The Railtour Files - 1953

Date Railtour Operator Headcode Tour name Traction Review Timings
28/11/53 BR ? (Football Special) 32475 - -
11/11/53 Butlins ? (Evening Excursion) ? - -
31/10/53 BR ? (Wedding Special) 30852 - -
17/10/53 RCTS W512 Warrington & District Rail Tour 67436 - -
10/10/53 RCTS ? Marylebone to Broad Street 40037, 45277, 69441 & 69481 - Yes
04/10/53 RCTS at least SPL110 East Sussex Railtour 32390 - -
04/10/53 BLC ? ??? GWR Railcar W14W - -
27/09/53 A. Pegler ? Plant Centenarian 251, 990 & 60014 - -
26/09/53 REC ? Hants & Surrey Tour 30434 & LMR 401 - -
26/09/53 TRPS ? (A.G.M. Special) 2830 & GWR Railcars W13W & W22W - Yes
20/09/53 A. Pegler ? Plant Centenarian 251, 990 & 60014 - Yes
20/09/53 BR ? (Hop Pickers Special) 31244 & 31735 - -
20/09/53 BR ? (Hop Pickers Special) 32636 & 32655 - -
12/09/53 BR ? (Hop Pickers Special) 32636 - -
12/09/53 SLS ? (London Area Rail Tour) 75034 - Yes
12/09/53 RDA ? ??? at least 823 & GWR Railcar W8W - -
06/09/53 LCGB [1] ? Wye Valley GWR Railcar W28W - -
06/09/53 RCTS ? East Anglian Railtour 62567, 62790 & 64685 - -
06/09/53 SLS / MLS M939 West Riding Railtour 69430 - Yes
xx/09/53 BR ? Derby Works Railtour 73017 - -
27/08/53 ??? ? (Crewe Works) ? - -
22/08/53 BR

?

(Football Special) Did it run? - -
16/08/53 BR ? (Yorkshire Scenic Excursion) at least 61085, 69882 & A8 - -
16/08/53 BR ? (Day Excursion) at least 31743 - -
15/08/53 ??? ? ??? at least 53806 - -
06/08/53 BR ? (Miners Excursion) 31850 & 34067 - -
02/08/53 BR ? (Cheap Day Excursion) at least 44045 - -
26/07/53 RCTS ? Manchester & District Railtour 50644 & 50855 - -
19/07/53 BR ? (Day Excursion) at least 68450 - -
16/07/53 ??? ? (Combined Rail / River Day Excursion) ? - -
11/07/53 SLS ? South Wales Tour 6403 - Yes
??/07/53 BR ? (Day Excursion) at least 61273 - -
??/07/53 BR ? (Day Excursion) at least 61063 - -
28/06/53 RCTS ? 25th Anniversary Special 4056, 30464, 30583, 30711 & 32662 - -
27/06/53 ??? ? (Last Train in Weardale Valley) 65078 - -
27/06/53 SLS/MLS at least M700 & W574 High Peak Rail Tour (re-run) 43387, 47000, 58077, 58856 & 58860 - -
27/06/53 TW Lench Ltd

?

(?Works Outing?) Did it run? - -
26/06/53 Salts

?

(?Works Outing?) Did it run? - -
21/06/53 Ian Allan

?

(By Special Train to Glasgow) Did it run? - -
15/06/53 BR ? (Coronation Naval Revue Specials) at least 31903, 31904 & 31905 - -
14/06/53 SLS ? Earl Special 9000 & 33025 - Yes
07/06/53 RCTS ? South Yorkshire Rail Tour No.2 62667, 64374 & E26013 - Yes
06/06/53 NR/A.Pegler at least 301 Northern Rubber Special at least 62666 - -
?02/06/53? ?RAF? ? (Coronation Special) at least 2x J6 class - -
??/06/53 AEC ? (Works Outing) GWR Railcars W33W & W36W - -
31/05/53 BR ? (Day Excursion) 45404 - -
26/05/53 Ian Allan

?

(Special Locospotting Rail-Tour) Did it run? - -
23/05/53 Ian Allan

?

(Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway) Did it run? - -
17/05/53 RCTS ? Southampton Docks & Fawley Branch Rail Tour 30062 & 30757 - Yes
16/05/53 SLS 962 Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Closed Lines 44151, 46443 & 69313 - Yes
09/05/53 GRS ? M. & S.W.J.R Outing 1336 & 9023 - Yes
03/05/53 SLS ? Bishops Waltham Specials 30110 - Yes
03/05/53 SLS ? Portsmouth Special 30718 & 32425 - Yes
03/05/53 BR ? (Day Excursion) 32424 - -
25/04/53 SLS/MLS at least M389 & M700 High Peak Rail Tour 43618, 47000, 58077, 58856 & 58860 - Yes
19/04/53 BR ? (Ramblers Excursion) 34071 - -
12/04/53 Ian Allan ? (Loco Spotters Club / Trains Illustrated Specials) &
(Branch Line Tour With Veteran Locomotives)
30199, 30583, 34010 & 35013 - -
05/04/53 BR ? (Day Excursion) 45071 - -
22/03/53 BR ? (Ramblers Excursion) 34071 - -
13/03/53 BR ? (Naval Leave Special) at least 5339 & 6318 - -
28/02/53 ?BR? ? (Day Excursion) ? - -
22/02/53 RCTS ? ??? ? - -
08/02/53 BLC ? (Swindon Works) GWR Railcar - -
05/01/53 Ian Allan ? (Loco Spotters Club Special) 40034 - Yes
02/01/53 Ian Allan ? (Gorton Visit and Rally) ? - Yes
01/01/53 ?BR? ? (Derby Works) ? - -


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