16th October 1977

Railway Pictorial Publications Railtours
Deltic to Devon (and Cromptons to Cornwall) Railtour

Locos Used 33017, 33022, 40081 & 40083
Stock Used 5008+4750+5089+21194+13347+13352+26090+5042+4753+4776+26109+26073

Route : 1Z30 throughout

Locos Route
40083 + 40081 London Paddington - Reading - Westbury - Yeovil Pen Mill - Yeovil Junction - Honiton - Exeter St Davids - Dawlish - Newton Abbot
33017 + 33022 Newton Abbot - Plymouth - Bodmin Road - Par
33017 + 33022 Par - Bodmin Road - Plymouth - Newton Abbot
40081 + 40083 Newton Abbot - Exeter St Davids - Taunton - Westbury - Reading - London Paddington

Notes:
(1) This tour was booked to use a class 55 'Deltic' but an industrial dispute on the E.R. involving fitters meant that none of the class were being refuelled or given maintenance since the Wednesday prior to the tour hence the E.R. CM&EE were not able to supply a class member for the tour. Due to this all happening so close to the tour running date R.P.P.R. elected to run the tour with alternative motive power rather than postpone or cancel. A letter given to passengers on the tour explained the situation and also the fact that this was the first time any R.P.P.R. tour left the originating station without the advertised motive power. A full refund was offered to any passenger not wishing to participate in the tour as a result of the non-availability of the advertised Deltic.

Sources : Alan Costello (information taken from RPPR Railtour Pictorial Booklet),
John Clifford (on the train throughout), Mike Hunt, Colin Marsden & John Debens


Photo Review


40083 & 40081 at Westbury (photo: Bob Taylor/The Guy Vincent Collection)


33022+33017 at Par (photo: Roger Geach)


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Paddington 07.30d 07.32   19.53a 19.53
Southall 07/46 07/49   19/42 19/42
Slough 07.55a ~ 07.57d 07.58 ~ 07.59   19.28a ~ 19.30d 19.29 ~ 19.31
Maidenhead 08/03 08/06   19/21 19/22
Twyford 08/09 08/19   19/15 19/16
Reading General 08.14a ~ 08.16d 08.26 ~ 08.32   19.06a ~ 19.08d 19.09 ~ 19.10
Southcote Jn 08/20 08/36   19/03 19/03
Newbury 08/36 08/59   18/48 18/50
Bedwyn 08/50 09/11   18/36 18/38
Woodborough 09/01 09/21   18/23 18/27
Lavington 09/08 09/26   18/16 18/20
Heywood Road Jn 09/13 09.31a ~ 09.32d   18/09 18/13
Westbury 09.15a ~ 09.18d 09.37 ~ 09.45   18.05a ~ 18.07d 18.05 ~ 18.10
Fairwood Jn 09/21 09/49   18/03 18/01
Clink Road Jn 09/25 09/53   18/00 17/59
Blatchbridge Jn 09/27 09/54   17/58 17/57
Castle Cary 09.42a ~ 09.43d 10.09 ~ 10.09   17/47 17/47
Yeovil Pen Mill 09.58a ~ 09.59d 10.24 ~ 10.25  
Yeovil Junction 10.04a ~ 10.05d 10/30  
Chard Jn 10/22 10.49a ~ 11.01d  
Honiton 10.37a ~ 11.00d 11.19 ~ 11.26  
Pinhoe 11/15 11/38  
Exmouth Jn 11/17 11/40  
Exeter Central 11/20 11/43  
Taunton   17.20a ~ 17.22d 17.23 ~ 17.24
Whiteball Tunnel   17/10 17/13
Cowley Bridge Jn   16/51 16.46a ~ 16.47d
Exeter St Davids 11.25a ~ 11.35d 11.46 ~ 12.01   16/46 16/43
Dawlish Warren 11/47 12/12   16/33 16/3
Newton Abbot 11.58a ~ 12.06d 12.23 ~ 12.34   15.55a ~ 16.20d 15.50 ~ 16.20
Aller Jn 12/08 12/37   15/53 15/47
Dainton Tunnel 12/13 12/40   15/45 15/42
Totnes 12/19 12/46   15/39 15/36
Brent 12/29 12/54   15/31 15/28
Hemerdon Sidings 12/47 13/03   15/20 15/18
Lipson Jn 12/52 13/09   15/14 15/12
Plymouth North Road 12/55 13/14   15/12 15/10
St Budeaux Jn 13/00 13/18   15/04 15/06
Saltash 13/04 13/22   15/00 15/03
St Germans 13/15 13/27   14/54 14/57
Liskeard 13/25 13/36   14/45 14/49
St Pinnock Viaduct East 13/30 13/43   14/39 14/45
Largin 13/31 13/43   14/38 14/44
Bodmin Road 13/36 13/48   14/32 14/39
Lostwithiel 13/43 13/51   14/27 14/35
Par 13.50a 13.57   14.20d 14.28


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