On Monday morning 20th April 2020,running three and a half hours late, due to a staffing problem, saw DB Cargo 66082 returning to Westbury from Cornwall towing the Railvac 3 vacuum machine passing Teignmouth and Dawlish in lovely warm Spring sunshine. The Railvac is an enormously powerful vacuum which can suck out the used ballast from existing trackwork without having to move the rails and sleepers. It can then blow in clean ballast from its internal hopper saving a lot of hard and difficult work which otherwise would have to be shovelled by hand.

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