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The GB Railfreight (GBRf) Gallery

Images taken of GB Railfreight Locomotives operating Trains in the Taunton area.

10th July 2018
The Royal Scotsman normally luxury sleeping and dining train spends the majority of its life touring Scotland as its name suggests. However, since GBRf have been operating the train more imaginative and forward thinking has seen it take occasional forays to other far-flung parts of the UK mainline. Tuesday 10th July 2018 was as early start with the train leaving Gloucester at 04:17 for the slightly less than glamorous location of Newton Abbot. The purpose of the tour was to provide passengers with an early morning breakfast with a view of the South Devon Sea Wall. The southbound trip passed Taunton at 05:54. Having run around the train at Newton Abbot the two dedicated Royal Scotsman locomotives No.66743 and No.66746 formed the 1Z80 07:23 Newton Abbot - Bath Spa leg of the unique dining experience. The pair is seen climbing Whiteball with breakfast very much consumed taking passengers to their Bath Spa destination.
(Photo: Simon Harling)


10th July 2018
Royal Scotsman liveried Class 66/7s No.66743 and No.66746 haul the 1Z81 07:23 Newton Abbot - Bath Spa north through Norton Fizwarren on Tuesday 10th July 2018 having visited the South Devon Sea Wall for breakfast before taking passengers to Bath for the day.
(Photo: Phil Izzard)


10th July 2018
Royal Scotsman liveried Class 66/7s No.66743 and No.66746 haul the 1Z81 07:23 Newton Abbot - Bath Spa north through Cogload Junction on Tuesday 10th July 2018 having visited the South Devon Sea Wall for breakfast before taking passengers to Bath for the day.
(Photo: Adam Snow)


11th July 2017
After its rather damp naming ceremony the Royal Naval Dockyard in Plymouth GBRf Class 66/7 No. 66775 'HMS Argyll F231' returned through Taunton on the 12th July 2017 with it's newly decorated body side including a white ensign and cast ships crest alongside it's new name 'HMS Argyll'. The with pigeons diving for cover the locomotive works light engine through Taunton operating as the 0Z32 15:52 Saltash to Westbury.
(Photo: Nathan Williamson)


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)


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