Published:
July 24, 2017
A blast from the past! Torbay Express travels through Highbridge

A classic steam train has begun its regular summer service, passing through Highbridge and Burnham-On-Sea Railway Station on its journey to the Devon coast.

The Torbay Express passed through Burnham and Highbridge Railway Station on Sunday (July 23rd) on its way to Paignton and Dartmouth.

Launched 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.

Reviving 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, picking up at Weston, Taunton and Exeter St Davids.

After passing through Highbridge and Burnham Railway Station, it takes in the Somerset levels, plus the Blackdown Hills and the Exe Valley to Exeter, the Teign estuary, then the sea-wall stretch from Dawlish Warren to Teignmouth, and into the old riverside station of Kingswear.

 


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