Whilst perusing posters, fbb noticed that the "Onward Journey" panel was now nearly THREE YEARS out of date.
But the platform indicator showed Honiton as terminus with a sideways scroll about the buses.
Coach spotters would be drooling with excitement at Exeter; there was a huge variety of rolling stock arrayed and ready to roll.
Just one moan (and fbb has moaned thusly before). Where were the big clear destination "slip-boards" in the coaches?
But a well organised, well supervised outward journey was "enjoyed" by fbb and Mrs. The train to Newton Abbot did exist despite GWR's attempt to say it didn't (see yesterday's blog) and the fbbs' host was ready with luxury limo to convey the old folks to Torquay for tea and biccies.
The journey back involved a little more stress. GWR ...
But, fortuitously, it didn't. It left at 15 minutes past.
The elderly duly arrived at Axminster at 1806 and were comfortably back home and drinking more tea by 1830.
A splendid day was had by all and, despite the dodgy advance publicity confusion, it was well orgnanised and it did work. Well done all concerned on the day - but VERY badly done all those who write the web sites. Doubtless these IT experts never travel by train.