The major highlights include: Exeter TMD, Laira TMD Embankment Sidings, Long Rock Depot, unusual lines at Penzance station, Truro Yard and the highly sought after exchange siding at the Bodmin & Wenford Railway in addition to many items of rare track along the way – and back again! In addition, a number of other choice enhancements to the itinerary remain under negotiation and any updates will be provided in due course.
A 45 minute leg stretch and comfort break has been provided for at Penzance which will see the delivery of hot Cornish pasties, included within the fare shown. Onboard, a range of soft drinks and light refreshments will be available. You will also receive a souvenir brochure, souvenir ticket and detailed track maps to aid your enjoyment of the day. A charity raffle will be held, helping raise funds for The Railway Children charity.
The route in detail is shown below:
Exeter SD (07:00, p6) - Exeter TMD - Dawlish Warren (Reversible via Up Main to Teignmouth requested) - Newton Abbot (p1) - Laira Depot (Embankment Sidings) - Plymouth Friary - Lipson Jct - Plymouth - Lostwithiel (DGL) - Par (DGL) - St. Austell (Up Siding) - Truro - St. Erth - Long Rock Depot - Penzance Motorail Dock - Penzance (leg stretch break) - St. Erth - Truro Yard - Par (p3) - St. Blazey Signal Box - Par Avoiding Line - Lostwithiel (UGL) - Bodmin Parkway - Bodmin and Wenford Railway Exchange Siding - Plymouth Dock No 4 - Plymouth - Newton Abbot (p2) - Exeter SD (19:30, p6)
To book your place please forward a cheque (made payable to “Branch Line Society”) or a fully completed card payment authority (which can be downloaded from www.branchline.org.uk ) to Kev Adlam, Branch Line Society, 53 Kemble Close, Wistaston, Crewe CW2 6XN providing an email address for confirmation / issuance of e-ticket OR a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Any queries should be directed to the BLS General Secretary, preferably by email email@example.com or by telephone M-F 20:00 – 21:00 on 01270 662396.