Last through trains to Kingswear

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Does anyone know if any through trains ran to/from Kingswear on summer Saturdays in 1972? I have seen photos of 1971 trains to Paddington & Cardiff.
 
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I suspect not, as by late 1971/early 1972 the line was awaiting confirmation of permission to close. Even though formal transfer to private ownership was not until October, the first steam service ran on Sun 30/07/72. I think the interim period to formal transfer saw just a limited BR shuttle from Paignton to Kingswear. There was a comment that the first steam train was poorly supported because of the high fare-a massive 60p!
 
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