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 The pacers are set to be withdrawn.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 These iconic trains in their 40th year of service, are set to be withdrawn.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.
Dawlish! For years I have wanted to come here. We finally made it and after a spell of unsettled weather things improved. Here an HST 125 sweeps along Marine Parade.
First Great Western DMU departs Dawlish sliding past the old Coast Guard station. We got a lucky break on what was mostly an unsettled misty day.
A surprise visitor was this Network Rail test train to the seawall in Dawlish. This is the view from "The Blenheim" a fantastic bed and breakfast a must for any railway enthusiast.
The Class 143 DMU is among the most hated by Britons, for all intents a "bus" on rails. However in the years ahead these will be retired.