25th February 2018
Pictured at Cogload Junction, navigating its way through the undergrowth Freightliner Class 66 No.66511 and No.66529 return the Network Rail HOBC to Taunton as the 6Y15 11:03 Filton West Junction - Fairwater Yard on Sunday 25th February 2018. Heading in the opposite direction on the lower level, an unidentified Class 220/221 takes the direct route to Bristol as the 1M45 10:50 Paignton to Manchester Piccadilly.
(Photo: S A Ginn)


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)


17th February 2018
First Great Western liveried HST set No.43087 and No.43003 speeds its way to the Capital on Saturday 17th February 2018 having just departed Taunton with the 1A88 15:30 Taunton - London Paddington service.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


17th February 2018
First Great Western liveried HST set No.43023 leads No.43153 north through Cogload Junction on the 17th February 2018 while operating the 1A87 13:55 Plymouth - London Paddington service.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


17th February 2018
Cross Country HST set No.43285 leads No.43366 south through Cogload Junction while operating Cross Country diagram 1V54 06:32 Dundee - Plymouth on Saturday 17th February 2018.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


17th February 2018
The Network Rail HOBC made a rare daylight Saturday appearance on the 17th February 2018. The set (hauled by Freightliner Class 66 No.66953) passes Cogload Junction hauling the 6Y15 15:22 Fairwater Yard - Filnton West Junction, ready for overnight ballast cleaning duties. Freightliner powerhaul Class 66/5 No.66504 was also on the rear of the set, out of sight in this image.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


17th February 2018
Hybrid Class 150 No.150926 is made up from Class 150/1 (No.150126) and a half of a 150/2 (No.150212) such the Hybrid combination is numbered No.150926, the set is pictured passing Cogload Junction working the 2U22 15:07 Taunton - Newport stopping service on the 17th February 2018.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


17th February 2018
Cross Country Voyager No.221136 passes Cogload Junction on Saturday 17th February 2018 while working the 1M93 13:55 Paignton - Manchester Piccadilly service.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


17th February 2018
The Network Rail HOBC made a rare daylight Saturday appearance on the 17th February 2018. The set (hauled by Freightliner Class 66 No.66953) passes Cogload Junction hauling the 6Y15 15:22 Fairwater Yard - Filnton West Junction, ready for overnight ballast cleaning duties. Freightliner powerhaul Class 66/5 No.66504 was also on the rear of the set, out of sight in this image.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


17th February 2018
Freightliner powerhaul liveried Class 66/5 No.66504 brings up the rear of the 6Y15 15:22 Fairwater Yard - Filton West Junction on Saturday 17th February 2018, seen passing Cogload Junction.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


17th February 2018
Hybrid Class 150 No.150926 is made up from Class 150/1 (No.150126) and a half of a 150/2 (No.150212) as such the Hybrid combination is numbered No.150926, the set is pictured passing Cogload Junction working the 2U22 15:07 Taunton - Newport stopping service on the 17th February 2018.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


4th February 2018
Colas Rail Freight Class 66/8 No. 66850 'David Maidment OBE www.railwaychildren.org.uk' passes Coglad Junction on the 4th February 2018 while hauling the 6C25 10:46 St Blazey - Westbury engineers consisting of lifted track panels.
(Photo: Sclub)


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)


4th February 2018
GWR liveried Class 150/2 No.150249 passes Cogload Junction on Sunday 4th February 2018 while working the 2M60 15:19 Taunton - Bristol Temple Meads stopping service.
(Photo: Sclub)


13th January 2018
Taken on the 13th January 2018, with former British Rail Class 50 No. 50008 'Thunderer' hauling the 4Z03 08:00 Okehampton - Chaddesden Sidings with Rail Grinder (DR79501 - DR79507) and a dead Class 56 in tow.
(Photo: Eddy)


