11th June 1962

South Devon Railway Society
South Devon Pheonix

Loco Used 5153
Stock Used six corridor coaches in chocolate & cream

Route :

Loco Route
5153 Paignton - Torquay - Newton Abbot - Heathfield - Bovey - Moretonhampstead
5153 Moretonhampstead - (reverse of outward route) - Paignton

Notes :
(1) Reported to have carried just over 200 passengers. David Miller adds: The itinerary comments 'We regret that the fare was rather high for the passengers joining the train at Bovey, Pullabrook and Lustleigh. This is due to the fact that we are required to guarantee a minimum number of 300 full tickets.....it is obvious that the Society will suffer a financial loss.' The fare was 7s (35p). Compared with today's tours, the schedule is unusual in permitting participants to board and alight at intermediate stations, even though the line closed to passengers some three years earlier.

Sources : David Miller & Gary Thornton

Timings (Booked Only)
(from David Miller)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Paignton 12.30d 17.50a
Torquay 12.35a ~ 12.38d 17.43a ~ 17.45d
Torre 12.43a ~ 12.45d 17.38a ~ 17.40d
Kingskerswell 12.52a ~ 12.53d 17.31a ~ 17.33d
Newton Abbot 12.58a ~ 13.10d 17.20a ~ 17.25d
Teigngrace 13.18a ~ 13.23d 17.08a ~ 17.11d
Heathfield 13.30a ~ 13.40d 16.58a ~ 17.02d
Brimley Halt 13.48a ~ 13.53d 16.47a ~ 16.49d
Bovey 13.56a ~ 14.08d 16.40a ~ 16.44d
Pullabrook Halt 14.16a ~ 14.20d 16.27a ~ 16.31d
Lustleigh 14.25a ~ 14.36d 16.14a ~ 16.23d
Moretonhampstead 14.50a 16.00d

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