Colas class 70 locos have been occupied with servicing the replacement rail works in west Cornwall, Today saw 70802 passing with 10 JJA autoballaster wagons heading for Truro
JJA’s come in rakes of 5 and the cabin like structure on the rear of this train is where the air supply to open the chutes beneath the wagons is provided.
A little later on another 10 autoballasters were top and Tailed by Colas 70805 & 70807
Nick Campbell deserted his usual station spot to venture out to the start of the sea wall at Teignmouth for the early train and captured a nice view as the train passes Sprey Point to include the Parson and Clerk rocks. The clerk rock unfortunately lost it’s head in a storm some years ago.
He was back on the station for the second train with 70805 leading with 70807 on the rear of the autoballasters.
The video by Nick starts with last night’s return of the MLA ballast and crane wagons. Following on are the two trains of today passing through Teignmouth.