Today saw the resumption of the Torbay Express from Bristol Temple Meads to Kingswear. This time the tour was headed by LNER A4 Class 4-6-2 no 60009 Union of South Africa. Sadly due to the current dry conditions, Steam Locomotives are running under the restriction of reduced power to avoid the possibility of lineside fires such as the one at Paignton a couple of weeks ago. To allow for this 66106 was tucked in behind to provide the power needed for the thirteen coach train.
As usual we have video from both main cameras and Nick at Teignmouth. There is some additional footage from Newton Abbot provided by Matthew. Our thanks as always.

Torbay Express emerges from Parsons Tunnel at Holcombe – Nick Campbell

60009 Union of South Africa passing Sprey point Teignmouth – Nick Campbell

60009 Union of South Africa approaching Teignmouth – Nick Campbell

60009 Union of South Africa approaching Teignmouth – Nick Campbell

Union of South Africa approaches Teignmouth with the return Torbay Express – Nick Campbell

Union of South Africa approaches Teignmouth with the return Torbay Express – Nick Campbell