Disappointment when the Torbay Express today was piloted by a freight diesel presumably due to a fire restriction on steam use on National rail after another engine set light to an embankment on the East Coast main line yesterday. The experience was further reduced as because it was running a little early it caught up with the local service and passed very sedately being held back by signal checks. However Tornado was on the front for the return and seemed to be in good fettle as it passed through Teignmouth and Dawlish.


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