Published: July 17, 2013
Steam train delivers a blast from the past as it passes Burnham area

A 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.
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