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Long Rock Open Day

On Saturday 13th April 2019 GWR opened the gates to it's newly refreshed Long Rock Depot in Penzance Cornwall. We were invited along to see the depot and many exhibits on display during the charity event which raised funds for the RNLI. We arrived around 9am to be...

Teignbridge Approve NR Plans

Teignbridge Planning Committee have today agreed unanimously to approve Network Rails design for the new sea wall phase 1. The section takes in 360 metres of track between Kennaway Tunnel and Colanade Viaduct with work expected to begin in May. During a well attended...

Sea Wall update

Network Rail were in Dawlish on Wednesday 10th April to give an update on their preferred plans for phase 1 of the resilience works. Many of the local residents were also in attendance to get a closer and more informed idea about what those plans mean going forwards...

The Springtime Cornishman

This Diesel Special was made more interesting to the rail fans as it brought a new class of locomotive to this area in that it is bi-mode like the new Hitachi IET 800's whose  primary power source comes from overhead electricity with a lesser powered diesel engine....

Rail Operations Group Off Lease Stock Movement.

Yet more HST Mk3 coaches leaving Laira for Papworth Sidings at Ely for storage. ROG sent down two of their Class 47 diesels with two Barrier vans from Leicester yesterday to make this movement today 11th April.  The locomotives,47813 named "Jack Frost" was at the head...

Creatures of the night 1st-3rd April

Here are a selection of the late evening Colas Infrastructure trains carrying long continuous welded rail en route to Cornwall. The first two on the video were powered by 70816 and the other was 70811. The driver(s) must look out for Nick to give him a friendly toot...

Dawlish line get’s the Blue signal to proceed.

The first part of resilience and new safety equipment is now being tested at Dawlish as part of the South West Resilience Programme. In a first for the United Kingdom, NR are overseeing the introduction of a new signalling system to warn train drivers of potential...

New HST Castle set GW3

Today GW3 Castle set was rostered on the 6am  T E 12 service  Penzance to Exeter St Davids which calls in at Dawlish on the way up. The set was powered by 43094 and 43005. There is only a ten minute turn round time in Platform 6 before it returns to Penzance as the...

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