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The Creech St Michael Gallery

Images taken at Creech St Michael

8th July 2018
Former DRS Class 66/4 No.66413 (now operated by Freightliner) looks very tired in its old livery and is displaying signs of window rust weeping. No doubt with this locomotive having survived this long in a former operators colours will mean it will soon enter works for attention and repaint into Powerhaul livery. The locomotive is pictured at Creech St Michael on Sunday 8th July 2018 hauling 6Y97 08:15 Lipson Junction - Westbury long welded rail train.
(Photo: Ashley Harris)


8th July 2018
Freightliner Class 66 No. 66593 '3MG Mersey Multimodal Gateway' hauls 6Y15 09:18 Fairwater Yard to East Somerset Junction with partner No. 66592 'Johnson Stevens Agencies' (out of sight), around the curve at Creech St Michael on Sunday 8th July 2018. The pair were transporting the Network Rail HOBC to an engineering blockade to carry out ballast cleaning work.
(Photo: Ashley Harris)


1st July 2018
Saphos Trains operated their second summer charter in the South West on Sunday 1st July 2018. Because of the ongoing heat wave, the decision was taken with Network Rail to place veteran Class 47 D1935 (No. 47805 'Roger Hosking MA 1925-2013 ') inside steam locomotive No. 34046 'Braunton' and provided the majority of the power to reduce the risk of stray embers from the steam locomotive. With Network Rails undergrowth in the south-west in full growth and unkept combined with such dry weather conditions, the chances of fire were too high. With the weather having clouded in the for the first time in a couple of weeks (due to localised rain and thunderstorms which were forecast) horses graze in their paddock seemingly oblivious to the history passing them by at Creech St Michael as the locomotives haul the 1Z27 09:06 Bristol Temple Meads - Kingswear 'The English Rivera Express' with the Class 47 powering the train west.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


1st July 2018
Freightliner made a rare Sunday outing on the 1st July 2018. Class 66/5 No. 66592 'Johnson Stevens Agencies' leads 6Y15 09:34 Fairwater Yard - East Somerset Junction eastbound through Creech St Michael. Out of sight on the rear of the Network Rail HOBC set was consecutively numbered Class 66/5 No. 66593 '3MG Mersey Multimodal Gateway'
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


1st July 2018
First Great Western liveried powercar No.43155 speeds through Creech St Michael with partner No.43028 on Monday 2nd July 2018 while working 1A85 10:00 Penzance - London Paddington.
(Photo: Brendon Pavey)


1st July 2018
Freightliner Class 66 No. 66592 'Johnson Stevens Agencies' returns to Taunton with the replenished HOBC portion on Monday 2nd July 2018. Having been loaded with Ballast at Westbury the 6C73 12:12 Westbury - Fairwater Yard passes Creech St Michael.
(Photo: Brendan Pavey)


30th June 2018
Freightliner Class 66/5 No. 66592 'Johnson Stevens Agencies' leads the Network Rail HOBC eastbound through Creech St Michael on 30th June 2018 while hauling the 6Y15 10:26 Fairwater Yard - East Somerset Junction loaded HOBC set. Class 66/5 No. 66593 '3MG Mersey Multimodal Gateway' was out of sight on the rear of this train, also providing power as the set headed to its weekend worksite on the Berks and Hants.
(Photo: Adam Snow)


17th June 2018
Southern Region Steam returned to the Great Western on Sunday 17th June 2018. Running 36 minutes behind schedule due to a late departure from Bristol, SR Merchant Navy Pacific No. 35028 'Clan Line' wastes no time powering through Creech St Michael hauling 'The Cornishman Express' forming 1Z50 08:03 Bristol Temple Meads - Par.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


17th June 2018
First Great Western HST No.43091 and No.43097 speed through the tree-lined cutting at Creech St Michael on the 17th June 2018 working the 1A77 08:43 Exeter St Davids - London Padding service.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


17th June 2018
GWR Class 150/2 No.150266 passes through Creech St Michael on Sunday 17th June 2018 working GWRs 2C45 08:28 Bristol Temple Meads - Penzance service.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


17th June 2018
With its first class end leading Cross Country Voyager No.220020 passes Creech St Michael while working Cross Country diagram 1C20 08:44 Bristol Temple Meads - Plymouth.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


28th May 2018
GWR HST powercar No.43004 is now in ex-works GWR Green livery. On Monday 28th May 2018 No. 43004 passes the former site of Creech St Michael Halt station with the 1A70 06:47 Penzance to London Paddington. Attached to the rear of the set was the slightly now less than pristine INTERCITY liveried No. 43185 'Great Western'.
(Photo: S A Ginn)


23rd May 2018
Saphos Trains Class 7 No.47501 was employed on route learning duties to Taunton over two days in May ahead of the companies first steam charters. The two-tone green Class 47 is pictured passing Creech St Michael on the 23rd May 2018 working the 0Z47 10:05 Bristol Barton Hill - Taunton light engine move.
(Photo: Simon Harling)


22nd May 2018
Now operated by Saphos Trains, this ex-DRS Type 4 was engaged on route leaning duties on Tuesday 22nd May 2018, in connection with the first charter services to be operated by the company this summer. The Locomotive was built in July 1966 and now carries a version of its original BR Two Tone Green livery. This summer will see the locomotive tune 51 years old. Class 47 No.47501 (D1944) is pictured passing Creech St Michael working the return 0Z48 12:20 Taunton Goods Reception to Bristol Barton Hill operating via Westbury and Bath Spa on the first of two such runs planned for the 22nd & 23rd May 2018.
(Photo: S A Ginn)


17th May 2018
IEP No. 800003 'Queen Elizabeth II - Queen Victoria' on driver training diagram 5Z23 (13:38) Taunton to North Pole IEP depot passes Creech St.Michael on 17th May 2018. An interesting comparison can be made with The old and the new! GWR IEP No. 800003 'Queen Elizabeth II - Queen Victoria' on a driver training diagram 5Z23 13:38 Taunton - North Pole IEP depot passes Creech St Michael on 17th May 2018. An interesting comparison can be made with the opposite direction HST that it will soon replace, the latter working the 1C43 11:27 London Paddington to Penzance via Bristol Temple Meads due to the closure of the Berks and Hants route at Newbury for electrification work.
(Photo: S A Ginn)


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