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...
Pathfinders Cornishman with Western Champion

Pathfinders Cornishman with Western Champion

Not that i can really add much to Colin’s post from this morning but here are the photos and videos sent in to Dawlish Beach today of the Cornishman Express with Western Champion. The header shot was from Sam who as normal was busy with his camera. This shot...
The Cornishman Express

The Cornishman Express

The first of today’s special trains was The Cornishman from Tame Bridge Parkway station in the Birmingham suburbs to Penzance. It lived up to being an express as the preceding stopping railcar was sent wrong line through Dawlish and Teignmouth which allowed the...