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The North Devon Line

Barnstaple, North Devon, England

 

another "content over style" heritage web page from Steve Johnson`s "Cyberheritage"

 

THE PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTION   

The Railway beside the Sea: The Sea Wall between Dawlish & Teignmouth - Devon

...and featuring that classic railway location:

HORSE COVE

     

    

click above to enlarge

all taken 1984 - 1987

    Dawlish and Teignmouth, two wonderful locations for railways by the sea. Very often we would take a class 45.."Peak"....hauled train to either of these two towns and spend the day either watching trains, playing on the beach, or as in most times, a mixture of both. If we were in Dawlish we also had the bonus of feeding the local population of swans. Dawlish station had a buffet we would often visit and consume tea and buns to the sound of class 50`s rumbling over head on a busy and sunny "Summer Saturday." Especially at Dawlish, a seaside town in every way, the sites, sounds and indeed smells of kids and sand, ices and chips, diesels and seagulls make for an interesting mix. The trains go right across the sea front - unmissable.

What memories, what trains, even double headed 31`s on a passenger working!

a class 45 at Horse Cove

a Network South East class 50 rounds the corner at Teignmouth and emerges out on to the sea wall

a "Skipper" DMU emerges from Parson`s Tunnel

a Network South East class 50 emerges from Parson`s Tunnel

class 50- 50024 at Horse Cove

a class 47 at Horse Cove

a class 47 in Inter-City livery at Parson`s Tunnel

a class 50 emerges from Parson`s Tunnel

a class 47 rounds the corner at Teignmouth and emerges out on to the sea wall

class 50 - 50001 makes it`s way along the sea wall toward Exeter

NSE - Network South East class 50-50044 at Horse Cove heads toward Exeter

a NSE class 50  makes it`s way along the sea wall toward Exeter

a NSE class 50  makes it`s way along the sea wall toward Dawlish

a class 47 in Inter-City livery seen along the sea wall approaching Dawlish from the east

a class 47-47454 in Inter-City livery at Horse Cove

a class 47 at Horse Cove

class 50-50044 seen at Horse Cove

a class 50 pulls away from Dawlish Station westbound

class 50-50036 at Horse Cove

NSE class 50-50044 at Horse Cove

a class 47 on a west bound freight working near Starcross on the River Exe estuary

a class 47-47539 in Inter-City livery is eastbound along the sea wall

class 50-50050 is eastbound along the sea wall

class 50 is eastbound along the sea wall

a class 47-47450 in Inter-City livery emerges from the west end of Parson`s Tunnel

that green class 50 - Sir Edward Elgar moves along the Dawlish sea front having just pulled out of the station

a class 47 in Inter-City livery moves across the Dawlish sea front

a class 47 in Inter-City livery moves along  the  sea front into Dawlish Station - a busy scene

an Inter-City HST (High Speed Train) comes into Dawlish Station

a class 45 heads west along the sea wall

a DMU passes the Signal Box in Dawlish Station

an Inter-City class 47-47454 at Horse Cove

a "chocolate and cream" - as per GWR has just left Dawlish Station

class 50 - 50012 has just left Dawlish Station

a class 47 and a DMU are seen moving along by Dawlish Warren Station

a DMU is seen moving along by Dawlish Warren Station

a class 47 moves away from Dawlish Station eastbound

a class 47 is east bound along the sea wall

a class 50 passes a fine semaphore signal as it heads west along the sea wall

a class 45 "Peak" heads west through Dawlish Station

a class 41 heads east having just pulled away from Dawlish Station - note Signal Box and semaphore signal

a class 45 "Peak" blasts westward out of Dawlish Station

class 50 - 50042 pulls west out of Dawlish Station

double-headed pair of class 31`s on a passenger turn head east into Dawlish Station - notice arms raised out of windows-enthusiasts excited by the novelty of this type of haulage

a DMU at Dawlish Warren station - note semaphore signals

a class 33 on a passenger turn is eastbound at Exminster - note signal box and lineside telegraph poles

a DMU is eastbound at Exminster

a "push-pull" class 33 is eastbound at Exminster

a class 47 seen at Exminster

class 50 - 50050 at Horse Cove

a class 47 at Horse Cove

a west bound class 50 passes by Shaldon Bridge along the banks of the River Teign

class 50 - 50036 heads east along the banks of the River Teign

class 50 - 50027 rounds the corner under the road over bridge at Teignmouth

class 50 - 50004 rounds the corner under the road over bridge at Teignmouth

a class 45 "Peak" on a goods turn heads toward Dawlish along by Starcross

a class 45 "Peak"  on a passenger  turn heads toward Dawlish along by Starcross

a class 33 rumbles through Starcross Station heading toward Exeter

 a high vantage point sees this class 50 heading east

a class 47 on a passenger turn approaches Dawlish Station

double-heading class 50`s approach Dawlish Station

a class 47 on a freight turn approaches Dawlish Station from the west

class 50 - 50005 hammers through Dawlish Station westbound on a Motor-Rail service

class 50 - 50002 approaches Dawlish Station from the west

this class 45 "Peak" is bearing down on us in no uncertain way as it heads west after pulling away from Dawlish Station

a DMU passes a lower quadrant semaphore signal as it heads into the first tunnel out of Dawlish heading west

a class 50 passes a lower quadrant semaphore signal as it heads into the first tunnel out of Dawlish heading west

my little boy at Dawlish Station - about 3 years in 1984

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