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Watercress Line to Exeter & Paignton

Watercress Line to Exeter & Paignton

Destinations   Exeter    Paignton


A beautiful family resort in the heart of the English Riviera with award winning sandy beaches and bustling pier. Also home to the Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway.

Trip Specific Information

Travel on the Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway
For an extra 10pp you can join a P&DSR train to Kingswear and catch the ferry across to the charming town of Dartmouth.


This trip is scheduled to be hauled by a vintage diesel locomotive, likely to be a British Rail Class 47, 37 or 33.

The British Rail Class 47 is a class of British railway diesel-electric locomotive that was developed in the 1960s by Brush Traction. A total of 512 Class 47s were built at Crewe Works and Brush's Falcon Works, Loughborough between 1962 and 1968, which made them the most numerous class of British mainline diesel locomotive.

The British Rail Class 37 is a diesel-electric locomotive, which entered service from 1960. Also known as the English Electric Type 3, the Class was ordered as part of the British Rail modernisation plan.
The Class 37 became a familiar sight on many parts of the British Rail network, in particular forming the main motive power for Inter-City services in East Anglia and within Scotland. The Class 37s are known to some railway enthusiasts as "Tractors", a nickname due to the agricultural sound of the diesel engine of the locomotive.

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The following Pick-Up and Set-Down stations are available on this excursion

Estimated Timings Outward Return
The Watercress Line TBC
Alton 0718 2300
Bentley (Hampshire) - -
Farnham 0744 2242
Guildford 0810 2219
Petersfield 0853 2149
Havant 0913 2133
Salisbury 1031 2016
Taunton 1204 1841
Exeter 1232 1810
Paignton 1336 1714


Watercress Line to Exeter & Paignton


Thursday 16th August 2018


Alresford , Alton , Farnham , Guildford , Petersfield , Havant , Salisbury , Taunton

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