11th January 2018
Thursday 11th January 2018 provided a classic crisp Winter day with clear skies in the Taunton area. Freightliner Class 66/5 No. 66528 'Madge Elliot MBE Borders Railway Opening 2015' is pictured at Cogload Junction returning to Taunton with the loaded 6C73 12:12 Westbury - Fairwater Yard HOBC portion conveying freshly loaded ballast.
(Photo: Simon Harling)


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)


7th January 2018
DB Cargo bought a splash of red to Taunton on Sunday 7th January 2018. Class 66 No.66192 hauled the 6C97 07:58 Pilning - Westbury continuous long welded rail train (CWR) and is pictured approaching Taunton at Cogload Junction. After reversing direction at Taunton's Fairwater Yard the train returned to Westbury via the Berks & Hants route.
(Photo: Stephen A.Ginn)


5th January 2018
With GWR Turbo units now well established on the Cardiff to Taunton services Class 166 No.166208 is pictured shortly after departure from Taunton whilst working the 9U16 12:04 Taunton - Cardiff Central on Friday 5th January 2018.
(Photo: Stephen A.Ginn)


5th January 2018
Former Thames Turbo Class 166 No.166208 is pictured at Cogload Junction on Friday 5th January while working the 9C71 10:00 Cardiff Central - Taunton stopping diagram. The introduction of the three car sets on this route has provided a welcome capacity increase on the route. While some services were previously strengthened from two car sets to three and four cars, the constant fixed three car formation of the Class 166 provides a good capacity increase for passengers using the regular services between Taunton, Bristol and Cardiff.
(Photo: Adam Snow)


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)


19th December 2017
The 19th December 2017 would well count as the wackiest working of the year award. DB Cargo hauled both their RHTT set and their Mendip Aggregate empties back to Westbury on the same train. The working which no doubt came about because of a lack of crew saw the 7C28 13:44 Exeter Riverside to Whatley Quarry formed of work stained Class 66 No.66127 together with DB Red liveried No.66041 hauling two RHTT wagons and a rake of empty aggregate wagons. DB Class 59 No.59201 was attached to the rear having worked the 7C27 Westbury to Exeter Riverside earlier that morning. The ensemble passes Cogload Junction heading for Westbury.
(Photo: Simon Harling)


1st December 2017
The latest Great Western HST to go off lease operated on the 1st December 2017. Debranded powercars No.43037 and No.43126 operated the 5Z43 11:42 Laira - St Philips Marsh with set LA01 (42076, 40210, 42033, 42034, 42007, 44011, 41024, 42559, 42035). The set catches the low Winter sunlight passing Cogload Junction.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


1st December 2017
Great Western HST No.43163 leads No.43153 south through Cogload Junction on the 1st December 2017 working the 1C81 11:34 London Paddington - Exeter service, while on the flyover embankment behind the future IEP waits at the signal working the 5Z19 09:34 North Pole IEP - Taunton test run.
(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
Great Western HST No.43122 and No.43164 catches the low winter sunlight at Cogload Junction on the 1st December 2017 while working the 1A83 10:00 Penzance - London Paddington service.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


1st December 2017
Great Western HST No.43151 andf No.43025 pass Cogload Junction on 1st December 2017 while working the 1C82 12:06 London Paddington - Penzance service.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


1st December 2017
Cross Country HST set No.43378 and No.43304 pass Cogload Junction on the 1st December 2017 while working the 1S51 12:25 Plymouth - Glasgow service in the low winter sunlight.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


1st December 2017
GWR Class 150/2 No.150216 passes Cogload Junction on the 1st December 2017 working the 2C75 11:55 Cardiff Central - Taunton stopping service.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


1st December 2017
GWR Class 150/1 No.150104 passes Cogload Junction on the 1st December 2017 while working the 1C45 13:19 Bristol Temple Meads - Exeter St Davids stopping service.
(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)


19th November 2017
GWR Class 166 No.166210 passes Cogload Junction on Sunday 19th November 2017 while working the 2M57 13:34 Taunton - Bristol Temple Meads stopping service.
(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)


