The BBC Press Office announced in November 2006 that Nicholas Owen had signed to BBC News as a presenter. Owen's last broadcast on ITV was the ITV Evening News on 7 February 2007, and he took up his BBC News post on 3 March 2007. Owen regularly presents the Sunday 9am-1pm shift on the BBC News channel, as well as being a main relief presenter for the BBC Weekend News on BBC One.
He can sometimes be found driving trains for the Volk's Railway, (the oldest electric line in the world) in Brighton.
"Newsreader Nicholas Owen, pictured here with Chairman Trevor Shears, will perform the official train naming of one of South West Trains' Diesel Locomotives ‘Seaton Tramway’ at Axminster Station on 9th June 2013."
Hmm? One of their diesel locomotives?
They've only got one and it's only half a diesel and half electric; available as a rescue locomotive. But read on and we will discover more from "Devon Life":-
"The naming event begins on arrival of the special class 159 locomotive from London Waterloo, carrying a party of 300 "guests" ...
"Online bookings have now closed. Standard Class seats are still available online ." Intersting unresolvable contradiction!
Dear "Devon Life" : a "locomotive" is a big metal box on wheels packed full with a huge engine. It pulls trucks or carriages which can't go anywhere unless they have a locomotive to pull them. A "class 159" is a diesel "multiple unit" consisting of three coaches with engines and other clever stuff hidden under the floor. Here is one ...
... at Axminster Station. And, please note "Devon Life", it doesn't have a locomotive at the front (or even at the back!).
The main Car Show will be in the Underfleet car park in Seaton, with trade stands and entertainment at Colyton. Before the passengers return by road to Axminster Station in the afternoon to board the newly named “Seaton Tramway” loco back to London, Nicholas Owen will also present winners with Trophies at the Classic Car Show.