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The Obridge Gallery

Images taken at Obridge

2nd March 2018
After heavy overnight snow from Storm Emma, and some of the heaviest snow fall Taunton has seen in over ten years. The freezing conditions and brutal freezing rain caused havoc across South West. Dawlish also suffered major damage to the sea wall again with track damaged, railings destroyed and stone slabs lifted. Marine Parade and Dawlish Station were also flooded. The line south of Exeter was therefore closed. One of the only train services operating in the Taunton area on the morning of the 2nd March 2018 was the 2Z63 07:18 Bristol Temple Meads - Taunton service, which in itself was restarted at Bristol due to the original train from Gloucester running 71 minutes behind schedule. The Class 158/9 No.158955 passes contractors clearing the points of snow at Taunton East Junction.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


6th July 1985
On the 6th July 1985 BR Large Logo Class 50 No. 50030 'Repulse' passes under Obridge at Taunton East Junction after departing from Taunton. 50030 'Repulse' was withdrawn from service in 1992, but survived to make it into preservation and is currently part of the 'Renown/ Repulse Group' project on the Peak Rail near Matlock.
(Photo: I T Langhorn)


16th September 1984
A rare visit of a British Rail Class 40 No.40079 took place on the 15th September 1984. The locomotive worked 'The Devon Belle' from Newport to Paignton with the tour originating in Swansea. The 07:00 Swansea - Paignton is pictured approaching Taunton East Junction with the charter in tow. The Class 40 later returned with the 18:15 Paignton - Swansea where another locomotive took over the train once it reached South Wales.
(Photo: Paul Clarke)


16th September 1984
BR Blue Class 40 No.40079 leads the 07:00 Swansea - Paignton charter through Taunton East Junction on the approach to Taunton Station on the 16th September 1984. The background shows the maze of lines, wagons, signals and locomotives which just two years after this shot was taken were all rationalized by British Rail.
(Photo: Paul Clarke)


18th July 1984
BR Blue Class 33 No.33060 passes Taunton on the evening on the 18th July 1984 while working a loaded ballast train. The working most probably originated from Meldon Quarry and was heading for Westbury.
(Photo: Paul Clarke)


18th July 1984
BR Blue Class 33 No.33010 departs from Taunton passing Taunton East Junction (Obridge) with a four coach evening stopping service on the 18th July 1984
(Photo: Paul Clarke)


18th July 1984
British Rail Class 47 No.47151 passes Taunton East junction at Obridge on the evening of the 18th July 1984 hauling a rake of oil tanks heading north. No.47151 was built in 1964 and survived in traffic until 1997 when under its final running number No.47850 the locomotive was scrapped.
(Photo: Paul Clarke)


18th July 1984
BR Blue Class 47 No.47246 passes Taunton on the 18th July 1984 hauling a rake of cement presflo wagons . The service was possibly heading for Aberthaw Cement Works or Westbury. The class 47 survived until 1997 when under its last operating number No.47756 it was cut up.
(Photo: Paul Clarke)


18th July 1984
BR Large Logo Class 50 No. 50028 'Tiger' passes Taunton East Junction on the 18th July 1984 with BR Blue Class 47 No.47358 waiting to depart Taunton East Yard with with a rake of cement presflo wagons.
(Photo: Paul Clarke)


24th June 1984
On the 24th of June 1984, BR Large Logo Class 50 No. 50021 'Rodney' rolls into Taunton passing Obridge with a south bound service train from London Paddington. No. 50021 'Rodney' at the time of this image was wearing the infamous BR 'Large Logo' livery. This loco survived into preservation.
(Photo: Alan Randle)


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