More information on the Provisional Dates for 2020 Special trains through Dawlish & Teignmouth

More information on the Provisional Dates for 2020 Special trains through Dawlish & Teignmouth

Due to the outbreak of Coronavirus all of the originally planned excursions have been postponed since March. There are hopes or expectations of the tour companies that there will be a loosening of the regulations in the movement allowed by the population to edge the...

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Dawlish 1850’s

Dawlish 1850’s

One of the earliest photos I have seen of Dawlish, I reckon it’s late 1850’s, before William Chapman opened his photography business (1863). A great view of the original station with a wide gauge steam locomotive. Brunel’s Atmospheric Pumping Tower is in the...

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More rail moves of interest.

More rail moves of interest.

The rail fans had been waiting for the return run for freight locomotive DB Cargo's 66047 in the blue Maritime livery, this one named "Maritime Intermodal Two" which has been moving china clay tank wagons around Cornwall for a fortnight since it came down from Bescot....

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Thank you to everyone that has supported Dawlish Beach Cams over the past year especially the website subscribers and Facebook supporters. Your contribution to Dawlish Beach Cams helps us keep moving forward and adding more cameras for your pleasure. 2020 will see our new point, tilt and zoom camera that will cover a huge area of Dawlish from sea wall to lawn and also keep an eye on our beloved black swans and cygnets. If you are not a subscriber, you can become one here or Facebook supporter here.

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High Output Track Renewals train

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

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

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

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

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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