26th August 2017
West Coast Railways operated the 'Dartmouth Royal Regatta Statesman' from Wolverhampton to Kingswear on Saturday 26th August 2017. The high quality dining charter was hauled by Class 57/6 No.57601 with Class 57/3 No.57313 on the rear of the set. The colourful set is seen passing Cogload Junction with the 1Z60 to Kingswear.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


26th August 2017
Testing of the new IEP fleet continued across the GWR network ahead of their first booked passenger services in October. Bi-modal Class 800 No. 800004 'Isambard Kingdom Brunel / Sir Daniel Gooch' passed Taunton twice on the 26th August 2017. Having worked the 3X01 07:27 London Paddington - Exeter St Davids, the set then returned north through Taunton returning as the 3X02 10:40 Exeter St Davids - Swindon. The set is pictured passing Cogload Junction on its return run to Swindon.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


20th August 2017
Ex-Southern Region Merchant Navy Class 8P 4-6-2 No 35028 negotiates Cogload Junction at the head of 1Z27 08:08 Bristol Temple Meads to Kingswear via Westbury, on Sunday 20th August 2017 while operating The Torbay Express charter.
(Photo: S A Ginn)


30th July 2017
West Coast Railways operated ‘The Royal Duchy' charter from Bristol Temple Meads to Par on Sunday 30th July. In an incredible turn of events the Bristol to Taunton leg was diesel hauled by a single Class 33 locomotive. No. 33207 'Jim Martin' is pictured here passing Cogload Junction before handing over to steam locomotive ‘Royal Scot' at Taunton. The Class 33 spent the day stabled behind Taunton Station before taking over the tour back to Bristol in the evening.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


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)


23rd July 2017
LNER A1 Pacific No. 60163 'Tornado' ‘Tornado' visited the South West on Sunday 23rd July 2017 with one of the popular ‘Torbay Express' charters. The steam locomotive is pictured in the evening light at Cogload Junction returning north hauling the 1Z28 17:50 Kingswear – Bristol Temple Meads
(Photo: Adam Snow)


15th July 2017
Freightliner 'Powerhaul' liveried Class 66 No. 66528 'Madge Elliot MBE Borders Railway Opening 2015' 'Madge Elliot' operated the 6X04 16:10 Fairwater Yard to Ruscombe on the 15th July 2017. The track relaying train had been formed in Fairwater Yard during the early afternoon ready for its overnight work to relay track. The colourful set is seen passing Charlton (near Cogload Junction) on route north.
(Photo: Simon Harling)


10th July 2017
GB Railfreight (GBRf) named one of their Class 66/7 locomotives at HMS Drake in Plymouth's Royal Naval Dockyard on the 11th July. The locomotive No. 66775 'HMS Argyll F231' worked south through Taunton on Monday 10th July having been specially prepared for the event. In pouring rain on Tuesday 11th July the locomotive was named 'HMS Argyll' after the same Frigate which was in dock at the time. The locomotive side number was also changed to read F231 carry the same number as HMS Argyll also carries a White Ensign on both cab sides and a cast ships crest on both sides of cab. Class 66/7 No. 66775 'HMS Argyll F231' is seen passing Cogload Junction on Monday 10th July heading for south towards Plymouth.
(Photo: Robert Latham)


14th June 2017
BR Blue Class 50 No. 50007 'Hercules' 'Hurcules' and Large Logo No. 50049 'Defiance' 'Defiance' haul the pair of visiting Class 20's from the West Somerset Railway back to The Midland Railway centre. The group of colourful locomotives was captured passing Charlton Bridge near Cogload Junction on the 14th June 2017.
(Photo: Tony Christie)


14th June 2017
Freightliner Powerhaul liveried Class 66/4 No. 66528 'Madge Elliot MBE Borders Railway Opening 2015' operated the 4E18 09:47 Fairwater Yard to Doncaster Wood Yard concrete sleepers on Wednesday 14th June 2017, the colouful set is seen passing Charlton near Cogload Junction at the start of its 200 mile journey to Doncaster.
(Photo: Tony Christie)


