Tornado’s next main line trains will be her first time hauling the ‘Torbay Express’ from Bristol to Paignton and Kingswear (Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway) and return every Sunday for six weeks from 5th July to 9th August inclusive. The ‘Torbay Express’ is the perfect way to experience the true majesty and romance of steam, whisking its passengers across the flat Somerset levels to Taunton, charging through the Blackdown Hills and down the Exe Valley to Exeter, then alongside the sea-wall from Dawlish Warren to Teignmouth and finally through the delightful wooded estate once owned by Agatha Christie and down into the old riverside terminus station at Kingswear.
Starting at Brunel's famous Bristol Temple Meads station at 09:15hrs and stopping to pick up passengers at Weston-super-Mare (09:40hrs), Taunton (10:40hrs) and Exeter St David’s (11:15hrs), the ‘Torbay Express' takes the spectacular coastal route via Dawlish, Torquay and Paignton, then onward via the Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway, with stops at both Paignton (12:05hrs) and Kingswear (12:55hrs, for Dartmouth) to set down passengers for an afternoon on the delightful South Devon Riviera. The return train departs Kingswear at 17:20hrs, calling at Paignton (17:55hrs), Exeter St David’s (18:45hrs), Taunton (20:15hrs) and Weston-super-Mare (21:10hrs), arriving at Bristol Temple Meads at 21:40hrs
Prices for travelling on the ‘Torbay Express’ are Standard Class (adult £65.00; junior £60.00), and First Class (£99.00). Additionally, a small number of table for two seats in First Class may still be available on certain dates at a supplement of £18 per person and cream teas at £7 per person. The trains are being promoted by Torbay Express Limited and seats can be booked via telephone (01453 834477), Web (www.torbayexpress.co.uk) or email (email@example.com)
The Trust respectfully requests that anyone wanting to see Tornado's main line passenger trains follows the rules of the railway and only goes where permitted.