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47016 'Atlas' passes Narroways Hill Jcn with 1M38 15.05 Paignton-Preston (removed at Birmingham New Street). 19/09/98. One of several outings 'arranged' for this machine that summer.
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66128 with a loaded ballast forming a Newport ADJ-Barnwood Jcn, Gloucester.I had to zoom in a bit as a HST was about to enter the frame!
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Colas Rail 66843 passes Patchway on 10/04/11 working a 6Z78 14.05 Margam-Dollands Moor conveying steel to Rotterdam,Holland. (the first Colas working from Margam).
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66161 grinds up the incline into Patchway with 6E47, the diverted and retimed 14.54 Llanwern-Tees yard.
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DB Schenker livery 67018 departs Filton Abbey Wood with 2C85 17.00 Cardiff-Taunton on 02/06/10.
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Virgin Trains 57309 operated by GBRf and on hire to First Great Western using ex-Anglia stock forms the 09.13 Bristol Parkway-Weston Super Mare on 23/06/10 at Temple Meads.
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DBS livery 60011 ambles down the branch at Westerleigh with 6B13 from Robeston on 02/04/11.
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6B47 Westerleigh-Margam gets under way on the branch powered by DB Schenker livery 60011.......02/04/11.
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67016 & 67018 top 'n' tail 2C79 14.00 Cardiff-Taunton at Pilning.
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GBRf operated 20301/304 + 20302/305 at Temple Meads with a 6V20 Tonbridge-Cardiff move taking 73209 to the Celsa steelworks for shunting duties....30/01/11.
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66843 on the split level at Patchway with 6Z78 14.05 Margam-Dollands Moor on 17/04/11.
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DBS livery 60011 on the 'rhubarb' between Dr.Days & North Somerset Junctions with 6W31 14.00 Barnwood Jcn-Hinksey yard on 17/04/11.
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DRS 47501 departs Temple Meads with 'The Devonian' tour,a 1Z46 05.44 Preston-Paignton on 28/08/10.
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67002, as yet un-named, works north at Yate Common with 1E43 15.09 Plymouth-Low Fell mail vans on 19/07/00.
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66540 'Ruby' passing Chipping Sodbury with 4O51 12.44 (SO) Wentloog-Southampton.
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On hire to FGW, South West Trains 158887 passes Yate common on 06/08/11.
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60074 arrives into Westerleigh yard with 6B13 from Robeston, 08/08/11.
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60074 arrives at Westerleigh with 6B13 from Robeston, passing the abandoned Binliner transfer station.In the left far distance can be seen Winterbourne Viaduct.
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47635 at the buffers at Severn Beach on 14/09/03.
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37678+37513 work 6V70 MWFO Cliffe Vale-St.Blazey round the curve at Yate Common 09/06/99.
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Virgin Trains celebrity repaint, 47851'Traction Magazine' in BR green gets away from Bristol Parkway with 1E33, the 12.10 Bristol TM-Newcastle on 04/04/02.
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Cornish duo 37670+37673 thrash through Pilning with 6S55 TThO 09.40 Burngullow-Irvine 'silver bullets' on 04/05/95.
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Ian Riley's 37038 on hire to Freightliner HeavyHaul makes an almighty racket as is staggers past Narroways Hill Jcn on 19/03/03 working the 6S41 Portbury-Mossend 'Autoliner'.Note the Bristol Herons headboard....many FLHH freights carried headboards during this period to goad EWS as more contracts were won.
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The 60 that never fails....60096 ambles down the Westerleigh branch with a Saturday 6B13 from Robeston on 27/08/11.
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On hire to Freightliner, DRS 66431 passes the site of Chipping Sodbury station on 27/08/11 with 4O51 12.44 (SO) Wentloog-Southampton.
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66005 exits Chipping Sodbury tunnel with a short rake of JNA / IEA's forming a 6W33 12.28 Hinksey yard-Dr.Days Jcn on 27/08/11.
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66545 gets away from Bristol with a 6Z28 Hackney yard-Eastleigh empty rail train on 28/09/11.
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37601 'Class 37 Fifty' leads a 1Q13 Didcot-Bristol radio survey train past Kingsland Road sidings,having reversed l in Temple Meads the train is running 'wrong line' to North Somerset Jcn to access the branch to St.Philips Marsh......28/09/11.
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37611 takes a right at Feeder Bridge Jcn with 1Q13 Bristol Temple Meads-Didcot radio survey train,37601 at the rear has just come off the branch from St.Philips Marsh at North Somerset Jcn.....28/09/11.
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60022 powers through Patchway with 6M17 16.36 Newport ADJ-Wembley 19/07/00. Note the collision damage to the leading cab, not rusty so quite recent!
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Overhauled 60007 'Spirit of Tom Kendell' exits Wickwar tunnel running 19 early (and in the last few minutes of sun that day!) with 6B13 05.05 Robeston-Westerleigh loaded Murco tanks on 29/10/11.
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Two spirits meet at a busy Westerleigh oil terminal as a delayed 6E41 to Lindsey powered by 60065 'Spirit of Jaguar' awaits the arrival off the branch of 6B13 from Robeston powered by 60007 'Spirit of Tom Kendell'........29/10/11.
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66193 snakes through Temple Meads with coal empties for Portbury Dock on 28/08/10.
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66006+66180 team up to work 6B33 12.12 Theale-Margam past Chipping Sodbury on 13/03/10 during the period when DB Schenker done all they could to avoid using a class 60 to prove they could manage without them..........
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.....Common sense prevails and once again 6B33 12.12 Theale-Margam is a class 60 duty. Here is 60010 passing Chipping Sodbury on 25/09/10.
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DRS 57010 with two huge flasks and escourt coaches in tow pass the site of Coalpit Heath station forming a Devonport-Sellafield nuclear special on 21/10/10.
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60073 with failed 60015 'Bow Fell' in tow amble down the Westerleigh branch with a delayed 6V98, the overnite train from Lindsey on 04/12/10........
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......after awaiting the arrival of the shunter the grey pair enter Westerleigh yard, note the Trainload Coal era Toton depot sticker under the cab window.
