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Departing from Bristol Temple Meads, Yatton, Weston-super-Mare, Taunton
Departing from Bristol Temple Meads, Bath Spa, Trowbridge, Westbury, Taunton
Yesterday, 20 August, the Torbay Express was hauled by steam locomotive Clan Line No. 35028; this was the first timne since 1985 that Clan Line had travelled along this stretch of track.
Clan Line will also be hauling the train on 3rd September - the penultimate Torbay Express train of this summer.
Phot courtesy of Charlie Greasley.
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.
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!
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