29th May 2017
Monday 29th May 2017 saw more LNER action on former GWR territory, when A1 Pacific No. 60163 'Tornado' 'Tornado' hauled 'The Cornishman' from London Paddington to Penzance. The steam locomotive just beat the rain to the area and is seen passing Cogload Junction hauling the 1Z63 08:02 London Paddington to Penzance charter. Tornado will be spending a summer break at the Bodmin and Wenford Railway over the coming week, and the tour was returned to London by DB Cargo diesel locomotive Class 59/2 No.59202 which was equally rare traction for the return trip.
(Photo: S A Ginn)


28th May 2017
Sunday 28th May 2017 saw the first daylight working of the future IEP Class 800. Having already visited Taunton the Class 800 reversed direction and formed the 5X35 19:41 Taunton - Stoke Gifford. Again the unit left well ahead of schedule at 17:42 running 119 minutes early. Class 800 No. 800010 'Michael Bond/ Paddington Bear' is seen returning through Charlton on the approach to Cogload Junction.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


28th May 2017
Sunday 28th May 2017 saw the first daylight appearance of the future IEP Class 800 to Taunton. Most of the testing of these units has been happening overnight under the cover of darkness, however the 28th May a 5X81 path was added from Southall to Taunton. Having already worked down from Doncaster five car variant Class 800 No. 800010 'Michael Bond/ Paddington Bear' ended up running 110 minutes early. The 5X81 16:45 Southall - Taunton is pictured passing Cogload Junction under moody skies passing at 17:31.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


26th May 2017
On 26th May 2107, having already traveled to Bristol and back via Westbury along the Berks and Hants route, LNER A2 No. 60103 'Flying Scotsman' 'Flying Scotsman' opens up on the approach to Charlton while working the 1Z42 10:00 Bishops Lydeard - Bishops Lydeard which arrived back to Taunton around 13:30.
(Photo: S A Ginn)


26th May 2017
The 26th May 2017 was very much the day of Flying Scotsman, with the locomotive booked to make two circular trips from the West Somerset Railway via Bristol, Bath, Westbury and Castle Cary. We have put together a set of superb images charting the two round trips which coincided with some of the hottest and most beautiful weather we've seen in the area for a long while. Taken from an adjacent field No. 60163 'Tornado' 'Flying Scotsman' passes Charlton near Cogload Junction with the 1Z42 10:00 Bishops Lydeard - Bishops Lydeard morning circular.
(Photo: Dave Elliot)


26th May 2017
On 26th May 2017 LNER A2 Pacific No. 60103 'Flying Scotsman' 'Flying Scotsman' passes Cogload Junction hauling the 1Z42 10:00 Bishops Lydeard - Bishops Lydeard via Bristol circular trip.
(Photo: Tony Christie)


10th May 2017
It's not often you get the chance to photograph such a selection of colourful trains in such a short period of time, but with the First Great Western livery in a state of flux now being revised to GWR, and numerous 'celebrity' liveried powercars operating. GWR services are becoming even more colourful. In just 22 minutes on Wednesday 10th May the following services were recorded at Cogload Junction. 43185 'Great Western' (Intercity) + 43002 (Intercity 125) 1C92 18:03 London Paddington - Penzance 'The Golden Hind' formed between a new rake of GWR Mk3 coaching stock passing Cogload Junction 19:46
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


10th May 2017
It's not often you get the chance to photograph such a selection of colourful trains in such a short period of time, but with the First Great Western livery in a state of flux now being revised to GWR, and numerous 'celebrity' liveried powercars operating. GWR services are becoming even more colourful. In just 22 minutes on Wednesday 10th May the following services were recorded at Cogload Junction. 43126 (Bristol 2015) + 43169 (FGW Blue) 1C91 17:33 London - Paddington - Paignton passing Cogload Junction 19:39
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


