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Last Torbay Express of the Summer
Last Torbay Express of the Summer

There are seats available in Premier Dining, First Class Plus and Standard Class on the last Torbay Express of this summer. Why not join us for a lovely steam hauled day out behind N0. 35018 Clan Line - subject, of course to all the relevant tests being passed and nothing untoward happening!

 


The Directors have indicated that, because of the overwhelming support from passengers, they fully intend to run this excursion, subject to all the usual provisos.

 

The photo of Clan Line is by Glen Batten.


Last Torbay Express of 2018 re-dated to 9 September
Last Torbay Express of 2018 re-dated to 9 September
 

Unfortunately, the locomotive booked to haul The Torbay Express on Sunday, 2 September, No. 60163 ‘Tornado’, is not available because of on-going repair issues.

The directors of The Torbay Express, the A1 Trust (the owners of ‘Tornado’) and DB Cargo (the train operator) have made every effort to source another suitable locomotive without success.  However, No. 35028 ‘Clan Line’ is available the following week and therefore, subject to sufficient support from passengers, it is proposed to re-date the train to run on Sunday, 9 September. All passengers have been contacted by email/letter.


Photo of Clan Line by Paul Blowfield.


TORBAY EXPRESS TO BE FULLY STEAM HAULED ON 19 AUGUST
TORBAY EXPRESS TO BE FULLY STEAM HAULED ON 19 AUGUST
Network Rail have confirmed that on Sunday, 19 August The Torbay Express can run fully steam hauled, with no diesel assistance (subject , of course, to passing all the usual tests and nothing untoward happening)  Number 35028 Clan Line will be hauling the train. 


There are just a few seats left on the train.


Photo courtesy of Paul Blowfield.


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

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