5th May 1973

British Rail
(Special Excursion)

Loco(s) Used ?????

Route :

Loco(s) Route
???? Leicester - Saltley - Plymouth
???? Plymouth - Leicester

Notes :
(1) Route & loco confirmation required. John Simmonds comments: I have in my records a BR adex from Leicester to Torquay on Saturday May 5th 1973. This was the first long distance spotting trip so I remember it clearly, we were hauled by un-renumbered Peak 91 both ways & the routing was via Camp Hill. What was particularly strange was the train didn't continue to Paignton so I remember sitting on Torquay platform for what must have been several hours & only noting a couple of Westerns until 91 returned with the stock-obviously from Paignton carriage sidings. Is this the same train, or a second one from Leicester to the West Country on the day?

Source : John Gordon (joined/left the train at Leicester)

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