10th May 2017
It's not often you get the chance to photograph such a selection of colourful trains in such a short period of time, but with the First Great Western livery in a state of flux now being revised to GWR, and numerous 'celebrity' liveried powercars operating. GWR services are becoming even more colourful. In just 22 minutes on Wednesday 10th May the following services were recorded at Cogload Junction. 43185 'Great Western' (Intercity) + 43002 (Intercity 125) 1C92 18:03 London Paddington - Penzance 'The Golden Hind' formed between a new rake of GWR Mk3 coaching stock passing Cogload Junction 19:46
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


10th May 2017
It's not often you get the chance to photograph such a selection of colourful trains in such a short period of time, but with the First Great Western livery in a state of flux now being revised to GWR, and numerous 'celebrity' liveried powercars operating. GWR services are becoming even more colourful. In just 22 minutes on Wednesday 10th May 2017 the following services were recorded at Cogload Junction. 43198 (GWR Green) + 43142 (FGW Blue) - 1C22 16:35 London Paddington - Taunton passing Cogload Junction 19:24
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


20th April 2017
The first steam of the season arrived into Taunton with LMS power on the front end of the train. The Cathedral Express operated from London Victoria through to Minehead operating as the 1Z60 08:43 London Victoria - Minehead. The train was formed of No. 46100 'Royal Scot' 'Royal Scot' and coaching stock 35451 5249 5200 5171 9104 13440 99352 99347 13320 1666 5236 5237. West Coast Class 47/7 No.47760 was marshaled on the rear end of the train. In good light the consist passes's Cogload Junction on the approach to Taunton on the 20th April 2017
(Photo: Jamie Waters)


17th April 2017
Easter Monday 17th April 2017 provided a mid afternoon Network Rail engineering train returning to Westbury. Running two hours behind schedule Class 66/5 No.66596 leads the 6Y56 13:03 North Somerset Junction - Westbury via Taunton. Class 66 No.66/5 66520 was coupled to the rear, pictured here at Cogload Junction heading to Taunton.
(Photo: Simon Harling)


9th April 2017
GWR powercar No.43127 provides another splash of colour passing Cogload Junction wearing 'BRISTOL 2015' European Green Capital' colour's assisted at the rear by 43131 passes Cogload Junction on Sunday 9th April 2017 with 1C76 09:06 London Paddington to Plymouth.
(Photo: S A Ginn)


9th April 2017
Having just run round in Fairwater Yard at Taunton on the 9th April 2017, Colas Rail Freight Class 70/8 No.70810 hauls a rake of Network Rail Autoballasters north passing Cogload Junction working the 6C27 08:55 Bristol East Junction to Westbury.
(Photo: Darren Harris)


8th April 2017
Having been in the country for less than a week. On the 8th April 2017 Colas 'newbies' Class 70 No.70811 and No.70813 teamed up to operate the 6C26 11:23 Hinksey Yard to Bristol East Junction via Taunton loaded with new sleepers. The pair round the classic bend at Cogload Junction nearing Taunton.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


14th May 2016
With good evening sunlight on the 14th May 2016 we had confirmation that GWR's Heritage HST powercar would be leading a HST set from London, there was only one place to record the nostalgia of the HST in the Taunton area. Intercity 125 liveried powercar No.43002 leads the 1C89 17:00 Paddington - Penzance under the famous flyover at Cogload Junction.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


8th October 2014
Having just exited an engineering blockade Colas Rail Freight Class 66 No.66846 (formerly No.66573) passes Cogload Junction on the 8th October 2014 working the 6T70 09:00 Athelney - Fairwater Yard spent ballast.
(Photo: Simon Harling)


8th October 2014
Colas Rail Freight Class 70 No.70806 is picutred on the 8th October 2014 returning to Taunton hauling empty MRA side tipping ballast wagons. The 6T71 10:34 Athelney - Fairwater Yard passes Cogload Junction.
(Photo: Simon Harling)


28th May 2007
BR Blue Class 45 No. 45112 'Royal Army Ordnance Corps' visited the West Somerset Raillway on the 28th May 2007 on Heatland Rail's 'North Star' charter to deliver Class 47 No.47840 into preservation. The Class 45 is pictured at Cogload Junction on the return 1Z48 Minehead - Derby.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


