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Torbay Express 2018

Discussion in 'What's Going on' started by 1020 Shireman, Jan 13, 2018.

  1. 1020 Shireman

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    There are only 6 TBEs in their 2018 program. One of the provisional dates, June 17th doesn't appear.

    There are 4 via Westbury:
    3rd June
    15th July
    19th Aug
    16th Sept;
    and so only 2 via Weston-super-Mare:
    29th July &
    2nd Sept.

    Standard Class has gone up from £105 to £112.

    There are no early booking discounts this year.
     
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    Paul42 Part of the furniture

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    According to a Pathfinder email yesterday loco includes 35028,60009 and 60163.
     
  3. Where's Mazeppa?

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    Pity that the 17th June date ((via Weston-super-Mare) was one that had been provisionally earmarked for Merchant 28, according to the MNLPS website today. Still leaves Clan Line with the first-of-the-season outing via Westbury, though

    Just worth noting that the initial six-week gap after the first outing is now being filled by a couple of Saphos trips on Sundays 24th June (via Westbury) and 1st July (via Weston-super-Mare). But note Steam from Taunton only, so not strictly comparable.

    For the Saphos trips, Standard Class is already shown as being fully booked - hardly surprising at the introductory price of £45, although First Class at the introductory price of £70 looks reasonable as well. Still not quite clear whether these are box-on-the-back trips for the steam leg, but if this isn't an important consideration anyway, and the Mid-West of England is your thing, then this really does look like a bargain day out.
     
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    Wonder how many Standard Class coaches will be on their trains? Surprising they've filled both so early but as you say, at that price...
     
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    I think box-on-back is a a given on these Saphos trips. Not only have they already said that will be the case, but the air-con Mk 2d/e coaches which make up most of the standard class will require an ETH supply.
     
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    Aren't TBEL DBC jobs?
     
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    They are, but I'm not sure what relevance that has seeing as the poster was talking about LSL's operations.
     
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    Just going by the thread title :)
     

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