The Railtour Files - 1955

Date Railtour Operator Headcode(s) Tour Name Traction Timings
19/12/55 BR ? (Football Special) 31903 -
27/10/55 OURS ? ??? ? -
22/10/55 REC ? (Bicester Military Railway) ? -
16/10/55 BR ? (Day Excursion) at least 31894 -
08/10/55 ??? ? ??? Did these trains run? -
02/10/55 RCTS ? North Wales Rail Tour 42461 -
02/10/55 WBRS ? ??? ? -
02/10/55 GR Lockie ? Bernard Shaw Special (Ramblers Special) 69470 & 69654 -
01/10/55 PRC ? ??? 4526 -
25/09/55 Ian Allan at least M792 & W560 High Peak Express 40927, 41077, 41167, 43268, 46100, 58850 & 58860 Yes
25/09/55 BR at least M978 (Advertised Half-Day Excursion) at least 75040 -
24/09/55 RCTS ? Kegworth Rail Tour 84006 -
24/09/55 TRPS ? (A.G.M. Special) 4061, 9008 or 9027 & 30304 -
24/09/55 BR at least W724 (Football Special) at least 45439 -
18/09/55 RHCS ? ??? Did it run? -
17/09/55 BR ? (Football Special) Did it run? -
11/09/55 SLS ? Star Special 4061 Yes
04/09/55 SLS/MLS C900 Northern Dales Rail Tour 41102, 46478, 62360, 65061 & 69855 Yes
04/09/55 BR at least M791 (Advertised Half-Day Excursion) at least 45650 -
04/09/55 BR at least M792 (Advertised Half-Day Excursion) at least 73004 -
04/09/55 BR at least M981 (Advertised Half-Day Excursion) at least 75040 -
01/09/55 BR M767 (Excursion to Derby Works) 73067 -
28/08/55 BR at least M977 (Advertised Half-Day Excursion) at least 44985 -
28/08/55 BR at least M978 (Advertised Half-Day Excursion) at least 75036 -
24/08/55 BR ? (Day Excursion) 31636 -
21/08/55 BR at least M795 (Advertised Half-Day Excursion) at least 45598 -
21/08/55 BR at least M796 (Advertised Half-Day Excursion) at least 45221 -
21/08/55 BR at least M976 (Advertised Half-Day Excursion) at least 44581 -
21/08/55 BR at least M978 (Advertised Half-Day Excursion) at least 75042 -
20/08/55 NGRS ? ??? ? -
17/08/55 BR ? (Conducted Tour of Crewe Locomotive Works) Did it run? Yes
14/08/55 RCTS ? Wealden Limited 31019, 31048, 31177, 31737, 31764, 32411 & 32426 Yes
14/08/55 BR(NER) at least 95 Station Gardens Special at least 65103 -
13/08/55 RCTS ? Liverpool Overhead Railway Rail Tour ? -
07/08/55 BR at least M791 (Advertised Half-Day Excursion) at least 45658 -
07/08/55 BR at least M792 (Advertised Half-Day Excursion) at least 44817 -
07/08/55 BR at least M980 (Advertised Half-Day Excursion) at least 75038 -
07/08/55 BR at least M981 (Advertised Half-Day Excursion) at least 75042 -
31/07/55 RCTS ? North Wales Light Railways Rail Tour L&CBER 19 -
31/07/55 ??? ? ??? at least 31875 -
25/07/55 BR ? (City of Nottingham Holiday Express) at least 45088 -
24/07/55 BR at least M768 (Advertised Half-Day Excursion) at least 75044 -
24/07/55 BR at least M769 (Advertised Half-Day Excursion) at least 44029 -
24/07/55 BR at least M795 (Advertised Half-Day Excursion) at least 44819 -
24/07/55 BR at least M796 (Advertised Half-Day Excursion) at least 45274 -
24/07/55 RCTS at least 131 Fensman 70037 & 65562 Yes
24/07/55 RCTS ? R.H. & D.R. Railtour RH&DR 'Northern Chief' -
17/07/55 BR ? (Day Excursion) at least 5369 & 7803 -
10/07/55 REC ? Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Light Railway Special High Speed Run ? -
09/07/55 RC ? Wisbech and Upwell Special at least 11101 -
02/07/55 SLS ? Swansea District Rail Tour 5657, 47477 & 47480 Yes
01/07/55 BR ? (Football Special) 34047 -
??/07/55 ??? ? ??? at least 2x 14xx -
26/06/55 BLC ? ??? Railcar W14W -
25/06-26/06/55 RCTS ? South Wales Diesel Car Railcar W23W -
19/06/55 SLS - Star Special Postponed to 11/09/55 -
12/06/55 RCTS ? Wealden Ltd Postponed to 14/08/55 -
25/05/55 BR ? (Day Excursion) ? -
22/05/55 RW ? ??? at least LT 1 'John Lyons, L44 & 67418 -
22/05/55 SLS/MLS ? Shropshire & Montgomersyhire Railway at least WD189 & railcars WD936+WD937 -
21/05/55 GRS ? Cromford and High Peak Tour at least 40416, 43618, 58850 & 58856 -
21/05/55 SLS ? West Midlands Rail Tour 2144 & 2516 Yes
20/05/55
(or was this 20/04/55?)
Ian Allan ? ??? at least 30718 -
15/05/55 ??? ? William Penn Special (Ramblers Excursion) 30719 -
14/05/55 REC ? ??? 30587 -
08/05/55 RCTS at least M960 East Midlander Rail Tour (No.1) 61554 & 45094 Yes
07/05/55 BR ? (Football Special) EMU -
02/05/55 BR ? (Troop Special) at least 6313 -
30/04/55 RCTS ? Hertfordshire Railtour 61576, 68878, 49431 & 41909 Yes
26/04/55 ICRS ? ??? ? -
24/04/55 REC ? South Midlander 2574 & 9015 -
24/04/55 SRC ? (Diesel Excursion) ? -
23/04/55 SLS/MLS ? Shropshire Railtour at least 2516 Yes
20/04/55 Ian Allan ? (Locospotters Excursion to Swindon and Eastleigh Locomotive Works) 30719 & 76017 -
16/04/55 Ian Allan ? Lickey Limited 7007, 7017, 7037, 44842 & 58100 Yes
16/04/55 BR ? (Football Special) 32539 -
03/04/55 WBRC ? ??? 60103 Yes
13/03/55 ICRS/C&GES ? Swindon & Works Railcar W31W -
06/02/55 RCTS ? Hampshireman 30301, 30732, 32421, 32570 & 32576 Yes
23/01/55 REC ? ??? at least 31739 -
23/01/55 GR Lockie ? West Meon Meteor (Ramblers Special) ? -
07/01-09/01/55 BR ? (Football Special) ? -
??/??/55 ??? ? (Troop Train) at least 30700 & 34012 -
??/??/55 CCMA ? ??? ? -


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