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The Quaintonian


1984 - Date

Details and pictures by Robert Frise

All formations below have been noted from the Quainton end working to the Aylesbury end.

25/04/84

51865 (all except last picture) - 59651 - 59748 - 51678 + 51887 - 59649 - 59762 (last) - 51889

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28/5/84

Possibly 51900+59676+59657+51894 ?

27/8/84 The Quaintonian
08/04/85

51675 (both images) - 59759 - 59729 - 51651

The Quaintonian The Quaintonian
06/05/85

51878 (third image) - 59743 - 59669 - 51891 (first / second image)

This was originally to be axed, but was tied with the relaunch of Met 1 (by actor Don Estelle in full 'It Ain't Half Hot Mum drab), reflected in the headboard.

The Quaintonian The Quaintonian The Quaintonian
27/5/85

51872 (top) + 59675 + 59649 + 51671 (bottom)

The Quaintonian The Quaintonian
08/06/85

51857 - 59737 - 59746 - 51888.

This train ran in conjunction with the Aylsebury depot open day, running through to Princes Risborough.

26/08/85 ?
30/03/86 51656 - 59655 - 59749 - 51667
31/03/86 51680 - 59676 - 59651 - 51896
05/05/86

51660 (all but third picture) - 59653 - 59664 - 51887 (third picture)

The Quaintonian The Quaintonian The Quaintonian The Quaintonian
26/5/86

Unknown formation. Taken at Princes Risborough.

The Quaintonian
25/08/86 ?
20/4/87

54222 (3rd & 6th pictures) - 51654 (4th picture) - 51849 (2nd picture) - 54274 (1st & 5th pictures)

This service worked through to Princes Risborough.

The Quaintonian The Quaintonian The Quaintonian The Quaintonian The Quaintonian The Quaintonian
04/05/87

54259 (6th & 7th pictures) - 51878 - 54499 (5th picture) - 51895 (1st four pictures)

The Quaintonian The Quaintonian The Quaintonian The Quaintonian The Quaintonian The Quaintonian The Quaintonian
25/05/87

54259 (1st picture) - 51878 - 51651 - 54213 (2nd picture)

The Quaintonian The Quaintonian
30/8/04

Many years later and "The Quaintonian" is revived! Chiltern Railways modernised Bubble car 55020 made a rare passenger run away from the Princes Risborough branch.

The Quaintonian The Quaintonian

"The Chinnor Tonic" railtour called at Quainton Road on three dates in 1998, details can be found on the Railtour Pages.

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