Tornado was standing in again for Braunton to bring the Torbay Express on its final run to Kingswear for this year. For a change ofsceneryI went out to Powderham and took the photographs and video from up on the cycle path footbridge where the railway line is close to the Exe estuary and where the steam trains are normally doing close to their allowed speed limit of 75mph. It is seen below having passed Exminster and shortly will run alongside the Exe estuary to Starcross.


Tornado pictured by Nick Campbell as it passed through Teignmouth station.


My video was a little problematical as height of the bridge wall meant I couldn’t pan round with the train and unfortunately the bridge bounces up and down when either walkers or cyclists pass by,hence the wobble as Tornado approached!

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