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The Colas Rail Freight Gallery

Images taken of Colas Rail Fright Locomotives operating Trains 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)


29th June 2018
Colas Rail Freight Class 67s No. 67023 'Sheila' and No. 67027 'Charlotte' in 'top and tail' stood in for the Network Rail New Measurement Train on Friday 29th Jun while it was out of service. The Colas Class 67s were formed up with test coaches 975091, 72631, 977997 and 9481. No. 67023 'Sheila' leads the 1Z18 15:46 Paignton - Taunton (via Bristol Temple Meads) test diagram over Cogload Junction running 12 minutes ahead of schedule. Upon arrival at Taunton, the pair terminated to form the last leg of its test diagram back to London Paddington.
(Photo: Thomas Courtney)


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)


10th June 2018
Colas Rail Freight Class 37 No.37219 passes 40 Steps on Sunday 10th June 2018 working the 3Z08 09:02 Exeter Riverside - Derby RTC test train for Network Rail. The test train was formed of coaching stock 9523, 996666, 72630, 62384 and DBSO Driving Trailer No.9701. The locomotive had previously operated a test train down during the early hours of Saturday morning.
(Photo: Nathan Williamson)


10th June 2018
Colas Rail Freight Class 37 No.37219 passes Norton Fitzwarren on Sunday 10th June 2018 working the 3Z08 09:02 Exeter Riverside - Derby RTC test train for Network Rail.
(Photo: Phil Izzard)


9th June 2018
Passengers waiting for Pathfinder Tours 'Peak District Explorer Charter on Saturday 9th June 2018 were treated to some early morning English Electric noise by means of the 3Q06 17:43 Derby RTC to Riverside. No.37219 is seen pushing the Network Rail test train westbound through Taunton. The train from formed of DBSO 9701, leading and test coaches 62384, 72630, 99666, 9523.
(Photo: Nathan Williamson)


23rd May 2018
Former DRS Class 37/6 No.37612 is now owned by HNRC. The locomotive is seen gathering speed at Norton Fitzwarren after a pathing stop on the down relief at Fairwater Yard on Wednesday 23rd May 2018. The locomotive had been hired by Colas Rail Freight to haul a Network Rail Test Train. The 3Z08 13:07 Derby RTC - Exeter Riverside powers through Norton Fitzwarren.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


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)


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