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Once again night owl Nick Campbell was on Teignmouth station after midnight specifically to record the National Rail Test train operating on the 398O Bristol High Level Siding to Exeter Riverside NY via Goodrington service.

Most test trains in this area of late have been powered by a Colas Class 37 but this one was National Rail Yellow livery 97304 with five test carriages the last of which was a DVT (Driver Van Trailer) so that the train can be driven from that end without the need to uncouple the locomotive and run round the train. A bonus was the Penzance – Paddington sleeper appearing just as Nick arrived on the station.

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