Black swan deaths attributed to bird flu

Black swan deaths attributed to bird flu

Defra has confirmed today (Wednesday 11 November) that the deaths of several black swans, including five cygnets, in Dawlish this week is due to a strain of avian flu. On Monday this week (9 November), the death of one adult black swan and five cygnets was confirmed...

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Brunel Holiday Park Cam

Brunel Holiday Park Cam

For close to a year now we've all been enjoying our latest camera, Brunel Holiday Park cam. Unfortunately, since lockdown was lifted, the camera has become very temperamental as a result of the sheer number of people at Dawlish Warren. We've had a meeting with Brunel...

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Two Top & Tail Trains

Two Top & Tail Trains

On Friday 19th June, seen as they travelled from the Penzance Long Rock Depot to the Reading Traincare depot where the two sleeper trains of the Night Riviera service are based. GWR 57603 Tintagel Castle leading and 57605 Totnes Castle bringing up the rear of the five...

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Shortage of Social Media

Shortage of Social Media

Apologies for the shortage of social media posts recently, unfortunately, I became unwell on Monday 15th June and have been on bed rest ever since.

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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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