Tornado on the Cornishman Express

Tornado on the Cornishman Express

A rather dull and misty day but what can we expect on a Bank Holiday! 60163 Tornado at the head of a ten coach train making good progress along the Dawlish sea wall and seen again as it entered Cornwall. This was the first time it has passed over the Royal Albert...
Two freight trains today.

Two freight trains today.

First one to pass was the returning empty cement train that went to Cornwall yesterday. Colas Freight 70812 on it’s way to Westbury before the empty wagons will be sent on to Aberthaw in South Wales for refilling with cement powder. Looks like the graffiti...
Today’s cement train

Today’s cement train

Calm seas welcomed the weekly cement train which this time was powered by Colas 70812 with a 20 PCA tank wagon load heading for the Lafarge depot at Moorswater in Cornwall. Not many on the sea wall as it passed 18 minutes early from it’s booked time at around...
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...
Westbury-Falmouth Dock Autoballaster train

Westbury-Falmouth Dock Autoballaster train

Colas 66847 top and tailing five autoballaster wagons with 66850 “David Maidment OBE” bringing up the rear passed along the Dawlish and Teignmouth sea walls 94 minutes early tonight en route for Falmouth Docks. Nick photographed and took a video them as...