3rd September 2017

Torbay Express Ltd
The Torbay Express

Loco Used steam: 35028 'Clan Line'
Stock Used 3123+3066+1671+3120+3098+3097+3119+3147+1813+4949+4946+17096

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

Loco Route
35028 Bristol Temple Meads - Yatton - Worle Jn - Weston-super-Mare - Uphill Jn - Bridgwater - Cogload Jn - Taunton - Exeter St Davids - Dawlish - Newton Abbot - Paignton - Kingswear
35028 Kingswear - (reverse of outward route) - Bristol Temple Meads

Notes : 
(1) John Clifford's comments: This was the second of two trips this year by 35028 'Clan Line' on 'The Torbay Express'. The weather conditions were poor with rain the whole day. It rained on my last visit to Kingswear, so I had better stop going there! The stock arrived late at Bristol so we had a late start. There was some good running. At Exeter we were booked through platform 4 but as this was shut for engineering work there was a slow weave through platform 6. Despite this the arrival at Kingswear was only 1 min late. The loco working on the Dartmouth steam Railway was 7827 'Lydham Manor'. The return journey started slightly early but a tight schedule and the poor weather conditions meant that we passed Exeter late. There was then a determined effort to make time, within the speed limit, so we got to Taunton only 2 minutes late. All this was to no avail as there was a track circuit failure between Taunton and Cogload Jn. The 18.56 Taunton - Paddington via Bristol was booked to precede us so we waited for it to clear then we carried on. At Weston-super-Mare we could not make up any as we had to wait for the 19.06 Bristol - Taunton to come down the single line from Worle Jn. Arrival at Bristol Temple Meads was 13 minutes late.

Source : John Clifford (on the tour throughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Bristol Temple Meads 09.10d [P8] 09.16 [P6]   20.14a [P9] 20.27 [P5]
Bristol West Jn 09/12 [DM] 09/19 [DM]   20/11 [UM] 20/25 [UM]
Parson Street 09/13 [P1] 09/21   20/08 [P2] 20/21 [P2]
Yatton 09.25a ~ 09.27d [P1] 09.33 ~ 09.36 [P1]   19.52a ~ 19.54d [P2] 20.05 ~ 20.08 [P2]
Worle Jn 09/36 09/44   19/46 19/58
Weston-super-Mare 09.41a ~ 09.44d [P1] 09.49 ~ 09.53 [P1]   19.31a ~ 19.41d [P1] 19.43 ~ 19.51 [P1]
Uphill Jn 09/48 09/58   19/28 19/39
Bridgwater 10/02 10/10 [P1]   19/13 19/26 [P2]
Cogload Jn 10/09 10/16   19/07 19/21
Taunton East Jn 10/13 ?   19/01 19.04 ~ 19.11
Taunton 10w15a ~ 10w40d [P2] 10.22 ~ 10.43 [P2] [DM]   18w28a ~ 19w00d [P5] 18.30 ~ 19.00 [P5]
Norton Fitzwarren 10/43 10/48   18/25 18/26
Whiteball 10/55 11/00   18/16 18/19
Tiverton Parkway 10/58 [P1] 11/03 [P1]   18/12 [P2] 18/16 [P2]
Tiverton Loop 11/00 11/04 [DM]   18/10 18/14 [UM]
Cowley Bridge Jn 11/13 11/15   17/57 18/02
Exeter St Davids 11/15 [P4] 11/20 [P6]   17/55 [P5] 18/00 [P5]
Dawlish Warren 11/27 [DT] 11/32 [DT]   17/43 [UT] 17/46 [UT]
Dawlish 11/29 11/33 [P1]   17/42 17/44 [P2]
Teignmouth 11/34 11/36 [P1]   17/39 17/41 [P2]
Newton Abbot 11/40 [P1] 11/42 [P2]   17/32 [P1] 17/36 [P3]
Newton Abbot West Jn 11/40 11/43   17/31 17/35
Paignton 11.54a ~ 12.03d [P1] 11.57 ~ 12.04 [P1]   17.15a ~ 17.18d [P2] 17.18 ~ 17.21 [P2]
Paignton GF 12.05 ~ 12.10 12/07   17.07 ~ 17.12 17.11 ~ 17.15
Churston ? 12/16 [P1]   ? 17/00 [P2]
Kingswear 12.28a 12.29 [P1]   16.50d 16.47 [P1]


Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Moves

02/09/17 : 5Z?? : (66125) : Eastleigh Arlington to Bristol Temple Meads
04/09/17 : 5Z?? : (66125) : Bristol Temple Meads to Eastleigh Arlington
(It is believed that the E.C.S. actually ran via Chandler's Ford both ways, and therefore did not reverse at Eastleigh East Yard)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Eastleigh Arlington 14.50d 12.46a
Eastleigh 14/55 12.39 ~ 12.41
Eastleigh East Yard 14.58 ~ 15.21 12.21 ~ 12.36
Eastleigh 15/24 12/18
St Denys 15/33 12/07
Northam Jn 15/40 12/05
Southampton Central 15/44 12/02
Redbridge 15/51 11/52
Romsey 15/59 11/45
Dean 16/08 11/38
Tunnel Jn 16/20 11/28
Salisbury 16/23 11/25
Wilton Jn 16/26 11/16
Warminster 16/44 10/56
Westbury 16/52 10/46
Bradford South Jn 17/02 10/32
Bathampton 17/14 10/21
Bath Spa 17/17 10/17
North Somerset Jn 17/32 10/06
Bristol East Jn 17/34 10/04
Bristol Temple Meads - 10/03 [DT]
Bristol West Jn - 09.41 ~ 10.00
Bristol Temple Meads 17.36a [UT] 09.39d [UT]

03/09/17 :
5Z?? : (35028) : Bristol Temple Meads - Bristol West Jn - Bristol Temple Meads
5Z?? : (35028) : Bristol Temple Meads - Bristol West Jn - Bristol Temple Meads

Location Booked (out) Actual   Booked (rtn)
Bristol Temple Meads 08.31d [UT]     20.39a [UT]
Bristol West Jn 08.34 ~ 08.48     20.33 ~ 20.36
Bristol Temple Meads 08.51a [P7] 09.10 [P6]   20.30 [P9]

5Z27 : (35028 with 17096) : Bristol St Philips Marsh HST Depot to Bristol Temple Meads
5Z28 : (35028 with 17096) : Bristol Temple Meads to Bristol St Philips Marsh HST Depot

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
St Philips Marsh HST Depot 07.40d 21.19a
North Somerset Jn 07/50 -
Bristol East Jn 07/52 -
Bristol West Jn - 21.00 ~ 21.06
Bristol Temple Meads 07.55a [UT] 20.57d [UT]


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