The wheels on the Torquay land train go round and round, all day long!

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Fares please. Land train conductor Ashley Garfield collects fares on Torquay harbourside. ALAN PAYLING

Alan Payling meets an operator who is literally going round in circles while doing very nicely indeed, thank you very much, by looking after your passengers

I know, it’s a pain sometimes. You’re on your way to the Eden Project say, having just left your hotel in Babbacombe and you’re looking forward to a nice clear run. Just as you come round the clock tower roundabout at Torquay harbour, the local land train pulls out in front of you. Oh, joy. Your day has got off to a nice slow start as you then have to chug all the way along Torquay’s seafront to the Grand Hotel in the wake of the land train before it turns round to come back into town. Then you can get going.[…]

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