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The Royal Duchy Gallery

Images of The Royal Duchy charters which have been photographed in the Taunton Area.

3rd September 2017
Owing to paperwork issues not allowing No. 46100 'Royal Scot' Royal Scot to leave the West Somerset Railway, West Coast Railways provided Class 57/3 No.57313 to haul The Royal Duchy charter from Bristol Temple Meads to Par on the 3rd September 2017. The 1Z37 08:52 from Bristol passes 40 Steps, Taunton on route south.
(Photo: S A Ginn)


6th August 2017
West Coast Railways Class 33 No. 33207 'Jim Martin' made a second appearance at Taunton in a week, by operating the same charter diagram it performed during the last week of July. On the 6th August 2017 the locomotive hauled the 1Z37 08:52 Bristol Temple Meads - Taunton leg of the 'Royal Duchy' charter. At Taunton the Class 33 was removed from the train and replaced by LMS Steam Locomotive No. 46100 'Royal Scot' 'Royal Scot' for the run to Par. Later the Class 33 was called upon to work down to Exeter St Davids as Royal Scot was running low on coal for the return trip. So passengers treated to a mainline run from Exeter with the veteran locomotive. The Class 33 is pictured storming through Creech St Michael on the morning run to Taunton.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


30th July 2017
West Coast Railways operated ‘The Royal Duchy' charter from Bristol Temple Meads to Par on Sunday 30th July. In an incredible turn of events the Bristol to Taunton leg was diesel hauled by a single Class 33 locomotive. No. 33207 'Jim Martin' is pictured here passing Cogload Junction before handing over to steam locomotive ‘Royal Scot' at Taunton. The Class 33 spent the day stabled behind Taunton Station before taking over the tour back to Bristol in the evening.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


30th July 2017
Ex-LMS Class 7P 4-6-0 No. 46100 'Royal Scot' 'Royal Scot' passes over Whiteball Summit on Sunday 30th July 2017 with 'The Royal Duchy', 1Z37 08:52 Bristol Temple Meads to Par. The first leg of the tour from Bristol was worked by West Coast Class 33 No. 33207 'Jim Martin', the Scot taking control of the train from Taunton onwards after night stopping at the nearby West Somerset Railway.
(Photo: S A Ginn)


16th April 2001
GWR Hall No. 4936 'Kinlet Hall' and GWR Castle No. 5079 'Lydford Castle' are pictured at Taunton on the 16th April 2001 having arrived with the Penzance - Taunton leg of 'The Royal Duchy'. At Taunton the steam locomotives were booked to be removed and EWS Class 67 No.67018 returned the charter to London Paddington
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


16th April 2001
GWR Hall No. 4936 'Kinlet Hall' and GWR Castle No. 5079 'Lydford Castle' are pictured at Taunton on the 16th April 2001 having arrived with the Penzance - Taunton leg of 'The Royal Duchy'. At Taunton the steam locomotives were booked to be removed and EWS Class 67 No.67018 returned the charter to London Paddington
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


16th April 2001
GWR Hall No. 4936 'Kinlet Hall' and GWR Castle No. 5079 'Lydford Castle' are pictured at Taunton on the 16th April 2001 having arrived with the Penzance - Taunton leg of 'The Royal Duchy'. At Taunton the steam locomotives were booked to be removed and EWS Class 67 No.67018 returned the charter to London Paddington
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


16th April 2001
EWS liveried Class 67 No.67018 is pictured at Taunton on the 16th April 2001 having just backed onto the stock from the recently arrived Penzance - Taunton leg of 'The Royal Duchy'. At Taunton the steam locomotives were booked to be removed and EWS Class 67 No.67018 returned the charter to London Paddington
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


16th April 2001
EWS liveried Class 67 No.67018 stands in Platform 3 at Taunton having arrived light engine to take over The Royal Duchy charter on the 16th April 2001 which was operating between Penzance - London Paddington.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


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