14th September 2014

Torbay Express Ltd
The Torbay Express

Locos Used steam: 4464 'Bittern' & 5239
Stock Used (2) 35451?+49??+4998+4946+1813+3122+3112+3147+1671+3100+3098

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

Loco(s) Route
4464 Bristol Temple Meads - North Somerset Jn - Bath Spa - Bathampton Jn - Trowbridge - Westbury - Clink Road Jn - Blatchbridge Jn - Castle Cary - Cogload Jn - Taunton - Exeter St Davids - Dawlish - Newton Abbot - Paignton - Waterside (1)
4464 (1) Waterside - Churston?
4464 Churston? - Kingswear
4464 Kingswear - (reverse of outward route) - Bristol Temple Meads

Notes: 
(1) It is reported that 4464 stalled on the climb at Waterside on the P&DR, and was assisted from the rear by G.W.R. 2-8-0T 5239 to Churston. Confirmation required.
(2) Stock confirmation required.


4464 'Bittern' is seen arriving at Trowbridge on 1Z27 (photo: Guy Vincent)

Source : Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Bristol Temple Meads 08.00d [P3] 08.00   20.36a [P6] 20.39 [P6]
Bristol East Jn 08/02 08/02   20/34 20/38
North Somerset Jn 08/03 08/04   20/32 20/37
Bath Spa 08.18a ~ 08.22d [P2] 08.20 ~ 08.23   20.15a ~ 20.17d [P1] 20.19 ~ 20.24
Bathampton Jn 08.29 ~ 08.38 [UPL] 08.28 ~ 08.37   20/11 20/14
Bradford Jn 08/54 08/54   19/57 19/58
Trowbridge 08.57a ~ 08.59d [P2] 08.56 ~ 09.03   19.51a ~ 19.53d [P1] 19.49 ~ 19.50
Westbury 09.08a ~ 09.10d [P1] 09.10 ~ 09.14   19.41a ~ 19.43d [P2] 19.32 ~ 19.41 [P2]
Fairwood Jn 09/15 09/17   19/37 19/28
Clink Road Jn 09/20 09/21   19/32 19/24
Blatchbridge Jn 09/23 09/23   19/29 19/22
East Somerset Jn 09/27 09/26   19/25 19/19
Castle Cary 09/37 [P2] 09/34   19/15 [P1] 19/09
Somerton GF 09/49 09/43   19/03 18/59
Athelney LC 10/01 09/53   18/53 18/52
Cogload Jn 10/07 09/56   18/49 18/49
Taunton 10w14a ~ 10w40d [P2] 10.02 ~ 10.39   18w28a ~ 18w43d [P5] 18.28 ~ 18.42
Norton Fitzwarren Jn 10/43 10/44   18/25 18/25
Whiteball 10/55 10/55   18/16 18/18
Tiverton Parkway 10/58 [P1] 10/59   18/12 [P2] 18/12 [P2]
Tiverton Loop 11/00 11/01   18/10 18/10
Cowley Bridge Jn 11/14 11/14   17/57 17/58
Exeter St Davids 11/15 [P4] 11/16   17/55 [P5] 17/56
Dawlish Warren 11/27 [DT] 11/27   17/43 [UT] 17/47
Dawlish 11/29 11/29   17/42 17/46
Teignmouth 11/34 11/34   17/39 17/43 [P2]
Newton Abbot 11/40 [P1] 11/43   17/32 [P1] 17/36
Newton Abbot West Jn 11/40 11/44   17/31 17/35
Paignton 11.54a ~ 12.03d [P1] 12.00 ~ 12.03   17.15a ~ 17.18d [P2] 17.22 ~ 17.23
Paignton GF 12.05 ~ 12.10 ?   17.07 ~ 17.12 ?
Kingswear 12.28a ?   16.50d ?


Back to "The Railtour Files"