The Great Western Mainline Taunton-plymouth

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  1. brfan#9132

    brfan#9132 Active Member

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    I would like to see Taunton to Plymouth because I would like to see the 800’s and crosscountry

    Trains used:
    802
    220’s and 221’s
    Class 43
    Class 150/2

    It would be nice to see some more of the South Coast
     
  2. First capital connect

    First capital connect Well-Known Member

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    Can I have some more information about the route
    Services
    Tph
    Pictures
    Mileage
     
  3. brfan#9132

    brfan#9132 Active Member

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    Route info
    It was built by Brunel
    It has the famous Dawlish Sea Wall
    Services
    Mainly London Paddington-Penzance and Plymouth GWR
    Exmouth-Paignton GWR
    And Plymouth to Birmingham, Glasgow,Newcastle Croosountry

    Mileage I think 77.5 miles
     
  4. tubespotter

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    OldVern Well-Known Member

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    And too long for TSW. Exeter to Plymouth, or more likely Paignton, a better prospect.
     
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  6. brfan#9132

    brfan#9132 Active Member

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    Well DTG are starting to make longer routes LGV is the longest
     
  7. AirbourneAlex

    AirbourneAlex Well-Known Member

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    This particular route would be best between Exeter and Plymouth, Taunton would be better in a Bristol to Exeter route.
     
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    brfan#9132 Active Member

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    True but it would make more sense for Taunton because that is where CrossCountry join up for the South Devon Mainline
     
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  9. AirbourneAlex

    AirbourneAlex Well-Known Member

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    That wouldn't matter though if all services call at Exeter and Plymouth anyway? Nevermind.
     

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