Pacers roll out of Dawlish Warren on a bright but chilly day.
An HST through sunny Dawlish Warren
HST's lined up in the grandeur of Padington Station. When you arrive here, you feel like you arrived. These iconic trains serving the UK for 40 years are due to be withdrawn.
Fastest diesel in the world the HST 125. The GWR Green livery HST on the blocks at London Paddington. These are the fastest diesels in regular service on the planet.
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.
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.
Great Western Railway by the sea.
Pacers depart Dawlish.
HST's meet / cross at Taunton, a service arrives from London whilst another one departs. These iconic trains face replacement in the years ahead.
An HST powers out of Taunton. The iconic HST serving Great Britain for over 40 years are set to be withdrawn as Class 800 series come online in the years ahead.
HST along the seawall, through Dawlish Railway Station
Class 150 on a local service, taken from our room at the wonderful Blenheim in Dawlish.
Modified Hall class 6960 Raveningham Hall, barks out of Watchet during the Spring Steam Gala. The 6960 was built in 1944, was working the 1045 Bishop's Lydeard to Minehead service.