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Quainton Guide 1976

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) four car 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.

The above information is correct at the time of going to press, but the Society reserves the right to alter or amend 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 Dept. (address on page 17) upon receipt of a stamped addressed envelope and anyone travelling long distances are advised to write for confirmation.

From time to time we are host to other Societies, and sometimes these are arranged using special trains. One such occasion is illustrated here (below) when the Dean Forest Preservation Society called on 6th October 1973. The upper picture depicts the Quaintonian with its special headboard approaching the South yard at Quainton on Spring Bank Holiday Monday 1975.

The <I>Quaintonian</i> on Spring Bank Holiday Monday 1975

Dean Forest Preservation Society called on 6th October 1973

The text in this Quainton Railway Society publication was written in 1976 and so does not reflect events in the 41+ 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 1976

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