2nd April 2004
EWS Class 66 No.66021 passes Cogload Junction hauling the 6V62 13:24 Fawley - Tavistock Junction fuel and bitmen TTA tanks on the 2nd April 2004.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


9th March 2003
Heart of Wessex liveried Class 153 No.153305 and another unidentified Class 153 pass Cogload Junction on the 9th March 2003 working to Paignton.
(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)


4th June 2002
XP64 liveried Class 47/8 No.47853 passes Cogload Junction under darkening skies on the 4th June 2002 while working the 1M40 11:51 Plymouth - Liverpool Lime Street service.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


3rd June 2002
The annual Mendip Rail 'Staff Day Out' operated on the 3rd June 2002. Two of the companies Class 59s were used. No. 59004 'Paul A Hammond' and No. 59103 'Village of Mells' pass Cogload Junction working the 1Z59 08:08 Bristol Temple Meads - Par charter, which operated via Westbury in both directions.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


30th May 2002
EWS liveried Class 66 No.66160 passes Cogload Junction on the 30th May 2002 hauling the loaded 6M72 16:55 St Blazey - Cliffe Vale China Clay to the potteries in the Midlands.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


30th May 2002
EWS Class 67 No.67019 speeds through Cogload Junction hauling the 1V33 15:58 Willesden - Plymouth loaded mail vans. The set started with 8 vans from Willesden but dropped four in Bristol for onward transit to Wales.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


30th May 2002
EWS liveried Class 58 fronted a very rare traction move on the 30th May 2002. The locomotive towed two Virgin Cross Country powercars from Laira Depot (Plymouth) to St Philips Marsh (Bristol). No.58050 towing No.43101 and No.43122 pass Cogload Junction with the 0Z43 movement.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


28th May 2002
Two Virgin Cross Country powercars No.43069 and No.43067 pass through Cogload Junction on the 28th May 2002 working a Laira to St Philips Marsh light powercar move in the evening sunlight.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


28th May 2002
The weekday evening Cardiff - Taunton service was always a train to keep an eye on with regards to combinations as it was used by Wessex Trains to transfer units between Bristol and Exeter. On the 28th May 2002, Class 143 No.143621 leads Regional Railways liveried Class 150 No.150234 and Class 153 No.153380 through Cogload Junction with a Cardiff Central - Exeter St Davids service.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


28th May 2002
EWS Class 67 No.67006 speeds through Cogload Junction on the 28th May 2002 hauling the 5V65 Bristol - Plymouth empty mail vans on the 28th May 2002.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


26th May 2002
EWS liveried Class 66 No. 66055 'Alain Theuvette' leads the 6W20 Exeter St Thomas - Westbury engineers through Cogload Junction on the 26th May 2002 with Class 66 No.66245 trailing on the rear of the train.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


21st April 2002
One of the first diagrams which went over to Voyager operation was the Sundays only Newcastle - Exeter st Davids service which used a pair of Voyagers to Exeter St Davids and then back to Bristol. On the 21st April 2002, No.220034 and No.220032 pass Cogload Junction.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


10th March 2002
Mainline Railfreight Class 58 No.58025 passes Cogload Junction on the 10th March 2002 while working the 6W50 Bridgwater - Westbury via Taunton engineers, returning from an engineering blockade at Highbridge.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


10th March 2002
EWS liveried Class 66 No.66038 passes Cogload Junction on the 10th March 2002 while operating the 6W25 Lostwithiel - Westbury engineers returning from over night engineering work in Cornwall.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


9th March 2002
Mainline Blue Class 60 No.60044 passes Cogload Junction on the 9th March 2002 while working the loaded scrap train the 6B19 Exeter City Basin - Cardiff Tidal.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


2nd March 2002
Taken on the 2nd March 2002, EWS Class 67 No.67021 hauls the Virgin Trains Cross Country 1M56 08:46 Penzance - Manchester Piccadilly through Cogload Junction. The booked Class 47/8 No.47817 had failed and was replaced by the Class 67 leaving the dead Class 47 on the rear of the train.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


