Last night’s working of 5 autoballaster wagons to Long Rock at Penzance brought a very rare visiting locomotive along the sea wall. DBCargo 66001, the first of the class, in red livery was the loco in question. It returned along the sea wall bound for Westbury this morning. Also around at the same time was HST 43185 “Great Western” in Inter City Swallow colours †heading the Penzance -Paddington express and finally Colas 70807 with the cement train running on its later diagram working to Moorswater.
Nick Campbell was on hand at Teignmouth to record 66001 racing through Teignmouth station last night and its return skirting the River Teign and approaching Teignmouth Docks. I recorded both freight trains on Dawlish sea wall this morning and learnt a valuable lesson that speeding cement trains cause more buffeting wind than an HST!