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The Royal Train

Images taken of the Royal Train in the Taunton Area

27th March 2018
DB Cargo Class 67's No.67006 and No.67005 double head Her Majesty The Queen back to London after her visit to the decommissioning ceremony for HMS Ocean at the Royal Naval Dockyard in Plymouth on Tuesday 27th March 2018. The Royal Train (running as 1Z70 14:15 Plymouth - Wolverton) passes Freightliner Class 66 No.66504 at 40 Steps, Taunton.
(Photo: Thomas Courtney)


13th November 2015
Royal Locomotives No.67006 and No,67005 top & tail the Royal Train running as 1Z50 12:30 Plymouth - Wolverton. The train was running emty when pictured passing Creech St Michael on Friday 13th November 2015. The consist had transported the 94 year old Duke of Edinburgh to Plymouth where he made a rare official vivit to the Royal Marines at Devonport to officially open a new stores complex.
(Photo: S A Ginn)


20th March 2015
HRH Queen Elizabeth II passed through Taunton during the early hours of the 20th March 2015 heading to Plymouth where she rededicated HMS Ocean at the Royal Navy Dockyard after a £65m refit. The train operated overnight from London Euston to Plymouth recessing on the Heathfield Branch (Newton Abbot) until it was time for the train depart for Plymouth. The empty set is pictured passing 40 Steps, working between Plymouth and Wolverton Works formed of top and tail Class 67's. No.67005 and No.67026. The Silver Class 67 was painted by DB Schenker in a special livery to celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee.
(Photo: Chay Farzenah)


11th September 2009
September 11th 2009 provided a chance to view the Royal Train passing Taunton with the Prince of Wales on board. The Royal Train worked South overnight before spending the early hours in Hackney Yard (Newton Abbot). During the morning it worked back to Exeter disembarking Prince Charles for his four royal appointments. Royal Locomotive No.67005 and is seen leading he 1Z27 Exeter St Davids to London at Norton Fitzwarren catching the evening glint as it passes with No.67006 on the rear of the train.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


15th September 2004
An EWS liveried Class 67 had a very rare outing on the Royal Train on the 15th September 2004. No.67005 delivered HRH The Prince of Wales, to Cornwall where he opened phase one of the regeneration of Harvey's Foundry, Hayle. His Royal Highness later visited the Peninsular Medical School and met staff and student at the Royal Hospital, Cornwall. The Prince of Wales, and Duke of Cornwall, also visited the Newquay Development area. No.67002 is pictured returning the empty Royal Train to Wolverton.
(Photo: Eddy)


1st November 2002
Royal Class 47 No.47798 'Prince William' conveyed HRH The Duke of Edinburgh to Minehead on the 1st November 2002. The Royal locomotive is pictured passing Woolsten Moor between Stogumber and Williton.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


1st November 2002
Royal Class 47 No.47798 'Prince William' conveyed HRH The Duke of Edinburgh to Minehead on the 1st November 2002 with the Royal Train working all the way to Minehead with the Duke on Board. The train arrived onto the West Somerset Railway during the early hours of the morning and then spent some time stabled in the countryside between Norton Fitzwarren and Bishops Lydeard. The locomotive is pictured departed Crowcombe Heathfield.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


1st November 2002
Royal Class 47 No.47798 'Prince William' conveyed HRH The Duke of Edinburgh to Minehead on the 1st November 2002. The Royal locomotive is pictured passing Washford before making its way to the coast at Blue Anchor.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


1st November 2002
Royal Class 47 No.47798 'Prince William' conveyed HRH The Duke of Edinburgh to Minehead on the 1st November 2002. The Royal locomotive is pictured paused at Dunster before making the last leg through to Minehead. The train was conducted over the route by WSR volunteer Trevor Barnett.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


1st November 2002
Royal Class 47 No.47798 made a rare solo outing to Minehead on the West Somerset Railway on the 1st November 2002. The train conveyed HRH The Duke of Edinburgh to Minehead for onward engagements by car. Having run round the stock at Minehead the Locomotive is pictured passing Taunton returning to Wolverton Works.
(Photo: Chris Perkins)


2nd May 2002
Royal Class 47 No.47799 leads the Royal Train north through Bradford on Tone on the 2nd May 2002.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


1st November 2001
Royal Class 47 No.47798 returns the Royal Train through Castle Hill on the West Somerset Railway. Having dropped HRH The Duke of Edinburgh at Minehead the train returned empty from Minehead to Wolverton Works on the 1st November 2002.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


20th April 1988
Brunswick Green Class 47 No.47500 passes between Cogload Junction and Durston on the 20th April 1988 hauling the Royal Train. The locomotive was conveying Prince Charles back from Penzance after a visit to the Scilly Isles and unusually had used the Royal Train in both directions.
(Photo: Brian Dean)


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