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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


TORNADO TO HAUL TORBAY EXPRESS
TORNADO TO HAUL TORBAY EXPRESS

We are delighted to announce that the Torbay Express on 4 and 11 September 2016 will be hauled by iconic Tornado No. 60163.

 

Tornado is a Peppercorn class A1 Pacific steam locomotive built by the A1 Steam Trust to the original design and which made its first public moves in steam in August 2008.


PADDLE STEAMER 'KINGSWEAR CASTLE' ON 11 SEPTEMBER
PADDLE STEAMER 'KINGSWEAR CASTLE' ON 11 SEPTEMBER

We have been advised by the Paignton & Dartmouth Railway that the Paddle Steamer 'Kingswear Castle' will NOT be running the 1 ¼ hour river cruises on Sunday 11th September 2016 at 12:00, 14:00 or 15:30. It will instead be operating a river cruise lasting approximately 50 min departing Dartmouth at 13:30, 14:30 and 15:30.  

 

The price will be £8.50 instead of  the usual £15.


CHARITY FOR 2016 - BRANDON TRUST
CHARITY FOR 2016 - BRANDON TRUST

A raffle is held on board each Torbay Express train to raise funds for charity and this year The Brandon Trust has been chosen as our Charity of the Year.

 

The Brandon Trust is a UK based charity working across southern England. It supports adults and children with learning disabilities and autism. They believe that all people with learning disabilities should be able to live a life of freedom with fewer limitations. The Trust work with people who can inspire and enable those they support to set themselves free so they can reach for their dreams and be all they can be.

 


ROYAL SCOT ON STAND-BY
ROYAL SCOT ON STAND-BY
Just in case Lord Dowding isn't repaired in time for the last two Torbay Expresses of the season (4 & 11 September) Royal Scot will be on stand-by. We are keeping our fingers (and toes) firmly crossed!

TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE
TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE

 We were absolutely delighted that Torbay Express has been Recognised for Superior Service by TripAdvisor and has been selected for the 2016 Certificate of Excellence, reflecting the consistently great reviews we've earned on TripAdvisor.

We would like to thank all our passengers who posted lovely reviews, and all the staff and volunteer Stewards whose fabulous Customer Service skills have been instrumental in Torbay Express receiving this accolade for the second year running.


RHINO ON KINGSWEAR STATION
RHINO ON KINGSWEAR STATION

There is a Rhino on Kingswear Station - it is called 'Paignton by Numbers' and has been designed by Forest of Dean artist Rachel Shilston as part of the 'Great Big Rhino Project' organised by Paignton Zoo.


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