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The First Great Western/ GWR Gallery

Images taken of First Great Western, GWR service operating Trains in the Taunton area.

20th May 2018
On the first day of a new summer timetable, GWR Class 800s No. 800020 'Bob Woodward/ Elizabeth Ralph' and No.800013 pass Cogload Junction on Sunday 20th May 2018 having just descended from the Cogload Junction flyover. The pair were operating the 1C19 15:00 London Paddington - Taunton service which is routed via Bristol Temple Meads. The pair later formed the 1C33 18:56 Taunton -London Paddington service from Taunton.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


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)


6th May 2018
GWR Celebrity powercar No.43172 speeds down the ramp from Cogload Junction flyover on Sunday 6th May while operating the 1Z83 13:43 London Marylebone - Penzance service with partner No.43150. HST's had been diverted into Marrylebone due to weekend engineering work being carried out by Network Rail preventing access into London Paddington.
(Photo: Ross Mayl)


6th May 2018
A mixed formation of First Great Western Blue and GWR Green rounds the curve at Cogload Junction on the 6th May 2018. No.43124 leads No.43070 while working the 1C87 16:26 Reading - Plymouth service passing a gathering of local canal barge owners on the Taunton and Bridgwater Canal.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


6th May 2018
GWR Class 800s No.800033 and No.800027 slowly pass over Cogload Junction on Sunday 6th May 2018 while working the 1C19 15:40 Reading - Taunton service. The set later returned to Reading departing Taunton at 18:56. This is believe to be the first passenger service where a Class 800 has been used on a Sunday.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


6th May 2018
There were two firsts captured in this image at Cogload Junction on Sunday 6th May 2018, the largest gathering of Canal Barges ever seen (10 in total) and the first Sunday passenger service using GWR Class 800's. No.800033 leads No.800027 slowly over Cogload Junction flyover while working the 1C19 15:40 Reading - Taunton service, which had operated via Bristol Temple Meads. The train was slowed because a HST service had only just passed under the flyover also heading towards Taunton.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


6th May 2018
With North Curry Church in the background GWR Class 800's No.800033 and no.800027 pass Cogload Junction nearing the end of their journey while operating the 1C19 15:40 Reading - Taunton service which ran via Bristol Temple Meads, pictured here on Sunday 6th May 2018.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


6th May 2018
First Great Western liveried HST No.43133 and No.43070 pass Cogload Junction in glorious weather on Sunday 6th May 2018 working the 1Z36 16:10 Plymouth - London Marylebone. Train services were diverted into London Marylebone instead of London Paddington due to weekend engineering work. The unprecedented scene of 10 canal barges at this location was an incredible sight to compliment the shot.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


6th May 2018
There were two firsts captured in this image at Cogload Junction on Sunday 6th May 2018, the largest gathering of Canal Barges ever seen (10 in total) and the first Sunday passenger service using GWR Class 800's. No.800033 leads No.800027 slowly over Cogload Junction flyover while working the 1C19 15:40 Reading - Taunton service, which had operated via Bristol Temple Meads. The train was slowed because a HST service had only just passed under the flyover also heading towards Taunton.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


28th April 2018
A mixed rake of First Great Western Blue and GWR Green HST stock climbs Whiteball Bank on Saturday 28th April. With No.43026 leading No.43005 the pair are pictured working the 1A82 12:01 Exeter St Davids - London Paddington service.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


28th April 2018
Great Western blue liveried HST No.43028 leads No.43069 down from Whiteball Tunnel on Saturday 28th April 2018 while working the 1C77 10:03 London Paddington - Penzance service.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


28th April 2018
A full GWR Green liveried HST set climbs to Whiteball Tunnel on Saturday 28th April 2018. No.43188 and No.43093 are pictured working the 1A81 09:00 Penzance - London Paddington service.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


28th April 2018
GWR HST No.43034 leads No.43177 north to Whiteball Tunnel on Saturday 28th April 2018 while working the 1A80 07:59 Penzance - London Paddington service. The transition between GWR Green and First Great Western blue evident with the GWR green buffet car within the set.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


27th April 2018
GWR Class 166 No. 166220 'Roger Watkins 'The GWR Master Train Planner'' prepares to depart Platfrom 3 at Taunton to work the 2U18 13:08 Taunton to Cardiff Central on the 27th April 2018.
(Photo: Nathan Williamson)


22nd April 2018
GWR green liveried Class 166 No.166216 passes Cogload Junction on Sunday 22nd April 2018 while working the 2T33 10:04 Cheltenham Spa - Taunton stopping service.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


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