High Output Track Renewals train

Monday night 19th August saw the first of four nights this week that the HOTR train will be passing through Dawlish en route to Dainton Tunnel from its base at Fairwater Yard at Taunton. The train was top and tailed by two Freightliner locomotives. Leading loco on the...

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VIP Subscription now available in Monthly

After the launch of our VIP Subscription nearly 2 months ago, we are now offering the VIP as a monthly sub.

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Weekend Rail News

The high-spot of the weekend was of course LMS  6233 "Duchess of Sutherland" on the Royal Duchy which apparently set a new record for the fastest run between Exeter St Davids and Plymouth in preservation times of 59 minutes and 26 seconds. There are two more Royal...

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Retiring after 5 years of service

In 2003 after retiring, my parents moved from the Midlands and as they wanted to be by the sea and the railway, Dawlish was top of the list. My Dad had worked on the railways for as long as I could remember, in fact, one of my first memories is going to work with my...

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Thursday morning trains

A bit of variety this morning. First up on the video was Colas 70813 with the returning discharged cement tanks from Moorswater in Cornwall to Aberthaw in South Wales. Next up was the Rail Grinder which had been stabled in Hackney Yard at Newton Abbot and was bound...

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San Remo Upgrade

Advanced notice! On Thursday the 1st of August 2019 we will be upgrading San Remo Cam. The cam will be off from 10am and we hope to have the new camera installed and live by 2pm. Once this has been completed, we will then start work on the new camera at Dawlish Warren...

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Rail Trains on Dawlish Sea Wall.

Cornwall was the destination for two recent rail trains. On Saturday evening Colas 70813 was heading the Westbury to St.Pinnock viaduct (near Lostwithiel) continuous welded rail train which returned on late Sunday morning a few minutes before the English Riviera steam...

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Belmond British Pullman

This afternoon Friday 31st May saw the Belmond British Pullman train passing along the sea wall en route from London Victoria to Truro on what has become an annual weekend trip to the West Country. Hauled by two Pullman liveried locomotives 67021 and 67024 matching...

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Devon in a Day! 15th June 2019

I have to admit to being a fan of "All the Stations" which for those who don't know, is a fabulous YouTube based channel which specializes in railway journeys. Geoff and Vicky are somewhat mad but extremely fun and a few years ago undertook a challenge to visit every...

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Freightliner wagon collection.

On Tuesday 30th April Freightliner 66534 named "OOCL Express" came down to Hackney Yard at Newton Abbot light engine from Stoke Gifford to collect a rake of empty YKA flatbed rail carrying wagons and take them to Westbury.  OOCL is the acronym of a Hong Kong based...

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Neil has a SPAD while driving a HST!

Back in October we were very fortunate to be invited to film around Laira TRSMD by GWR. During our visit the wonderful liason officer suggested we arrange another family day out to drive a HST! here is the account of the day. Friday 12th April and we meet the children...

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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...

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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...

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