27th January 2001
Virgin Cross Country Class 47/8 No.47845 passes Cogload Junction on the 27th January 2001 with a north bound cross country service. The service would of most likely have been either the 1M56 Penzance - Manchester or 1M40 Plymouth - Liverpool.
(Photo: John Day)


1st May 2000
Virgin Cross Country HST No.43154 leads a northboun service through Cogload Juncton on the 1st May 2000 shortly after Virgin had won the Cross Country franchise.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


1st May 2000
Fragonset Railways Class 47/7 No.47703 powers the Northern Belle through Cogload Junction on the 1st May 2000.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


3rd May 1996
Buffered HST powercar No.43067 leads an unidentified cross country service north at Cogload Junction on the 3rd May 1996.
(Photo: Graham Roose)


16th May 1992
A rather ropey looking BR Large Logo Class 47 No.47473 passes Cogload Junction on the 16th May 1992 working the 07:33 Rose Grove - Paignton service.
(Photo: John Day)


16th May 1992
Intercity Class 47/8 No.47810 leads the 08:44 Plymouth - Nottingham service through Cogload Junction on the 16th May 1992.
(Photo: Taunton Trains Collection)


16th May 1992
Intercity Class 47/8 No.47826 passes Cogload on the 16th May 1992 hauling the 10:37 Paignton - Glasgow service.
(Photo: John Day)


18th August 1986
A BR Blue Class 47 and Class 37 are pictured at Cogload Junction on the 18th August 1986. attending the Cogload junction Cement derailment.
(Photo: Taunton Trains Collection)


30th March 1986
British Rail Large Logo Class 50 No. 50006 'Neptune' was an early casualty, many of it's working parts were used to keep other locomotives running when it was finally switched off at Laira. It's seen here in 'Ex Works' condition at Cogload Jn on the 30th March 1986 working a rake of ballast wagons helping to repair the track caused by the recent cement derailment. Click here to view photos of the Cement Derailment
(Photo: Andy Hunt)


16th March 1986
Driver Lional Cox & Guard Fred Thresher are both photographed on 47472 at Cogload Junction. The Class 47 had been working on a local engineering train during Sunday the 16th March 1986.
(Photo: Steve Awford)


16th March 1986
Driver Lional Cox & Guard Fred Thresher are both photographed on BR Blue Class 47 No.47472 at Cogload Junction. The Class 47 had been working on a local engineering train during Sunday the 16th March 1986.
(Photo: Steve Awford)


20th March 1981
The 09:20 Liverpool Lime Street to Penzance service passes through Cogload Junction, east of Taunton, on 20th March 1981, headed by Class 45/1 'Peak' No 45139.
(Photo: Brian Morrison)


5th August 1961
BR Standard 9F, No.92055 is pictured operating a Taunton - Cardiff between Creech St Michael and Cogload Junction on the 5th August 1961.
(Photo: Taunton Trains Collection)



An unidentifed Hall Class steam locomotive passes Cogload Junction on a northbound local passenger service. The image is thought to have been taken around 1962.
(Photo: Mikey Farkas)



A Churchward 47XX 2-8-0 climbs the Cogload Junction flyover from Bristol on a mixed freight heading south towards Taunton. This image is thought to have been taken around 1962.
(Photo: Mikey Farkas)



An unidentified Class 47/8 in Intercity livery heads south at Cogload Junction (possibly working the 1V45 Liverpool Lime Street - Plymouth service) on an unknown date.
(Photo: Taunton Trains Collection)



An unidentified Intercity liveried Class 47 passes Cogload Junction on an unknow service and date.
(Photo: Taunton Trains Collection)



A pair of Mainline Freight branded split headcode Class 37/0's pass Cogload Junction with a rake of seacow wagons. The working was most probably a Meldon/ Exeter Riverside to Westbury working. The date of this image is unknown.
(Photo: Taunton Trains Collection)



