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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.


Photograph competition
Photograph competition

Torbay Express Photo Competition Terms and Conditions:

 

1 No cash equivalent prize will be awarded;

2 By submitting an entry you are granting Torbay Express Ltd permission to use your photograph;

3 The judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into;

4 Entries to be emailed to marketing @ pathfindertours.co.uk with the subject line 'Torbay Photo' or uploaded to the Torbay Express FaceBook page;

5 Low resolution entires may be submitted, but if your photo is selected as one of the prize winners you will be required to submit a high resolution version;

6 The competition closes at midnight on Saturday, 30 September 2017.


PROVISIONAL DATES FOR 2018
PROVISIONAL DATES FOR 2018

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.

 

 

 


Dates for 2018
Dates for 2018

COMING SHORTLY - Dates for the Torbay Express in 2018

 

Watch this space for details.


Clan Line heading to Bristol
Clan Line heading to Bristol
Steam locomotive Clan Line no. 35028 is travelling to Bristol today (15 August) ready for hauling the Torbay Express on Sunday, 20 August. Keep an eye out for the steam as the loco goes by.


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).


HOT DAY FOR FIRST TORBAY EXPRESS OF SUMMER 2017
HOT DAY FOR FIRST TORBAY EXPRESS OF SUMMER 2017

It was a scorching hot day for the first Torbay Express steam train of summer 2017; so hot and dry in fact that Network Rail imposed a steam ban and we had to run with diesel assistance. As you can see by the photo above, courtesy of Robert Sherwood, Tornado No 60163 looked magnificent, as usual.

 

The next Torbay Express is on 2 July, when Tornado will again be hauling the train (subject to the usual provisos).


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.

 

 


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.


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