Quite a rare combination of CrossCountry stock and Great Western power cars was recorded on 30 April 2019, when the vehicles of CrossCountry set XC01 (44021, 42342, 42374, 42097, 45001 and 41193) which have just been released from Wabtec Doncaster following the fitting of sliding doors, were marshalled between GW PCs 43154 and 43153 and operated as train 5V84, 14.00 Doncaster Wabtec to Laira. The train is seen near Cockwood, Devon.
After weeks of being dumped in Hackney Yard, Newton Abbot a rake of flats were finally collected on 30 April 2019, when Freightliner Class 66 No. 66534 ran light from Stoke Gifford to Hackney yard to shunt and remove the vehicles, running as 6Y43, the 17.06 Hackney yard to Westbury. Operating near on 2 hours late, the train is seen crossing Cockwood Harbour.
On 30 April 2019, Great Western, InterCity-liveried power car No. 43185 Great Western heads towards Kennaway Tunnel, Dawlish leading the 14.03 Paddington to Penzance.
LMS No. 6233 Duchess of Sutherland heads west at Dawlish on 27 April 2019, 1Z20 08.05 Paddington - Plymouth, 'The Great Britain XII' tour.
Nice bit of clag sir! ROG 47815 and 47813 head towards Dawlish station on 26 April 2019 with train 5L46 08.13 Laira - Ely formed of another eight off lease HST trailer vehicles.
In January 2009, The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Trust in North Devon announced a project to build a replica 2-4-2T loco Lyn for use on the restored Lynton and Barnstaple railway. The loco was buily by Alan Keef Ltd who had previous experience with Baldwin design locos, including the restoration of Baldwin No. 794 for the Welsh Highland Railway. The ‘new’ Lyn, No. 762 first steamed in July 2017, it is finished in the livery of the original loco displaying its 1929 condition. The loco made its debut at the L&B Railway for the September 2017 gala event and after a period away from the North Devon line at Woody Bay has now returned for the 2019 season. On 25 April 2019, the loco with two restored Lynton & Barnstaple coaches is seen approaching Woody Bay.
on 23 April 2019, Class 143s Nos. 143618 and 143603 approach Cortyon Tunnel, Dawlish with train 2T11, the 10.23 Exmouth to Paignton.
Emerging from a sea fog at Dawlish on 17 April 2019, Rail Operations Group Class 47s Nos. 47813 and 47815 haul barrier coaches 6344 and 6340 as train 5V84, 10.26 Leicester depot to Laira depot. The locos and barriers are scheduled to move a rake of off-lease HST stock to Ely on 18 April.
The returning GBRf 'flock'. 66714 hauls 73107, 50007 and 50049 towards Dawlish station on 15 April 2019 as 0Z51 08.15 Bodmin and Wenford Railway to Eastleigh.
In poor light and ruddy cold, a new class visited the Dawlish Sea Wall on 13 April 2019, when DRS Class 88 No. 88003 piloted Class 68 No. 68034 with 'The Springtime Cornishman', train 1Z60, 04.45 Tame Bridge Parkway to Penzance, visiting the far west to coincide with Great Western Railways Long Rock depot open day.
A flock of GBRfs pass along the Dawlish sea wall on 12 April 2019. Running as 0Z50 the 08.10 Eastleigh to Long Rock depot, the move is formed of Class 66 No. 66714, Class 73/1 No. 73107 and two Class 50s Nos. 50049 and 50007. The locos were en route to Long Rock to take part in the Great Western open day at the depot on 13 April.
Andy Pandy tours emerge from Kennaway Tunnel, Dawlish on 12 April 2019, with the NMT forming train 1Z18, the 15.45 Paignton to Taunton via Bristol track inspection special.
When the weather is against you its time to have a bit of fun, I'm sure some people won't like it, but so what!. ROG Class 47s No. 47813 and 47815 approach Rockstone Bridge, Dawlish on 11 April 2019 powering train 5L46, 08.35 Laira depot to Ely (Papworth Sidings) formed of off-lease HST cars 41030, 40718, 40752, 46002, 42568, 42362, 42196, 42510, 41102, 40116 marshalled between barrier cars 6330 and 6338
ROG Class 47s No. 47813 and 47815 pass Sea Lawn Terrace, Dawlish on 11 April 2019 powering train 5L46, 08.35 Laira depot to Ely (Papworth Sidings) formed of off-lease HST cars 41030, 40718, 40752, 46002, 42568, 42362, 42196, 42510, 41102, 40116 marshalled between barrier cars 6330 and 6338
Nice to see a pair of ROG liveried named Class 47s on the Dawlish Sea Wall today, 10 April 2019. 47815 and 47813 lead a pair of barrier coaches west through Dawlish as 5V84, 10.26 Leicester to Laira depot, Plymouth, in a positioning move for a run from Laira to Ely on 11 April with some off-lease HST stock
37601 approaches Blackhorse Road, 14.20 Willesden Depot to Willesden Depot via Barking Upney Junction, Class 710 rescue shadow. 9 April 2019.
Class 710 No. 710262 passes Blackhorse Road, 3Z06 15.51 Barking Upney Junction to Willesden Junction, test and training run. 9 April 2019.
Class 710 No. 710262 passes Blackhorse Road, 3Z05 14.40 Willesden Junction - Barking Upney Junction test and training run. 9 April 2019.
59004 passes Gospel Oak, 12.28 Hitchin - Actonempty stone, 9 April 2019.
Class 717 No. 717002 approaches Welham green, 2K72 12.28 Welwyn Garden City - Moorgate, 9 April 2019.
DRS Class 57s Nos. 57003 and 57301 down Dawlish, 0Z31 09.00 Exeter - Penzance (route training). 3 April 2019.
43070 + 44041 + 41186 + 40115 + 40811 + 40810 + 40807 + 42583 + 42520 + 43087 up Kennaway Tunnel, Dawlish, 5Z43, 09.42aira - Long Marston (off-lease stock, de-branded), 4 April 2019.