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Devon Group Winter Rail and social trips.


Wednesday 16 December 2015

For the run up to the Christmas period lunch about 15 locally based L&B Trust members and volunteers travelled to Plymouth for a Wetherspoons meal at The Union Rooms.

1. Aboard the Cross-Country HST from Exeter to Plymouth.

2. & 3. Lunch at the Union Rooms, Plymouth.

4. Lindsay Palmer and Tony Hill deep in conversation.

5. Nigel Thompson (on left) enjoys his meal and beer!

6. Time for a walk on the Hoe.....

7. .....and a visit to Sir Francis Drake's statue before heading home.

Wednesday 27 January 2016

This time a rail trip around Devon:

Barnstaple - Tiverton Parkway - Totnes - Newton Abbot - Teignmouth - Exmouth - Honiton - Barnstaple

1. Totnes Signal Box Cafe - Dave's Payne-Hilton, Blencowe and Drayson with their soft drinks!

2. About to catch this Cross-Country Voyager back from Totnes.

3. First drink of the day at Platform 5 pub by Newton Abbot station.

4. Lunch was at Teignmouth Wetherspoons, before some of us had cream cakes before the next train.

5. A quick stop at Exmouth to pose by the Class 143 Pacer.

6. Another pub stop. This time it is the Globe at Lympstone.

Afterwards it was back to Exeter, then another trip out to Honiton (No time to visit a pub or cafe here!)

Cost of this trip (approximately 220 miles) was just £6.60 using the Devon Day Ranger ticket

2016 Devon Group trips

Our next trip is scheduled in February - either Half-Term week Wednesday 17 February to the South Devon Railway or Wednesday 24 February for another local trip in Devon (TBA) contact Nigel Thompson for details

Other ideas for trips include:

  • Rail trip to Gunnislake and tour of Bere Ferres (Tamar Belle Railway Museum)
  • Rail trips to Newquay/Looe
  • Rail and ferry trip Torquay-Brixham
  • Rail and river cruise River Dart to Totnes
  • Rail and bus trips in Devon.

Any further ideas or offers of help to organise a trip are welcome..........

Words and photos by Nigel Thompson


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