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57309 'Brains' leads a Taunton-Cardiff empty stock through Pilning on 20/02/10.
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60013 approaches Westerleigh with 6B13 05.05 ex-Robeston on 16/08/10.
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66232 crawls up out of Patchway tunnels with the heavy slag laiden 6Z97 12.34 Grange sidings (Port Talbot)-Lea Interchange(East London) on 16/02/10.
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70003 exits Wickwar Tunnel with a Rugeley-Stoke Gifford, a regular working for this loco during its first few months.
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DB Schenker livery 67018 runs down through Lawrence Hill with 2C85 17.00 Cardiff-Taunton on 17/05/10.
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67027 passing Oldfield park,Bath with 2O72 Bristol-Weymouth on 28/08/10.
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FLHH 66605 at Bedminster Down with a 6C59 Stoke Gifford-Burngulllow sand empties on 23/05/10.
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60049 passes Wickwar with 6E41 SO 10.16 Westerleigh-Lindsey on 07/01/12.
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66121 approaches Westerleigh Jcn with a 6W23 10.20 Hinksey-Radyr on 07/01/12.
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70011 works a 4V20 08.00 Fiddlers Ferry-Stoke Gifford empties at Yate Common....07/01/12.
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43384 leads 1V54, the 06.32 Dundee-Plymouth past Ram Hill on 07/01/12.
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66108 on the approach to Westerleigh Jcn with a late running 4D08 09.12 Didcot power station-Avonmouth on 07/01/12.
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60040 'Territorial Army Centenary' approaches Wickwar Tunnel with 6E41 10.16 SO Westerleigh-Lindsey on 18/07/09.
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60054 in workstained petrolium sector livery runs down the Westerleigh branch with a very late 6B13 from Robeston 03/03/09.
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57305 approaches Patchway with 2C79 14.00 Cardiff-Taunton on 05/03/10.
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66137 works an Avonmouth-Didcot coal over the Westerleigh branch 04/04/09.
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66009 on a well laiden 6X52 17.33 Portbury-Doncaster Belmont car train at Rangeworthy on 20/08/09.
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Tatty mainline blue 60011 inside Westerleigh oil terminal shunting 6B47, the 17.20 departure for Robeston on 03/04/09.
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57305 'John Tracey' leads a late running SuO Cardiff-Taunton empty stock past Bedminster Down on 23/05/10.
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DRS livery 66420 now operated by Freightliner passes Ram Hill with 4V34 SO 04.45 Felixstowe-Bristol,shame it only conveyed one container,and thats hidden behind the tree !!!, 28/01/12.
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On hire to FLHH,with Bristol Herons (bristol crew) headboard, 37038 at the car terminal at Portbury Docks shunting 6S41, the 15.41 'Autoliner' to Mossend,19/03/03.
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66537 waits in Chipping Sodbury loop with 4O51 10.00 wentloog-Southampton on 05/03/12.
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66154 ambles along Chipping Sodbury loop with 6D13 11.00 Avonmouth BHT-Didcot Power Station on 05/03/12.
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Moments after 66154 had come to a stand, 43056 was hurtling past....05/03/12.
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In its fresh coat of Teenage Cancer Trust blue 60074 'Teenage Spirit' passes Huntingford with the retimed 6B13 MO 06.06 Robeston-Westerleigh on 05/03/12.
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47770 'Reserved' in Platform 3 at Bristol TM on 21/10/99 with 1V64 14.03 Low Fell-Plymouth.This loco is the former GW150 celebrity 47500 'GREAT WESTERN' still earning its keep with West Coast Railway Co.
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66585 'The Drax Flyer' passes the site of Coalpit Heath station on 24/03/12 with 6A21 09.04 Bristol Barrow Road-Theale conveying gritstone loaded at Avonmouth.
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An unusually grimey DRS 66304 (ex-Fastline) exits Wickwar Tunnel with the diverted 4V38 Daventry-Wentloog 'Tesco Express'.Engineering work on the normal route via Chepstow was to blame.....01/04/12.
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Hats off to GBRf for keeping their loco's clean......Metronet livery 66718 storms up out of the Severn Tunnel at Pilning with a 6Z33 12.06 Cardiff Tidal-Hexthorpe moving a rake of empty scrap wagons....01/04/12.
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Recently refurbished 150102 stabled at Bristol TM on Good Friday 06/04/12.....who parked 31105 there ? !!!
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Skinhead 31105 stabled under the canopy ( grrr!) at Bristol TM on Good Friday 06/04/12.
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An unidentified HST forms the 11.00 Bristol TM-Paddington passing the former 'East Depot' on Good Friday 06/04/12. Note 4V34 from Felixstowe in the distance and the 'cripple' Murco tank dumped on the left since 31/03 !
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DBS 60079 passing some Blackthorn blossom on the Westerleigh branch with 6B13 from Robeston.
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66076 passing the surviving building at the site of Winterbourne station (closed Oct 1963) with 4D12 13.22 Didcot PS-Avonmouth BHT on 06/04/12.
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66733+66701 pass Coalpit Heath with 4V94 09.52 Doncaster-Portbury biomass empties on 06/04/12. The last sunny patch of the day can be seen above the front loco heading away from the camera !.
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The last 37 hauled 11.30 Bristol TM-Cardiff passes Barton Hill depot with 37421 doing the honours on 24/09/99.
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Hired in East Midlands Trains livery 43076 leads Arriva Cross Country's 1V50 09.00 Leeds-Plymouth out of Wickwar Tunnel on 15/04/12.
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Shiney 60063 passing Chipping Sodbury with 6B33 12.12 Theale-Margam on 12/05/12.
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Diverted off its booked route via Bath, 66614 passes the site of Chipping Sodbury station with 6L33 Cardiff Tidal-Dagenham Dock scrap empties on 12/05/12.
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Railfest 2012 branded 56312 going like a bullet through Chipping Sodbury with a Nemesis Rail 5Z56 13.39 Wembley-Bristol Barton Hill taking a Chiltern Railways (ex- Virgin West Coast) mkIII for attention on 21/05/12.
