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Devon Group Christmas Rail Trip

Fifteen L&B Trust members enjoyed a superb Christmas meal at the Union Rooms, Wetherspoons pub at Plymouth.

Starting from Barnstaple and using the Devon Day Ranger ticket (only £6.60) the group also picked up members at Umberleigh, Eggesford, and Exeter.

1. On the Sprinter from Barnstaple to Exeter

2. Travelling to Plymouth on the quiet Cross - Country HST, the group occupy the table seats.

3. At Plymouth posing by the HST as a Voyager departs.

4. Julian & Lindsay Palmer also joined us at a festively decorated Plymouth Station.

5. The Devon Group at the Union Rooms, Plymouth.

6. Jim Price enjoys his Roast Turkey Dinner.

7. Followed by Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce.

8. After Plymouth we returned on another Cross - Country HST to Exeter, whereby several of us changed trains to go up the ex LSWR line to Honiton and a chance for another drink at the Star Inn, Wetherspoons. Later the pub crawl resumed at Exeter (The Imperial) whilst we waited for the last train back to Barnstaple by 2215.

Words and pictures by Nigel Thompson


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