Weather for 5th July 2017

Good evening. Here are your Dawlish weather and tide times for Wednesday. Wednesday will be a beautiful day from start to finish! Largely sunny with higher temps. You will need sunscreen. Winds: NNE 4-6mph Temp: 21C Sunrise/sunset: 05:08/21:28 UV: Very High Pollen:...

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Torbay Express disappointment day!

Yesterday was a bit of a disaster for the patrons on the Torbay Express. Unfortunately Tornado failed a fitness to run examination and so the express was headed by a DB Cargo freight locomotive though of course these are quite capable of running at the 75mph limit...

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Weather for July 1st 2017

Good evening. Here are your Dawlish weather and tide times for Saturday. After a cloudy start it will brighten up late morning to leave a lovely, sunny day. Winds: NW 12-17mph Temp: 19C Sunrise/sunset: 05:06/21:29 UV: High Pollen: High Tide times: Low 06:22 - 0.84...

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Colas class 67’s Part two

      Noel Downie was at South Brent on Dartmoor near the site of the long gone Junction station for the Primrose line to Kingsbridge. You can see the pantograph on the first coach which is used when testing the electricity supply on lines with overhead...

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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 train which is normally...

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Weather for Tuesday 27th June 2017

Good evening. Here are your Dawlish weather and tide times for Tuesday. A lightly cloudy day with some small sunny intervals. A small chance of showers in the afternoon. Feeling cooler. Winds: SE 6-10mph Temp: 18C Sunrise/sunset: 05:03/21:30 UV: Medium Pollen: Medium...

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Additional footage

Nick Campbell was out at Teignmouth to record some footage of last evenings specials and the passing of two HST's, the second being led by 43027 with the Queen's 90th birthday vinyls on. The final part of the video was taken from the Rockstone (or Black) Bridge of...

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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 allow a...

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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 electric...

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Night & Early Daytime activity.

The following video records the late running Eastleigh-Liskeard rail train passing through Teignmouth powered by DB Cargo 66096 and its return early this morning. A look at Sid the spider at work and DB Cargo 66185 with the 20 empty clay tanks which will return when...

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Advance notice of Royal Scot on a special.

This Saturday 24th June a steam special the Dartmouth Explorer from Woking to Kingswear and is due to be headed by LMS 46100 Royal Scot. With any luck it will rain before then!!!  It would be a shame if the excursion ended up diesel hauled if there is too much of a...

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Torbay Express

  Disappointment when the Torbay Express today was piloted by a freight diesel presumably due to a fire restriction on steam use on National rail after another engine set light to an embankment on the East Coast main line yesterday. The experience was further...

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Today’s railway scene

Colas 70817 made it's first trip along the Dawlish sea wall yesterday bringing down the loaded cement tanks from the Aberthaw plant  to their destination of the Lafarge depot at Moorswater in Cornwall. Today it returned with the 24 empty PCA tank wagons on their...

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Dawlish weather and tides for 15/06/2017

Good Afternoon. Here are your Dawlish weather and tide times for Thursday. A lovely start to Thursday. Some light cloud cover from mid-morning onwards. Winds: W 10-15mph Temp: 19C Sunrise/sunset: 05:01/21:28 UV: High Pollen: High Tide times: Low 04:22 - 0.62m High...

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Dawlish weather and times for 14/06/2017

Good morning. Here are your Dawlish weather and tide times for Wednesday. A very nice day! Largely sunny with a breeze. Winds: SE 6-8mph Temp: 17C Sunrise/sunset: 05:01/21:27 UV: Very High Pollen: Very High Tide times: Low 03:44 - 0.54m High 09:50 - 3.28m Low 15:52 -...

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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 you can...

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Dawlish weather and tides for 12/06/2017

Good evening. Here are your Dawlish weather and tide times for Monday A cloudy morning with a small chance of showers. Clearing up late afternoon and into the evening with large sunny spells. Winds: NW 6-13mph Temp: 17C Sunrise/sunset: 05:02/21:26 UV: High Pollen:...

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Tornado running back to base.

In a surprise move today Tornado left the Bodmin  & Wenford Railway and passed through Dawlish on it's way to Stewarts Lane Depot in London. Luckily Noel Downie was able to get to Totnes in time to see it passing through. Nick Campbell was at Teignmouth station...

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Dawlish weather and tides for 07/06/2017

Good evening. Here are your Dawlish weather and tide times for Wednesday. After a nice start, cloud will sweep in bringing with it rain. It will again be rather stormy and squally. Winds: SW 13-24mph Temp: 17C Sunrise/sunset: 05:03/21:22 UV: High Pollen: Medium Tide...

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DB Social is LIVE

We have been working to make Dawlish Beach more like a social media site. Over time more people become friends and interact more often than others so you can now chat to individuals as well as all through an activity timeline. You will see a new DB Social menu button...

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Dawlish weather and tides for 06/06/2017

Good evening. Here are your Dawlish weather and tide times for Tuesday. Tuesday will closely follow Mindays weather. Dryish start with heavy showers mid morning onwards. Again, we will see high winds along the coast. Winds: NE-E 19-44mph Temp: 15C Sunrise/sunset:...

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