Rail Grinder

Rail Grinder

Today gave us a chance of seeing one of the Rail Grinders in daylight. National rail C2103  named “Martin Elwood” and numbered DR7251-DR79257 (each of the seven units has a number) was returning from Tavistock Jnc yard at Plympton to  Cocklebury yard at...
Weekend Engineering on Dartmoor.

Weekend Engineering on Dartmoor.

Four engineering trains went down from Westbury to the Ivybridge area in the early hours of Saturday night, three returning in the afternoon and one today (Sunday 21- 1-2018). Nick Campbell was on hand to record two of them passing through Teignmouth station. DB Cargo...
First time to be seen on Dawlish sea wall

First time to be seen on Dawlish sea wall

Direct Rail Services used a Chiltern Railways unnamed Class 68 loco, number 68011 to come down from Crewe to Laira to collect the remainder of the ex Virgin Mk3 coaches which have been having their bogies serviced by Laira depot. These will be used by TransPennine...
DRS coach collection

DRS coach collection

DRS 57303 “Pride of Carlisle” and 37059  came down from Crewe light engine yesterday to collect a short rake of coaches from Laira Depot. These will be refurbished into TransPennineExpress colours for use on their Liverpool-Hull services which will be...
Season’s Greetings

Season’s Greetings

ER Class A4 60009 Union of South Africa Colin and Nick Campbell would like to wish all on Dawlish beach a very Merry Christmas and of course a prosperous and happy New Year. We hope those of you who are interested in the railway information that we put on the website...