The Taunton Sidings Gallery

Images taken at Taunton Sidings

10th May 2018
Having carried out a snow plough test for Network Rail the previous day the pair of Direct Rail Services Class 37s stabled in the sidings behind Platform 1 at Taunton. No.37218 and No.37259 are pictured during the early morning sunlight on the 10th May 2018 before departing from Taunton later in the day to return to Crewe. The latest reincarnation of DRS livery seen on No.37218 really suits the class. comported to the older generation livery carried by No.37259
(Photo: Thomas Courtney)

14th March 2018
Network Rail 'Stoneblower' No.DR80205 is pictured stabled in the sidings behind Platform 2 at Taunton on the 14th March 2018.
(Photo: Nathan Williamson)

4th March 2018
DR 73920 is a Colas Plasser & Theurer 08-4x4/C80-RT Tamper/Liner, pictued here stabled in the sidings at Taunton on the 4th March 2018.
(Photo: Jeff Treece)

22nd October 2017
Recently there has been a discarded Osprey wagon located in the tamper sidings behind Platform 2 at Taunton. Freightliner Class 66 No.66545 retrieved errant wagon DB996584 from the Tamper Sidings on Saturday 10th June 2017, and moved it to Fairwater Yard. The wagon was removed from an engineers train (6W08) on April 22nd.
(Photo: Leigh Wills)

6th August 2017
The newly opened Taunton NIDR road can afford views into the stabling sidings behind Taunton Station. Sadly the unkept vegetation growth which has infested the site has already started to remove any chance of this angle being used in the near future. Having been removed from the Royal Duchy charter Class 33 No. 33207 'Jim Martin' 'Jim Martin' is pictured stabled for the day at Taunton on the 6th August.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)

29th June 2015
BR Large Logo Class 50 No. 50021 'Rodney' stands in the Taunton Sidings on the 29th June 2015 during a transist move from Tyseley to Easteligh Works for restoration.
(Photo: Eddy)

29th June 2015
BR Large Logo Class 50 No. 50021 'Rodney' stands in the Taunton Sidings behind Platfrom 1 with DCR Class 56 No.56303 during a two part move to transfer the locomotive to Eastleigh for restoration. This image was captured on the evening of the 29th June 2015.
(Photo: Eddy)

25th August 1975
Having been saved for preservation on the West Somerset Railway, BR Blue Hymek No.D7017 is pictured in the sidings at Taunton Depot on the 28th August 1975.
(Photo: Kenneth Moor)

3rd January 1964
GWR 2-6-0 'Mogul' No.5336 stands in the yards at Taunton on the 3rd January 1964. The locomotive had already lost it's smokebox number by this point with the loco number having been written by hand.
(Photo: Taunton Trains Collection)

GWR 2-6-2T No.5572 is pcitured at Taunton in 1971 having been saved for preservation and onward movment onto the West Somerset Railway.
(Photo: Garry Stroud)

This image shows a former British Rail, Rail Grinder stabled at Taunton Shed. This rare image shows how the technology of rail grinding has moved on since the 1980's.
(Photo: Taunton Trains Collection)

This image shows PWM No.97650 stabled at Taunton during 1980. This previously unseen negative taken on a Mamiyaflex C2 shows the Ruston PWM with large body side numbers located on the loco bonnet.
(Photo: Clive Field)

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