20th October 1973

L.N.E.R. Society
The Torbay Express

Locos Used at least 6508, 6539 & steam: 4588 & 7827

Route :

Locos Route
6508 + 6539 08.00 Watford Junction - Wembley Central - Kensington Olympia - Wimbledon - Woking - Pirbright Jn - Farnborough - Fleet - Hook - Basingstoke - Worting Jn - Andover Jn - Salisbury - Gillingham - Yeovil Junction - Axminster - Exeter Central - Exeter St Davids
6539 + 6508 Exeter St Davids - Dawlish Warren - Newton Abbot - Torquay - Paignton
7827 + 4588 Paignton - Kingswear
4588 + 7827 Kingswear - Paignton
6508 + 6539 Paignton - Torquay - Newton Abbot - Dawlish Warren - Exeter St Davids - Taunton - Cogload Jn - Castle Cary - ?Frome? - Westbury - Warminster - Salisbury - (reverse of outward route) - Woking - Wimbledon - Kensington Olympia - Wembley Central - Watford Junction

Notes :
(1) Confirmation required if the 33's worked from Watford Junction or other point (e.g. Mitre Bridge Jn?). They are confirmed from at least Woking.

Sources : John Broderick & Patrick Nairne

Timings (Actual Only)
(from John Broderick)

Location Actual (out) Actual (rtn)
Woking 09.29d 21.37a
Brookwood 09/34 21/33
Pirbright Jn 09/35 21/32
Farnborough 09/38 21/29
Fleet 09/41 21/27
Winchfield 09/44 21/25
Hook 09/45 21/23
Basingstoke 09/52 21/17
Worting Jn 09/54 ?
Whitchurch 10/01 21/07
Andover Jn 10/06 20/55
Gratley 10/11 20/47
Salisbury 10.22a ~ 10.25d 20.35a ~ 20.36d

 

Location Actual
Wilton South 10.33a ~ 10.35d
Tisbury 10/45
Gillingham 10/58
Sherbourne 11/11
Yeovil Junction 10/26
Crewkerne 10/35
Axminster 10/46
Honiton 10/57
Feniton 12/00
Whimple 12/03
Exeter Central 12/11
Exeter St Davids 12.13a ~ 12.30d
Starcross 12/42
Dawlish Warren 12/44
Teignmouth 12.56a ~ 12.57d
Newton Abbot 13.04a ~ 13.09d
Aller Jn 13/11
Torquay 13.18a ~ 13.19d
Paignton 13L23a ~ 13L37d
Goodrington Sands 13/40
Churston 13/47
Kingswear 13.57a ~ 14.18d
Churston 15/29
Goodrington Sands 15/34
Paignton 15L51a ~ 17L29d
Torquay 17.34a ~ 17.36d
Aller Jn 17/47
Newton Abbot 17.50a ~ 17.52d
Teignmouth 18.01a ~ 18.02d
Dawlish Warren 18/11
Starcross 18/13
Exeter St Davids 18.23a ~ 18.24d
Tiverton Junction 18/45
Whiteball Summit 18/50
Wellington 18/53
Taunton 19.00a ~ 19.01d
Cogload Jn 19/06
Castle Cary 19/24
Witham 19/31
Frome 1 19/34
Frome 2 19/36
Westbury 19.43a ~ 20.04d
Dilton Marsh Halt 20/07
Warminster 20/12
Wilton South 20/31


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