28th July 1993
Cherry Tree Catering /
Regional Railways Swindon
The Paradise Flyer
|12.45 Weymouth Quay - Yeovil Pen Mill|
|14.30 Yeovil Pen Mill - Weymouth Town|
This train was booked to run each Wednesday (utilising the loco and stock off the morning 2O87 09.00 Bristol Temple Meads - Weymouth Town before it returned as 2V87 at 16.30) between 14th July and 1st September 1993. In the event a loco failure on the last day (1st September) meant the train did not run that day.
An advert in one of the railway magazines at the time suggests there was a first run on Thursday 3rd June - confirmation anyone if this ran and, if so, the details? At that time the advert suggested the train was to run each Thursday but history shows the train ended up running each Wednesday. It was advertised by Regional Railways at Swindon as a joint venture with CTC under the name "Special Train Through the Streets of Weymouth".
Sources : Shayne Lewis (on the train throughout)
Adrian Knight & Nigel Benning
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