13th May 2006
Train postponed to 07/10/2006 due (from Pathfinder Website): "to the featured steam engine for the Day 71000 'Duke of Gloucester' still being unavailable to haul the train, due to the owners not completing the repair work schedule. We did source a replacement steam locomotive, in the shape of 46201 'Princess Elizabeth', to work the tour but, unfortunately, it has proved highly impractical to move this engine from the North-West to Exeter and back, just for this one trip".
Planned route & locos:
|diesel||Slough - Rerading - Didcot - Swindon - Chippenham - Bath Spa - Bristol Temple Meads - Taunton - Exeter St Davids|
|steam : 71000||Exeter St Davids - Plymouth - Par|
|steam : 71000||Par - Plymouth - Exeter St Davids|
|diesel||Exeter St Davids - (reverse of outward route) - Slough|
Sources : various
Back to "The Railtour Files"