December Trainwash

December Trainwash

Rough seas this morning so I went down to the Rockstone Bridge to video the waves and the HST Castle set on its usual service run from Penzance to Exeter St. Davids and after a short break it heads back to Penzance. GWR will eventually have eleven of these sets and...
Returning Ballast train.

Returning Ballast train.

Just the one engineering train this weekend for the ongoing work in the Ivybridge area. Luckily for Nick the sun had popped out between the showers whereas it was raining in Dawlish as it passed the webcams. This locomotive had the latest DB Cargo red livery applied...
Railway News.

Railway News.

Lots going on last weekend with the steam tour and more engineering work in Devon and Cornwall and a move of a 4 coach Castle set to be with HST power cars 43186 and 43154 returning to Wabtec at Doncaster  for further work. The A4 has been covered in other posts but I...
That time of the year!

That time of the year!

It is perfectly normal for the waves near high tide to crash into the sea wall at this time of the year, usually only causing fairly minor damage to the walls. Hopefully when the decisions have been taken and some kind of extra protection is in place scenes like the...
Colas Class 70 Fest

Colas Class 70 Fest

Five Colas Class 70 locomotives were used over the weekend 23-25th November for Rail Replacement duties around St Pinnock viaduct between Liskeard and Lostwithiel in Cornwall. Locomotives were Colas 70806/7/10/15/17 plus DB Cargo 66007 (nicknamed “James...