The Fairwater Yard Gallery

Images taken at Fairwater Yard

25th February 2018
In wonderful winter light and cloudless blue skies Freightliner class 66 No.66511 arrives into Fairwater Yard passing 40 Steps on Sunday 25th February 2018 hauling the 6Y15 11:03 Filton West Junction to Fairwater Yard, returning the Network Rail HOBC set back to base after overnight ballast cleaning.
(Photo: Nathan Williamson)

11th February 2018
With heavy rain and sleet showers having passed through the Taunton area, Freightliner Class 66/9 No.66953 leads the Network Rail TRT back through Creech St Michael having spent the night on the Great Western Mainline renewing track. The 6X04 09:00 Didcot East junction - Fairwater Yard was hauled by No.66953 & No.66511 in Top and Tail formation.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)

1st February 2018
Freightliner Class 66/5 No.66559 arrives into Fairwater Yard on the 1st February 2018 while hauling teh 6C73 12:12 Westbury - Fairwater Yard loaded ballast/ HOBC set portion.
(Photo: Simon Harling)

20th September 2017
DRS Class 37/6 No.37606 and No.37605 shunt a snow plough back into the southern headshunt in Fairwater Yard having completed a test run to Exeter Riverside and back on Wednesday 20th September.
(Photo: Phil Izzard)

17th November 1985
On the 17th November 1985 Class 47 No.47157 (which at the time had been transferred to Cardiff Canton from Eastfield Depot, in Scotland) is seen shunting with Driver Mike Stone stood in the door of the locomotive. Mike was a Taunton based driver until he transferred to Exeter when Taunton closed.
(Photo: Gary Stone)

7th November 1985
On the 7th November 1985 Driver Mac Troup is seen in Fairwater Yard on BR Blue Class 47 No.47323
(Photo: Steve Awford)

22nd June 1981
Ruston PWM No.97652 is seen in Fairwater Yard (and was often based here) stabled inbetween shunting duties in the yard. This image was taken on the 22nd June 1981. The popular yellow shunter was a often seen shunting in various Taunton Yards.
(Photo: Taunton Trains Collection)

28th October 1974
BR Blue Class 08 No.08089 is pictured shunting grampus wagons in Fairwater Yard on the 28th October 1974.
(Photo: Paul Clarke)

This image taken in 1986 shows cut rails being unloaded from wagons in Fairwater Yard using a rail crane.
(Photo: Taunton Trains Collection)

An unidentified British Railways Warship passes Fairwater Yard on the approach to Taunton in 1961.
(Photo: Micky Farkas, supplied by Steve Awford)

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