19th August 2018

Torbay Express Ltd
The Torbay Express

Loco Used steam: 35028 'Clan Line'
Stock Used 4946+4959+4927+1651+3149+3146+3121+3123+1671+3068+3066+17096

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

Loco Route
35028 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
35028 Kingswear - (reverse of outward route) - Blatchbridge Jn - Frome - Clink Road Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Bristol Temple Meads

Notes :
(1) The late start from Bristol Temple Meads was caused by over running engineering works.


35028 arriving at Westbury on the outward leg (photo: Guy Vincent)

Source : Nick Bartlett (on the tour throughout) & Guy Vincent

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
0.00 Bristol Temple Meads 08.00d [P7] 08.12 [P7]   20.54a [P8] 20.53 [P8]
? Bristol East Jn 08/02 [UM]  08/14   20/52 [DM] 20/52
? North Somerset Jn 08/03 08/15   20/51 20/51
11.40 Bath Spa 08.18a ~ 08.22d [P2] 08.28 ~ 08.31 [P2]   20.37a ~ 20.39d [P1] 20.32 ~ 20.38 [P1]
? Bathampton Jn 08/27 08/36   20/33 20/28
? Bradford Jn 08/43 08/46   20/16 20/14
24.19 Trowbridge 08.46a ~ 08.48d [P2] 08.50 ~ 08.53 [P2]   20/14 [P1] 20/11 [P1]
28.22 Westbury 08.57a ~ 08.59d [P2] 09.02 ~ 09.06 [P2]   19.58a ~ 20.06d [P3] 19.49 ~ 20.04 [P3]
? Fairwood Jn 09/04 09/09   19/52 19/46
? Clink Road Jn 09/10 09/14   19/47 19/41
? Frome - -   19*32 ~ 19*44 19.28 ~ 19.37
? Blatchbridge Jn 09/13 09/16   19/29 19/27
? East Somerset Jn 09/17 09/20   19/24 19/22
? Castle Cary 09/28 [P2] 09/29 [P2]   19/13 [P1] 19/13 [P1]
? Somerton GF 09/40 09/38   19/01 19/05
? Athelney LC 09/52 09/46   18/51 18/57
? Cogload Jn 09/58 09/49   18/47 18/54
75.48 Taunton 10w04 ~ 10w40 [P2] 09w54 ~ 10w38 [P2]   18w28 ~ 18w41d [P5] 18w36 ~ 18w48 [P5]
? Norton Fitzwarren 10/43 10/43   18/25 18/33
? Whiteball 10/55 10/52   18/15 18/26
? Tiverton Parkway 10/58 [P1] 10/57 [P1]   18/12 [P2] 18/22 [P2]
? Tiverton Loop 11/00 10/58   18/10 18/21
? Cowley Bridge Jn 11/14 11/11   17/57 18/08
106.28 Exeter St Davids 11/15 [P4] 11/15 [P4]   17/55 [P5] 18/06 [P5]
? Dawlish Warren 11/27 [DT] 11/25 [DT]   17/43 [UT] 17/56 [UT]
? Dawlish 11/29 11/27   17/42 17/54
? Teignmouth 11/34 11/34   17/39 17/51
126.41 Newton Abbot 11/40 [P1] 11/42 [P1]   17/32 [P1] 17/44 [P1]
? Newton Abbot West Jn 11/40 11/44   17/31 17/42
134.48 Paignton 11.54a ~ 12.03d [P1] 11.56 ~ 12.06 [P1]   17.15a ~ 17.18d [P2] 17.24 ~ 17.28 [P2]
? Paignton GF 12.05 ~ 12.10 12/07   17.07 ~ 17.12 17.16 ~ 17.20
? Churston ? 12/15   ? 17/07
141.20 Kingswear 12.28a 12.26 [P2]   16.50d 16.56 [P2]


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