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Adorned with Railfest 2012 adverts, DCR 56312 works a Nemesis Rail 5Z57 Barton Hill-Wembley past Station Road,Coalpit Heath on 21/05/12. The ex- Virgin MkIII now repainted in BR blue/grey with Chiltern Railways branding.
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60074 inside Westerleigh oil terminal preparing 6B47 to Robeston on 21/05/12.
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60074 'Teenage Spirit' alongside the old Avon binliner siding (closed in 2001) at Westerleigh marshalling 6B47 for Robeston on 21/05/12.
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DRS pair 37609+37606 pass Charfield loops with Pathfinder Tours' 1Z20 05.37 Crewe-Parkandillak 'The 3-2-C' on 09/06/12....with no 3rd loco on the rear maybe it was the '2-2-C' ?!!
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66501 'Japan 2001' passes Patchway with the well laiden 4O51 12.44 (SO) Wentloog-Southampton on 09/06/12.
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66001 grinds up the bank into Patchway with 47 'coalfish' loaded with spoil forming 6W32 13.00 Maindee North Jcn-Westbury on 09/06/12.
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DRS operated 47832 in Northern Belle livery climbs out of Bristol past Narroways Hill Jcn with a 1Z48 17.19 Bath Spa-Doncaster on 09/06/12.
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Colas Rail Freight 66846 passes Pilning wih 6Z53 Teigngrace-Chirk loaded timber on 19/07/12.
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66171 storms through Pilning on 19/07/12 with 6X52 17.33 Portbury Auto Terminal-Mossend loaded with Citreon vans and Honda cars.
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50044 'Exeter' at Lawrence Hill with a 1Z50 09.15 Cardiff-Paignton GBRf staff outing on 21/07/12.
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43301 leads 1V44 at Lawrence Hill on 21/07/12.....Plans have been announced to reinstate the two tracks on the right.
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221120 passes Dr Days Jcn with the 10.30 Bristol-Manchester on 12/07/12.
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On long term hire to FGW, London Midland City 153325 leads 150234 forming a Cardiff-Taunton service at Lawrence Hill on 12/07/12.There are now plans to reinstate the trackbed on the right.
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DBS livery 60091 (calm down Jerry !!!) at Westerleigh oil terminal shunting 6E41, the 11.41 departure to Lindsey on 21/07/12.
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GBRf 667'37' exits Barton Hill with LMS livery saloon 6220 in tow forming a 5V01 to Bristol Parkway (then back to the WSR)....08/09/12.
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Spruced up DRS 47805 works past Cattybrook with the empty stock of the Africa Express (5Z73 10.09 Pengam-Bristol TM) note the stickers on cabside and buffers.
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47802 'Pride of Cumbria' & 47810 'Peter Bath MBE 1927 - 2006' near Keynesham on 'The Africa Express', a 1Z73 12.09 Bristol TM-London Kings Cross, part of a week long nationwide tour promoting African music. Having tailed the ecs over from Pengam, reserve loco 47802 had its buffers cleaned off and stickers applied at Bristol !.This machine also retains its bufferbeam surround although with non standard oval buffers.
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Tata Steel livery 60099 draws discharged tanks out of Westerleigh oil terminal to form 6E41,a 10.13 departure to Lindsey.On the left is 60079 ready to top'n'tail the train via Newport due to engineering work at Wickwar....29/09/12
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60099 takes the Tytherington branch at Yate to reverse with a diverted 6E41 to Lindsey (via Newport) on 29/09/12.Note the pilotman pointing the way !
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60079 gets away from Yate Middle Jcn as it exits the Tytherington branch with a diverted 6E41 10.13 Westerleigh-Lindsey via Newport....29/09/12.
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60079 comes off the Tytherington branch at Yate with a diverted 6E41 10.13 Westerleigh-Lindsey via Newport. Note the stopboards on the mainline as engineering works blocked its normal route north, 29/09/12.
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Former Stobart livery 66414 'James the Engine', now employed by Freightliner, hauls 4O51 09.58 Wentloog-Southampton past Pilning on 07/11/12.
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Nice to see 56087 back in use, now with Colas it powers past Cattybrook with 6Z52 07.29 Chirk-Teigngrace timber empties on 07/11/12.
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158952 finds an elusive sunny spell at Cattybrook forming a Cardiff-Portsmouth service on 07/11/12.
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FLHH 66547 exits Patchway Tunnel on the split level section at Cattybrook with 6M04 10.50 Portbury-Rugeley on 07/11/12.
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Overhauled and put into service without a repaint, 60092 clearly showing signs of repair work while stabled at Westerleigh on 17/11/12.
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Colas 47739 'Robin of Templecombe' makes a rare appearance at Westerleigh working a 6J88 13.40 to Rugby OLE depot....17/11/12.
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60079 arrives at Westerleigh with 6B13 from Robeston,whlle the driver of 60092 who arrived at Westerleigh by taxi from Bescot ! waits to work a delayed 6E41 to Lindsey........17/11/12.
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Overhauled and put into service without a repaint, 60092 clearly showing signs of repair work while stabled at Westerleigh on 17/11/12
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Earning its keep while waiting its turn in the Toton paintshop, 60062 with green roof panel and re-rivetted windows works 6E41 away from Westerleigh on 17/11/12.
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West Coast Railway Co. 47851 (D1648 'Traction Magazine') leads 37676 past Pilning with a 5Z65 Taunton-Carnforth empty stock move on 18/10/09. The 47 was denamed and subjected to a coat of WCRC paint soon after.
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DCR green 31601 passes St.Andrews Road crossing box,Avonmouth with a 2Z08 Severn Beach-Westbury test train on 10/12/09.
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Ex-Virgin Cross Country 47805 in Pilning loop with 'The Autoliner', Freightliner's 6Z41 18.10 Portbury-Garston on 01/07/03.
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66542 works 4L32 11.00 Bristol-Tilbury past the former Malago Vale carriage sidings on 02/04/13
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Sparkling in FGW blue 08822 'John' rests between duties at St.Philips Marsh HST depot on 02/04/13.
