11th December 1965

Great Western Society (South West Group)
The Two Rivers

DMU Used 3-car set

Route :

DMU Route
as listed Plymouth - Bere Alston - Lydford - Lifton - Launceston
as listed Launceston - (?reverse of outward route?) - Plymouth

Notes :
(1) Some publications list this railtour as having been cancelled from 5th September and run instead on this date, however various contributors who travelled and photographed the earlier date train all confirm that one did indeed run on 5th September (on that occasion it went from Exeter via Okehampton, steam-hauled). Bernard Mills comments that this was the last through train between Plymouth & Launceston.

Sources : John Debens & Bernard Mills

Photo Review

From The John Debens Ticket Collection

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