The train then climbs along the steeply graded Paignton & Dartmouth railway through the wooded estate once owned by Agatha Christie, before passing the majestic bulk of HMS Britannia, not a ship, but the college that has trained generations of naval officers to protect these islands from the sea, and finally into the waterside station at Kingswear.
All along the route enthusiasts of steam line up to take photographs. This one of the Torbay Express was taken when the train was standing in Weston-super-Mare station and shows a King Class 4-6-0 designated 6024 KIng Edward the I.
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