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DBS livery 59204 near Keynsham working 6A83 12.15 Machen-West Drayton on 02/04/13. The former rail connected Frys chocolate factory can be seen in the distance.
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Trainload Coal livery 60091 'An Teallach' arrives at Hallen Marsh with 6V13 SO 13.20 LPG tanks from Furzebrook on 05/09/98.
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Buffer fitted 43013 at Bristol Temple Meads leading 1V74, the 17.00 Newcastle-Plymouth service on 21/08/94.
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31224+31203 await departure from Temple Meads with Pathfinder's Grampian Highlander tour while RES 47732 shunts mail vans on 05/08/94
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Departmental grey 37162, with small petrolium decal, partners 37213 as they blast out of Temple Meads with a Merehead-Avonmouth stone working, diverted into the station to run-round due to engineering work on the 'rhubarb' curve.....05/08/94.
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The 1E94 22.04 TPO to Newcastle awaits loading at Temple Meads, note the trollies being loaded with mailbags off the overhead conveyor that link the platforms to the adjacent sorting office..........05/08/94.
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Parcels red 47634 'Holbeck' and driver wait time at Temple Meads with 1E94 22.04 TPO to Newcastle on 05/08/94.
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Former Bath Road machine 47823 in INTERCITY livery , part of Crewe's PXLB parcels fleet at Temple Meads with 1V64 14.44 Newcastle-Plymouth mail on 05/08/94....by the end of the year it had been repainted into RES livery and became 47787 'Victim Support'.
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In its new DCR green livery 31601 top 'n' tail with 31106 at Hallen Marsh working at test train to Severn Beach on 10/12/09.
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Patch painted 60011 wearing the remains of its Mainline blue livery at Chipping Sodbury working 6B33 13.35 Theale-Robeston on 13/10/09.
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Colas Rail Freight's latest 56, No. 56105 looks the business at Pilning on 18/04/13 working 6Z53 14.55 Teigngrace-Carlisle loaded logs.
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FLHH operated 66415 exits Charfield loop leading 6Y13 14.00 Spetchley loop-Westbury, classmate 66419 was on the rear,.......05/05/13.
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66133 works a diverted 6O32 10.12 Margam - Dollands Moor at Rangeworthy on 05/05/13. The Severn Tunnel was closed for engineering work.
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GBRf 66716 'Locomotive & Carriage Institution Centenary 1911-2011' passes Rangeworthy with 4V94 12.00 Ironbridge-Portbury
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56094 works 6Z53 14.54 Teigngrace-Chirk loaded logs past Pilning on 06/06/13.
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66148 hot on the heels of 6Z53 takes it easy through Piling with 6X52 17.33 Portbury-Mossend conveying Citroen & Peugeot vans and Honda cars.....06/06/13.
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43063 leads 1C20 15.30 Paddington-Weston Super Mare past Avon Valley Country Park,nr Keynsham on 28/06/13.
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Battered West Coast Railway Co. 33207 ' Jim Martin' works 5Z81 13.05 Southall-Bristol empty stock past Avon Valley Country Park,Keynsham on 29/06/13. Tucked inside is 'black 5' No.44932 ready for its outing to Weymouth the following day.
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66232 & 66151 top 'n' tail a Westbury-Craven Arms engineers past Avon Valley Country Park........29/06/13.
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43144 comes under the Brunel style bridge at Pixash Lane,Keynsham leading 'The Torbay Express' in reality just 1C22 16.30 Paddington-Paignton. Note the double spikey fence !........Crazy !
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66601 'The Hope Valley' snakes through Bristiol Temple Meads with 6Y11 to Fairwater on 07/07/13.
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All change branded 43148 departs Bristol Temple Meads with 2C14 SuO 09.05 to Weston Super Mare on 07/07/13. Note the now gutted former Royal Mail building.
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Riviera Trains 47812 shunts the Torbay Express stock at Bristol Temple Meads....07/07/13
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Riviera Trains' D1916 (47812) gets away from Bristol Temple Meads with the first Torbay Express of the season (1Z27 09.15 Bristol-Kingswear). Thanks to a mini heat wave and a sudden steam ban by Network Rail this was not quite what the passengers had in mind.
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With the 'Torbay' stock in tow 60017+60063 depart Bristol TM with 5Z58 empty stock for Pathfinder Tour 'THe Taffy Tug' railtour on 25/08/13.
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A hired in SWT 158 waits to exit the branch from St.Philips Marsh depot at Bristol West Jcn as an empty HST approaches on a similar move....25/08/13.
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Now in Top'n' Tail formation, 60017 & 60063 approach Temple Meads with 5Z58 ecs for Pathfinder Tours 'The Taffy Tug'......25/08/13.
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60017 leads Pathfinder Tours' 1Z58 'The Taffy Tug' tour of Wales past Dr.Days Jcn on 25/08/13. Note the Jcn name board on the wall.
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43091 overtakes 60099 at Pilning on 14/09/13.
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TATA STEEL livery 60099 exits Pilning loop with 6B33 12.12 Theale-Margam on 14/09/13.
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TATA STEEL livery 60099 exits Pilning loop with 6B33 12.12 Theale-Margam as 66041 passes with 4C53 13.25 Aberthaw-Avonmouth on 14/09/13.
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Skirtless 60049 emerges from Wickwar tunnel with 6B13 05.05 Robeston-Westerleigh on 09/11/13.
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DCR pair 31190 + 31452 pass Yate Common with the 'RailVac' forming a 6Z56 Washwood Heath-Totton yaRD ON 09/11/13.
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EWS stickered 60072 'Cairn Toul' snakes over the pointwork at Filton Abbey Wood with 6C80 Machen-Westbury formed of hired in Freightliner JGA hoppers....24/01/09.
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60074 'Teenage Spirit' passes through the remains of Charfield station on 01/06/09 with 6B47 Westerleigh-Robeston Murco empties.
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DRS pair 37611 & 37069 pass Winterbourne with the 6M67 Bridgwater-Crewe nuclear flask on 20/01/09.
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60074 'Teenage Spirit' passes Charfield loops with 6B47 Westerleigh-Robeston on 02/06/09.
