train delivers a blast from the past as it passes Burnham area
classic steam train has begun its regular summer service for an
eleventh year running, passing through the Burnham and Highbridge
area on its journey to the Devon coast.
The Torbay Express passed through Highbridge Railway Station this
week on its way to Paignton and Dartmouth.
Launched in 2003 when it ran on only four Sundays in August, the
Torbay Express has been expanded each year and will again run
each Sunday throughout the summer season.
Reviving the name of a famous steam express which once ran from
London Paddington but which was discontinued in 1961, the Torbay
Express now sets out from Bristol each Sunday morning and passes
through the Burnham area at around 9.45am.
The route takes in the Somerset levels, plus the Blackdown Hills
and the Exe Valley to Exeter, the Exe and Teign estuaries, the
sea-wall stretch from Dawlish Warren to Teignmouth, and into the
old riverside station of Kingswear. For
more information about the schedule, click here.