Picture special: Train of Lights

The Train of Lights

The Train of Lights - Credit: Stephen Coombes

Photographer Stephen Coombes was lucky enough to ride Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company's Train of Lights - and his pictures this week celebrate the festive treat.

Retired bus driver Stephen, who lives in Torbay, spends a great deal of his spare time taking photographs of our #NaturallyInspiring Torbay and South Devon.

In this feature, Stephen shares the beauty of the Bay and surrounding area with Torbay Weekly readers. He says the Train of Lights was a wonderful experience.

Stephen would like to dedicate his pictures to the NHS frontline and support staff for all the tremendous life-saving work they are doing. Our Heroes.

Braveheart just arrived at Kingswear on time of course

Braveheart at Kingswear - Credit: Stephen Coombes

Train of Lights

All set for the Train of Lights - Credit: Stephen Coombes

Climbing Goodrington bank full steam ahead - and sounds great too!

Climbing Goodrington bank full steam ahead - and sounds great too! - Credit: Stephen Coombes

Braveheart 75014 is waiting for the departing whistle

Braveheart 75014 is waiting for the departing whistle - Credit: Stephen Coombes

Omaha facing backwards for the return journey

Omaha facing backwards for the return journey - Credit: Stephen Coombes

Some of the carriages which are full of lights waiting at Paignton

Some of the carriages which are full of lights waiting at Paignton - Credit: Stephen Coombes

The carriages are lighting up the high banks to make it a very colourful for the passengers experience

The carriages lighting up the high banks - Credit: Stephen Coombes

Paignton station all aboard the night train to Kingswear and back

Paignton station all aboard the night train to Kingswear and back - Credit: Stephen Coombes