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Workstained 60066 'John Logie Baird' ambles down the Westerleigh branch with 6B13 from Robeston on 29/12/08.
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60074 'Teenage Spirit' near Wickwar with 6B47 Westerleigh-Robeston on 04/06/09.
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Patch painted 60011 at Feeder Bridge Jcn with a diverted 6B33 12.12 Theale-Margam on 10/10/09.
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Petroleum livery 60054 'Charles Babbage' arrives at Westerleigh with 6B13 from Robeston on 10/10/09.
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Virgin livery 57303 stands in for an unavailable ARRIVA 57/3 at the head of First Great Western's 14.00 Cardiff-Taunton service, booked for Anglia livery stock,Arriva class 57's with GBRf crew !....Filton Abbey Wood, 18/12/09.
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DCR livery 31601 stands at Severn Beach station with a test train on 10/12/09.
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Brand new class 70 No. 70002 stabled at Stoke Gifford on 16/11/09.
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Its 06.10 at Westerleigh on 24/05/10 as Petroleum livery survivor 60054 'Charles Babbage' reverses in with 6V98 from Lindsey.
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Former GNER livery, now with white stripe National Express branding 43315 passes Barton Hill depot on 28/07/08.
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TATA 60099 shunts 6B13 at Westerleigh on a miserable 04/01/14.
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D1524 (47004) 'Old Oak Common Traction & Rolling Stock Depot' stands at Westerleigh transfer terminal with the 4B05 'binliner' from Bath on 13/01/97.
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Still retaining 'Barbie' First Group livery, GBRf 66724 'Drax Power Station' passes Filton Abbey wood with 4V94 10.36 Ironbridge-Portbury biomass empties on 12/03/14.
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60063 works a diverted 6B13 Robeston-Westerleigh past the site of Coalpit Heath station on 03/05/14.
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31285 crosses Winterbourne viaduct with a 3Z01 10.00 Exeter Riverside Yard-Derby RTC test train on 03/05/14.
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3-car 150927 on Winterbourne viaduct forming FGW's 1O99 10.46 Great Malvern-Brighton service on 03/05/14.
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66540 'Ruby' works 4O59 SO 10.57 Wentloog-Southampton across Winterbourne Viaduct on 03/05/14.
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Stabled at the entrance to Tytherington Quarry........ 07/05/14.
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.........More relics from a bygone era at the entrance to Tytherington quarry !!!
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Colas Grids 56078+56113 scream past Pilning on the main running an hour early with 6V62 11.00 Tilbury-Llanwern.....17/05/14.
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A blood splattered 43093 leads 1B46 14.45 Paddington-Swansea past Pilning on 17/05/14.
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66135 passes Pilning with 6V13 08.12 Dollands Moor-Margam steel on 17/05/14.
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TATA tug 60099 on the Westerleigh branch with 6B47 18.20 Westerleigh-Robeston empties on 20/06/14.
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66188 at Coalpit Heath with 6Z35 15.09 Bescot (ex-Clitheroe) -Avonmouth formed of Castle Cement PCA's....20/06/14.
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66164 exits Pilning loop with a 6Z60 11.45 Exeter Riverside-Bescot (via Shrewsbury !) loaded china clay on 21/06/14.
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66126 on 6V13 08.12 Dollands Moor-Margam overtakes 60065 on 6B33 at Pilning.....21/06/14.
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60065 gets away from Pilning loop with 6B33 12.12 Theale-Margam on 21/06/14.
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60065 gets away from Pilning loop with 6B33 12.12 Theale-Margam on 21/06/14.
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66063 on the 6C80 14.10 Machen-Westbury meets 60065 on 6B33 at Pilning on 21/06/14.
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FLHH 66619 works a 6V33 11.56 Neasden-Pengam stone empties past Pilning on 21/06/14.
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Colas Railfreight 66850 passes Pilning with 6V62 11.20 Tilbury-Llanwern steel on 21/06/14.
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DRS Northern Belle livery 47790 'Galloway Princess' passes Pilning with the 16.57 Bath Spa-Manchester Victoria on 21/06/14.
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Voyager 221129 forming 1S49 10.25 Plymouth-Edinburgh passes weed and grass infested tracks at Barton Hill on 22/06/14.
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Grimey West Coast Railway Co. 57313 still in Arriva blue at Bristol Temple Meads with 'Statesman' stock for a 5Z37 12.19 ECS to Southall.....22/06/14.
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TATA STEEL livery 60099 stabled at Westerleigh oil terminal....17/06/14.
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66724 'Drax Power Station' ,still in First Group 'barbie' livery, grinds up through Patchway with the 'as required' 6A82 FO 12.47 Moreton on Lugg-West Drayton loaded stone on 25/07/14.
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56113 & 56087 exit Chipping Sodbury tunnel with 6V62 11.00 Tilbury-Llanwern on 16/08/14.
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43156 leads 1A07 07.55 Bristol TM-Paddington (via Parkway) past Dr.Days on 31/08/14.
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Recently returned from the Reading area, 150002 passes Dr.Days Jcn forming 5O93 08.22 St.Philips Marsh-Cardiff empty stock on 31/08/14. This later worked Cardiff-Brighton. Thats a long journey on a class 150/0 which has no toilet !!!
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5029 Nunney Castle passes Dr.Days Jcn with a 1Z39 08.04 Bristol TM-Carmarthen on 31/08/14.The train was running an hour late after the loco was blocked in Barton Hill depot by a voyager !
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Colas Rail Freight 60087 'CLIC Sargent' at Chipping Sodbury with 6V62 WSO 11.22 Tilbury-Llanwern on 10/09/14.
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DB stickered 66156 on the 'Rhubarb' curve with a delayed 6W13 12.05 Filton Abbey Wood-Westbury (from track renewal work at Winterbourne).....21/09/14. Behind is The Rhubarb Tavern.
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Colas Clag !, 70805 departs Filton Abbey Wood with a late 6C21 15.10 to Westbury formed of 20 MRA side tippers on 21/09/14.
