DB Cargo red livery on Clay Train

DB Cargo red livery on Clay Train

DB Cargo 66020 in immaculate condition was on the first portion of this week’s clay train and is seen here passing under the Rockstone footbridge on Dawlish sea wall. This was one of the first locomotives produced for (at that time EWS), and is in its 19th year...
HMS Argyll sails through Teignmouth

HMS Argyll sails through Teignmouth

Much more rain and it could have!  GBRf 66775 looking resplendent with its newly added nameplate and its ships fleet number F231 and badge hurries through Teignmouth on its way back from Devonport to its base at Eastleigh. Thanks to Nick for braving the elements to...
Highlights from June 22 2017

Highlights from June 22 2017

Just a quick video from a couple of weeks ago featuring the new IEP, the 150 test train and some freight.   Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new...
Hitachi IEP  return.

Hitachi IEP return.

        As forecast earlier we didn’t see the new train at speed as it was pathed to go into the loop at Dawlish Warren and was therefore held back by the gantry signal at caution near Langstone Rock. After a break of just over 22 mins to...
Hitachi IEP daytime test run

Hitachi IEP daytime test run

    Today gave us the first good look at one of the new trains that will replace the HST’s that have provided the express services for over 40 years. This version of the train is a 5 coach unit capable of being powered by a pantograph to overhead...
Night time test train

Night time test train

Once again one of the regular National Rail test trains has been working along the line from Exeter to Penzance. This time the locomotive pushing the 5 coach set was Colas 37057 in the retro 1960’s green livery. Video footage from the Blenheim camcorder where...