Tracks on Canvas with Philip D Hawkins

Tracks on Canvas with Philip D Hawkins

Dawlish Library was the venue for a very interesting evening presentation by this renowned railway artist whose paintings and books are very popular with all railway lovers. Philip illustrated his talk with the aid of a slide presentation showing how his paintings are...
Power Washing Network rail style.

Power Washing Network rail style.

On Sunday the RHTT ( Rail head treatment train) made it’s first operational run out starting at St Blazey depot to Dawlish Warren and then back to its base at St Blazey via Penzance. It surprised me that the pedestrians didn’t appear to feel the spray as...
Thursday’s non-passenger trains.

Thursday’s non-passenger trains.

Freightliner 66957 has been continuing with its daily training run out and back to Exeter via firstly Taunton and then Par or Liskeard with a set of Rail Head Treatment Train wagons. Also today Colas 70813 with the discharged cement tanks and DB Cargo red livery 66185...
A few more sea wall trains.

A few more sea wall trains.

Another close call for Nick Campbell on Teignmouth station last night when he was recording Tamper DR 75406 with the onrushing Paddington-Plymouth express approaching in the opposite direction not coming a moment too soon! This morning the National Rail test train was...
DB Cargo 66147 Rail Train

DB Cargo 66147 Rail Train

There was an overnight line closure on the Plymouth line last night whilst rail replacement was taking place West of Newton Abbot around the Dainton Tunnel area. Interestingly the rail train passed through Dawlish working wrong line at 10.41pm on Saturday night. It...