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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 0630 2345
Alton 0720 2305
Bentley (Hampshire) - -
Farnham 0740 2240
Guildford 0820 2210
Petersfield 0850 2140
Havant 0905 2125
Salisbury 1045 2010
Exeter 1300 1750
Paignton 1340 1700


Watercress Line to Exeter & Paignton


Thursday 16th August 2018


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

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