Believed to be the first visit in almost 10 years since South West Trains ceased using the stock, Class 442 units Nos. 442415 and 442418 are seen waiting to depart from London Waterloo on Bank Holiday Monday, 29 August 2016 forming the 1Z42 09.03 charter to Poole, via Woking, Havant and Southampton. The train was crewed by Rail Operations Group drivers and was organised by Vintage Trains in the aid of the Railway Children charity. Mark V. Pike
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The 2017 Railways of Dawlish Calendar is now available. Order on line by pressing the Add to Cart button below or you can purchase by sending a cheque or postal order for £10.50 to 1 Burns Court, Marine Parade, Dawlish, Devon. EX7 9DL made payable to C J Marsden
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The annual Railways of Dawlish Calendar 2017, A4 format, 13 images of steam and diesel subjects in the Dawlish area.
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Announcement After many months without the full Traction Recognition pages being operational, detailing all modern traction technical data for locomotives and multiple unit stock, this important feature of the TRC website has now been returned in a much improved format and fully updated. Select the Traction Recognition link from the sidebar to display the full menu.
The new Hitachi Class 800 & 801
Visit our special Class 800 & 801 section, with illustrations of the delivery of the first Class 800 to the UK.Class 800
Welcome to the updated Railway Centre.Com website. Following transfer from our old servers to our new site earlier in the year, retaining a number of the original features, including our highly popular 'Picture of the Day', we are now getting over 10,000 hits per day, with the most popular pages being our Picture of the Day. By popular demand, and to provide as much information free of charge to fellow enthusiasts as possible. Our site changes now allow us to upload news items from a handheld smartphone or iPad and is thus less time consuming to maintain, it also allows us to upload last minute changes and follow important news stories - This service will be back soon. Feedback from visitors is important to us, so if you have any comments or suggestions please drop us an e-mail. Much further expansion to this site is in the pipeline, much of which follows reader comment. We have no intention whatsoever to introduce any form of charges, log in or password system, allowing users easy site access at all times. All our main services are free. In the future, we will be producing a limited number of e-books - these will of course be chargeable on a one-off basis and be viewable on all modern computer and iPad equipment. Watch here for details.
Submitting your material for consideration for use as Picture of the Day The Railway Centre.Com are always looking for quality digital images for use as Picture of the Day. If you have any suitable item, preferably with a news content, please submit as an e-mail attachment in a jpg format to firstname.lastname@example.org Please do not reduce your image to less than 1600 pixals in width and please do not add text or graphics to the image. Remember to include as much information about the picture as possible, including the loco/unit number, train, date and location, plus your name. We are also willing to include personal website details at the end of the picture credit.