1st November 1975
Culm Valley Line - Last Day of Service
Train(s) cancelled due to safety issues.
|Booked Loco||Booked Stock||Route|
|?????||brake vans||Exeter St Davids - Cowley Bridge Jn - Tiverton Junction - Hemyock|
|?????||brake vans||Hemyock - (reverse of outward route) - Exeter St Davids|
(1) The train(s) were to have used vacuum-braked freight vans (the only stock cleared for the 8 mile branch from Tiverton Junction) however it was reported that 'at the last moment, it was found that all the safety requirements laid down by the Department of the Environment could not be fulfilled' resulting in the train(s) not running. As the tickets had been printed they were still sent out/available to purchase as a memento of the passing of the line into history.
From The John Debens Ticket Collection.
Sources : John Debens
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