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...

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Cornishman Express

Passing the cameras this morning, in less than perfect conditions was Pathfinders, "The Cornishmans Express". Hauled by Merchant Navy Class 35028 Clan Line, she stormed past with an almighty blast on the whistle and delighted all who were watching. The Journey today...

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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 stopping nowadays so...

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The Dawlish Myth is Published in a Magazine

A huge congratulations to our very own Simon Deane for getting his article 'The Dawlish Myth' published in issue 599 of the Railway Herald. The full extended article can be read in issue 599 at the Railway Herald website and the article covers 6 full pages. We know...

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New Crazy Golf Course Opening Soon

Today we we invited to the new Crazy Golf course in Dawlish to have a look at progress. It look very impressive and we can't wait to give it a try. Currently they are looking to open around the first week in July but Rob has promised to keep us up to date with...

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Today’s Dartmouth Express Steam Video

The Dartmouth Express tour started at Woking and was diesel hauled as far as Bristol Temple Meads where the LMS Black 5 number 45212 took over for the run down to Kingswear. By the time she got to Exeter she was 52 minutes late, but after a quick stop and passing...

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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....

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Rewind Issues

After lots of testing and research it appears that quite a few people are using the Quad Cam Rewind page for normal Quad Cam viewing. The page was designed for people to visit if they missed something and not to sit watching as it pulls a lot more data than the...

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Emergency Server Upgrades

WP Engine (our website hosts) will be conducting an emergency security maintenance today in order to address the potential exploits associated with the CPU flaws as reported in the media, an update and reboot is required. The updates will impact a subset of our...

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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 Thauvette" at the head and...

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The Torbay Express.

Today June 3rd was the first time of seeing the Torbay Express steam train this year which travels from Bristol to Kingswear for Dartmouth. The locomotive was Southern Region Rebuilt Merchant Navy class 35028 Clan Line with a twelve coach train. It set off from...

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Sweet Caroline

Passing the cameras and Colin this morning was the well known inspection saloon "Caroline". She has had quite a life and many transformations since her beginnings as a buffet car. Caroline was used by Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer for the first part of their...

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Train Tracker is Back!!!

A huge thank you to Railcam who have been tirelessly working for months to get their infrastructure secure. As a result our train tracker is now functioning again. We're so sorry you've been without it for so long but it's back to stay. Train Tracker is a feature of...

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The Dawlish Myth

When the South Devon Railway Company ran the first service from Exeter to Teignmouth on the 30th May 1846, South West England took a huge step in securing a new connection to the rest of the Country. Brunel's engineering brilliance put a main artery where few thought...

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50% off all Original Dawlish Beach Mugs

Dawlish Beach Cams is being re-branded over the next few weeks. In the background we have a dedicated team of professionals helping to re-brand DB and you'll start to see new logos and colours appear soon. As a result we are offering the last of our original Dawlish...

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Rail News

A fortnight on Sunday Jun 3rd heralds the start of the steam specials that travel along the Dawlish and Teignmouth sea walls throughout the summer months until September 16th. The first one is the Torbay Express with Southern Region Merchant Navy class 35028 Clan Line...

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Windoff multipurpose locomotive.

Last night a Windoff loaded with tanks passed through Dawlish four times presumably on a weedkilling duty. Running as 604M Exeter New yard-Waggonersway siding to Exeter Newy yard-waggoners way it traveled out to Paignton, returned to Exeter and then to Plymouth and...

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Rail News

Thursday 19th April was the first of two days that the new Hitachi 802001 and 802002 were linked together to do some test runs from the Stoke Gifford depot to Penzance and back. These are the new trains that will replace the 40 year old HST's in the GWR fleet. We will...

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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...

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Leadstone Camping

Leadstone Camping, established in 1974 and still run by the same local family is just a 10-minute walk to a "Blue Flag" beach at Dawlish Warren. Leadstone offer visitors a traditional uncommercialised camping site in South Devon and one quite unique at Dawlish...

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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...

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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...

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Mini Beast photo gallery

Another very busy weekend for Dawlish Beach cams saw us posting many Videos, Pictures and general updates across our Facebook and Twitter feeds. We hope you have enjoyed the coverage and here's a look back across the weekend. I won't provide a running commentary as a...

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