16th March 1975

Lea Valley Railway Club
Atlantic Coast Express

Locos Used 33103 & 33118
Stock Used 4TC set 416 + RMB 1872 + 4TC set 413

Route :

Loco(s) Route
33103 (1) London Waterloo - Clapham Junction - Earlsfield - Wimbledon - Surbiton - Woking - Basingstoke - Andover Jn - Salisbury - Gillingham - Yeovil Junction - Honiton - Exeter St Davids - Crediton - Eggesford - Barnstaple - Torrington - Meeth Sidings
33118 (2) Meeth Sidings - Torrington - Barnstaple - Eggesford - Crediton
33103 (1) Crediton - Okehampton - Meldon Quarry
33118 (2) Meldon Quarry - Okehampton - Crediton - Exeter St Davids - (reverse of outward route) - London Waterloo

Notes:
(1) 33118 on rear.
(2) 33103 on rear.
(3) This was John Farrow's first railtour. It was run to raise funds for the new L.V.R.C. clubhouse.
(4) The tour was repeated on 19th October 1975.

Sources : Ian Bowskill, David Sheppard, David Cotterill & Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from David Sheppard & John Broderick)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Waterloo 08.30d 08.30   21.15a 21.14
Clapham Junction 08/36 08/35   21/08 21/07
Hampton Court Jn 08/46 08/45   20/58 20/57
Woking Jn 08/56 08/54   20/48 20/47
Worting Jn 09/18 09/13   20/27 20/25
Andover 09/37 09/27   20/10 20/09
Tunnel Jn 09/52 ?   19/53 19/53
Salisbury 09.56a ~ 10.00d 09.44 ~ 10.00   19.45a ~ 19.49d 19.46 ~ 19.50
Wilton South 10/05 10/03   19/40 19/42
Gillingham 10/24 10/21   19/23 19/25
Templecombe 10/32 10/25   19/18 19/20
Yeovil Junction 10/41 10/41   18/56 18/59
Chard Jn 11/04 10.58a ~ 11.19d   18/41 18/44
Honiton 11/21 11/33   18/28 18/31
Pinhoe 11/32 11/43   18/13 ?
Exmouth Jn 11/34 11/46   18/11 18/15
Exeter Central 11/37 11/47   18/09 18/14
Exeter St Davids 11.40a ~ 11.50d 11.50 ~ 11.58   17.55a ~ 18.05d 18.06 ~ 18.12
Cowley Bridge Jn 11/53 ?   17/52 18/02
Crediton 12/00 12/24   17/45 17/55

 

Location Booked Actual
Eggesford 12/21 12/35
Barnstaple 12.45a ~ 12.50d 13/34
Torrington 13/10 14/03
Meeth Sidings 13.50a ~ 14.05d 14.40 ~ 14.53
Torrington 14.45a ~ 14.55d 15/30
Barnstaple 15.15a ~ 15.18d 15.48 ~ 15.49
Eggesford 15/44 16/21
Crediton 16.07a ~ 16.15d 16.39 ~ ??.??
Okehampton 16/45 17/02
Meldon Quarry 16.56a ~ 17.06d 17.09 ~ 17.24
Okehampton 17/17 17/33

Timings continue in first table.

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