3rd October 1965

Southern Counties Touring Society
The Exeter Flyer Rail Tour

Locos Used 35022 'Holland-America Line', 80039 & 80043

Route :

Loco(s) Route
35022 London Waterloo - Clapham Junction - Earlsfield - Wimbledon - Surbiton - Woking - Basingstoke - Andover Jn - Salisbury - Gillingham - Yeovil Junction - Axminster - Exeter Central
80043 + 80039 Exeter Central - Exeter St Davids - Eggesford - Barnstaple Junction

Here the train divided, route for train 1;

Loco Route
80039 Barnstaple Junction - Bideford - Torrington
80039 Torrington - Bideford - Barnstaple Junction

and train 2:

Loco Route
80043 Barnstaple Junction - Ilfracombe
80043 Ilfracombe - Barnstaple Junction

Train was then re-combined;

Loco(s) Route
80039 + 80043 Barnstaple Junction - (reverse of outward route) - Exeter Central
35022 Exeter Central - (reverse of outward route) - London Waterloo


80043 pilots 80039 at Barnstaple Junction (photo :
Graham T V Stacey - courtesy of www.30937.co.uk)


From Andrew Fairholms ticket collection.


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.

Sources : John Clifford (on the train throughout, to Ilfracombe) & Richard Boyd

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(booked from Terry Jackson, actuals from John Broderick & John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual Booked Actual
Waterloo 09.00d TL 09.00 20.42a 20.33
Clapham Junction 09/07 09/07 20/35 20/26
Hampton Court Jn 09/17 09/16 20/25 20/18
Woking ? ? ? 20/08
Woking Jn 09/28 09/25 20/15 20/07
Farnborough Local Line - TL -
Winchfield - - Local Line ?
Basingstoke 09w58a ~ 10w03d 09.49 ~ 10.02 19w36a ~ 19w43d 19.33 ~ 19.43
Worting Jn 10/08 10/07 19/32 TL 19/24
Andover ? 10/20 ? 19/06
Salisbury 10/38 10/42 19/00 18/38
Wilton South 10/44 10/41 18/55 18/34
Templecombe 11/08 11/08 18/30 18/14
Yeovil Junction 11/17 11/16 18/19 18/06
Chard Jn ? 11/28 ? ?
Axminster 11/36 11/32 17/58 17/49
Sidmouth Junction 11/51 11/51 17/41 17/36
Exmouth Jn 12/02 11/59 17/23 17/24
Exeter Central 12L05a ~ 12L22d 12.01 ~ 12.19 17L09a ~ 17L20d 17.11 ~ 17.20
Exeter St Davids 12/25 12/21 17*01a ~ 17*06d 17/10
Cowley Bridge Jn 12/28 12/24 16/57 17/07
Coleford Jn 12/45 12/42 16/37 16/53
Lapford 12/55 12/52 16/27 16/44
Eggesford 13p03a ~ 13p13d 12.58 ~ 13.10 16/22 16/38
Portsmouth Arms 13/26 13/22 16/11 16.11a ~ 16.26d
Barnstaple Junction 13L42a ~ 13L52d 13.37 ~ 13.47 15L30a ~ 15L55d 15.28 ~ 15.47
Pottington SB 13/56 13/51 15/26 15/22
Braunton 14/04 14/00 15/18 15/14
Mortehoe 14p17a ~ 14p27d 14.13 ~ 14.20 15/06 15/05
Ilfracombe 14.35a 14.27 14.55d 14.56

Torrington Portion:

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Barnstaple Junction 14.02d 15.24a
Fremington 14/07 15/19
Bideford 14p18a ~ 14p28d 15/05
Torrington 14.38a 14.55d


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