22nd March 1980

Honiton Round Table
The Dalesman

Locos Used 47134, 47199, 47427, 47434, 47479 & 50041

Route :

Loco Route
47134 Yeovil Pen Mill - Yeovil Junction - Honiton - Exeter Central - Exeter St Davids - Taunton - Bridgwater - Bristol Temple Meads - Stapleton Road - Filton Jn - Patchway - Severn Tunnel Junction - Maindee North Jn - Abergavenny - Hereford - Craven Arms - Shrewsbury - Whitchurch - Crewe
47199 Crewe - (via WCML) - Carnforth
47434 Carnforth - Giggleswick - Hellifield - Skipton
47434 Skipton - Hellifield - Settle Jn - (via S&C) - Carlisle
47427 Carlisle - (via WCML) - Crewe
47134 Crewe - (reverse of outward route) - Severn Tunnel Junction - Chepstow - Gloucester - Standish Jn - Yate - Westerleigh Jn - Bristol Parkway - Filton Jn - Stapleton Road - Bristol Temple Meads
50041 Bristol Temple Meads - Bath Spa - Westbury
47479 Westbury - Castle Cary - Yeovil Pen Mill - Yeovil Junction - Honiton - Exeter Central - Exeter St Davids - Plymouth

Notes :
(1) A visit to Steamtown, Carnforth was included. 5305 was passed on the 'Cumbrian Mountain Express' at Horton-in-Ribblesdale. Alan Gears comments: 5305 on the Cumbrian Mountains express was held for us to photograph on the signal at Horton-in-Ribblesdale as our class 47 was sick and we were running late. All hell broke loose on the Monday as some steam passengers missed their connections.

Sources : Chris Horsham (joined/left the train at Exeter St Davids)
& Alan Gears (tour organiser)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Chris Horsham)

Miles Location Booked Actual
0 Yeovil Pen Mill 05.53d ?
2 Yeovil Junction ??.??a ~ 06.00d ?
24 Axminster ??.??a ~ 06.20d ?
34 Honiton ??.??a ~ 06.42d ?
51 Exeter Central ??.??a ~ 07.00? ?
? Exeter St Davids ??.??a ~ 07.05d ??.?? ~ 07.24
82 Taunton ??.??a ~ 07.38d ??.?? ~ 08.13
94 Bridgwater 07/50 ?
127 Bristol Temple Meads 08/33 08.53 ~ 09.04
133 Patchway ? ?
143 Severn Tunnel Junction 08/52 ?
152 Maindee ? Jn ? ?
162 Pontypool ? 09/58
172 Abergavenny ? ?
196 Hereford 10/00 10.32 ~ 10.35
227 Craven Arms 10/25 11/02
247 Shrewsbury 10.52a ~ 10.54d 11/20
279 Crewe 11.35a ~ 11.45d ??.?? ~ 12.07
303 Warrington Bank Quay 12/05 ?
315 Wigan North Western 12/15 12/41
330 Preston 12/35 12/55
351 Lancaster 12/55 13/11
357 Carnforth 13.02a ~ 14.02d ??.?? ~ 14.06
380 Giggleswick ? ?
385 Hellifield ? ?
395 Skipton 14.54 ~ 15.09 ?
405 Hellifield ? ?
410 Settle ? ?
? Horton-in-Ribblesdale 15p38a ~ 15p58d ??.?? ~ 16.09
451 Appleby ? ?
482 Carlisle 17.16a ~ 17.26d 17.43 ~ 17.58
499 Penrith 17/41 ?
532 Oxenholme 18/06 18/43
551 Lancaster 18.20a ~ 18.25d 19.10 ~ 19.12
572 Preston 18/48 19/35
587 Wigan North Western 19/03 19/53
599 Warrington Bank Quay 19/15 ?
623 Crewe 19.40a ~ 19.55d 20.20 ~ 20.33
655 Shrewsbury 20.40a ~ 20.42d ??.?? ~ 21.15
675 Craven Arms 21/15 21/38
706 Hereford 21/50 22/23
730 Abergavenny ? 22/50
759 Severn Tunnel Junction 22.48a ~ 22.50d 23.28 ~ 23.30
793 Gloucester 23.35a ~ 23.37d ?
830 Bristol Temple Meads 00.37a ~ 00.47d ?
842 Bath Spa ? ?
858 Westbury ? ?
878 Castle Cary ? ?
890 Yeovil Pen Mill 02.05a ~ ??.??d ?
892 Yeovil Junction 02.12a ~ ??.??d ?
914 Axminster 02.58a ~ ??.??d ?
924 Honiton 03.16a ~ ??.??d ?
? Exeter Central 03.35a ~ ??.??d ?
942 Exeter St Davids 03.40a ~ ??.??d ?
? Plymouth ? ?


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