Soon to be a very rare sight - the Class 43 High Speed Trains are in the last month or so of working the West of England services,and are due to be replaced by the Hitachi Class 800s.Here we see a... (more)
In its last few months of service,Class43 power car 43005 leads a Penzance to London Paddington service out of Kennaway Tunnel and along the sea wall at Dawlish.
A brand new Hitachi 9 car "Inter City Express" unit runs along the sea wall at Dawlish on a crew training run from Exeter to Penzance.These trains are due to replace the High Speed Train... (more)
Fresh into service a Hitachi class 800 rounds the seawall south of Dawlish with a train for Plymouth.
An HST cruises along the scenic sea wall at Dawlish with the 0648 Dundee to Penzance, a journey of around 700 miles! The leading power car is one of several fitted with buffers.
43002 in retro livery (actually the oldest HST power car) trails the 1A87 13:47 Plymouth - London Paddington as it meets the 1C80 11:33 London Paddington - Plymouth HST. The wind that day was bitt... (more)
66147 hauls 6W97 08:15 Newton Abbot to Westbury empty long welded rail train along the sea wall at Dawlish on Sunday 17th September 2017
A York to Plymouth service runs along the sea wall at Dawlish.
The tide is high and the morning sun has just broken through the clouds as an Arriva Cross Country service from Leeds to Plymouth runs along the sea wall at Dawlish.
A Paignton to Exmouth service exits Kennaway Tunnel as it approaches Dawlish.
Waves are crashing into the seawall as a Class 150 / 153 set departs Dawlish. Class 220 services had to be canceled due to the high waves, but GWR was able to keep running.
STORM! Gales have whipped up the seas and the rains have started to fall as a Class 153 leads a 150 into Dawlish station. Waves were crashing up over the platform and onto the train.
Cross Country rolls through on a beautiful day on Dawlish. I successfully climbed Langstone Rock!
Gales overnight whipped up the seas at high tide, waves lash a London Bound HST. This HST is one of two painted in the green GWR livery. Large waves here sometimes cause delays.
Great Western Railway by the sea. On this visit I made it a point to climb back up here.