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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 99 - April 2008
Times Past - Starlight Specials / Stirling Car Sleeper - Allan Baker
In qn 97 there was some debate as to the routing of the Marylebone Stirling car sleeper. Allan Baker confirms that for at least one summer its route was over the old Met and GC line rather than via High Wycombe.
"Mention was also made of the "Starlight Specials" and as a teenage passenger I can confirm that these ran exclusively via the GW and GC route. I think the fare was about £5 return - how much would an enthusiast pay today if such a journey was offered? Happy Days"!
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