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Countdown & Clan Line Test Run
Countdown & Clan Line Test Run
It is less than five weeks until the first Torbay Express of summer 2017 on Sunday 18 June - we are definitely getting excited now and looking forward to seeing our lovely coaches in the central siding at Bristol Temple Meads. 

On18 June there are just three single seats available in Premier Dining, one of which is at a table for two. We have a single First Class Plus seat available, but there are still plenty of Standard Class seats.


We have heard that steam locomotive Clan Line Number 35028 is due to have a test run in the next couple of weeks, so we are keeping our fingers firmly crossed!


Image courtesy of Paul Blowfield.


Less than Six weeks until 1st Torbay Express of 2017
Less than Six weeks until 1st Torbay Express of 2017

It's now less than six weeks until the first Torbay Express steam train leaves Bristol Temple Meads on its scenic journey to Kingswear via Paignton and there aren't many seats left available, so don't leave it too long to book yours!


First Torbay Express of 2017 on 18 June
First Torbay Express of 2017 on 18 June

It is only just over six weeks until the first Torbay Express of this summer and already there are only a few seats left available in Premier Dining and First Class Plus. Luckily there are currently plenty of seats available in Standard Class, but don't leave it too long before you book your place aboard our very special steam hauled excursion.


Countdown to first Torbay Express of summer 2017
Countdown to first Torbay Express of summer 2017

We are on the countdown until the first Torbay Express of summer 2017, as it's now less than eight weeks until 18th June. We are starting to get excited and hope you are too!


High Speed Tornado on Torbay Express
High Speed Tornado on Torbay Express

As you will no doubt be aware Tornado No. 60163 recently ran at 100mph on the East Coast Main Line (ECML) between Doncaster and Newcastle during trials to increase its running speeds for main line operations. So we have our fingers crossed about the speed that may be achieved when Tornado is hauling the Torbay Express this summer.

 

For a detailed report on Tornado's high speed trials please have a look at the A1 Trust website.

 

Image courtesy of Mark Wilkins.

 

 


Torbay Express Charity of the year 2017

We are delighted to announce that the Torbay Express charity of the year for 2017 is Above and Beyond   This is a charity that 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:

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Clan Line to Haul the Torbay Express this summer

We are very pleased to be able to announce that Clan Line No. 35028 has been added to the pool of locomotives booked to haul the Torbay Express in summer 2017.


10% DISCOUNT ON 1st TORBAY EXPRESS OF 2017
10% DISCOUNT ON 1st TORBAY EXPRESS OF 2017

We are delighted to offer 10% discount on the prices of the first Torbay Express of our Summer 2017 programme.

 

Please note the discount is only available until 31 March and the discount has already been taken from the prices on our Booking System.


BOOKINGS NOW BEING TAKEN FOR 2017
BOOKINGS NOW BEING TAKEN FOR 2017

We are now taking bookings for the programme of Torbay Express steam train excursions in Summer 2017.


2016 prices held for 2017
2016 prices held for 2017

We are pleased to announce that we have been able to hold our 2016 prices for 2017 and that we have added a new pick-up station - Yatton.

 

Booking will be open shortly.

 

We would like to wish all our passengers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and we look forward to seeing you again in 2017


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