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No. 9 to haul Torbay Express on 15 July
No. 9 to haul Torbay Express on 15 July

On Sunday, 15 July No. 60009 Union of South Africa will be hauling The Torbay Express (subject to all the usual provisos regarding passing FTR tests and nothing untoward happening) . The locomotive is also booked to haul the Torbay Express on 29 July and 19 August. These will be the only opportunity to travel behind No. 9 along this route as the locomotive is being retired next year and will then go into a museum in Scotland. 


First Torbay Express of 2018 - Sunday, 3 June
First Torbay Express of 2018 - Sunday, 3 June

It is the first Torbay Express of this summer on Sunday, 3 June and we have caused confusion for our passengers by including the date of another train in the programme (15 July) in the letter we sent out with the Boarding Passes. We are very sorry for this error and look forward to welcoming passengers aboard on Sunday, 3 June!

 

The locomotive booked to haul this train is No. 35028, Clan Line, subject, of course, to passing all the requisite tests and nothing untoward happening. Photo by Paul Blowfield.


Three Weeks to go
Three Weeks to go
Wow - on Sunday it will be just three weeks until the first Torbay Express of this summer on Sunday 3 June. 

This will be the second day of the Torbay Air Show, which can be viewed from Paignton Green - avoid all the hassle of parking by travelling on the Torbay Express with us. It is just a short walk (about ten minutes) from Paington Railway station.


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Less Than Five Weeks to go!
Less Than Five Weeks to go!

It is now less than five weeks until the first of this summer's Torbay Expresses steams its way from Bristol Temple Meads across the Somerset Levels and around the beautiful Devon coast to the English Riviers. We are getting excited and have got our green shirts out of storage in readiness.


Eight Weeks to Go!
Eight Weeks to Go!

It is now just eight weeks until the first Torbay Express steam train of summer 2018 and all the arrangements are being made. Have you booked your seat yet?


New Cornish Steam Trip from Pathfinder Tours
New Cornish Steam Trip from Pathfinder Tours

We are delighted to announce that our sister company, Pathfinder Tours, is running a steam hauled trip to Parr in Cornwall on Sunday, 17 June.

 

All the luxury you would have with The Torbay Expres aboard this new Pathfinder Tours train.

 

Image by Paul Blowfield


Now Open For Bookings
Now Open For Bookings

We are delighted to announce that we are now open for bookings


Happy New Year
Happy New Year

We would like to thank eveyone for their support in 2017 and wish you a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2018.


Purchase a gift voucher
Purchase a gift voucher

The Perfect Gift for the train lover in your life


Purchase a gift voucher - the ideal present!

We all know someone who is difficult to buy for - how about purchasing a gift voucher for a trip on the Torbay Express next summer? Vouchers are available from £5 and a personalised Gift Certificate can be prepared for an additional £1.50 . Make someone's day that bit more special. To purchase one please call the Booking Office  (01453 835414 / 834477) Monday to Friday 09:15 to 16:45.


Torbay Express Presents Donation to Charity
Torbay Express Presents Donation to Charity

We are delighted to announce that the charity raffles aboard this year's Torbay Express trains raised the amazing sum of £2,641.33 for our charity of the year Above and Beyond   We are very grateful to everyone who has been involved in the raffles, our fabulous volunteer Stewards who sold the raffle tickets and also all our lovely passengers who bought them.

 

Above and beyond raises funds to help Bristol city centre hospitals provide more than the NHS can.  This includes creating welcoming environments, funding innovative research, supporting staff training and development, and providing state of the art equipment. 


The hospitals supported include:

 

On Wednesday 4th October 2017 three of our wonderful Stewards, John, Lesley and Keith, visited the Above and Beyond charity offices to present a cheque for the donation raised through the on-board raffles on this seasons Torbay Express. They were warmly welcomed by Catherine, the fundraising co-ordinator, and were given a brief tour of the three hospitals supported to directly see where the donation will be of benefit. They found the tour very interesting and informative and Above and Beyond were delighted with the amount raised and thanked everyone involved.


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