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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This Week for Subscribers ending 14th October 2018

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Return of the Rail train

Freightliner 66591 with the returning CWR (continuous welded rail) train on Dawlish sea wall. The rear of the train is just passing the Dawlish Beach San Remo camera which can just be spotted above the gate to the left of the pampas grass. Apologies to the driver who...

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Rail Head Treatment Train.

The leaf season is on us again and the first passing of the RHTT was this afternoon as it made its way to its St Blazey base for the next few months. Today locomotives 66200 and 66120 and the water tanks were clean and bright but in a few days they will be lathered in...

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Pathfinders Marches Cornishman

The only special this weekend was a Diesel one. Hauled by DRS 37602 & 37606 the Marches Cornishman ran from Shrewsbury to Penzance and back. Fortunately this morning's weather just about held but by the return we had an Easterly gale blowing in which made the San...

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Diesel Special

Today we saw one of the dedicated claret liveried Royal train locomotives 67006 "Royal Sovereign" powering an excursion from Letchworth to Paignton. The route was via the East coast main line which it joined at Hitchin  before calling in at Stevenage, Welwyn Garden...

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Final Torbay Express for 2018

Today saw the last run for The Torbay Express for their 2018 season. Hauled again by rebuilt SR Merchant Navy Class 4-6-2 no 35028 Clan Line the tour left Bristol Temple Meads 3 minutes late at 9.13 am, By the time she whistled past us, the Express was 3 minutes ahead...

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Lord Dowding with coal!

Today we saw the return of 34052 Lord Dowding after the embarrassing episode of it running short of coal and being unable to complete it's roster on the Royal Duchy express yesterday. Nick photographed and videoed it as it rounded the curve after Teignmouth station...

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Today’s Diesel Special

This tour was from Wolverhampton with an early start of 5.56am and travelled down the Welsh Marches making eleven station stops including Shrewsbury, Hereford and Abergavenny before picking up the Great Western main line just north of Newport. It then travelled east...

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The Torbay Express

A welcome return to an unassisted steam express locomotive and today certainly showed the difference between an engine coasting with the diesel providing the power and the excitement of an engine in top class condition thundering along the sea wall with a 12 coach...

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