2nd September 2007
Past Time Rail
The Torbay Express
|Loco(s) Used||37410 & 37417|
|Stock Used||????? (2)|
1Z27 : Bristol Temple Meads to Kingswear
1Z28 : Kingswear to Bristol Temple Meads
|37410 + 37417||Bristol Temple Meads - Weston-super-Mare - Taunton - Exeter St Davids - Newton Abbot - Paignton - Kingswear|
|37417 + 37410||Kingswear - (reverse of outward route) - Bristol Temple Meads|
(1) This was the ninth of a series that was booked to run on the ten Sunday's between 8th July and 9th September 2007. This train was originally booked for haulage by steam: 6024 'King Edward I' but this loco was unavailable due to a piston rod problem.
(2) Stock 'was per previous steam turns with a Virgin MK2 locked out of use as a barrier vehicle'.
(3) Adrian Noel comments: Timings were as booked west - meaning sitting around at prescribed water stops to facilitate pick-up times. On the return these stops were irrelevant so an arrival at Bristol Temple Meads was somewhere around 50mins early.
Sources : Gary Thornton (from contemporary sources) &
(all photos: Adrian Noel)
37417 at Kingswear.
The pair, en-route.
Timings (Booked Only)
(from Adrian Noel)
|Miles||Location||Booked (out)||Booked (rtn)||Miles|
|0.0||Bristol Temple Meads||09.19d||21.44a||112.0|
|19.1||Weston-super-Mare||09.42a ~ 09.44d||21.10a ~ 21.15d||92.9|
|28.1||Highbridge & Burnham||09/57||20/56||83.9|
|28.5||Highbridge U/DGL||09*59 ~ 10*06||-||-|
|45.9||Taunton||10w29a ~ 10w54d||20w17a ~ 20w37d||66.1|
|75.6||Cowley Bridge Jn||11/24||?||?|
|76.6||Exeter St Davids||11w27a ~ 11w46d||18w44a ~ 19w34d||35.4|
|105.5||Paignton||12.29a ~ 12.49d||17.51a ~ 17.57d||6.5|
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