Following the recent track replacement on the St.Ives branch the civil engineering department is starting to collect the old used ballast from the worksite. DB Cargo were entrusted with the first load sending 66020 and 66107 top and tailing ten empty box wagons on the down run yesterday. They returned this morning in double headed formation. There was to have been another sent out today but it has been cancelled but will doubtless follow soon. The video below shows them passing through Dawlish on both the down and up loads. What a difference between the sun and relative warmth of the down run to the miserable return run with rain and a blustery icy cold wind for the video cameraman to combat. But it is winter!




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