4th October 1980

M. & G.N. Joint Railway Society
The Devonian
(Day Out With A Difference No. 131)

Locos Used ?????
Stock Used booked for load 13 including restaurant vehicle

Route : 1Z16 throughout

Loco(s) Route
class 86? London Euston - (via WCML, Northampton) - Rugby - Coventry - Stechford - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street
class 45 or 46? Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - St Andrews Jn - Bordesley Jn - Kings Norton - Barnt Green - Stoke Works Jn - Abbotswood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Standish Jn - Yate Jn - Westerleigh Jn - Bristol Parkway - Stapleton Road - Bristol Temple Meads - Worle Jn - Taunton - Exeter St Davids - Teignmouth - Newton Abbot - Paignton
class 45 or 46? Paignton - (reverse of outward route) - Birmingham New Street
class 86? Birmingham New Street - (reverse of outward route) - London Euston

Notes :
(1) Off train options were;
Tour A: Bristol, Newton Abbot or Paignton.
Tour B: Torbay & Dartmouth Railway visit.
Tour C: Devon coastal scenic tour.
Tour D: Splendours of Dartmoor tour - by road coach from/to Newton Abbot.


From Andrew Fairholms ticket collection.

Sources : Andrew Fairholm & Eddie Humphrey

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Eddie Humphrey)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Euston 06.55d 23.07a
Willesden Junction 07/01 23/00
Harrow & Wealdstone 07.07a ~ 07.08d 22.47a ~ 22.48d
Watford Junction 07.15a ~ 07.16d 22.39a ~ 22.40d
Tring 07/27 22/29
Bletchley 07.39a ~ 07.40d 22.15a ~ 22.17d
Hanslope Jn 07/48 [SL] 22/08
Northampton 07.57a ~ 07.59d 21.58a ~ 21.59d
Long Buckby 08/08 21/49
Rugby 08.19a ~ 08.21d 21.39a ~ 21.41d
Coventry 08/32 21/29
Proof House Jn 08/57 21/16
Birmingham New Street 09L00a ~ 09L08d 21L04a ~ 21L14d
Barnt Green 09/35 20/42
Bromsgrove ? 20/35
Abbotswood Jn 09/48 20/25
Cheltenham Spa 10/02 20/10
Standish Jn 10/18 ?
Charfield ? 19/46
Yate Jn 10/34 ?
Bristol Parkway 10/41 19/32
Filton Jn 10/43 [ML] ?
Bristol Temple Meads 10.53a ~ 10.55d 19.19a ~ 19.21d [ML]
Worle Jn 11/12 18/59
Bridgwater 11/25 [RL] 18/43
Taunton 11*40 ~ 11*45 18/32
Taunton West - ??/?? [ML]
Whiteball Tunnel 11/58 18/20
Exeter St Davids 12c20 ~ 12c22 18c01 ~ 18c02
Dawlish Warren 12/34 17/51
Newton Abbot 12.51a ~ 12.53d 17.38a ~ 17.40d
Paignton 13.17a 17.25d

Service train option on T&DR (scheduled to be hauled by a Class 52 'Western'):

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Paignton (Queens Park) 14.15d 15.50a
Kingswear 14.50a 15.15d


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