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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Tornado Steam Train A1 Steam

The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust runs the new Peppercorn #60163 Tornado steam train on selected routes.


Steam train

Routes traveled by the Tornado include the Torbay Express from Bristol to Paignton and Kingswear (Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway); Bristol to Plymouth and return over the Devon Banks; Kings Cross to York; Worcester to Carlisle and other destinations. See the a1steam.com web site for full details and bookings.

uksteam.info has further information on steam trains in the UK including bookings of the Totbay Express from Bristol via Weston and Exeter to Kingswear.

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Friday, July 10, 2009

Newton Abbot Market

Newton Abbot Farmers' Market is held in Courtenay Street every Tuesday from 9am-3pm.

Courtenay Street is pedestrianized and right in the centre of town.

Newton Abbot Market

Produce on sale includes delicious local Devon cheese bread, cheese, chutneys, eggs, fruit and vegetables, jams, organic food, pasties, preserves and assorted meats.

Newton Abbot Market

Newton Abbot is on the A380 west of Exeter.

Newton Abbot Market
23b Market Street
Newton Abbot
TQ12 2RJ
Tel: 01626 215426

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Exeter Central Station

Exeter Central Station on Queen Street is, as its name suggests, right in the middle of town. Exeter St. David's is further north west on Bonhay Road.

The London-Exeter train to London Paddington, as well as services to Birmingham and Bristol stop only at Exeter St. David's Station. The Exeter-London Waterloo service (via Salisbury) stops at both stations, as do trains to Exmouth and Tarka Line trains to Barnstaple.

Exeter Central Station

Exeter Central Station opened in 1860.

Exeter Central Station
Queen St
Exeter
EX4
Tel 0845 700 0125

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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Exeter St David's Station

Exeter St David's Station is Exeter's main rail station with good train connections to London, Bristol, Birmingham and Manchester.

Exeter St David's Station

Exeter St David's Station has direct rail links to Bristol, London Paddington and London Waterloo Station. Local trains from Exeter St David's stop at Exeter Central.

First Great Western run trains from London Paddington to Exeter St. David's Station. Journey times are approximately 2 hours, 12 minutes to 3 hours or 3 hours 20 minutes depending on the particular service. The fastest trains stop at Reading, Bristol Templemeads, Taunton and Exeter St. David's.

Exeter St David's Station

South West trains run services from London Waterloo Station to Exeter St. David's in times ranging from approximately 2 hours, 50 minutes to 3 hours, 20 minutes. Train frequency is around one train every two hours.

From Exeter St David's Station there are bus connections to Monkerton and Duryard Hall at Exeter University, Sowton (H1), Exeter High Street (H2) and (M), Barnstaple (155) & (315), Bude (X9) & (X90), Chulmleigh (377), Clyst Honiton (379),
Crediton (50), Great Torrington (51), Cowleymoor (55 & 55A), Tiverton (355), (55B) & (55C), Exmouth (56) & (56A), Colaton Raleigh (57C), Morchard Bishop (369), Salcombe (X64), Witheridge (378), Wonford (X).


Exeter St David's Station
Bonhay Road
Exeter
EX4 4NT
Tel: 08457 000125

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Torbay Weather

As people head for the Torbay area (Paignton, Brixham and Torquay) for their holidays they will be keeping one eye on the weather.



Endless, rainless days can never be guaranteed in Devon as cool, moist winds blow in from the Atlantic before passing over the Moors to release their rain.

Still on the whole you should count on a number of fine, warm, sunny days in any 7 day period.

If it does rain, there's Babbacombe Model Village, Kents Caverns, Cockington, the Pavilion, and Bygones Victorian Museum.


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