Virgin Trains powercar leads an Intercity Mk3 rake north at Cogload Junction on an unknown date working a Virgin Cross Country service. This image would of been taken at the start of the privatization process with Virgin having won the Cross Country franchise.
(Photo: John Day)



An unidentified Intercity HST set passes Cogload Junction on an unknown date in the 1990's
(Photo: Taunton Trains Collection)



This wonderful summer scene at Cogload Junction of enthusiasts turning up for an afternoons 'spotting' with their tshirts off it must have been a hot day. The Virgin HST shows the post privatization of the railways with Virgin Cross Country
(Photo: Taunton Trains Collection)



An Unidentified Class 45 'Peak' climbs the grade up and over the line from Westbury at Cogload Junction with an 11 coach cross country service on an unknown date.
(Photo: Taunton Trains Collection)



An unidentified BR Blue Class 47 passes Cogload Junction on the slow lines with an engineers train heading south towards Taunton on an unknown date.
(Photo: Taunton Trains Collection)



Br Blue Class 47 (Possibly No.47233) powers through Cogload Junction on a northbound passenger service on an unknown date.
(Photo: Taunton Trains Collection)



Waterman Railways liveried Class 47/7 No.47712 is pictured at Cogload Junction on hire to Virgin Cross Country hauling what could be the 1V45 Liverpool Lime Street - Plymouth service. There is no current date for this image.
(Photo: Taunton Trains Collection)



Intercity liveried Class 47/8 No.47815 passes Cogload Junction with a rake of refurbished Great Western liviered Mk3 HST stock in tow, also located on the rear of the set is an HST powercar. The working was probably heading for Great Western's St Philips Marsh and Laira Depots.
(Photo: Taunton Trains Collection)



Intercity Class 47 No.47825 'Thomas Telford' passes Cogload Junction on an unknown date during 1995, hauling a northbound cross country service.
(Photo: Taunton Trains Collection)



Virgin Trains liveried HST set No.43069 leads a northbounf Virgin Cross Country service through Cogload Junction in September 2000. On the rear of the set an Intercity liveried powercar can still be seen.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)



BR Blue Class 50 No. 50023 'Howe' passes through Cogload Junction taking the 'Berks and Hants' route towards London in October 1976.
(Photo: I T Langhorn)



EWS liveried Class 66 No. 66066 'Geoff Spencer' passes Cogload Junction in September 2000 working the 6S55 09:40 Burngullow - Irvine service formed of China Clay slurry tanks.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)



BR Large Logo Class 50 No. 50049 'Defiance' storms through Cogload Junction with a northbound passenger service on an unknown date.
(Photo: Taunton Trains Collection)



British Rail (Derby) Class 108 local passenger DMU set No.B964 passes Cogload Junction in August 1987.
(Photo: Roger Marsh)



The comparatively new Class 150 'sprinters' had only just arrived in the area in 1988/1989 to replace the aging BR Diesel Multiple Unit fleets. On 1988 Class 150/2 No.150276 passes Cogload Junction heading for Bristol Temple Meads.
(Photo: Taunton Trains Collection)



Intercity 125 liveried HST set No.No.253053 (43187 + 43188) passes over Cogload Junction in August 1987 with service from London Paddington via Bristol.
(Photo: Taunton Trains Collection)



In 1989 the transition change from BR Blue and Grey to the first version of Intercity livery was still in full flow, here a cross country service (probably from Plymouth) is seen heading north at Cogload Junction. 253009 was formed of powercars 43019 and 43018.
(Photo: Taunton Trains Collection)



BR Class 50 No. 50021 'Rodney' passes over the classic flyover at Cogload Junction in 1988 heading South from Bristol. Note the mixed rake of coaching stock including also charting the transition through to Intercity from BR Blue and Grey.
(Photo: Taunton Trains Collection)



BR Class 50 No. 50021 'Rodney' passes over the classic flyover at Cogload Junction in 1988 heading South from Bristol. Note the mixed rake of coaching stock including also charting the transition through to Intercity from BR Blue and Grey.
(Photo: Taunton Trains Collection)


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