Colas class 70 locos have been occupied with servicing the replacement rail works in west Cornwall, Today saw 70802 passing with 10 JJA autoballaster wagons heading for Truro

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JJA’s come in rakes of 5 and the cabin like structure on the rear of this train is where the air supply to open the chutes beneath the wagons is provided.

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A little later on another 10 autoballasters were top and Tailed by Colas 70805 & 70807

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Nick Campbell deserted his usual  station spot to venture out to the start of the sea wall at Teignmouth for the early train and captured a nice view as the train passes Sprey Point to include the Parson and Clerk rocks. The clerk rock unfortunately lost it’s head in a storm some years ago.

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Colas 70802

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He was back on the station for the second train with 70805 leading with 70807 on the rear of the autoballasters.

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The video by Nick starts with last night’s return of the MLA ballast and crane wagons. Following on are the two trains of today passing through Teignmouth.