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7th July 2018
GWR Class 165s began to make their appearance in the South West during W/C 2nd July. It's believed the first Class 165 (in passenger service) to visit Taunton was on Tuesday 3rd July. However this example was captured on Saturday 7th July 2018 having arrived with the 2C83 16:54 Bristol Temple Meads - Taunton service No.165119 is pictured at Taunton. The two-car variant of the Class 166 then worked the return 2U28 18:08 Taunton - Bristol Temple Meads stopping service.
(Photo: 50006Neptune)


16th June 2018
Making a rare visit to the South West, Hastings DEMU No. 60118 'Tunbridge Wells' and No. 60116 'Mountfield' is pictured at Taunton Station on Saturday 16th June 2018, the unit was operating the 'South Devon Coaster' charter returning to Hastings as the 1Z66 17:21 from Paignton.
(Photo: Nathan Williamson)


10th June 2018
Passengers alight at Taunton on Sunday 10th June 2018 having arrived behind West Coast Class 37 No.37668 hauling the 1Z50 07:15 London Paddington - Kingswear charter. The Cathedrals Express changed traction at Taunton and operated with LMS Black 5 No.45212 through to Kingswear with the Class 37 being moved to the rear of the train.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


9th June 2018
EWS liveried Class 66 No.66177 arrives into Taunton Station on Saturday 9th June 2018 running 55 minutes behind schedule at 05:41 in the morning, hauling the late running empty coaching stock for Pathfinder Tours 'The Peak District Explorer' charter, which started at Taunton. The 5Z43 02:20 Eastleigh - Taunton was hauled to Westbury by No.66129, however, a brake fault at Westbury with that locomotive resulted in No.66177 being used to haul the stock to Taunton, and subsequently the rest of the charter. The charter also featured at Class 56 (No. 56302 'PECO The Railway Modeller 2016 40 Years') from the West Midlands. Because of Engineering work, the tour did not return to Taunton that night, instead, passengers were provided with road coach transfer from Bristol Parkway to Taunton by Chauffeurhire Coaches.
(Photo: Nathan Williamson)


9th June 2018
GWR Class 153s No.153361 and No.153333 stand at Taunton on Saturday 9th June having arrived empty from Exeter TMD. The pair are seen in Platform 5 ready to form the 2C06 05:35 Taunton - Westbury which operates via Bristol Temple Meads.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


9th June 2018
GWR Class 153s No.153333 and No.153361 stand at Taunton on Saturday 9th June having arrived empty from Exeter TMD. The pair are seen in Platform 5 ready to form the 2C06 05:35 Taunton - Westbury which operates via Bristol Temple Meads.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


9th June 2018
Passengers waiting for Pathfinder Tours 'Peak District Explorer Charter on Saturday 9th June 2018 were treated to some early morning English Electric noise by means of the 3Q06 17:43 Derby RTC to Riverside. No.37219 is seen pushing the Network Rail test train westbound through Taunton. The train from formed of DBSO 9701, leading and test coaches 62384, 72630, 99666, 9523.
(Photo: Nathan Williamson)


8th June 2018
Freightliner Class 66/5 No.66587 leads 6C72 08:20 Fairwater to Westbury away from Fairwater Yard on 8th June 2018 taking the set of wagons to be loaded with fresh ballast.
(Photo: Nathan Williamson)


18th May 2018
Cross Country powercar No.43285 and No.43207 arrive into Taunton Platform 2 on Friday 18th May 2018 working 1V52 06:01 Glasgow Central - Plymouth service.
(Photo: Richard Tuplin)


18th May 2018
First Great Western liveried HST set formed of No.43144 and No.43182 call at Taunton on Friday 18th May 2018 while working 1A85 10:00 Penzance - London Paddington.
(Photo: Richard Tuplin)


18th May 2018
Cross Country HST No.43384 and No.43321 stand in Platform 5 at Taunton on Friday 18th May 2018. In the adjacent Platform is No.158763 which had just arrived with the 2C75 12:39 Bristol Parkway - Taunton stopping service. It later returned as the 2U22 14:57 Taunton - Filton Abbey Wood.
(Photo: Richard Tuplin)


18th May 2018
Passengers gather to board the late running 1S51 12:25 Plymouth - Glasgow Central Cross County service. No.43384 leads partner No.43321 into Platform 5 at Taunton on Friday 18th May 2018.
(Photo: Richard Ruplin)


9th May 2018
DRS Class 37s No.37218 and No.37259 depart Fairwater Yard on the 9th May 2018 with a snow plough test just weeks after the heaviest snowfall of the year. The 7Z15 10:15 Fairwater Yard - Fairwater Yard via Highbridge Loop with Snow Ploughs ZZA ADB 965231 & ZZA ADB 965209 are pictured returning through Platform 2 at Taunton heading for Fairwater Yard.
(Photo: Nathan Williamson)


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)


19th April 2018
Identifiable by its missing number above the front buffer on the front end Colas Rail Freight Class 70 No.70802 passes through Platform 4 at Taunton while hauling the 6B36 08:16 Mooswater - Aberthaw cement empties back to Wales on the 19th April 2018.
(Photo: Paul Clarke)


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