Well, at least the last Torbay Express of the 2019 season and likely to be the last ever run of A4 No. 60009 westbound over the sea wall, was in sun. Taken from the now available viewpoint from Lea Mount, following a week of vegetation removal, the westbound run 1Z27, 08.00 Bristol Temple Meads to Kingswear approaches Kennaway Tunnel on 8 September 2019. Also the last day of the sea wall as we know it, work starts in the morning on the rebuilding.
On 1 September 2019, LMS No. 6233 heads west through Dawlish with train 1Z82, the 08.47 Bristol Temple Meads - Par.
I thought I best take this view of the Kings Walk area of Dawlish before the BIG work starts to destroy the sea front in a week or two, After the wall has been rebuilt, this view will be impossible to take. All you will see from this stand point is a concrete un-faced wall, with the trains in behind. On 1 September 2019, Freightliner Class 66 No. 66598 runs between Kennaway Tunnel and Dawlish station with train 6Y97 the 07.35 St Erth to Westbury part loaded rail train.