10th September 1978

Roger Joanes / Joanes Travel
Heart of Devon Rail Tour

Did this train run? Details taken from an advertising leaflet.

Locos Used advertised for steam & diesel (as below)
Stock Used ?????

Route :

Loco(s) Route
diesel Exeter St Davids - Crediton - Barnstaple - Bideford - Torrington
diesel Torrington - (reverse of outward route) - Exeter St Davids - Newton Abbot - Paignton
steam Paignton - Kingswear
steam Kingswear - (reverse of outward route) - Paignton
diesel Paignton - (reverse of outward route) - Exeter St Davids - Crediton - Barnstaple - Bideford

Notes :
(1) Loco & route confirmation required (above routing is taken from advertising leaflet). A special bus was organised from Ilfracombe (08.40d) & Braunton (George) (09.00d) for Barnstaple to connect with the run to Torrington and back. The bus also returned to Ilfracombe from Barnstaple in the evening, calling at any regular bus-stop on its route. Use of the bus was free to train passengers but to avoid overcrowding a pre-obtained ticket was required.

Source : Richard Maund

Timings (Advertised Only)
Richard Maund)

Location Advertised (out) Advertised (rtn)
Exeter St Davids 08.25d -
Crediton ??.??a ~ 08.37d -
Eggesford ??.??a ~ 09.00d -
Umberleigh ??.??a ~ 09.18d -
Barnstaple ??.??a ~ 09.35d -
Bideford ??.??a ~ 10.05d -
Torrington ??.?? ~ ??.?? -
Bideford ??.??a ~ 10.50d 21.15a
Barnstaple ??.??a ~ 11.12d 20.55a ~ ??.??d
Umberleigh ??.??a ~ 11.24d 20.42a ~ ??.??d
Eggesford ??.??a ~ 11.43d 20.26a ~ ??.??d
Crediton ??.??a ~ 12.05d 20.03a ~ ??.??d
Exeter St Davids ??.??a ~ 12.18d 19.50a ~ ??.??d
Paignton 13L00a ~ 13L30d ??.??a ~ 18.55d
Kingswear 13.50a 18.00d

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