Today we see steam back in Devon with a very special ‘double-headed’ run between Cardiff and Plymouth.
Saphos Trains ‘The Devonian Express’ departs Cardiff under diesel power before switching to steam at Bristol with LMS Royal Scot Class 46100 Royal Scot and BR Standard Class 7 70000 Britannia (running as 70022 Tornado) taking the tour forward.
From Saphos Trains:
‘We recreate one of the classic steam hauled holiday trains of the golden age of railway travel for a journey around the beautiful Devon coast with time available to discover the many charms of maritime Plymouth. The train is diesel hauled from Cardiff to Bristol and then departs double headed with two of our famous steam locomotives for the journey across the lush Somerset levels, then through the remote Blackdown hills and down the Exe Valley to Exeter, before heading along the estuary with its pretty fishing boats and stunning views across to Exmouth and the Jurassic coast. Continuing past Powderham Castle and along the famous sea wall line we race through tunnels and cuttings of red rock and beside beaches and coves with the sea keeping company with the train.’
You can capture this on our Teignmouth Cameras, as well as our good friends at Dawlish Beach Cameras, at the following times,
1Z46 Cardiff Central to Plymouth (Track it HERE)
12:39 – Dawlish San Remo and Blenheim Cameras (via Dawlish Beach Cams)
12:44 – Teignmouth Cameras
1Z47 Plymouth to Cardiff Central (Track is HERE)
17:49 – Teignmouth Cameras
17:52 – Dawlish Blenheim and San Remo Cameras (via Dawlish Beach Cams)
17:56 – Dawlish Warren Camera (via Dawlish Beach Cams)
Saphos Trains – The Devonian Express – Click HERE for more information.