The Torbay Express

The Torbay Express

A welcome return to an unassisted steam express locomotive and today certainly showed the difference between an engine coasting with the diesel providing the power and the excitement of an engine in top class condition thundering along the sea wall with a 12 coach...
Ultrasonic test train + 37025

Ultrasonic test train + 37025

Unusually the test train stopped in Teignmouth station for half an hour last night which gave Nick chance to photograph it as well as taking a video which gives a better look at the 9701 ultrasonic test train. It hadĀ  come down from Bristol High level siding and was...
Colas 70817 with CWR train.

Colas 70817 with CWR train.

Colas 70817 passed through Dawlish and Teignmouth last evening with a trainload of continuous welded rail which it was taking to offload in the St. Germans-Saltash area in Cornwall. Fortunately it came a little early at 8.37pm whilst there was still a bit of daylight....
Ongoing ballast cleaning work

Ongoing ballast cleaning work

For the third week runningĀ  the high output ballast cleaning train is again operating between Teignmouth and Newton Abbot. This week it is programmed in for Mon/Tues/Weds nights and due to pass through Dawlish at 10.30pm and return sometime in the middle of the night....