“Celebrity” GWR HST

“Celebrity” GWR HST

The two power cars in “Retro” livery are currently on the same set of Mk3 coaches. Today on the 1A28 15.10 Plymouth – Paddington service 43002 “Sir Kenneth Grange”, who was the chief designer of the High speed train, leading the train...
First time on the Dawlish Sea wall

First time on the Dawlish Sea wall

Hitachi IEP 800001 made an appearance today on a run from North Pole IEP Depot to Plymouth and back. This one is the first one in the 800 number series  and should be back again on test tomorrow and Wednesday 18/19th July. It is currently in white unbranded livery but...
Weed killer Windhoff.

Weed killer Windhoff.

Video by Nick Campbell of the Winhoff weedkiller train passing through Teignmouth station at around 11.30pm on Tuesday night. If you study the video after it departs the station you can see where it is spraying the cutting walls as it heads off towards Newton Abbot....
Torbay Express disappointment day!

Torbay Express disappointment day!

Yesterday was a bit of a disaster for the patrons on the Torbay Express. Unfortunately Tornado failed a fitness to run examination and so the express was headed by a DB Cargo freight locomotive though of course these are quite capable of running at the 75mph limit...