Old and New - Guy Vincent
Guy Vincent 23rd February 2018 Many thanks Guy
A shot, taken in May 2007 from the old 40 Steps Bridge, showing Taunton Sorting Office and an unusual locomotive sitting on what is now the pavement of the new relief road. This was the ex Southern Region 73133 electro-diesel, newly acquired as the Fairwater Yard shunter, which had trundled down the headshunt, posed for a few minutes then returned to the yard. This turned out to be one of its rare outings and eventually, after a period languishing in Silkmills siding, it was returned to owners Transmart Railways (formerly the Class 73 Preservation Society) to be repaired and refurbished at Selhurst Depot and continue its hiring role elsewhere. Since then DB seem to have largely dispensed with dedicated shunters, requiring their work to be done by mainline locos.