An HST swings into the Welsh capital while a 170 with a Cross Country service departs. The scene will change in the years ahead when the Great Western Main Line is electrified.
Sheds! A surprise was two Class 66's leading this empty steel coil train rolling through Cardiff Wales. The Class 66 nicknamed "shed" by enthusiasts are widely used in the UK, built by EMD.
A Class 66 leads a steel train past an HST at Cardiff Central. The steel industry in Wales faces an uncertain future as Tata steel wants to sell off or close it's massive plants.
Arriva Trains Wales operates an extensive network of frequent passenger services out of Cardiff. Here a service arrives at Cardiff Central in the Welsh capital.
A Class 170 DMU arrives at Cardiff Central with a Cross Country Service.
An HST swings along the sea wall in Dawlish. Now if you look very closely you can spot the 40th anniversary HST power car bringing up the rear. It's 43002 painted in BR colors.
By the sea! Great Western HST blasts through Dawlish. This railway station is exceptionally unique that it sits upon a sea wall and has a history of wave damage.
A Cross Country HST blasts through the station as Maryann gets her photos. Most of Cross Country's services here are with the Voyagers but they do throw a few HST's in the mix.
An HST rolls along the famous sea wall, rolling past the old Coast Guard cottage. The iconic HST 125 now in service for 40 years will be replaced by the Class 800 / 802 series in the years ahead.
Waves lash at an HST. The waves can get considerably bigger here and in February 2014 took out part of the line. With the threat of storms and climate change an inland route is being studied.
GWR HST rolls along the sea wall. This section was destroyed by a storm in 2014 and rebuilt months later. There is talk reopening a route inland as this is the only line into the southwest.
A set of Pacers rolls along the repaired part of the sea wall. A storm in February 2014 destroyed this section. The pacers are set to be withdrawn.
HST! The only HST 125 to wear the new green GWR Livery rolls past the rebuilt section of the sea wall. These iconic trains in their 40th year of service, are set to be withdrawn.
A Cross Country Voyager arrives in Dawlish with the famous Blenhem in the background. The Voyager sets are not well liked by enthusiasts.
A Great Western Railways DMU arrives in Dawlish sliding past the pink "Blenheim" with the new GWR livery.