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Q11.03. “Plymouth Holiday Express”

In the early part of the school summer holidays of 1961, BR Plymouth ran the “Plymouth Holiday Express” which provided day trips out on Monday to Friday inclusive and ran on two consecutive weeks. The first week included visits to Bude and Weymouth, however our member went on the second week which featured: Ilfracombe (Mon.); Newquay (Tue.); Teignmouth / Dawlish / Dawlish Warren (Wed); Penzance with option to take service train to St Ives (Thu.); and Bournemouth West (Fri.). The latter ran via Okehampton, Exeter Central and Templecombe where it reversed on to the Somerset & Dorset. Has anyone details of the locos used and the train timings (especially on the S&D from south of Templecombe)? (BP: 21332)

last updated: 21/01/11