Night Riviera sleeper and National Rail Test train

Once again night owl Nick Campbell was on Teignmouth station after midnight specifically to record the National Rail Test train operating on the 398O Bristol High Level Siding to Exeter Riverside NY via Goodrington service. Most test trains in this area of late have...
Teignmouth station footbridge removal

Teignmouth station footbridge removal

At long last the old footbridge on Teignmouth station was dismantled and taken away for refurbishment on Saturday night. Nick Campbell was hoping to record the lifting of the footbridge and dropping it on the lorry trailer but when preparation work was still...

Late news of Diesel Special

Timings have just been released of an unadvertised express on Saturday 26th August . The Dartmouth Regatta Statesman is running from Wolverhampton to Kingswear and is due to pass Dawlish at 11.44am and return at 6.02pm. It is being operated by West Coast Rail and will...
Europhoenix on the wall.

Europhoenix on the wall.

Yesterday in very poor weather and rough seas in what I believe was its first time of passing along the Dawlish sea wall was Europhoenix 37800. Presumably on a crew route learning run. The locomotive is on long term lease to the Rail operating group (ROG), a company...
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...