Colas Rail Freight Class 70 No. 70814 passes Dawlish Warren on 28 January 2018 powering train 6C25, 19.00 Laira Junction (of 27 January) to Exeter Riverside via an overnight stop at St Blazey.
GWR three-car Class 150/0 No. 150002 departs from Dawlish on 26 January 2018 forming train 2C67 08.00 Cardiff to Paignton.
Colas Rail Freight Class 70 No. 70808 passes Totnes on 25 January 2018 powering 18 PCA cement tanks forming train 6B36, 08.16 Moorswater to Aberthaw.
DB-C Class 66 No. 66200 awaits the signal away from Par on 25 January 2018 leading train 6C53, 15.06 St Blazey to Exeter Riverside loaded clay.
DB-C Class 66 No. 66200 pulls away from Par in heavy rain on 25 January 2018 leading train 6C53, 15.06 St Blazey to Exeter Riverside loaded clay.
DB-C Class 66 No. 66200 awaits the signal away from Par on 25 January 2018 leading train 6C53, 15.06 St Blazey to Exeter Riverside loaded clay.On the left Class 43 No. 43186 arrives in the up main platform with train 1A93, 14.00 Penzance to Paddington.
The first time (I think) this chap has been down on the sea wall in daytime. Loram C21 seven-section Rail Grinder No. C2103 (vehicles 79257 'Martin Elwood', 79256, 79255, 79254, 79253, 79252 and 79251) heads between Kennaway Tunnel and Dawlish station on 21 January 2018 forming transit move 6Z03, 14.45 Tavistock Junction to Swindon Cocklebury. Right at the same time we had the Exeter-based Air Ambulance land on the beach by the station to pick up an injured person, never a dull place is Dawlish.
DB-C (EWS) Class 66 No. 66093 emerges from Kennaway Tunnel, Dawlish on 20 January 2018 powering train 7W05, the 16.00 Totnes to Westbury, formed of a track panel crane and ballast. 15.32Hrs.
South Western Railway Class 707 'Desiro City' sets Nos. 700014 and 700025 approach Clapham Junction on 18 January 2018 forming service 2U29. the 11.28 Waterloo to Windsor & Eton Riverside.
South Western Railway Class 450 'Desiro' No. 450014 heads away from Clapham Junction bound for Waterloo on 18 January 2018, forming trrain 2L32 , the 10.24 Basingstoke to Waterloo.
South West Railway Siemens 'Desiro City Class 707 No. 707008 performs a shunt move at Clapham Junction yard, 18 January 2018.
South West Railway Class 159 No. 159017 approaches Clapham Junction, 1L27, 10.50 Waterloo to Salisbury, 18 January 2018.
In far from good weather conditions, Chiltern Railways-liveried Class 68 No. 68011 approaches Dawlish station on 16 January 2018, hauling six Mk3 vehicles (11007, 10229, 12138, 12122, 11048, 12011) for First TransPennine, running as 5Z63, 10.40 Laira to Crewe. First, Chiltern Railways-liveried Class 68 hauled train in Devon.
In far from good weather conditions, Chiltern Railways-liveried Class 68 No. 68011 emerges from Kennaway Tunnel, Dawlish station on 16 January 2018, hauling six Mk3 vehicles (11007, 10229, 12138, 12122, 11048, 12011) for First TransPennine, running as 5Z63, 10.40 Laira to Crewe. First, Chiltern Railways-liveried Class 68 hauled train in Devon.
Chiltern Railways liveried Class 68 No. 68011 passes Dawlish on 15 January 2018 running light as 0Z63, 09.35 Crewe Gresty Bridge depot to Plymouth. The loco arrived to haul a stock move with Mk3 hauled stock to Crewe the following day. This was the first ever Chiletrn-liveried 68 to visit Devon.
On a dull flat light morning with a yellow train, what else can one do but play. The NMT formed with power cars 43013 and 43062 pass Dawlish on 12 January 2018 forming train 1Q18, 05.19 Reading Triangle Sidings to Paignton via Penzance and Teignmouth.
Slightly different view of Dawlish on 11 January 2018. HST power cars Nos. 43197 and 43172 operate 'back to back' as 0Z74, 09.30 Laira to Bristol SPM, which are seen crossing the Colonnade Viaduct, Dawlish in stunning low winter sun.
43197/-/43172 down Dawlish 5Z77 14.00 Bristol SPM - Laira, 11 January 2018.
Those nice men from Colas Rail Freight brought down some photographic fodder on 5 January 2018, with the running of train 6Z29, 10.30 Westbury to St Blazey via Exeter Riverside. From Westbury the train was formed of Class 70s Nos. 70816 and 70813 'top and tail' of load 31. The rear 20 wagons and 70813 were then detached at Exeter Riverside and train continued with 70816 plus load 11 (5 ballast opens and six loaded sleeper flats). The shortened train is seen passing Dawlish just as the rain started.
Yet another HST in a tree-strike today - 4January 2018, this time involving 43015 leading the 12.03 Paddington to Penzance west of Hungerford. 43015 sustained some moderate body damage to the cab end and was later sent as train 5Z77 16.00 Newbury to Laira via Reading, to enable the train to be driven from the good power car No. 43175. The damaged car is seen trailing through Dawlish en route to Laira.
Colas Rail Freight Class 66 No. 66850 is seen heading towards Kennaway Tunnel, Dawlish on 4 January 2018 with engineers train 6T27, the 08.31 Westbury Yard to St Blazey Yard loaded ballast for weekend engineering works.
End of the road for two more GW power cars and a Mk3 rake. On 4 January 2018, power cars 43179 and 43135 with stock 44066, 42209, 42208, 42511, 42054, 42206 and 41104 formed train 5Z43 the 10.15 Laira depot to Bristol SPM on the first part of their journey to ScotRail. The train is seen passing adjacent to King's Walk, Dawlish.