25th May 2008
Railway Touring Company
The Atlantic Coast Express
Train cancelled "due to gauging issues west of Salisbury".
|Advertised Loco(s)||Advertised Route|
|steam: 60019 'Bittern'||London Waterloo - Clapham Junction - Earlsfield - Wimbledon - Surbiton - Woking - Basingstoke - Winchester - Eastleigh - Southampton - Romsey - Dean - Salisbury - Gillingham - Yeovil Junction - Axminster - Exeter Central - Exeter St David's|
|steam: 71000 'Duke of Gloucester'||Exeter St David's - Taunton - Castle Cary - Westbury - Melksham - Chippenham - Swindon - Didcot Parkway - Reading - Ascot - Staines - ??? - Clapham Junction - London Waterloo|
(1) Letter to passengers booked on this trip from Railway Touring Company stated: We are sorry to inform you that this tour has been cancelled due to gauging issues west of Salisbury. The only way we could have run this tour was to accept diesel haulage west of Salisbury.
Source : John Clifford
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