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...
More interesting rail movements

More interesting rail movements

It’s Rail head treatment train time again (RHTT) and currently Freightliner 66957  named “Stephenson Locomotive Society 1909-2009” is apparently on training runs with the water tanks from Exeter Riverside to Exeter Riverside via Taunton and then to...
Torbay & Dartmouth Explorer 2

Torbay & Dartmouth Explorer 2

Today’s special ran to time and produced the last of the class DB Cargo UK 67030 hauling the 9 coach special from Reading to Kingswear. The loco and coaches actually started and finished at Eastleigh. The Class 67’s were introduced in 1999 built in Spain...