Final Torbay Express for 2018

Final Torbay Express for 2018

Today saw the last run for The Torbay Express for their 2018 season. Hauled again by rebuilt SR Merchant Navy Class 4-6-2 no 35028 Clan Line the tour left Bristol Temple Meads 3 minutes late at 9.13 am, By the time she whistled past us, the Express was 3 minutes ahead...
Lord Dowding with coal!

Lord Dowding with coal!

Today we saw the return of 34052 Lord Dowding after the embarrassing episode of it running short of coal and being unable to complete it’s roster on the Royal Duchy express yesterday. Nick photographed and videoed it as it rounded the curve after Teignmouth...
The Torbay Express

The Torbay Express

A welcome return to an unassisted steam express locomotive and today certainly showed the difference between an engine coasting with the diesel providing the power and the excitement of an engine in top class condition thundering along the sea wall with a 12 coach...