March 11th 2008 Continuedâ€¦
We continued onward along the coast line walking on the beach below the sea wall until we could climb up some narrow steps to the top of the sea wall which is part of the original wall built to hold the Great Western Railway and is still the main line today.
The occasional shadow from the cloud cover made for some nice lighting effects, also above South West Trains Class 159 no 159019 makes its way to Teignmouth station and lastly the hilltop stone place name visible from the train.
Above, an EWS Class 66 freignt train no 66070 leaves Teignmouth and heads for Holcombe Tunnel, more of the Sea Wall, the old rusting signal gantry and a Cross-Country service leaving Holcombe Tunnel crossing the bridge over the end of Smuggler’s Lane.
This section of the railway was very busy and provided quite a selection of different trains, more of the Cross-Country (Pendalino?) a First Great Western HST set and a class 142 here.
Back to nature as the strong waves smash against the foot of the sea wall, the angle of the tide causing the water to fly up well above the top of the wall and some 10ft higher than the path, and even above the signal gantry at one point.
Soon it came time to head back along the coastal path to Teignmouth…