12th June 2011

Torbay Express Ltd
The Torbay Express

Locos Used 47815 & steam: 7827 'Lydham Manor' (running as 7800 'Torquay Manor') & 71000 'Duke of Gloucester'
Stock Used booked for set EH01

Route :
1Z27 : Bristol Temple Meads to Kingswear
1Z28 : Kingswear to Bristol Temple Meads

Loco(s) Advertised Route
71000 (1) Bristol Temple Meads - Worle Jn - Weston-super-Mare - Uphill Jn - Bridgwater - Cogload Jn - Taunton - Exeter St Davids - Newton Abbot - Paignton - (1) - Churston - Kingswear
71000 Kingswear - (reverse of outward route) - Tiverton [Up Loop] (2)
47815 (2) Tiverton [Up Loop] - (reverse of outward route) - Bristol Temple Meads

Notes :
(1) 7827 banked the train from the top of Waterside bank to Churston. The weather was very wet and windy. Steve Marshall confirms and adds: 71000 failed to negotiate the right hand bend at the top of Waterside bank and after more than 10 minutes of trying in torrential rain. 7827 was running behind with the 12:15 Paignton-Kingswear and left itís train at Goodrington station to run up (tender first) to the back of the Torbay Express. It banked it to Churston, then ran back to Goodrington light engine for itís service train.
(2) 71000 failed and was rescued by 47815 from Tiverton Up Loop. Reports suggest the train was around 3hrs late departing Tiverton Up Loop.

Sources : Nick Bartlett & Steve Marshall

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Nick Bartlett)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Bristol Temple Meads 09.15d 20.38a [P3]
Worle Jn 09/35 20/16
Weston-super-Mare 09.40a ~ 09.42d 20.03a ~ 20.11d
Uphill Jn 09/46 19/55
Highbridge & Burnham 09/53 19/47
Bridgwater 10/01 19/40
Cogload Jn 10/09 ?
Taunton 10w16 ~ 10w43 18w48 ~ 19w27
Tiverton Parkway 11/01 18/29
Cowley Bridge Jn 11/16 18/13
Exeter St Davids 11/21 18/09
Dawlish Warren 11/32 17/51
Newton Abbot 11/54 17/45
Paignton 12.10a ~ 12.24d 17.10a ~ 17.16d
Kingswear 12.55a 16.45d


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