THE SOUTH DEVON RAILWAY AND BUCKFAST ABBEY Blue Pullman - SATURDAY 28 OCTOBER 2006 To BUCKFASTLEIGH, from London Paddington, Slough (for M25), Reading and Newbury. The delightfully rural South Devon (formerly Dart Valley) Railway and tranquil Buckfast Abbey are our destinations for this autumn day out to Glorious Devon, running via Exeter, the Dawlish Sea Wall and Totnes. On alighting from the Pullman at Buckfastleigh you can take a steam-hauled journey on one of the South Devon Railway's own steam- hauled trains or travel by vintage bus to spend some time at Buckfast Abbey where you can purchase the famous Buckfast Tonic Wine and other monastic produce. The price is £115 (£440 for a party of four) including your reserved seat on the Blue Pullman, the Great British Breakfast, light lunch and a four course dinner, SDR steam trains and the vintage bus to Buckfast Abbey. 1Z21 0715 Paddington 0737-0739 Slough 0804-0806 Reading 0825-0827 Newbury 0907-0916 Westbury 0937 Castle Cary 0959 Taunton 1012 Tiverton Parkway 1026-1050 Exeter St Davids 1103-1136 Dawlish Warren 1149 Newton Abbot 1203-1220 Totnes 1255 Buckfastleigh 1Z22 1725 Buckfastleigh 1800-1810 Totnes 1823 Newton Abbot 1838 Dawlish Warren 1849 Exeter St Davids 1905 Tiverton Parkway 1916 Taunton 1936 Castle Cary 1958-2002 Westbury 2046-2048 Newbury 2115-2118 Reading 2135-2137 Slough 2158 Paddington Also a reminder of a previous posting on SWRG by "redrockcockwood" (SWRG Message 67473) Quote from issue No.56 of the 'Devonian' magazine: ".....visit by FM Rails Blue Pullman. This 11 coach air braked train is expected to be worked by a 47 to Totnes with a pair of 31's on the rear. On arrival at the mainline station the train will reverse with the 31's powering the train onto the SDR. Once off mainline metals the 47 will be detached from the rear of the train (it is too heavy for the SDR) and will be replaced by 37321. The train then works to Buckfastleigh with the 31's and 37 working top and tail. Once the passengers have detrained at Buckfastleigh the train works empty stock to Bishops Bridge to stable. Later in the day it returns to Buckfastleigh as another empty stock prior to forming the return service to Totnes, this time with the 37 hauling the 11 coaches and 2 dead 31's. The 37 will be replaced by the 47 at Totnes SDR before the train returns onto the mainline." Should be rather interesting.
The Cornubian (Past-Time Rail) Saturday 28th October Is there a better way of viewing the diversity of England's countryside than from the carriage window as we are steam hauled from Penzance by the pride of the Great Western King Class No: 6024 `King Edward 1'. The feel of the early 1960's will be enhanced as we use the magnificently restored diesel hydraulic No. D1015 `Western Champion' in maroon livery on the non-steam sections of the days journey. 5Z24 0245 Old Oak Common 0344-0414 Slough 0431 Reading 0446 Didcot Parkway 0514 Swindon 0527 Kemble 0600 Gloucester 1Z24 (D1015) 0623 Gloucester 0652 Yate 0659-0701 Bristol Parkway 0711-0713 Bristol Temple Meads 0741-0743 Weston Super Mere 0807-0822 Taunton 0839 Tiverton Parkway 0900 Exeter St Davids 0912 Dawlish Warren 0926 Newton Abbot 0939 Totnes 1011-1018 Plymouth 1044 Liskeard 1103 Par 1109 St Austell 1127 Truro 1142 Camborne 1150 St Erth 1200 Penzance 1Z27 (6024) 1250 Penzance 1300 St Erth 1314 Camborne 1332 Truro 1353-1417 St Austell 1426 Par 1447 Liskeard 1517-1632 Plymouth 1718 Newton Abbot 1733 Dawlish Warren 1751-1828 Exeter St Davids 1848 Tiverton Parkway 1904-1956 Taunton (6024 off, D1015 on) 2020-2022 Weston Super Mere 2044-2106 Bristol Temple Meads 2116-2118 Bristol Parkway 2126 Yate 2154 Gloucester 5Z27 2214 Gloucester 2241 Kemble 2253 Swindon 2314 Didcot Parkway 2332 Reading 2355 Slough 0101 Old Oak Common 0Z27 (D1015) 1307 Penzance 1317 St Erth 1334 Camborne 1352 Truro 1431-1435 Par 1444-1551 St Blazey 1602-1604 Par 1636 Liskeard 1703-1730 Plymouth 1804 Totnes 1818 Newton Abbot 1833-1853 Dawlish Warren 1907 Exeter St Davids 1924 Tiverton Parkway 1937 Taunton 5Z27 (6024) 1912 Taunton 2003 Bishops Lydeard
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