12th September 1965

Southern Counties Touring Society
The Exeter Flyer Rail Tour

Locos Used 35022 'Holland-America Line', 80039 & 80043

Route :

Loco(s) Route
35022 London Waterloo - Clapham Junction - Earlsfield - Wimbledon - Surbiton - Woking - Basingstoke - Andover Jn - Salisbury - Gillingham - Yeovil Junction - Axminster - Exeter Central
80039 + 80043 Exeter Central - Exeter St. Davids - Eggesford - Barnstaple Junction

Here the train divided, route for train 1;

Loco (1) Route
80043 Barnstaple Junction - Bideford - Torrington
80043 Torrington - Bideford - Barnstaple Junction

and train 2:

Loco (1) Route
80039 Barnstaple Junction - Ilfracombe
80039 Ilfracombe - Barnstaple Junction

Train was then re-combined;

Loco(s) Route
80043 + 80039 Barnstaple Junction - (reverse of outward route) - Exeter Central
35022 Exeter Central - (reverse of outward route) - London Waterloo

Notes :
(1) Originally uploaded as 80039 on train 1 (Torrington) and 80043 on train 2 (Ilfracombe), Rob Tibbets records suggest 80039 worked train 2 and 80043 worked train 1 and the use of 80043 on train 1 has now been confirmed by Dick Franklin.


A tour ticket (courtesy: Rob Fraser)


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.

Source : John Clifford (on the train throughout, to Torrington)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(From Terry Jackson & John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual Booked Actual
Waterloo 09.00d [TL] 09.01 20.42a 20.51
Clapham Junction 09/07 09/08 20/35 20/43
Hampton Court Jn 09/17 09/18 20/25 20/33
Woking Jn 09/28 09/29 20/15 20/22
Farnborough [LL] ? [TL] ?
Winchfield ? ? [LL] ?
Basingstoke 09w58 ~ 10w03 09.58 ~ 10.03 19w36 ~ 19w43 19.44 ~ 19.51
Worting Jn 10/08 10/06 19/32 TL 19/37
Salisbury 10/38 10/43 19/00 18/59
Wilton South 10/44 10/48 18/55 18/53
Templecombe 11/08 11/10 18/30 18/27
Yeovil Junction 11/17 11/19 18/19 18/16
Axminster 11/36 11/38 17/58 17/54
Sidmouth Junction 11/51 11/51 17/41 17/36
Exmouth Jn 12/02 12/00 17/23 17/23
Exeter Central 12L05 ~ 12L22 12.09 ~ 12.21 17L09 ~ 17L20 17.00 ~ 17.19
Exeter St Davids 12/25 12/31 17*01 ~ 17*06 16.56 ~ 16.57
Cowley Bridge Jn 12/28 12/34 16/57 16/51
Coleford Jn 12/45 12/52 16/37 16/35
Lapford 12/55 13/02 16/27 16/26
Eggesford 13p03a ~ 13p13d 13.08 ~ 13.17 16/22 16/19
Portsmouth Arms 13/26 13/28 16/11 16/07
Barnstaple Junction 13L42 ~ 13L52 13.44 ~ ??.?? 15L30 ~ 15L55 ??.?? ~ 15.49
Pottington SB 13/56 ? 15/26 ?
Braunton 14/04 ? 15/18 ?
Mortehoe 14p17a ~ 14p27d ? 15/06 ?
Ilfracombe 14.35a ? 14.55d ?

Torrington Portion:

Location Booked Actual Booked Actual
Barnstaple Junction 14.02d 14.04 15.24a 15.26
Fremington 14/07 14/11 15/19 15/20
Bideford 14p18a ~ 14p28d 14/23 15/05 15/03
Torrington 14.38a 14.35 14.55d 14.52


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