1st September 1993
Cherry Tree Catering /
Regional Railways Swindon
The Paradise Flyer
Train cancelled due to failure of train loco, 37421, on the day.
Booked route & loco :
|class 37||12.45d Weymouth Quay - Dorchester West - Maiden Newton - Yeovil Pen Mill|
|class 37||14.30d Yeovil Pen Mill - Maiden Newton - Dorchester West - Weymouth Town|
(1) 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. The train was advertised by Regional Railways at Swindon as a joint venture with CTC under the name 'Special Train Through the Streets of Weymouth'.
(2) Guy Vincent adds: On arrival at Weymouth (0900 ex Bristol TM) the fire bottles on 37421 discharged inside the engine room rendering it unfit for use. The train shunted at low speed out to the carriage sidings and remained there until mid afternoon when 37191 arrived from Westbury and worked 2V87 with 37421 'inside' as far as Westbury.
Sources : Shayne Lewis & Guy Vincent
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