Paddington and Taunton
A visit to the West Somerset Gala in June 2009 on the train, calling at Paddington and Taunton
Paddington : 11/06/2009
The classic view at Paddington with FGW 43026, 43042 and 43004.
43004 stands at Paddington awaiting departure
FGWs 43004 and 43033
43182 departs Paddington. On the front was 43004
Taunton : 14/06/2009
FGW 43029 readies for departure from Taunton with a service to Plymouth
Formerly a Virgin Trains HST power car, Cross Country 43321 arrives at Taunton with a Scotland bound working.
Another former Virgin Trains power car, 43098 (now FGW) arrives at Taunton with a Paddington bound service
On hire from National Express, 43239 arrives at Taunton with a Cross Country working heading north
FGW 43148 departs Taunton
43378 departs Taunton on a Cross Country working.
FGW and Cross Coutry services were running late at this stage of the afternoon due to a lineside fire south of Plymouth. Here FGW 43021 awaits departure some 30 minutes late, bound for Paddington
And on the rear was 43005.
A grab shot from the train on the way home produced this, with Fertis Liveried 56103 and classmate in the stored lines at Crewe.