It’s time to have a look back over the last few days and enjoy a few of the pictures sent in. The weather has been a little foggy in the mornings but today’s sunrise was quite special i thought. The thunderstorms that threatened just never appeared and instead the afternoons have been quite summer like.

The railway has been a bit busier with the Radio 1 Big weekend at Powderham Castle requiring extra trains to take 100,000 people to Starcross and special HST’s as well as units have run between Exeter and Newton Abbot to cope with the demand.

Saturday saw the usual summer running of the sleeper day coaches behind a 57 which is always the popular trip for the rail enthusiasts and Sunday saw the Railvac returning late after a night visit to Hemerdon.

Starting off with some water sports from Eric, Canoes and Paddle boards enjoying the best of Saturdays conditions.



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The GWR set and Citizen unit running one of the extra services for Radio 1

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A couple of the Bristol Power cars on the wall on Saturday

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Nick’s video shows how sometimes others are oblivious or just don’t care.

Class 57 and day coaches on the weekly summer only run

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Video by Colin to accompany his pictures


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57605 on the return to Penzance and looking smart

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The late running Colas 70809 with the Railvac not wasting any time as it rushes through Teignmouth station after delaying the service trains from Plymouth for nearly 2 hours! Video by Nick Campbell


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The Railvac was almost 2 hours late returning, apparently because of a problem with the driver and caused a backlog of trains having to wait at Plymouth. Frustrating for those endeavouring to get to Powderham for Radio 1’s Big Weekend no doubt. Colas 70809 being the loco concerned. Colin Campbell


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GWR Class 43 HST 43024 ‘Great Western Society 1961- 2011 Didcot Railway Centre’ leading the delayed Plymouth-Paddington service with 43148, one of the “Bristol 2015 European Green Capital” livery power cars on the rear. Colin Campbell.



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