This category features Heavy Haul's locomotives at work and also stabled.
Last Update: 10/7/13.
Peak Forest 5/7/13.
66606 - 6E06.
66606 working hard on the climb through Peak Forest, in charge of the loaded 6E04 Tunstead-West Burton...
66606 - 6E06 (2).
...and depicted again, about to pass Peak Forest Signal Box.
66606 - 6M96.
At the lovely location of Dove Holes Tunnel, 66606 heads towards Peak Forest with 6M96 Drax PS-Tunstead empties.
70004 - 6L89.
70004 whines through Chinley East Junction with 6L89 Tunstead-West Thurrock loaded cement tanks, shame about the variety of debris in the foreground.
66419 - 6E06.
Former DRS machine 66419 approaches Chinley with 6E06 Bredbury-Roxby bins.
66957 - 4C09, 1/7/13.
At a sunny Lawrence Hill, 66957 speeds past with 4C09 Stoke Gifford-Portbury coal empties.
66507 - 4V06, 6/5/13.
Almost bang on time, 66507 passes through Ivory Hill, Frampton Cotterell, in charge of 4V06 Rugeley PS-Stoke Gifford empties.
70006 - 20/4/13.
70006 stands at Crewe BH, the previous day having worked 6Z96 Crewe Basford Hall-Toton.
66596/617/567 - 20/4/13.
A trio of Freds nicely poised at Crewe Basford Hall, 66596/617 from Heavy Haul's DFHG pool, and 66567 from the intermodal DFIM pool. 66617 had arrived at Crewe earlier having worked 6M07 Portbury-CBH loaded coal.
70002 - 20/4/13.
Caught in the sun at Crewe Basford Hall Yard, 70002 rests between duties.
70005 - 20/4/13.
Part of FLHH's DFGH pool, 70005 is depicted ticking over at Crewe Basford Hall Yard.
66526 - 6M04, 2/4/13.
Approaching Dr Day's Junction, 66526 hurries 6M04 Portbury-Rugeley PS past LNWR's Barton Hill depot. The elusive 08516 can just be glimpsed in the background.
66415 - 6M04, 11/8/12.
66415 gathers pace passing Brentry in charge of 6M04 Avonmouth-Rugeley PS, this working being the culmination of FLHH's two week spell working loaded coal out of Avonmouth due to engineering work on the Portbury branch.
66415 - 6M04, 11/8/12.
Former DRS machine 66415 infiltrates the normally DBS dominated Avonmouth on behalf of current custodians Freightliner HH, seen here loading up 6M04 for Rugeley PS.
66546/585 - 6Z61, 11/8/12.
With 66585 'dit', 66546 gingerly departs Avonmouth with 6Z61 Avonmouth-Fiddlers Ferry PS.
66616 - 6M36, 6/8/12.
Recovering from a lengthy signal check at Bristol Parkway, 66616 restarts 6M36 Westbury-Earles cement tanks on its journey.
66415 - 6M55, 30/6/12.
66415 working 6M55 Portbury-Rugeley PS.
66614 - 4C09, 20/6/12.
Despite being a regular visitor to Stoke Gifford during this period, 66614 makes a rare appearance on Heavy Haul coal duties, passing Filton Abbey Wood with 4C09 Stoke Gifford-Portbury coal empties. Unusally 66614 hadn't worked 6F65 or 6F68/4F56 prior to heading to Portbury with 4C09 as is generally part of the established cycle, this having been 66507, which instead was stabled at Stoke Gifford in the evening before being assigned 6O56 Cardiff Pengam-Angerstein stone early the following day. 66614 later passed Patchway Junction with 6M02 for Rugeley PS at 21:58.
66604 - 4F56, 9/6/12.
Low gear "Fred" 66604 speeds through Pilning with 4F56 Uskmouth PS-Stoke Gifford coal empties, earlier having passed Patchway Junction with the loaded 6F65 at 05:41. The previous day 70016 failed on 6F65, being subsequently towed 'dit' out and back by 70010.
66548 - 6M61, 5/6/12.
Working 6M61 Stoke Gifford-Rugeley PS, 66548 restarts from a signal check at Patchway Junction continuing its journey for Rugeley.
70014 - 4Z06, 2/6/12.
For a change GE rescues EMD, as 70014 guides the 'dit' 66951 and 4Z06 Ratcliffe PS-Stoke Gifford coal empties through Lower Wick, the Bulldog having assumed control of 4Z06 at Abbotswood Junction. In the background is the M5, with traffic barely moving under the weight of Bank Holiday demand.
66597 - 4C09, 25/5/12.
Sweeping through Filton Abbey Wood, 66597 with 4C09 Stoke Gifford-Portbury as a prelude to working that evening's loaded 6M02 for Rugeley PS, having started the day working 6F65 Portbury-Uskmouth PS followed by 4F56 Uskmouth PS-Stoke Gifford empties.
Resting between duties, 66523 & 66595 stand stabled at Stoke Gifford.
70013 - 4V22, 5/5/12.
70013 standing at the head of 4V22, having just completed a run-round of its rake of empty coal hoppers after arrival from Fiddlers Ferry PS running via "North & West" route. Below is a small gallery of the run-round process.
This particular Bulldog made minor news on Tuesday 8th of May running light from Stoke Gifford to Westbury, subsequently working a 6Y40 Westbury-Reading Scours Lane departmental. Also worthy of note is that 6Y40 had arrived in Wiltshire in the early hours from Bescot, courtesy of 37706.
