Tornado farewell for this year.

A fitting farewell for Tornado when the Torbay Express got a clear road to travel at speed through Teignmouth and Dawlish with the returning run to Bristol to close the 2017 season. A shame the weather wasn't a little better being dull, cloudy and with an increasing...

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Armchair Trainspotting at the Blenheim!

A nice variety of trains today recorded on the Blenheim camera starting with the 1A76 Plymouth to Paddington service which was led by HST 43158 with the newly named "Old Oak Common 1976-2018"  number 43093 on the rear with the "Legends of Great Western" vinyls...

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Speedy Overtaking!

The clay train was running a day late and having delivered the first portion to Exeter Riverside sidings seemed to be on a mission to get back to St Blazey as soon as possible judging by the speed it overtook the local stopper and race it to Teignmouth where it could...

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Dawlish weather and tides for the weekend

Good evening. Here are your Dawlish weather and tide times for the weekend. Saturday Scattered sunny spells with heavy showers and a chance of isolated thunderstorms. Winds: WNW 11-17mph Temp: 17C Sunrise/sunset: 06:39/19:42 Tide times: Low 02:45 - -0.07m High 08:53 -...

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Dawlish weather and tides for 08/09/2017

Good evening. Here are your Dawlish weather and tide times for Friday. Another damp and dull day. Some sunny spells amongst the showers. A small risk of thunder and lightning in the afternoon. Winds: W 11-17mph Temp: 17C Sunrise/sunset: 06:36/19:47 Tide times: Low...

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Late running Clay empties.

Normally the empty clay wagons pass Dawlish at approx 4am on a Wednesday morning on their return run to St.Blazey for refilling.This week however it was around 11am today so we had the opportunity in daylight to record the full length of the 21 wagon consist as it is...

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Dawlish weather and tides for 07/09/2017

Good evening. Here are your Dawlish weather and tide times for Thursday. A very mixed bag for Thursday. Some sunny spells, cloud and patchy rain! Feeling a little warmer again. Winds: SW 10-14mph Temp: 19C Sunrise/sunset: 06:36/19:47 Tide times: Low 01:37 - 0.12m High...

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Dawlish weather and tides for 06/09/2017

Good evening. Here are your Dawlish weather and tide times for Wednesday. A brightish start but becoming cloudy as the morning goes on. Little chance of rain. Winds: NW 10-16mph Temp: 18C Sunrise/sunset: 06:35/19:49 Tide times: Low 01:04 - 0.34m High 07:11 - 3.58m Low...

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Clan Line return

Rough sea and persistent drizzly rain welcomed Clan Line back to Dawlish on the returning Torbay Express to Bristol. Come back summertime please. Nick Campbell chose to do his video at Teignmouth where the railway leaves the station and passes under the tall skew...

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Penultimate loco hauled passenger service.

The sole loco hauled passenger service in Devon and Cornwall apart from the occasional special long distance tours is the May to September summer Saturday service from Plymouth to Exeter and the return to Penzance. Next Saturday 9th September will be the final one for...

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Steam locomotive change for Sunday

There are two steam specials this coming Sunday 3rd September. The Torbay Express is being powered by SR 35028 Clan line as previously posted but the Royal Duchy has LMS 46100 Royal Scot replacing SR 34046 Braunton previously booked for this duty. Times through...

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Nightime activity Dawlish & Teignmouth

The Westbury to Lostwithiel autoballaster train, powered by Colas 70816, was put on the "Up" line at Dawlish Warren to allow the Cross Country Edinburgh to Plymouth service to pass it whilst the Infrastructure train could continue it's journey without having to stop....

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The Statesman Pullman Railtour

Todays  railtour started from Wolverhampton just before 6.30am and traveled down via Birmingham, Kidderminster, Worcester and Cheltenham to Kingswear to see the Dartmouth Regatta celebrations. It arrived at it's destination at 1pm for a 4 hour stay before a six hour...

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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...

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Thursday Clay Train

Today Thursday 24th August saw the weekly clay train back working to its normal timetable and passed through Dawlish at 5.31pm with the first part of its service from St. Blazey to Exeter Riverside. First we see it passing through Teignmouth at speed and then passing...

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Dawlish weather and tides for 25/08/2017

Good evening. Here are your Dawlish weather and tide times for Friday. A pretty sunny day overall! Some light cloud patches at times. Winds: SSE 3-7mph Temp: 19C Sunrise/sunset: 06:17/20:15 Tide times: Low 03:10 - 0.05m High 09:17 - 3.75m Low 15:21 - 0.23m High 21:31...

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Dawlish weather and tides for 24/08/2017

Good evening. Here are your Dawlish weather and tide times for Thursday. A nice bright start to Thursday with cloud moving in late morning. A chance of an isolated shower or two during the afternoon. Winds: NW 4-9mph Temp: 20C Sunrise/sunset: 06:15/20:17 Tide times:...

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Clan Line revisited.

Unfortunately there was a technical problem with the video of Sunday's Torbay Express post so here is the contribution from Nick Campbell at Teignmouth station. First the down run in the rain and then the return when the driver was making every endeavor to stay well...

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The lovely Angie and Kara

One of Dawlishbeach's most regular fans and contributors Angie Ward is back on holiday in Dawlish and enjoying an evening stroll along the wall with her son's girlfriend Kara and her dog who hid and didn't wave!  But Angie and Kara did and got a toot from the driver...

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Dawlish weather and tides for 22/08/2017

Good evening. Here are your Dawlish weather and tide times for Tuesday. Tonight's picture is of long time DB'er Angie Ward waving to SR cam tonight. A mostly cloudy day. Slight chance of a small, light shower and sunny intervals until the cloid clears leaving a lovely...

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Dawlish weather and tides for 21/08/2017

Good evening. Here are your Dawlish weather and tide times for Monday. Monday will be a better day, minimal sunshine if at all. Much drier than Sunday. A little warmer. Winds: SE 3-8mph Temp: 20C Sunrise/sunset: 06:10/20:23 Tide times: Low 00:30 - 0.32m High 06:41 -...

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