South Devon Coaster

South Devon Coaster

Today has seen a very unusual visitor to the wall with Hastings Diesels Ltd’s DEMU 1001 unit running from Hastings to Paignton and back. The journey began at 6.42 am and arrived for it’s brief stop at Dawlish at 12.45. It’s rare to have heritage...
First time to be seen on Dawlish sea wall

First time to be seen on Dawlish sea wall

Direct Rail Services used a Chiltern Railways unnamed Class 68 loco, number 68011 to come down from Crewe to Laira to collect the remainder of the ex Virgin Mk3 coaches which have been having their bogies serviced by Laira depot. These will be used by TransPennine...
DRS coach collection

DRS coach collection

DRS 57303 “Pride of Carlisle” and 37059  came down from Crewe light engine yesterday to collect a short rake of coaches from Laira Depot. These will be refurbished into TransPennineExpress colours for use on their Liverpool-Hull services which will be...