10, 2016 Steam
train revives old memories as it passes through Highbridge
classic steam train has begun its regular summer service, passing
through Highbridge railway station on its journey to the Devon
Torbay Express passed through Burnham and Highbridge Railway Station
on Sunday (July 10th) on its way to Paignton and Dartmouth.
in 2003 when it ran on only four Sundays in August, the Torbay
Express service has been expanded and now runs over the summer
each Sunday until September 11th.
the name of a famous steam express which once ran from London
Paddington but which was discontinued in 1961, the Torbay Express
sets out from Bristol each Sunday morning, picking up at Weston-super-Mare,
Taunton and Exeter St Davids.
train - LMS Royal Scot Class 7P 4-6-0 no 46100 Royal Scot - travels
through Highbridge and Burnham Railway Station on some weekends and 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
is great to see a wonderful steam train like this passing through
the area - it's a real blast from the past," said one local
enthusiast who was among those who turned out on Sunday evening
to see it pass through Highbridge on its way back to Bristol.