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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What a difference a day makes

Yesterday it was rather bleak with a bitterly cold wind and today there was little wind and a sunny 11C as I went to record today's lunchtime sand train. This time the lead locomotive 66126 was in the old EWS livery and the second loco 66044 in the new DB Cargo red...

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Two for the Price of One

A dull drab day but a splash of colour to brighten up the scene for the hardy souls braving the chilly wind on the Dawlish sea wall today. There has been frequent train movements over the past few weeks of the Industrial sand from Burngullow near St. Austell in...

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Dawlish Beach Cams The Great Storm 5 Years Later

This Dawlish Beach Cams mini documentary covers the shocking storm in Dawlish during February 2014. We show you unseen footage and photos of the event and explain the history of the railway and why that section of the sea wall collapsed. Credits Network Rail...

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December Trainwash

Rough seas this morning so I went down to the Rockstone Bridge to video the waves and the HST Castle set on its usual service run from Penzance to Exeter St. Davids and after a short break it heads back to Penzance. GWR will eventually have eleven of these sets and...

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Returning Ballast train.

Just the one engineering train this weekend for the ongoing work in the Ivybridge area. Luckily for Nick the sun had popped out between the showers whereas it was raining in Dawlish as it passed the webcams. This locomotive had the latest DB Cargo red livery applied...

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Railway News.

Lots going on last weekend with the steam tour and more engineering work in Devon and Cornwall and a move of a 4 coach Castle set to be with HST power cars 43186 and 43154 returning to Wabtec at Doncaster  for further work. The A4 has been covered in other posts but I...

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Union of South Africa reminder.

A quick reminder that tomorrow see's the return of 60009 Union of South Africa to our cameras. Hauling the Railway Touring Company's Plymouth Christmas market special, she will be passing around 11.06 am after a stop for 15 minutes at Dawlish Warren. Be aware that the...

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That time of the year!

It is perfectly normal for the waves near high tide to crash into the sea wall at this time of the year, usually only causing fairly minor damage to the walls. Hopefully when the decisions have been taken and some kind of extra protection is in place scenes like the...

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Colas Class 70 Fest

Five Colas Class 70 locomotives were used over the weekend 23-25th November for Rail Replacement duties around St Pinnock viaduct between Liskeard and Lostwithiel in Cornwall. Locomotives were Colas 70806/7/10/15/17 plus DB Cargo 66007 (nicknamed "James Bond") Nick...

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Revamp coming up.

Today saw GWR 43154 and 43186 making their way along the seawall with the 584K Laira to Wabtec Doncaster to be refurbished as a Castle set 4 coach train which GWR are replacing  the DMU's with on their longer local services. Eventually there should be 11 sets in total...

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New Chat Coming

From Wednesday the 17th October 2018 we will have a new chat system for our subscribers due to our old one getting a bit out of date and causing issues to our website at busy times. Our new system will allow users to chat in a group or with other users privately and...

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