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The Network Rail HOBC & TRT Gallery

Images of the Network Rail High Output Ballast Cleaner (HOBC) and Train Repair Train (TRT) which have been photographed in the Taunton Area.

15th May 2018
Freightliner have been operating the Network Rail TRT south from Taunton during the past week. It's been many years since the TRT last headed south of Taunton for track renewals as recently it spends much of its time on the Great Western and Wales mainline. The set has first been working south to Plymouth before relaying track overnight between Plymouth and Newton Abbot. On Tuesday 15th May 2018 Freightliner Class 66 No.66568 leads the 6X04 18:32 Fairwater Yard - Plymouth with No.66550 trailing on the rear of the set.
(Photo: Phil Izzard)


29th April 2018
Freightliner Class 66/5 No. 66526 'Driver Steve Dunn (George)' passes Oath on Sunday 29th 2018 hauling the 6X04 07:00 Kennington Junction - Fairwater Yard. Class 66/5 No.66543 was positioned on the rear of the set.
(Photo: Eddy)


22nd April 2018
Wearing a patchwork quilt of repairs on its front end, Freightliner Class 66/5 No. 66526 'Driver Steve Dunn (George)' powers the 6X04 07:00 Kennington Junction - Fairwater Yard track renewal train away from a short pause at Cogload Junction on Sunday 22nd April 2018. Classmate No. 66533 'Hanjin Express/ Senator Express' was formed in Top and Tail formation on this diagram as is standard for operations to and from Fairwater Yard.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


22nd April 2018
Freightliner Class 66/5 No. 66533 'Hanjin Express/ Senator Express' is pictured on the rear of the 6X04 07:00 Kennington Junction - Fairwater Yard TRT heading for Taunton on Sunday 22nd April 2018. The locomotive is more often found working Intermodal/ Freightliner services hauling containers, however common user pools created between Freightliner Intermodal and Freightliner Heavy Haul do provide better usage of locomotive fleets.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


22nd April 2018
Freightliner Class 66/5 No. 66526 'Driver Steve Dunn (George)' and No. 66533 'Hanjin Express/ Senator Express' arrive into Fairwater Yard passing 40 Steps on Sunday 22nd April 2018 working the 6X04 07:00 Kennington Junction - Fairwater Yard hauling the Network Rail TRT set.
(Photo: Phil Izzard)


22nd April 2018
Frieightliner Class 66/5 No. 66533 'Hanjin Express/ Senator Express' arrives into Fairwater Yard on the rear of the 6X04 07:00 Kennington Junction - Fairwater Yard service on Sunday 22nd April 2018.
(Photo: Phil Izzard)


2nd April 2018
The centre mechanical section of the Network Rail High Output Ballast Cleaner (the RM900RT ballast cleaning machine) departed Fairwater Yard on Easter Monday 2nd April 2018. Freightliner provided the transport with powerhaul liveried Class 66 No.66504 hauling the machine. The locomotive is pictured crossing the Somerset Levels at Oath working the 6Y15 12:53 Fairwater Yard - Crewe.
(Photo: Eddy)


28th March 2018
The 4E18 09:47 Fairwater Yard - Doncaster Wood Yard was double headed on the 28th March 2018. Class 66/5 No. 66594 'NYK Spirit of Kyoto' and No.66538 hauled the used concrete sleepers all the way to Doncaster. At Doncaster the locomotive normally returns a new rake of fresh concrete sleepers back to Fairwater Yard late the next day. The pair are pictured passing Durston shortly after passing Cogload Junction.
(Photo: Simon Harling)


28th March 2018
Freightliner Class 66/9 No.66951 leads the lengthy Network Rail HOBC set back to Fairwater Yard on Wednesday 28th March 2018. The locomotive passes Creech St Michael hauling the 6Y15 04:36 Ebbw Junction - Fairwater Yard with No.66504 out of sight on the rear of the set.
(Photo: Simon Harling)


25th March 2018
Freightliner Class 66/5 No. 66594 'NYK Spirit of Kyoto' leads the 6Y15 09:50 Tyford - Fairwater under the M5 approaching Broomhay Crossing near Bathpool on Sunday 25th March 2018. The HOBC set was returning to Fairwater Yard after overnight ballast cleaning duties on the Great Western mainline. On the rear of the set was No.66951.
(Photo: Simon Harling)


14th March 2018
Freightliner Class 66/5 No.66555 leads 6Y15 17:51 Fairwater Yard - Llanharan through Platform 2 at Taunton on the 14th March 2018 hauling the Network Rail High Output Ballast Cleaner ready for overnight ballast cleaning duties on the Welsh mainline.
(Photo: Nathan Williamson)


14th March 2018
Freightliner Class 66/9 no.66951 brings up the rear of 6Y15 17:51 Fairwater Yard - Llanharan passing through Platform 2 on the 14th March 2018, with Class 66/5 No.66555 out of signt on the front of the set.
(Photo: Nathan Williamson)


28th February 2018
This rare shot taken on the 28th February 2018 nicely captures three Freightliner locomotives in one shot at Cogload Junction in wonderful low winter light. Class 66/5 No.66511 leads the 6Y15 04:40 Rumney River Bridge Junction - Fairwater Yard HOBC set back to Taunton with No.66598 on the rear of the train. In the distance running light engine from Westbury to Fairwater Yard Class 66/5 66555 stands at the signal waiting to follow the HOBC set into Taunton.
(Photo: Simon Harling)


28th February 2018
Freightliner Class 66/5 No.66555 storms through Coglooad Juncton on Wednesday 28th February 2018 hauling the empty HOBC portion to Westbury for loadeding with fresh ballast. The 6C84 09:20 Fairwater Yard - Westbury passes Cogload.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


25th February 2018
Coupled to the rear of the Network Rail TRT set on returning to Fairwater Yard on Sunday 25th February 2018 was Freightliner powerhaul liveried Class 66/5 No.66504. The 6X04 08:10 Didcot East Junction - Fairwater Yard is seen passing 40 Steps.
(Photo: Nathan Williamson)


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