Today saw two very late running autoballaster trains pass along the sea wall on their way to St. Erth. First along was Colas 70805 over two hours after its booked time.




Thiswas followed later after lunch with a further ten autoballaster wagons. Colas 70806 leading and 66846 being towed on the rear.



In the afternoon Colas 70804 returned from Truro with a trainload of the used track panels that are being replaced loaded onto the flat wagons it had taken down the night before.img_7438


Nick Campbell had been photographing the same trains at Teignmouth.The first a striking shot that includes the Parson and the Clerk rocks at Holcome, midway between Dawlish and Teignmouth


The second picture is of 70804 with the track panel return load at speed through Teignmouth station.


Nick’s video starts with Saturday night when Colas 66846, hauling the trainload of used ballast that is being replaced,passed back through Teignmouth and follows on to today’s autoballaster trains and finally the loaded track panels on their way back to Westbury.

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