|Service type||Passenger train|
|First service||15 June 1964|
|Current operator(s)||Great Western Railway|
|Former operator(s)||British Rail|
|Stops||Main calling points only Reading, Taunton, Exeter St Davids, Newton Abbot, Totnes (westbound only), Plymouth, Liskeard, Bodmin Parkway, Par, St Austell, Truro, Redruth|
|Seating arrangements||First and standard|
|Catering facilities||Pullman dining|
|Rolling stock||InterCity 125|
Class 802 from late 2018
|Operating speed||125 mph|
|Timetable number(s)||1A76 Eastbound |
The Golden Hind was introduced by British Rail on 15 June 1964. The inaugural train was waved off from Paddington by Admiral Sir Royston Wright, Second Sea Lord and the whistle was blown by the Lord Mayor of Plymouth.
The up service departed Plymouth at 07:05, calling at Newton Abbot, Exeter and Taunton, arriving at Paddington at 10:55. The down service was from Paddington at 17:20, calling at the same places and arriving in Plymouth at 21:15. Seven coaches were provided, including a restaurant car, but the introduction of Western diesel locomotives allowed the addition of an extra coach. The provision of this train encouraged a passenger to purchase the first, first class season ticket from Taunton to London Paddington.
- Allen, Cecil J. (1967). Titled Trains of Great Britain. Ian Allan Ltd. p. 93.
- "Send off at Paddington for the Golden Hind". Illustrated London News. England. 27 June 1964. Retrieved 16 December 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive.
- "Electronic national rail timetable. Table 135". Network Rail. Network Rail. 10 December 2017. Retrieved 17 December 2017.