11th June 1964

(Household Cavalry Special)

Loco Used at least D7099

Route :

Loco Route
D7099 10.05 Wadebridge - Exeter St Davids - Exeter Central - (via Southern mainline) - Kensington

Notes :
(1) Route & loco confirmation required. Train was up to 20 vehicles, including four-wheelers, tare weight 316 tons which D7099 managed to get unassisted up the bank between Exeter St Davids & Exeter Central. It was to get the Household Cavalry home from the Royal Cornwall Show.

Source : Gary Thornton (from contemporary sources)

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