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Quainton Guide 1979

The Quaintonian

To assist visitors who are unable to visit Quainton by bus or car, the Society charters a British Rail diesel multiple unit (DMU) fourcar suburban set on the four Bank Holiday Mondays. This runs hourly between Quainton Road and Aylesbury, and connects with the Amersham and London services. Visitors are also able to take a trip from Quainton to Aylesbury and back if they wish, and travel on a line now normally closed to passenger traffic at reasonable cost. Tickets are available from Aylesbury, or from the ticket office on platform 1 on the days that the service operates.

From time to time we are host to other Societies. Sometimes these are arranged using special trains, and we are always happy to consider special 'steamings' for such tours at times when we are not normally open.

Whilst the above information is correct at the time of going to press, the Society reserves the right to alter, amend or cancel the service if circumstances beyond our control necessitate such action being taken. Full details of fares and copies of the timetable are available from the Publicity Department upon receipt of a stamped addressed envelope and anyone travelling long distances are advised to write for confirmation.

The two photographs show the DMU with the special 'Quaintonian' head board, above in standard BR blue, and below, taken on the August 1978 Bank Holiday Monday, resplendent in the new two tone blue and white livery.

DMU Standard BR Blue

P I Clarke

DMU two tone blue and white

P I Clarke

The text in this Quainton Railway Society publication was written in 1979 and so does not reflect events in the 38+ years since publication. The text and photographs are repeated verbatim from the original publication, with only a few minor grammar changes but some clarifying notes are added if deemed necessary. The photos from the original publication are provided as scans in this internet version of this long out of print publication.

Quainton Guide 1979

Text © Quainton Railway Society / Photographs © Quainton Railway Society or referenced photographer
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