Atlantic Coast Express
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Anniversary steam train journey

A steam train is making the journey from London to Cornwall later to mark the 50th anniversary of the last Atlantic Coast Express (ACE).

The original service ran between 1926 and 1964 from Waterloo to Ilfracombe, Bude, Padstow and Plymouth.

The anniversary run will not be able to retrace the full route, though, as most of the lines in north Devon and Cornwall are now closed.

To mark the visit, BBC Spotlight has located original BBC film showing one of the original trips.

  • 05 Sep 2014
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