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    Smile And now... it's: final Part 8 - Dawlish II (50 p.)


    For videos see:

    Itinerary for April 18 (part 2) and 19:

    Dawlish dep 11:00 (SW 158 -> Paignton)
    Paignton arr 11:30

    Paignton dep 12:15 (Paignton & Dartmouth P&D 4500)
    Kingswear arr 12:45
    Kingswear dep 13:00 (P&D 4500 -> Paignton)
    Goodrington arr 13:25


    Paignton dep 9:14 (GW 150 -> Exmouth)
    Newton Abbot arr 9:30
    Newton Abbot dep 9:35 (GW 43 "HST")
    London Paddington arr 12:21
    London Underground to Liverpool Street

    London Liverpool Street dep 13:10 (One 317)
    Stansted arr 13:56

    A Voyager to Birmingham via Bristol

    A local train with class 153 and 150

    The first HST from Penzance "Golden Hind" was 40 minutes late

    The next HST followed 8 minutes later, so I couldn't find another spot as planned

    Maintenance work

    And the next HST, 15 minutes behind the previous one

    This time with old engine towards London

    A Voyager, now on the other side of the station

    At 9:47 the HST passed which I was about to take the next day

    I walked uphill for a better view

    Meeting Voyager/HST

    The first HST of the day London - Penzance disappointed sound-wise with two refurbished engines, not only me but also a group of children (see video )

    The next HST to London was stopping at Dawlish

    A quiet day at the beach ;D

    Now I went on to Paignton for the Paignton & Dartmouth museum railway:

    After a ride on the train I arrived at Kingswear opposite Dartmouth which can be reached by ferry. Great Western 4555 "Warrior" is reversing next to the "Devon Belle" observation car

    The River Dart at low tide, viewed from the train I took to Goodrington

    One of the best known photo spots of the line, Saltern Cove, with the train at 14:30

    Going downhill at 15:40, same place

    And the next train at 16:25 passing Goodrington beach

    Paignton Pier on the last morning, after good, long sleep (no wonder after three nights straight without hotel )

    Arrived punctually at London Paddington

    Heathrow Express at Paddington

    Impressions from Paddington

    And a last photo from London Liverpool Street station with One class 317 as Stansted Express

    That was the last part from this journey, I hope you enjoyed it!

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    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Kent, Washington



    A great finish to a wonderful series. Say, what happened to your website? I wasn't able to access it this morning.
    Brian Bundridge
    Puyallup, Washington
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    Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad Conductor/Student Engineer

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    Hi Brian,


    Everything seems OK to me now...

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    Mar 2006


    Roni, did you see any Class 158s? I have a very soft spot for them.
    SRT: Road of Surprises
    There's no closer shave than trains

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