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DB stickered 66098 leaves the track renewal worksite near Winterbourne with MRA side tippers on 21/09/14. There were at least 10 trains involved in this job.
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66004 stands at the site of Winterbourne station with ballast from Hinksey awaiting the call to the worksite....21/09/14.
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70018 works 4O59 10.57 Wentloog-Southampton past Chipping Sodbury on 04/10/14.
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60039 powers 6B33 11.27 Theale-Margam under the arches at Chipping Sodbury.....St.John the Baptist Church at Old Sodbury is visable in the left background.....04/10/14.
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43285 leads Arriva Cross Country's 1V50 06.06 Edinburgh-Plymouth past the site of Malago Vale carriage sidings....21/10/14.
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37610 'T.S. (Ted) Cassidy 14.5.61 - 6.4.08' + 37606 work 6M63 11.58 Bridgwater-Crewe past Parson Street on 21/10/14.
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66106 & 66135 pass the site of Malago Vale carriage sidings with the previous evenings 3S59 21.07 Barton Hill-Barton Hill RHTT nearing the end of its 16+ hour shift.......21/10/14.
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The recently introduced 6V80 (Q) 03.56 West Burton Power Station-Portbury loaded gypsum passes the site of Malago Vale carriage sidings with 66714 'Cromer Lifeboat' in charge....21/10/14.
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Colas 66847 approaches Yate with 4V30 08.20 Ratcliffe Power station-Avonmouth coal empties on 21/10/14.
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59202 at Stapleton Road with 6A63 13.40 Avonmouth-Westbury imported stone on 25/10/14. Note the rusting cast iron bridge on the right from days when there were four tracks here.
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St.Philips Marsh Depot pilot 08822 'John' stabled with some mkIII coaches on 25/10/14.
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DB stickered 66137 at Feeder Bridge Jcn with a 6W05 14.35 Westbury-Severn Tunnel Jcn ballast on 25/10/14.
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66192 leads 66207,66006,66142 & 66005 as 0O12 11.06 Margam-Eastleigh convoy at Feeder Bridge Jcn on 25/10/14.The tower blocks of Barton Hill stand out against the dark sky.
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DRS 47832 'Solway Princess' in Westerleigh yard with a 6Z47 from Rugby OTP depot on 16/10/09.
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Arriva Cross Country 43384 passes the remains of Charfield station on 01/06/09.
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70007 passes a frosty Pilning with 4O70 09.58 Wentloog-Southampton on 29/12/14.
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158798 in 'Gunwharf Quays' livery passes Pilning forming 1F11 10.30 Cardiff-Portsmouth on 29/12/14. Note the matching portaloo, this has been here several years and probably still on hire !!!
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37609 in new DRS livery partners 37688 'Kingmoor TMD' at Ram Hill working 6M63 11.40 Bridgwater-Crewe Coal Sidings on 29/12/14.
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FGW's 158954 passes the deserted station at Pilning with 1F16 11.23 Portsmouth-Cardiff on 29/12/14. For years now there has only been two train a WEEK ! call here, both on Saturdays......
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158952 speeds through the ghostly quiet Pilning station with 1F23 14.30 Cardiff-Portsmouth. Note the freshly painted notice board and timetable displaying the hideous service here since 2006 when First Group took over local services, just two trains a WEEK !, both on Saturday, 08.32 eastbound & 15.41 westbound.
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Colas 70804 motors up out of the Severn Tunnel at Pilning with a delayed 4C30 MO 08.58 Aberthaw-Gloucester yard coal empties on 29/12/14.
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66183 passes Hallen Marsh Jn with a late running 08.20 Avonmouth BHT-Aberthaw on 17/01/15.
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59205 & 66129 top'n'tail Pathfinder Tour's 'The Mendip Mariner' (1Z70 07.16 Eastleigh-Avonmouth) at Hallen Marsh on 17/01/15.
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66129 leads Pathfinder Tour's 1Z70 07.16 Eastleigh-Avonmouth, 'The Mendip Mariner' through the Bulk Handling Terminal on 17/01/15.
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59205 tails Pathfinder Tour's 1Z70 07.16 Eastleigh-Avonmouth, 'The Mendip Mariner' through the Bulk Handling Terminal on 17/01/15.
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66129 stands at Severn Beach with Pathfinder Tour's 'The Mendip Mariner', 1Z71 1105 Avonmouth Bennets Siding to Eastleigh on 17/01/15.
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66129 on the Severn Beach branch with Pathfinder Tour's 'The Mendip Mariner', 1Z71 1105 Avonmouth Bennets Siding to Eastleigh on 17/01/15.Note the rusty track curving to the right that served the former ICI Severnside works.....
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The remains of the sidings at the former ICI Severnside works....17/01/15.On the right SITA UK is constructing the Severnside Energy Recovery Centre with plans to bring in household waste from West London by rail. The former ICI works site on the left is to be a gas fired power station.
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DCR 31601 passes Coalpit Heath with a 5Z34 11.00 Taunton-Derby moving former Virgin mkII coach 5689 from the Dartmoor Railway.....03/03/15.
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After a heavy hail storm 'rainbow' livery 66720 passes Coalpit Heath with a rescheduled 6M25 09.16 Westbury-Stud Farm on 03/03/15. Re-routed due to the Harbury landslip.
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66150 approaches Wickwar with 4V83 05.17 Toton North Yard-Portbury coal empties on 04/03/15.
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GBRf 66762 in charge of 6V80 03.56 West Burton Power Station-Portbury loaded gypsum approaching Wickwar on 04/03/15. Note the train is only half loaded,allowing it to run to time.
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An odd pairing of 37218 + 57008 pass through Parson Street station with 6M63 11.58 Bridgwater-Crewe nuclear flasks on 04/03/15.
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GBRf 66762 at Parson Street with 6V80 03.56 West Burton-Portbury loaded gypsum on 04/03/15.
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43135 leads 1L60 1255 Cardiff Central-Paddington under the recently reconstructed bridge at Wapley on 04/03/15.
