2nd May 1970

Ian Allan
Dart Valley Special Train

Locos Used 1024 'Western Huntsman' & steam : 1420 & 1638

Route :

Loco(s) Route
1024 London Paddington - (via GWML, Berks & Hants) - Westbury Avoiding Line (1) - Frome Avoiding Line - Totnes
1024 Totnes - Totnes Riverside
1420 (2) Totnes Riverside - Buckfastleigh
1638 Buckfastleigh - Totnes Riverside
1024 Totnes Riverside - Totnes
1024 Totnes - (via GWML, Berks & Hants) - Frome Avoiding Line - Westbury Avoiding Line - London Paddington

Notes :
(1) Train was booked to travel via Westbury on the outward trip but in fact went via the avoiding line.
(2) 1638 on rear.


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.

Source : Terry Jackson

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Terry Jackson)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Paddington 08.55d 21.00a
Westbourne Park 08/58 20/57
Southall 09/05 20/49
Slough 09/11 20/42
Maidenhead  09/15 20/38
Twyford 09/20 20/34
Reading 09.25a ~ 09.28d 20.26a ~ 20.28d
Southcote Jn 09/31 20/23
Newbury 09/47 20/10
Bedwyn 09/58 20/00
Lavington 10/15 19/43
Heywood Road Jn 10.20 19/38
Westbury 10.22 ---
Fairwood Road Jn 10/25 19/36
Clink Road Jn 10.28 19/33
Blatchbridge Jn 10.30 19/32
Castle Cary 10/41 19/21
Taunton 11/01 18/59
Whiteball Tunnel 11/10 18/49
Tiverton Junction 11.14 18/45
Cowley Bridge Jn 11.24 18/32
Exeter St. Davids 11c27a ~ 11c29d 18.26a ~ 18.30d
Dawlish Warren 11.40 18/15
Newton Abbot 11.52 18/02
Aller Jn 11.54 18/00
Dainton Tunnel 12/00 17/55
Totnes 12L08a ~ 12L55d 17L00a ~ 17L45d
Buckfastleigh 13.25a 16.30d

Key;
a : arrival time
c : crew change
d : departure time
L : Loco change
/ : passing time

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