GBRf 66 to be named tomorrow

GBRf 66 to be named tomorrow

GBRf group are now the contractors for MOD freight movement and to celebrate 66775 is going to be named HMS Argyle tomorrow at Devonport Dockyard where the Frigate F231 Argyll is presently berthed. Today 66775 had the Nameplate and insignia covered up as she passed...
Colas Class 67’s first visit.

Colas Class 67’s first visit.

A fairly new addition to the Colas fleet are two Class 67 locomotives which have now been named. 67027 “Charlotte” and 67023 “Stella”. They made their first appearance in their new guise this morning passing along the sea wall with the test...
San Remo Lightning Display

San Remo Lightning Display

The storm passed over Dartmoor but didn’t catch Dawlish. The skies were lit up with almost constant flash lightning but no thunder was heard. Quite eerie.   Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new...
Late addition to storm video’s

Late addition to storm video’s

I was convinced I had lost the footage that I took yesterday but discovered the computer had tucked it away out of sight!  So a little late and with apologies for the annoying bits that the spray had blown onto the lens here is the 1C04 Paddington to Paignton Great...
Glorious morning for the NMT

Glorious morning for the NMT

A little nippy but a lovely sunny morning with clear blue skies welcomed the New Measurement Train at Dawlish as it passed on it’s fortnightly track testing run. It started it’s working diagram at Old Oak Common depot in London and is heading for Penzance...
Rail Head Treatment Train

Rail Head Treatment Train

It hasn’t taken long to get a good coating of grime to cover the RHTT then!  DB Cargo 66160 leading and 66238 on the rear of the water tanks as the train returns to base at St. Blazey after a run out to Salisbury. Unfortunately a patch of light drizzle in an...