The first train to pass our cameras from the recently formed Saphos Trains saw SR Rebuilt Light Pacific Class 4-6-2 no 34046 Braunton as (34052 Lord Dowding) make two passes of our cameras today. For a first outing they really couldn’t have picked better conditions for those onboard The English Riviera Express as the Journey from Bristol Temple Meads to Kingswear passed along the coast.
The Journey will repeated at the same time next week with the same locomotive due to be on the front.
Here’s our extended video including drone footage followed by some of Colins photos from the visit.

Braunton as Lord Dowding approaching Rockstone footbridge – Colin Campbell

The English Riviera Express making it’s way towards Dawlish – Colin Campbell

Braunton wearing Lord Dowdings identity passes along the wall on the return to Bristol Temple Meads – Colin Campbell

The back up 47 on the rear – Colin Campbell