The Class 150 and its derivatives are now a major part of Britain’s commuter network, and also play an integral role in many of the rural branch lines and railway dependent settlements in connecting them to the rest of the country. Efficient, plucky and flexible, the Class 150’s have always been a reliable instrument in the British Rail scene.
Getting my camera as close to the tracks as possible, we see First Great Western Class 150, 150129, as it speeds north with the 2C56 Penzance to Bristol Temple Meads.
Arriving at Bristol Temple Meads with a stopping train from Bristol Parkway to Taunton is First Great Western Class 150, 150243, whilst heading for Weymouth is Class 158, 158955.
Arriving at Teignmouth with the 2T15 Exmouth to Paignton service is First Great Western Class 150, 150104.
With a tremendous storm engulfing the Sea Wall, First Great Western Class 150, 150265, arrives at Teignmouth with the 2T15 Exmouth to Paignton stopping train.
Departing Bristol Temple Meads with a train towards Great Malvern is First Great Western Class 150, 150238.
Slowing for a stop at Teignmouth with the 2T15 Exmouth to Paignton is Great Western Railway Class 150, 150120, in the company of former London Midland Class 153, 153333.