2nd July 2017

Torbay Express Ltd
The Torbay Express

Loco Used 66177
Stock Used 21272+3098+3119+1671+3147+3121+3066+3123+3068+1813+4998

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

Loco Route
66177 Bristol Temple Meads - North Somerset Jn - Bath Spa - Bathampton Jn - Trowbridge - Westbury - Clink Road Jn - Frome - Blatchbridge Jn - Castle Cary - Cogload Jn - Taunton - Exeter St Davids - Dawlish - Newton Abbot - Paignton - Kingswear
66177 Kingswear - (reverse of outward route) - Blatchbridge Jn - Clink Road Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Bristol Temple Meads

Notes : 
(1) 66177 replaced failed 60163 'Tornado'.
(2) It is reported that the return leg was heavily delayed by signalling problems in the Exeter area.


66177 arriving at Westbury on the outward leg (photo: Guy Vincent)

Source : Guy Vincent

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Bristol Temple Meads 08.00d [P7] 08.42   20.56a [P10] 23.13
Bristol East Jn 08/02 [UM]  08/43   20/54 [UM] 23/11
North Somerset Jn 08/03 08/45   20/52 23/10
Bath Spa 08.18a ~ 08.22d [P2] 08.55 ~ 08.58   20.38a ~ 20.40d [P1] 22.56 ~ 23.00
Bathampton Jn 08/27 09/03   20/34 22/52
Bradford Jn 08/43 09/13   20/16 22/41
Trowbridge 08.46a ~ 08.48d [P2] 09.15 ~ 09.18   20/14 [P1] 22/38
Westbury 08.57a ~ 08.59d [P2] 09.24 ~ 09.28   19.58a ~ 20.06d [P3] 22.27 ~ 22.30
Fairwood Jn 09/04 09/31   19/52 22/24
Clink Road Jn 09/10 09/39   19/47 22/20
Frome DIV ?   19w32 ~ 19w44 DIV
Blatchbridge Jn 09/13 09/45   19/29 22/19
East Somerset Jn 09/17 09/49   19/24 22/16
Castle Cary 09/28 [P2] 09/57   19/13 [P1] 22/02
Somerton GF 09/40 10/04   19/01 21/51
Athelney LC 09/52 10/13   18/51 21/43
Cogload Jn 09/58 10/17   18/47 21/35
Taunton 10w04 ~ 10w40 [P2] 10.23 ~ 10.39   18w28 ~ 18w41d [P5] 21.27 ~ 21.30
Norton Fitzwarren 10/43 10/42   18/25 21/25
Whiteball 10/55 10/51   18/16 21/04
Tiverton Parkway 10/58 [P1] 10/55   18/12 [P2] 20/48
Tiverton Loop 11/00 10/57   18/10 20/42
Cowley Bridge Jn 11/14 11/11   17/57 20/24
Exeter St Davids 11/15 [P4] 11/15   17/55 [P5] 20/12
Dawlish Warren 11/27 [DT] 11/25   17/43 [UT] 19/45
Dawlish 11/29 11/27   17/42 19/44
Teignmouth 11/34 11/33   17/39 19/41
Newton Abbot 11/40 [P1] 11/41   17/32 [P1] 18.03 ~ 19.34 [P1]
Newton Abbot West Jn 11/40 11/43   17/31 18/02
Paignton 11.54a ~ 12.03d [P1] 11.55 ~ 12.01   17.15a ~ 17.18d [P2] 17.48 ~ 17.51 [P2]
Paignton GF 12.05 ~ 12.10 ?   17.07 ~ 17.12 ?
Kingswear 12.28a ?   16.50d ?


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