Sunday’s Northern Belle Pullman

Sunday’s Northern Belle Pullman

On a lovely sunny day (for a change!) the passengers on the Belmond Northern Belle Pullman excursion from Swindon to Swindon via Plymouth must have enjoyed the scenery whilst enjoying their fine dining. The train was led by DRS 68017 “Hornet” with 68002...
Advance Notice

Advance Notice

For those interested in the railway workings the Belmond Northern Belle Luxury Pullman train will be passing along the Dawlish and Teignmouth sea walls on Sunday 21st May. It is booked to be powered by two Direct Rail Services Class 68 locomotives in top and tail...
Seaside Specials

Seaside Specials

Saturday 13th May brought two Excursion trains to the Dawlish sea wall as they made their way to Paignton. First to pass had started from Letchworth in Hertfordshire, now officially known as Letchworth Garden City and was nearing the end of its almost 6 hour journey....
Northern Bell VSOE – Orient Express

Northern Bell VSOE – Orient Express

Catching a few of us completely by surprise this weekend was the Northern Belle VSOE trip from Victoria to Truro to Bath to Penzance to Victoria. Passing us a number of times of the three days we have put together a highlight video which includes footage from Nick as...
68024 Centaur on ECS

68024 Centaur on ECS

Tonight saw the long awaited empty coaching stock move of what the enthusiasts used to call the “Virgin Pretendolino” as it filled in on the West Coast Main Line from Euston to Birmingham when there was a shortage of available Pendolino trains. The Mk3...

More Hitachi IEP night time testing.

This time 2 x 5 car units coupled together 800001 leading with 800002 at the rear with the Stoke Gifford (Bristol) to Plymouth test train. Tonight it will do a return run to Newton Abbot from Plymouth before returning from Plymouth to Stoke Gifford. Nick Campbell was...