b) Freightliner 47830 named BEECHING'S LEGACY, working 0Z47 Southampton Maritime to Exeter and back
Best wishes, Bill Elston
Keith Turley & David Tozer
Image No.1 Class 47/8 No.47830 ' Beechings Legacy' is seen passing Pinhoe on the outward leg of the OZ47 08:30 Southampton MCT to Southampton MCT via Exeter St. Davids driver route refresher trip.
Image No. 2
The return leg of the working is seen approaching Pinhoe station.
My next book is set in Cornwall's Roseland Peninsula in the autumn of 1919. I'm looking for the following information for the story:
i) Which London station would the departure be made from at that time?
ii) Which station would have been nearest to St Mawes? The book is set in a fictional village near there, and the rest of the journey from London will be made by car - where would the train have stopped?
iii) What would have been the name of the train company/line?
I would be so grateful for any information you might have and will, of course, thank you in the acknowledgements.
The Cornish Riviera dep Paddington 10.30 nonstop to Plymouth 2.37/2.44 then Truro 4.04/4.09 Gwinear Road 4.36 St Erth 4.49 Penzance 5.00
Bradshaws July 1922 - we don't have times for 1919 but 1922 will have to do.
All the best, Roger & Keith