Colas Rail Freight Class 66 No. 66847 passes Dawlish on 30 November 2014 powering train 6C27, the 12.08 Westbury to Plymouth, loaded ballast.
First Great Western Class 57/6 No. 57603 pilots failed Direct Rail Services Class 57/3 No. 57310 towards Kennaway Tunnel, Dawlish on 27 November 2014 forming train 5Z79, the 14.52 Exeter New Yard to Long Rock via Penzance. The train was formed of the stock off the previous nights down sleeper which failed at Exeter St Thomas with faults on No. 57310.
43192 and 43156 emerge from Kennaway Tunnel, Dawlish on 25 Nvember 2014 forming light loco move 0Z70, 09.32 Laira to Old Oak Common. CJM
Following failure of the overnight FGW sleeping car train from Truro to Paddington late on 23 November 2014, when the empty stock from Laira to Truro failed near Liskeard, the train was rescued and taken to Plymouth. During the morning of 24 November the stock powered by Direct Rail Services Class 57/3 No. 57310 formed train 5A40, the 10.55 Plymouth to Paddington, which is seen passing the sea wall repair platform at Rockstone Bridge. At this point the train was running over 40 minutes early.
Said to be the first time the Plymouth liveried Class 43 No. 43163 has operated facing west since it was branded in mid-summer came on Sunday 23 November 2014 when it led train 1C11, the 11.03 Paddington to Paignton, seen departing from the Dawlish stop and heading towards Kennaway Tunnel. The entire HST was operating in reverse formation.
Nothing much else to do on a damp humid Sunday morning than check out a Colas 70 at Dawlish. No. 70804 passes through Dawlish station in charge of train 6C97, the 08.52 Plymouth to Westbury formed of the Network Rail long welded rail delivery train.
Sun rises over Dawlish - 19 November 2014.
Devon Cornwall Railway Class 56s Nos. 56103 + 56303 pass through Dawlish during the evening of 15 November 2014 powering train 6Y85, 13.50 Derby Chadderston - Lostwitheil hauling railvac No. 70 59 15002-2. CJM
DB-S Class 66 No. 66037 approaches Dawlish station on 14 November 2014 powering train 6C53, the 08.50 St Blazey to Exeter Riverside formed of eight JIA and 2 TTA wagons. CJM
I refuse to go out and get soaking wet, so had to make do with this semi broadside of 70808 emerging from Kennaway Tunnel on 6C24, 12.31 Tavistock Junction - Westbury formed of 10 JNAs on 12 November 2014. Almost got a reflection on the wet road!
Well, again we are told this is the last Teigngrace logs, might be right this time as its a short train of just eight to pick up 'left overs'. Well, if it is or its not, its a 56 on the Sea Wall, 56113 passes Dawlish on 12 November 2014 with the 6V54 Exeter Riverside to Teigngrace via Newton Abbot and Heathfield.
After arrival at Hackney Yard, Newton Abbot on 11 November 2014, Class 70 No. 70808 returned to Exeter Riverside with train 6C29, formed of 15 MHAs and 2 YKAs from the past weekends engineering work in Truro. The train is seen emerging from Kennaway Tunnel, Dawlish. Still a tad damp and windy!
The first bad storm of the 2014 winter came on 11 November, when the railway was all but flooded. Network Rail managed to keep the tracks open but some damage was reported. About to get a wash, FGW Class 150/1 set No. 150122 departs from Dawlish with the 2T10, 09.23 Exmouth to Paignton. CJM
As a safety move, Class 220 and 221 stock was stopped from working over the sea wall during the main high tide period to avoid sets being overcome by water, however the good old HSTs kept running, here a FGW set led by No. 43023 heads into the water with the 1C04, 07.30 Paddington to Truro. CJM
I just hope these Class 70s are water tight!. Colas Rail Freight No. 70808 rips through the waves at Dawlish on 11 November 2014 powering train 6C30, the 08.30 Westbury to Hackney Yard, Newton Abbot formed of an empty rail set. CJM
Colas Rail Freight Class 66 No. 66848 emerges from Kennaway Tunnel, Dawlish on 9 November 2014 powering train 6C24, the 11.45 Truro to Exeter Riverside. CJM
Colas Rail Freight Class 70 No. 70805 passes along the Dawlish Sea Wall at Rockstone bridge on 9 November 2014 with train 6C26, the 07.55 Truro - Exeter Riverside formed of empty rail flats.
Colas Railfreight Class 70 No. 70801 passes Dawlish on 5 November with 0V70, the 08.42 Exeter Riverside to Truro Yard route training run.
Colas Rail Freight Class 70 No. 70809 emerges from Kennaway Tunnel, Dawlish on 4 November 2014 powering the 13.20 Newton Abbot Hackney Yard to Westbury loaded rail train.
Passing the new landmark on the Dawlish Sea Wall, that of one of the work platforms involved in raising the height of the lower walkway between Rockstone and Coastguards bridges. Colas Rail Freight Class 70 No. 70802 passes by on 2 November 2014 powering long welded rail train 6C97, 07.40 Truro to Westbury.
Running almost an hour ahead of booked time, Colas Rail Freight Class 70 No. 70802 STORMS through Dawlish in the hissing rain at 20.17 on 1 November 2014 powering train 6C97, 17.26 Westbury to Truro loaded rail train.