Robin Pinnock - Running Late - Devon Belle
Steam Train Blank Birthday Fathers Day Card showing the Devon Belle
It’s the summer of 1947 and the Southern Railway has just introduced a
new prestigious service the “Devon Belle”, complete with Pullman rolling stock
and observation car. The locomotive 21C6 Peninsular & Oriental S.N.Co. is
running twenty minutes late and passes the up “Belle at Yeovil Junction. The
service from Waterloo to Plymouth & Ilfracombe only lasted 8 short years
with 1954 being its last year.