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...
The return of the Armada Belle

The return of the Armada Belle

Regrettably, as Autumn marches on the daylight reduces so I went out to Cockwood Harbour near Starcross to get the best of the light for the photograph and video.The tour returned with 68019 Brutus in the lead with 68003 Astute bringing up the rear in tow not using...
The Armada Pullman Excursion

The Armada Pullman Excursion

DRS 68003 Astute leading the Northern Belle Pullman train with 68019 Brutus on the rear is seen speeding up after it’s pathing stop in the Warren platform line to allow a Plymouth regular service train to pass. It returns tonight and is timed to pass Dawlish at...
The Royal Duchy 2nd October 2016

The Royal Duchy 2nd October 2016

Today saw the last of this year’s planned steam tours but sadly the steam turned to diesel owing to the Duchess of Sutherland having a mishap at Butterley and derailing. Unfortunately this happened too late for another steam locomotive to be substituted and so...
The Clay Train

The Clay Train

Not much railway excitement today. The clay train today was powered by DBCargo 66104 with a shorter train than normal with just 6 tank wagons.Tomorrow Friday 23rd September looks a little better with a Colas working to Cornwall to collect and return with the Railvac...