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Torbay Express Home Page - Torbay Express Limited

Torbay Express Home Page - Torbay Express Limited

Torbay Express Home Page - Torbay Express Limited

Torbay Express Home Page - Torbay Express Limited

Dymchurch, Miniature Railway c.1955, from Francis Frith

Dymchurch, Miniature Railway c.1955, from Francis Frith

The problem of smoke blow-down with this Class of locomotives is apparent, as ex-SR ‘Battle of Britain’ Class 4-6-2 No. 34067 ‘Tangmere’ emerges from the tunnel at the top of Whiteball bank with the outward working of the ‘Royal Duchy’ on Sunday 9th September 2012 (compare with SW9).

The problem of smoke blow-down with this Class of locomotives is apparent, as ex-SR ‘Battle of Britain’ Class 4-6-2 No. 34067 ‘Tangmere’ emerges from the tunnel at the top of Whiteball bank with the outward working of the ‘Royal Duchy’ on Sunday 9th September 2012 (compare with SW9).

Disused Stations:Hertford North Station (1st site)

Disused Stations:Hertford North Station (1st site)

Ex-LMS ‘Duchess’ Class 4-6-2 46233 ‘Duchess of Sutherland’ emerges from Whiteball Tunnel with the Railway Touring Company ‘Royal Duchy’ from Bristol to Par and return.

Ex-LMS ‘Duchess’ Class 4-6-2 46233 ‘Duchess of Sutherland’ emerges from Whiteball Tunnel with the Railway Touring Company ‘Royal Duchy’ from Bristol to Par and return.

The third train operating out of Bristol on many summer Sundays is the ‘Torbay Express’, which runs down to Kingswear, the last few miles from Paignton being operated over the Dartmouth Steam Railway.  On 16th September 2012, ex-LNER ‘A4’ Class 4-6-2 No. 60019 ‘Bittern’, running in its pre-1939 guise in LNER livery as No. 4464, rounds the curve on the approach to Whiteball tunnel.

The third train operating out of Bristol on many summer Sundays is the ‘Torbay Express’, which runs down to Kingswear, the last few miles from Paignton being operated over the Dartmouth Steam Railway. On 16th September 2012, ex-LNER ‘A4’ Class 4-6-2 No. 60019 ‘Bittern’, running in its pre-1939 guise in LNER livery as No. 4464, rounds the curve on the approach to Whiteball tunnel.

This is a post about my trip to Swanage railway and a journey on a steam train in Dorset.

In 2014, ex-GWR ‘Castle Class’ 4-6-0 5029 ‘Nunney Castle’ worked a number of trains to the West Country prior to its withdrawl for maintenance near the end of the year.  On 03/08/14, it was the motive power for the ‘Torbay Express’ from Bristol to Kingswear and back.  It is seen racing through Dawlish on the outward journey.

In 2014, ex-GWR ‘Castle Class’ 4-6-0 5029 ‘Nunney Castle’ worked a number of trains to the West Country prior to its withdrawl for maintenance near the end of the year. On 03/08/14, it was the motive power for the ‘Torbay Express’ from Bristol to Kingswear and back. It is seen racing through Dawlish on the outward journey.

Lewisham Road Station (no longer in use) in London, UK. We used to walk by here on our way to Sainsbury's!

Lewisham Road Station (no longer in use) in London, UK. We used to walk by here on our way to Sainsbury's!

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