Many thanks to Martin Duff
I think I have found the reason. The Torbay Express normally runs as 1C22, the 16.27 Paddington to Paignton on Saturdays. However, on Saturday just gone, the schedule was altered due to engineering work, and the path for 1C22 16.27 Paddington was used for the Penzance train on a variation schedule. It is likely that the digital passenger systems recognise 1C22 (GWR operated) as the Torbay Express, and therefore the name was retained. Expect the same this weekend.
Regards, Martin Many thanks for Technical Explanation.
Class 70803 hauled the Rail Vac to Truro this morning from Westbury departing at 03.37, running 60 mins early with an arrival at Truro at 08.54. Travelling on the 10.00hrs Penzance to Truro I expected a long wait until 12.25 for its departure to Westbury, however on arrival at Truro the train crew were preparing to depart, which it did at 10.55 running 90 mins early and arriving at its destination in Wiltshire 150 early. When photographing Freight Trains you need the Boy Scout's moto 'Be prepared' for anything!
On January 23rd and 24th, Dartmoor Railway CIC will be running an enthusiasts weekend utilising the Polar Express traction before it leaves the railway. The locomotives available are 45060 'Sherwood Forester', 33103 'Swordfish' and 47701 'Waverley'. All are Sulzer-powered, the first 2 with Crompton Parkinson main generator and traction motors, the 47 with Brush electrics.
We will be running 3 round trips per day, with a 15 minute break at Meldon to allow time for a brief visit to the viaduct.
For full details of the Dartmoor Railway event please use the following link here http://www.dartmoor-railway-sa.org/specialevents