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Windhoff HOPS (High Output Plant System) MPV No. UK NRIL 99 70 9131 006-7 leads a 6H03 1200 Swindon Transfer-Bridgend run past the site of Wapley sidings on 04/03/15. This is the excavation and concrete batching part of the GWML electrification 'Factory Train' which includes a JNA box wagon.
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43148 leads 1B31 1215 Paddington-Cardiff Central past the site of Wapley sidings on 04/03/15.
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66129 passes the site of Wapley sidings with 6B35 1047 Hayes Tarmac-Moreton-on-lugg on 04/03/15.
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Colas 60085 passes Acton Turville with 6V62 10.56 Tilbury Riverside-Llanwern Exchange Sidings empty steel on 04/03/15.
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One of GBRf's new 66's No. 66768 passes Acton Turville with 6B11 12.20 Colnbrook-Pengam stone empties on 04/03/15.This was formerly operated by Freightliner Heavyhaul.
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GBRf 66765 at Chipping Sodbury with 6B11 12.20 Colnbrook-Pengam stone empties on 22/04/15.
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DRS pair 37605+37059 clag out of Wickwar tunnel in charge of Pathfinder Tours 'The Devon Explorer', a 1Z74 05.58 Crewe-Meldon Quarry on 25/04/15.
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66041 at Rangeworthy with 6V35 MWFO 15.10 Bescot-Avonmouth 'Castle Cement' PCA's.....29/04/15.
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66204 passes Flax Bourton, nr Bristol with a 09.00 Laira T.& R.S.M.D.-Kilmarnock conveying a FGW HST set on 16/05/15.
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DB stickered 66145 at Yate Common with 6V35 MWFO 15.10 Bescot-Avonmouth 'Castle Cement' PCA's on 11/05/15.
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DRS 57312 'Solway Princess' at Feeder Bridge Jcn,Bristol with 1Z10 16.46 Bath Spa-Liverpool Lime Street 'Northern Belle' on 23/05/15.
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66147 emerges from Chipping Sodbury tunnel with IHA,BYA,KVA & VGA vans making up 6V47 Tilbury-Trostre on 21/05/15.
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60092 shunts 6B13 SO 00.40 from Robeston at Westerleigh oil terminal on 04/07/15. Last time I photographed this loco here it looked like THIS
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60092 shunts 6B13 SO 00.40 from Robeston at Westerleigh oil terminal on 04/07/15. Last time I photographed this loco here it looked like THIS
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150121 departs Lawrence Hill forming FGW's 2C71 10.00 Cardiff-Taunton service on 04/07/15.
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D9009 ALYCIDON passes Lawrence Hill with Pathfinder Tours 1Z29 06.45 Derby-Kingswear on 04/07/15.
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D9009 ALYCIDON clags away from Bristol Temple Meads with Pathfinder Tours 1Z29 06.45 Derby-Kingswear on 04/07/15.
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Arriva blue 67003 departs Bristol Temple Meads with UK Railtours 1Z23 06.50 Cambridge-Taunton 'Somerset-Jewel of the Southwest' (?) tour on 04/07/15.
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43285 leads 1V52 06.01 Glasgow-Paignton past WCRC 47804 stabled with NENTA Train Tours 'The Dean Forest Explorer' (1Z27 05.45 Dereham-BTM) at Bedminster on 04/07/15.
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150247+153329 arrive at Bristol Temple Meads past the site of Bath Road shed forming 2D22 16.10 Weston Spuer Mare-Bristol Parkway on 04/07/15.
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Voyager 220022 enters Bristol Temple Meads forming 1E63 15.25 Plymouth-Leeds on 04/07/15.
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Arriva blue 67003 arrives at Bristol Temple Meads with UK Railtours return 'Somerset-Jewel of the Southwest' charter (1Z25 16.57 Taunton-Cambridge) on 04/07/15.
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34067 Tangmere departs Bristol Temple Meads on 1Z37 08:50 Bristol Temple Meads to Par "The Royal Duchy" on 02/08/15.
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60163 'TORNADO' departs Temple Meads with the 'Torbay Express', 1Z27 09.15 BTM-Kingswear on 02/08/15.
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Arriva XC 43321 leads 1V48 08.04 Leeds-Plymouth past the site of Malago Vale carriage sidings......02/08/15.
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220016 departs Temple Meads with 1V57 13.07 Manchester Piccadilly-Paignton on 02/08/15.
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158953 on 2T39 14.36 Worcester Shrub Hill - Weston-super-Mare passes the depressing sight of the former Bath Road depot and Royal Mail sorting office....02/08/15.
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Arriva Cross Country 43321 tails 1S55 14.25 Plymouth-Edinburgh into Temple Meads on 02/08/15.
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66515 passes the site of Bristol Bath Road depot with a 6Y20 12.15 Crewe Basford Hall-Fairwater yard. Note the new access bridge construction and the gutted Royal Mail building, 02/08/15.
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BRISTOL 2015 EUROPEAN GREEN CAPITAL branded 43126 leading FGW's 1B51 15.30 Paddington-Swansea at Pilning on 02/08/15.
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Ex-DRS 47832, now in WCRC livery leads 60009 'UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA' out of Chipping Sodbury tunnel forming a 5Z36 13.17 Southall-Bristol Kingsland Road empty stock.
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West Coast Railway Co. 57601 adorned with a 'CORNISH RIVIERA EXPRESS' headboard at Lawrence Hill working a 1Z07 07.06 Chester-Kingswear 'Datmouth Regatta Staesman', 29/08/15.
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As the 'Bath 2015' blockade winds down, 66544+66513 (with 66508 on the rear) pass Barton Hill depot with a 08.00 Westbury-Crewe Basford Hall (via Taunton) on 29/08/15. On shed are 70000 'BRITANIA', DCR 31601 'South Devon Railway' & LNWR livery 08516 'Rory'.
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70000 BRITANNIA, DCR livery 31601 'Devon Diesel Society' and LNWR livery 08516 at Barton Hill depot.....10/09/15.
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66570 passes the remains of Bristol East Depot (the long gone 'up' yard was on the right) with 4L32 11.00 Bristol-Tilbury on 10/09/15.
