For those interested in the railway.

For those interested in the railway.

Tuesday evening produced an autoballaster train topped and tailed by Freightliner locos 66587 and 66590 en route from Westbury to drop its load at various points on the Newquay branch from Par. The empty train was due back through Dawlish mid morning but due to it...
Today’s very mini HST Penzance-Exeter service

Today’s very mini HST Penzance-Exeter service

Down to three coaches today from the usual four. Power car 43016 leading with 43187 (The Welsh DragonĀ  motif) on the rear. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new...
Night-time Network Rail workings

Night-time Network Rail workings

Late on Tuesday evening there were two Network Rail works trains. The earlier one was a ballast train from Westbury to Exeter St Thomas via Plymouth, presumably dropping ballast off in various places en route. To allow the passage of a local train and a Cross Country...
The 4 coach “Castle” at Teignmouth

The 4 coach “Castle” at Teignmouth

Another look at yesterday’s first test run photographed by Nick Campbell at Teignmouth station. The title picture shows the Legends vinyl depicting the evolution of GWR motive power. Starting at the rear with steam is a King class followed by a Hall. Then Diesel...
First look at the new “Castle set” HST train

First look at the new “Castle set” HST train

Sunday’s run was postponed because of the weather so today saw the first outing for the four carriage Class 43 powered “Castle” set. It is on test calling in for one minute stops at each station between Plymouth and Exeter St. Davids before reversing...