15th July 2018

Torbay Express Ltd
The Torbay Express

Locos Used 66106 & steam: 60009 'Union of South Africa'
Stock Used 4949+4927+1651+3146+3149+3110+3121+3123+1671+3066+3068+21269+35486

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

Loco(s) Route
60009 + 66106 Bristol Temple Meads - North Somerset Jn - Bath Spa - Bathampton Jn - Trowbridge - Westbury - Clink Road Jn - Blatchbridge Jn - Castle Cary - Cogload Jn - Taunton - Tiverton Parkway - Exeter St Davids - Dawlish - Newton Abbot - Paignton - Kingswear
60009 + 66106 Kingswear - (reverse of outward route) - Blatchbridge Jn - Frome - Clink Road Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Bristol Temple Meads

Notes : 
(1) 60009+66106 were double headed due to the risk of lineside fires in hot weather.


60009+66106 approaching Westbury on 1Z27 (photo: Guy Vincent)

Source : Matt Walker (on the tour from/to Westbury) & Guy Vincent

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
0.00 Bristol Temple Meads 08.00d [P7] 08.05   20.54a [P15] 20.53
? Bristol East Jn 08/02 [UM]  08/06   20/52 [DM] 20/51
? North Somerset Jn 08/03 08/08   20/51 20/47
11.40 Bath Spa 08.18a ~ 08.22d [P2] 08.19 ~ 08.22   20.37a ~ 20.39d [P1] 20.29 ~ 20.34
? Bathampton Jn 08/27 08/26   20/33 20/26
? Bradford Jn 08/43 08/37   20/16 20/14
24.19 Trowbridge 08.46a ~ 08.48d [P2] 08.39 ~ 08.48   20/14 [P1] 20/12
28.22 Westbury 08.57a ~ 08.59d [P2] 08.54 ~ 08.59   19.58a ~ 20.06d [P3] 20.01 ~ 20.02
? Fairwood Jn 09/04 09/02   19/52 19/54
? Clink Road Jn 09/10 09/07   19/47 19/48
? Frome - -   19w32 ~ 19w44 19.30 ~ 19.43
? Blatchbridge Jn 09/13 09/08   19/29 19/28
? East Somerset Jn 09/17 09/12   19/24 19/23
? Castle Cary 09/28 [P2] 09/21   19/13 [P1] 19/08
? Somerton GF 09/40 09/29   19/01 18/57
? Athelney LC 09/52 09/39   18/51 18/50
? Cogload Jn 09/58 09/42   18/47 18/47
75.48 Taunton 10w04 ~ 10w40 [P2] 09.48 ~ 10.40   18w28 ~ 18w41d [P5] 18.26 ~ 18.42
? Norton Fitzwarren 10/43 10/42   18/25 18/23
? Whiteball 10/55 10/51   18/15 18/16
? Tiverton Parkway 10/58 [P1] 10/55   18/12 [P2] 18/12
? Tiverton Loop 11/00 10/56   18/10 18/10
? Cowley Bridge Jn 11/14 11/10   17/57 17/59
106.28 Exeter St Davids 11/15 [P4] 11/14   17/55 [P5] 17/57
? Dawlish Warren 11/27 [DT] 11/26   17/43 [UT] 17/47
? Dawlish 11/29 11/28   17/42 17/46
? Teignmouth 11/34 11/32   17/39 17/43
126.41 Newton Abbot 11/40 [P1] 11/40   17/32 [P1] 17/37
? Newton Abbot West Jn 11/40 11/41   17/31 17/36
134.48 Paignton 11.54a ~ 12.03d [P1] 11.55 ~ 12.01   17.15a ~ 17.18d [P2] 17.22 ~ 17.24
? Paignton GF 12.05 ~ 12.10 ?   17.07 ~ 17.12 ?
141.20 Kingswear 12.28a [P1]   16.50d [P2]


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