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The Colas Rail Freight Gallery

Images taken of Colas Rail Fright Locomotives operating Trains in the Taunton area.

18th May 2018
Colas Rail Freight Class 37/0 No. 37099 'Merl Evans 1947-2016' passes Victory Crossing on the approaches to Taunton working Network Rail Test Train diagram 3Q13 20:24 Exeter Old Yard to Reading Triangle Sidings.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


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)


26th March 2018
British Rail veteran Class 37 No. 37254 'Cardiff Canton' pushes a Network Rail test train through Taunton on the 26th March 2018 while working the 5Z12 10:17 Exeter Riverside - Derby DTC.
(Photo: Jeff Treece)


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)


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 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 66/8 No. 66850 'David Maidment OBE www.railwaychildren.org.uk' passes Marlands having just entered Somerset on the 4th February 2018 while hauling the 6C25 10:46 St Blazey - Westbury engineers consisting of lifted track panels.
(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)


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