Rail Replacement Train return.

Rail Replacement Train return.

After the break whilst the line at Cowley Bridge Junction at Exeter was being made more resistant to flood damage, tonight saw the return of the lengthy rail replacement train top and tailed by two Freightliner class 66 locomotives. This was led by the unique livery...
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...
Steamy Weekend

Steamy Weekend

There are two steam train excursions this weekend, the first on Saturday, under the title of Dartmouth Express. The tour starts at Woking and is diesel hauled as far as Bristol Temple Meads where the LMS Black 5 number 45212 takes over for the run down to Kingswear....
Express delivery?

Express delivery?

Tonight’s infrastructure continuous welded rail train certainly wasn’t hanging about, traveling at passenger speed as it passed through Dawlish and Teignmouth. It was hauled by DB Cargo locos in top and tail formation by 66055 named  “Alain...