6th May 1978

Lea Valley Railway Club
The Camel Train

DMU Used B803 (51450+59546+51522) + C558 (?51579?+?59264?+51588)

Route : (two round trips made)

DMU Route
as listed Plymouth - Saltash - Liskeard - Bodmin Road - Bodmin General
as listed Bodmin General - Boscarne Jn - Wadebridge
as listed Wadebridge - Boscarne Jn - Bodmin General
as listed Bodmin General - (reverse of outward route) - Plymouth

Notes :
(1) Originally uploaded as having run on 8th May, in error (confirmed by ticket scan on another Website, showing date clearly as Saturday 6th May).
(2) Two round trips were made. The 2.50 tour ticket entitled the traveller to all day travel between any of the stations.
(3) Confirmation of two vehicles in set C558 shown with ?'s is required - they are taken from an Ian Allan 'Combined Volume' of the time.

Sources : John Broderick, Peter Richards & NickBartlett/Brian King

Photo Review


Two photos showing the train at Wadebridge (photos: Brian King)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from
John Broderick & Dave Higson)

Morning Run

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Plymouth 08.00d 12.15a
Liskeard 08/28 11/41
Bodmin General 09.00a ~ 09.05d 11.05a ~ 11.10d
Wadebridge 09.40a 10.30d

Afternoon Run

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Plymouth 14.00d 14.21   17.55a 17.56
Liskeard 14/28 14.46a ~ 14.47d   17/26 17.31a ~ 17.31d
Bodmin Road ? 15.00a ~ 15.06d   ? 17.14a ~ 17.18d
Bodmin General 15.00a ~ 15.05d 15.20 ~ 15.27   16.50a ~ 16.55d 16.54 ~ 17.00
Boscarne Jn ? 15.39a ~ 15.42d   ? 16.39 ~ 16.43
Wadebridge 15.40a 16.04   16.15d 16.16


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