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|
1Z27 : Bristol Temple Meads to Kingswear
1Z28 : Kingswear to Bristol Temple Meads
|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|
(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]|
|Weston-super-Mare||09.40a ~ 09.42d||20.03a ~ 20.11d|
|Highbridge & Burnham||09/53||19/47|
|Taunton||10w16 ~ 10w43||18w48 ~ 19w27|
|Cowley Bridge Jn||11/16||18/13|
|Exeter St Davids||11/21||18/09|
|Paignton||12.10a ~ 12.24d||17.10a ~ 17.16d|
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