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« on: August 01, 2011, 09:32:16 pm »

Here is an interesting one.... starting at bristol pathfinder spitfire tours are running a tour (its one way as its returning stock from a previous tour) down to taunton-exeter st davids-barnstaple-exeter st davids-exmouth-exeter central-yeovil junction-yeovil pen mill then upto preston via birmingham new street (and melksham!!!!)  price for standard ticket is 55 pounds and it may be worth doing this and getting off at birmingham where it arrives at 1730 .... an advance single is available for 19 pounds back to exeter  (correct as of 2130 on 1/08/11) this is happening on the 17th 16th of october and more info is on the pathfinder spitfire site ..... anyone else up for it>?


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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2011, 10:03:04 pm »

Can't find any information about this railtour on Pathfinder's website.

Have found some details over at Spitfire Railtours website though:

http://www.spitfirerailtours.co.uk/Future%20tours2.htm

Also Spitfire Railtours say this tour is on the 16th October, not the 17th. A Sunday makes far more sense than a Monday.

Doing the two branches behind a 'Growler' from Temple Meads is a tempting proposition. If I can find a spare ^35.




 
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« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2011, 10:03:31 pm »

ohhh my bad, im sorry
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« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2011, 10:19:34 pm »

its also worth it for the yeovil connection :-)
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« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2011, 10:38:47 pm »

Yeah, but that bumps up the price a bit more and means going all the way to Birmingham, unless a stop is added at Swindon......
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« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2011, 10:58:34 pm »

i guess....  im abit torn on this one... do i want photos on the tarka line or bashing.... hummmmmm
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« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2011, 09:58:41 pm »

It's after my exams - count me in!  Wink Cheesy Grin
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« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2011, 11:35:02 pm »

I am most certainly up for this, havent done a railtour since the C2C blue train back in march
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« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2011, 04:35:53 pm »

There has been a change of plans for the 'Exe Tractor' railtour. For operational reasons it will no longer be visiting Barnstaple.

http://www.spitfirerailtours.co.uk/latest_news.htm
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« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2011, 06:58:02 pm »

gutted !!! that puts me off to be honest  Angry that being said i need to check my roster anyway
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« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2011, 06:58:59 pm »

2 seconds let me send an email.........
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« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2011, 04:05:52 pm »

tour no longer running :-(
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« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2011, 09:43:51 pm »

See http://www.spitfirerailtours.co.uk/latest_news.htm:

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21/09/11 - The Exe Tractor - CANCELLED

Please note that due to engineering work on Sunday 6th November affecting the main part of our Exe Tractor tour we have taken the sad decision to cancel the Sunday Exe Tractor tour. There will be a positioning tour returning direct to Preston from Taunton on Sunday 6th November, please see here for details.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience and disappointment that this cancellation may cause.
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« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2011, 03:01:01 pm »

got to be honest.... the dates should have rand alarm bells for me


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