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Written by Mark Bearton - 10 Nov 2004
last update by Bob Pickering - 07 Feb 2017
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Location notes
Dawlish Warren is on the West of England Main Line between Exeter and Newton Abbot where it meets the coast after running down the River Exe.
Railway type and traffic
A busy two track railway, and station, with frequent First Great Western HSTs and local units (of 143, 150, 153 and occasional 158 varieties), as well as Cross Country Voyagers and HSTs.
Some freight, namely a weekly DB Schenker fuel oil train and Colas log train, occasional Network Rail test trains too.
There is a weekly China Clay train that runs on Thursdays in the late afternoon from the west and the locomotive returns light a few hours later.
Dawlish Warren is a holiday resort and whereas neighbouring Dawlish is a town, Dawlish Warren is characterised by large caravan parks.
Road directions
Dawlish Warren is signposted off the A379 which leads from Exeter and the end of the M5.

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Dawlish Warren map co-ordinates
There is car parking by the station.
Public transport
Dawlish Warren is served by an hourly local service between Exeter and Paignton. Dawlish which is about a mile and half walk away along the seafront has more longer distance services calling.

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There are toilets by the station, also plenty of snack bars and several pubs/bars.
There is plenty of accommodation in the area, especially in Dawlish.
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Dawlish Warren

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Dawlish Warren general view map
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Photographic notes
Photography at the station can be taken from morning to mid-afternoon for trains heading west from Exeter.

General views - All photographs © Mark Bearton unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north

Fig 1 - Looking north

Afternoon shot at the station

Fig 2 - Looking north

Fig 2 - Looking north

Morning shot at the station

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