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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.


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.


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


Purchase a gift voucher
Purchase a gift voucher

The Perfect Gift for the train lover in your life


Purchase a gift voucher - the ideal present!

We all know someone who is difficult to buy for - how about purchasing a gift voucher for a trip on the Torbay Express next summer? Vouchers are available from £5 and a personalised Gift Certificate can be prepared for an additional £1.50 . Make someone's day that bit more special. To purchase one please call the Booking Office  (01453 835414 / 834477) Monday to Friday 09:15 to 16:45.


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.


Dates for 2018
Dates for 2018

COMING SHORTLY - Dates for the Torbay Express in 2018

 

Watch this space for details.


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).


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