66509 - 6A21, 14/4/12.
In stark contrast to the previous occassion I photographed 66509 working 6A21 Cardiff Pengam-Theale (at Pilning), this Saturday morning at Filton Abbey Wood was an awful, cold, drizzly affair. To be honest I was glad to take the pic and head home.
66535/619, 70003, 7/4/12.
A trio of FLHH motive power awaiting their next turn of duty - Later in the day 66619 left with 66531 as 0Y12 for Westbury (the latter having worked 6F65/4F56 in the morning), while also subsequently 66535 left with 66520 as 0Y13 for Westbury in order to work 6Y13 Westbury-Reading West Junction.
70017 and 70003 stabled at Stoke Gifford.
66522 - 6A21, 31/3/12.
Originating on this particular weekend from Cardiff Pengam, another image of 6A21 once again, this time with 66522 in charge seen passing Filton Abbey Wood.
66415 - 6A21, 10/3/12.
Having run round its train at Chipping Sodbury, 66415 heads back towards Bristol with 6A21 Barrow Road-Theale, running via Bath, Westbury and the B&H.
66512 - 4V22, 27/2/12.
Reaching the summit of the long climb from the Severn Tunnel, 66512 nears Patchway working 4V22 Fiddlers Ferry PS-Stoke Gifford coal empties.
66610 - 6L33, 25/2/12.
The shadows lengthen across Patchway's platform 2 as 66610 passes with 6L33 Cardiff Tidal-Dagenham.
66509 - 6A21, 25/2/12.
After a brief sojurn in Pilning's up goods loop, 66509 restarts 6A21 Cardiff Pengam-Theale.
66518 - 6A21, 18/2/12.
A gloomy Patchway once again, this time seeing 66518 working 6A21 Cardiff Pengam-Theale.
66530 - 4Z97, 17/2/12.
66530 passing Patchway with 4Z97 Port Talbot Grange Sidings-Stoke Gifford coal empties.
66623 - 6L33, 11/2/12.
After being held at a signal check, 66623 restarts 6L33 Cardiff Tidal-Dagenham and passes through Patchway.
66846 - 0???, 25/11/11.
After a short period on hire to FLHH, Colas 66846 passes Severn Tunnel Junction heading for South Wales (to Llanwern?) after being stabled the previous night at Stoke Gifford.
On hire from DRS, former Fastline 66/3 66305 stands at Stoke Gifford on a sunny Thursday evening having arrived earlier with 4F56 Uskmouth Power Station-Stoke Gifford coal empties.
66552 & 66599 stabled at Stoke Gifford.
66618 - 6M36, 30/8/11.
66618 passes Patchway with the "as required" 6M36 Westbury Cement Works-Earles empty cement tanks.
66522 - 6A21, 20/8/11.
On a cloudy Saturday morning, Shanks liveried 66522 passes Patchway with 6A21 Cardiff Pengam-Theale loaded stone, working back to Bristol the same day with 6V60 Theale-Stoke Gifford empties...
66522 - 6B42, 22/8/11.
...having spent the Sunday stabled at Stoke Gifford at the head of the empties, the following Monday morning saw 66522 head back to South Wales with 6B42 Stoke Gifford-Neath Abbey Wharf. An incredibly fortuitous break in early morning fog enabled me to record it heading pass Patchway again.
70003 - 4Z97, 19/8/11.
Already showing signs of wear from active service, 70003 passes through Patchway with 4Z97 Grange Sidings-Stoke Gifford coal empties.
66552 stabled at Stoke Gifford along with two HHAs.
70006 - 4F56, 30/7/11.
After arriving with 4F56 Uskmouth Power Station-Stoke Gifford coal empties, 70006 has run round its train and prepares to couple up...
70006 - 4F56, 30/7/11.
...and here stands ready to pull 4F56 clear of Bristol Parkway Station, before reversal into Stoke Gifford sidings.
66557 - 4V58, 29/6/11.
Recorded in late evening summer sunshine, 66557 passes Patchway with 4V58 Rugeley Power Station-Stoke Gifford coal empties.
70010, with 66558 in the background, stabled on a sunny May afternoon.
66554 and an apparently battlescarred 66610 rest at Stoke Gifford between duties.
66599 - 6M55, 13/5/10.
Here 6M55 Portbury-Rugeley Power Station headed by 66599 is actually stoppping at Patchway Station for a crew change (or as I recall to pick up at least one member of FLHH staff, something 6M55 seemed to do reguarly for a short spell).
A trio of 70s , 6/5/2, receive attention at Stoke Gifford. This was actually the first time I'd seen any Class 70, let alone three.
66527 - 6M04, 15/4/09.
66527 trundles slowly through Filton Abbey Wood heading 6M04 Portbury-Rugeley Power Station loaded coal.
66565 -6M??, 15/4/09.
66565 makes remarkably light work of a fully laden coal train, speeding through Filton Abbey Wood with an early afternoon Portbury-Rugeley Power Station working.
On a cloudy Sunday morning, 66544 busies with some shunting at Stoke Gifford. What a shame FLHH can't justify having one of their 08s based here.
66598 - 6M04, 23/3/09.
On a lovely bright March morning, 66598 glides slowly through Filton Abbey Wood with 6M04 Portbury-Rugeley Power Station.