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3-car 150/9 No. 150925 with 'THE HEART OF WESSEX LINE' branding at Lawrence Hill forming 2K17 11.15 Avonmouth-Bristol Temple Meads on 10/09/15.
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Battered 158954 passes Lawrence Hill forming 2C73 11.00 Cardiff-Taunton on 10/09/15.
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GBRf 66769 passes Lawrence Hill with 6V80 03.29 Doncaster Decoy-Portbury loaded gypsum on 10/09/15.
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66034 with ex-National Power HKA's in tow forming 6Z47 08.49 Wembley-Cardiff Docks passes the site of Wapley sidings on 10/09/15.
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37057 (D6757) works its first train for Colas as passes Feeder Bridge Jcn with a 5Z50 VSTP 14.06 Bristol East Depot-Cardiff Canton. The ex- motorail vans were blocking the run-round loop being used by a WCRC charter ECS. The superbly restored class 37 had been on training duties at Canton and the vans used for training runs to Exeter the previous week.....11/09/15.
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66089 runs through the wasted station at Pilning with 6V62 11.20 Tilbury-Margam (vice Llanwern) on 19/09/15....this was previously Colas operated.
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43147 passes the deserted station at Pilning with a 5Z16 15.47 Paddington (!) -Cardiff empty stock move for the Rugby World Cup....19/09/15.
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Memorial plaque at Pilning in honour of Jonathan King, a resident in Pilning who most weeks took the morning parliamentary train from Pilning en route to Bristol, Weston, Salisbury or Weymouth. He travelled anywhere that had a historical or railway event. He planned his journeys carefully so that he could return to Pilning on the afternoon train. He was keen to keep the plight of Pilning station in the public eye. He is presumably largely responsible for the 80+ yearly footfall.
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158952 leads 1F26 16.41 Salisbury-Cardiff Central through Pilning on 19/09/15. Note the electrification piles & plant on the old loading bay where cars were loaded onto the car ferry train in the days before the Severn Bridge. A view from 1961 is HERE
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In conjunction with the Rugby World Cup Arriva Crosscountry 221124 passes Pilning forming a 1V59 14.07 Manchester Piccadilly-Cardiff Central on 19/09/15.
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UKRL 56098 & The Class 56 Group's 56301 pass Bristol West Freightliner terminal working a Rail Operations Group 5V56 02.10 Kilmarnock-Laira HST stock move for GWR on 12/12/15.
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The Class 56 Group's 56301 & UKRL 56098 team up to work Rail Operation Group's 5S56 10.45 Laira-Kilmarnock HST stock move for GWR passing Patchway on 13/12/15.
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37425 'Pride of the Valleys / Balchder y Cymoedd' at Lawrence Hill with 6C01 Newport ADJ-Bristol East Depot loaded steel on 04/05/06.
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37604 (on hire to Colas) passes Coalpit Heath with 3Z05 08.53 Derby RTC-Exeter Riverside on 16/02/16.
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43003 'Isambard Kingdom Brunel' near Easter Compton.....1L62 12.28 Swansea-Paddington...18/02/16.
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Workstained 66017 near Easter Compton with a mixed bag of HJA & HKA hoppers in tow forming a 6Z36 11.41 Acton yard-Moreton on Lugg on 18/02/16.
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66161 works 6V47 10.26 Tilbury-Trostre along the split level embankment near Easter Compton as 43056 tails 1L71 14.28 Swansea-Paddington, 18/02/16.
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66552,66547 & 66419 form an 0V07 12.08 Crewe Basford Hall-Stoke Gifford move past Easter Compton on 18/02/16.
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33008 'Eastleigh' + 33026 'Seafire' approach Wickwar with Pathfinder Tours 'The Crompton Crusader' (Bristol-Carlisle) on 30/07/95.
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Transrail livery 56007 with MEA wagons off the weighbridge for loading with coal at Bennets to form 6M14 14.29 to Rugby cement works, 10/02/99.
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43187 leads 1B25 10.45 Paddington-Swansea out of Chipping Sodbury tunnel on 17/03/16.
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37603 + 57306 'Her Majesty's Railway Inspectorate' pass the site of Coalpit Heath station with 6M63 11.58 Bridgwater-Crewe flask train. Note the remains of the up platform to the right....31/03/16.
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43189 'RAILWAY HERITAGE TRUST' passes the site of Coalpit Heath station leading 1L51 10.55 Cardiff Central-Paddington on 31/03/16.
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The sole GWR livery HST (43187 / 43188) passes the site of Wapley sidings forming 1B25, the 10.45 Paddington-Swansea on 31/03/16.
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66726 'SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY' passes Lawrence Hill with 6V80 19.42 Gascoigne Wood-Portbury loaded gypsum on 13/04/16.
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'Bristol 2015' branded 43192 leads 1L24 06.42 Swansea-Paddington up out of the Severn Tunnel at Pilning, 30/04/16.
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West Coast Railway Co. 57315 climbs out of the Severn Tunnel at Pilning working West Coast Railtours 1Z88 05.10 Chester-Penzance 'The Cornish Explorer' on 30/04/16.
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Resplendent in original livery 43002 'Sir Kenneth Grange' on show at the St.Philips Marsh open day, celebrating 40 years of the Inter-City 125 HST....02/05/16.
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GWR's 43172 'Harry Patch', Grand Central's 43423 'VALENTA 1972-2010', Network Rail 43013, Virgin East Coast 43300 'Craigentinny 100 Years 1914-2014', East Midlad Trains 43048 'T.B.C.Miller MBE' & GWR's 43187 on display at St.Philips Marsh Open Day.....02/05/16.
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66181 at Feeder Bridge Jcn working a diverted (via the B&H) 6V47 10.37 Tilbury I.R.F.T.-Margam formed of 20 rusty KVA & VGA vans....02/05/16.
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GBRf 66768 passes the disused end of Stapleton Road station working 6E81 17.00 Portbury-Doncaster gypsum empties on 02/05/16.
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drax silver 60066 emerges from Chipping Sodbury tunnel with 6B33 13.00 Theale-Robeston on 13/05/16.
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41001 & W43002 on show at St.Philips Marsh open day , 02/05/16.