If you register, you can do a lot more. And become an active part of our growing community. You'll have access to hidden forums, and enjoy the ability of replying and starting conversations.

TORBAY EXPRESS 2011 Season

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by GWR, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. Stu in Torbay

    Stu in Torbay New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2005
    Messages:
    2,850
    Likes Received:
    41
    Occupation:
    GPS Navigation Engineer
    Location:
    Goodrington Bank, Paignton
    Wasn't down to run on Sun. Dates are (off TE website) 5, 12 & 26 June3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 July7, 14, 21 & 28 August4 & 18 September
     
  2. royals pete

    royals pete New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2008
    Messages:
    704
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    Woodley nr Reading
    I've lost the thread here.... 26 June IS Sunday !! ?? ( I think )
     
  3. campainr

    campainr New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2009
    Messages:
    1,398
    Likes Received:
    53
    It is!
     
  4. ADB968008

    ADB968008 Member Account Suspended

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2007
    Messages:
    9,265
    Likes Received:
    765
    Occupation:
    Project Management, Software consulting
    Location:
    London
    Back to topic..

    I'm not sure what can haul this if 6024 can't do it ?

    This weekend is Tyseley openday (so 4965, 4936, 5029, 5043, 70013 and 6201 are out), WSR has 60163 then 4492, 70000, 71000 are out for repairs.
    This leaves.. 48151, 34067, 35028 all round London... of which I couldnt imagine they would be practical options.
     
  5. Paul42

    Paul42 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2006
    Messages:
    4,283
    Likes Received:
    819
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    East Grinstead
    Since the TOC is DBS the loco will have to have air brakes.
     
  6. Stu in Torbay

    Stu in Torbay New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2005
    Messages:
    2,850
    Likes Received:
    41
    Occupation:
    GPS Navigation Engineer
    Location:
    Goodrington Bank, Paignton
    Sorry, I thought OP was referring to Sunday just gone when it was not scheduled to run. I didn't realise there was/is a problem with the 26th
     
  7. Robbo

    Robbo New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2005
    Messages:
    533
    Likes Received:
    40
    Gender:
    Male
  8. RSJim

    RSJim New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2006
    Messages:
    120
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Derby
    Just spoken to the Torbay people (as we were booked on this run) and they have confirmed that it is cancelled =[ . They have put a letter in the post today explaining why. Will book for another date though :)
     
  9. JMR

    JMR New Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2008
    Messages:
    77
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ho humm. Hopefully it is a blip and the rest of the season is a success.
     
  10. Stu in Torbay

    Stu in Torbay New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2005
    Messages:
    2,850
    Likes Received:
    41
    Occupation:
    GPS Navigation Engineer
    Location:
    Goodrington Bank, Paignton
    Was it loco shortage or lack of bookings?
     
  11. Sidmouth

    Sidmouth Part of the furniture Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2005
    Messages:
    7,273
    Likes Received:
    2,447
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Alderan !
    does anyone have an update on the damage to 71000 . It was suggested that she was priming and damage was caused to two cylinders (Railway Herald I think) . 71000 website hasn't been updated yet
     
  12. JMR

    JMR New Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2008
    Messages:
    77
    Likes Received:
    0
    Was it loco shortage or lack of bookings?

    Letter came today from TE ltd explaining that it was locomotive related as opposed to lack of bookings or anything else. They didn't think it was appropriate to run it diesel hauled.They are offering transfers to another tour.
    Given the time that they were aware of the problem I think they made the right decision. It must be quite tough for tour operators and loco owners/support groups when these things happen though.
     
  13. buseng

    buseng Member

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2005
    Messages:
    4,788
    Likes Received:
    340
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Tilehurst, Reading, Berks.
    What's happened to 6024?
     
  14. gwr4090

    gwr4090 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2005
    Messages:
    2,851
    Likes Received:
    220
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Scientist (Rtd)
    Location:
    Dorset
    Its under maintenance. Next booked turn is 3 July.
     
  15. rivetcounter

    rivetcounter New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2011
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    They approached "Lizzie" but she is busy. What is wrong with 6024? I noticed a change of directorship with Torby company.
     
  16. RalphW

    RalphW Part of the furniture Staff Member Administrator Friend

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2005
    Messages:
    29,842
    Likes Received:
    4,673
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired-ish, Part time rail tour steward.
    Location:
    Northwich
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    The previous post states clearly 6024 is undergoing maintenance....
     
  17. SteamHawk216

    SteamHawk216 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2009
    Messages:
    365
    Likes Received:
    25
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired, my occupation for the rest of my life.
    Location:
    21C103
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Hearing it's going to be 60163 'TORNADO' showing of her Brunswick Green Livery hauling 'The Torbay Express' this coming Sunday 3rd. July. Bring it on.
     
  18. leander

    leander New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2007
    Messages:
    774
    Likes Received:
    32
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Wymington Beds
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Had a email from 71000 to day she will not be running for the forseable future as they have not found out what caused the failure
     
  19. MAPLE CHRIS

    MAPLE CHRIS New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2007
    Messages:
    531
    Likes Received:
    62
    Tornado left Bristol on time looks rather nice in its new livery all choc and cream stock with one maroon on the back.
     
  20. cg

    cg New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2005
    Messages:
    1,138
    Likes Received:
    47
    Gender:
    Male

Share This Page