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Departing from Bristol Temple Meads, Bath Spa,
Trowbridge, Westbury & Taunton
Departing from Bristol Temple Meads, Yatton, Weston-super-Mare & Taunton
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.
Just announced the provisional dates for the Torbay Express on Sundays in 2018:
3 June - via Bath Spa
17 June - via Weston-super-Mare,
15 July - via Bath Spa
29 July - via Weston-super-Mare
19 August - via Bath Spa,
2 September - via Weston-super-Mare
16 September - via Bath Spa
Full details will follow in October.
COMING SHORTLY - Dates for the Torbay Express in 2018
Watch this space for details.
There are no seats left for this Sunday, but there are some available on 3 September, when Clan Line is also booked to haul the train (subject to all the usual provisos).
It is now less than four weeks until the first Torbay Express of this summer on Sunday 18 June - getting very close now!
We are delighted that Clan Line No. 35028 had a test run on Thursday 18 May. She hauled one carriage and a 'dead' class 66 locomotive from Crewe to Chester and back, twice. The speed was gradually increased to around 65 mph and the test was a complete success. The next step will be visiting the paint shop, then a loaded test run with a full length train.
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.
The next Torbay Express steam train to the English Riviera is on Sunday 24 July when 'Royal Scot' No. 46100 is booked to haul the train for the last time this year, subject, of course, to passing all the necessary tests!.
From Bristol Temple Meads the route is via Bath Spa, Trowbridge, Westbury & Taunton - unfortunately Premier Dining is not available from Taunton because of timing constraints, but the journey is still fantastic!
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