The Railtour Files - 1956

Date Railtour Operator Headcode Tour name Traction Review Timings
30/12/56 GR Lockie at least SPL6 Mid Kent Railway & West End & Crystal Palace Centenarian at least 31048 & 32472 - -
14/12/56 ??? ? (Funeral Special) at least 5084 - -
08/12/56 ??? ? (Football Special) at least 34040 - -
08/12/56 ??? W632 ??? Did it run? - -
10/11/56 RCTS ? Hammersmith & Chiswick Branch Tour 42118 & 80065 - -
03/11/56 SLS ? Welshpool & Llanfair Last Day Special 822 - -
28/10/56 WBRS ? ??? ? - -
27/10/56 FRS ? (Welshpool & Llanfair Farewell) 822 - -
13/10/56 RCTS at least M980 West London Rail Tour 42596 - Yes
30/09/56 REC ? Suffolk Venturer 61576, 65447 & 62797 - Yes
30/09/56 AMR ? York Flyer ? - -
29/09/56 RCTS at least M965 South Lancashire Coalfield Rail Tour 47440 & 41289 - Yes
23/09/56 TRA ? Woburn Park Special 31577 - -
23/09/56 BR ? (Hop Pickers Friends Excursion) 30924, 32636 & 32678 - -
22/09/56 TRPS at least SPL14 Special Train 2538, 4056 & 31075 - -
22/09/56 BR ? (Hop Pickers Friends Excursion) 31739 - -
17/09/56 ??? ? (Private Visit to W&LR) 822 - -
16/09/56 Ian Allan/TI ? Docks Express Rail Tour 1370, 3717, 5014, 30727 & 34106 - Yes
16/09/56 SLS ? (Shropshire and Montgomery Railway Tour) Did it run? - -
16/09/56 BLS ? (no tour name) CANCELLED - -
15/09/56 RCTS ? Little North Western DMU - Yes
15/09/56 SLS/BLS/W&LS ? ??? 822 - -
09/09/56 BR ? (Half Day Excursion) ? - -
09/09/56 ??? ? (Ramblers Excursion) at least 67638 & 67789 - -
09/09/56 RCTS ? Fensman No.2 11102, 42784, 61391, 61743, 61942 & 65562 - Yes
09/09/56 SLS ? Star Special at least 4056 - Yes
08/09/56 NRS ? ??? 62797 - -
06/09/56 IA ? ??? at least 46154 - -
02/09/56 SLS/MLS W598 & 598 Tees-Tyne Railtour (70033 &) 50647, 61443 & 67284 - Yes
??/09/56 BR ? (Ramblers Excursion) 34068 - -
28/08/56
25/08/56
SLS ? Dursley Branch Centenary Rail Tour 41208, 41720 & 41748 - Yes
26/08/56 BR ? (Scenic Excursion) at least 61069 & 80119 - -
26/08/56 ??? ? ??? at least 68532 & 68575 - -
19/08/56 ??? ? ??? at least 42389 & 52582 - -
15/08/56 ?BR? ? (Crewe Works) ? - -
12/08/56 ??? ? ??? at least 31894 - -
12/08/56 FRS ? ??? ? - -
08/08/56 BR ? (Half-Day Excursion) at least 4564 - -
06/08-10/08/56 BR at least W940 Northampton & Rugby Holiday Express at least 44915 - -
06/08/56 CRC ? Caterham Centenarian 32635 (running as 377S) - -
05/08/56 ??? ? ??? at least 44863 - -
29/07/56 TRA ? Riverside Special 6151 & 32425 - -
28/07/56 BR ? (Day Excursion) 31408 - -
14/07/56 SLS ? Swansea District Rail Tour 7720 & 47479 - Yes
13/07/56 ESLEA? ? (Educational Excursion) at least 34067 - Yes
08/07/56 RCTS ? Wessex Wyvern 1368 or 1370, 4624, 6372, 30925, 30287 & 32329 - Yes
08/07/56 BR ? (Day Excursion) 44837 - -
07/07/56 BR ? (Troop Train) at least 6910 - -
30/06/56 SLS ? (Welshpool & Llanfair) ? - -
30/06/56 BR ? (Educational Excursion) ? - -
29/06/56 GAA ? ??? at least steam : UTA 174 - -
24/06/56 BR ? (Day Excursion) ? - -
23/06/56 LCGB [3] ? (Welshpool & Llanfair) 822 - -
23/06/56 SLS at least SPL05 Stephenson Special 32329, 32337 & 377S - -
23/06/56 MWP ? ??? Did it run? - -
17/06/56 SLS M990 (L.M.S. Compound Special to Doncaster & York) at least 40928 - -
16/06/56 ??? ? Clan Cameron Gathering 72001 - -
10/06/56 BR ? (Day Excursion) 34017 - -
10/06/56 ??? ? ??? at least 6320 & 6384 - -
09/06/56 DT&FC ? (Day Excursion) ? - -
09/06/56 RC ? ??? at least 65459 - -
09/06/56 CSCA ? (Visit to Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway) 822 & ex-GWR Railcar W14W - -
03/06/56 RA ? John Milton Special 2, 14, 32543 & L48 - -
02/06/56 BSME ? (Welshpool & Llanfair) 822 - -
26/05/56 BR ? (Day Excursion) 34045 - -
24/05/56 ??? ? ??? 2x Black Fives, 45640 & 61432 - -
20/05/56 BR ? (Day Excursion) at least 40696 & 44917 - -
20/05/56 BR ? (Day Excursion) at least 40700 & 73050 - -
20/05/56 BR ? (Day Excursion) at least 40509 & 73047 - -
12/05/56 Ian Allan ? Pennine Pullman E27002, 60014, 62662 & 62664 - Yes
12/05/56 SLS/MLS W599 Old Manchester Rail Tour 50647, 52438 & 80088 - Yes
12/05/56 GRS ? South Wales Rail Tour at least 391, 2538 & 9017 - -
06/05/56 RCTS at least M965 East Midlander No.2 Railtour 40454 & 40489 - -
05/05/56 LCGB [2] ? Poplar & Edgware 47484, 58859 & 69506 - -
05/05/56 BR ? (Football Specials) ???? & 46458 - -
29/04/56 SLS at least M500 S.M.J.R. Railtour 43222, 62605 & 73099 - Yes
21/04/56 SLS M965 Derbyshire and Notts Rail Tour 84008 - Yes
15/04/56 REC ? Severn Venturer at least 1625 & 75000 - -
13/04/56 Ian Allan ? Crewe Works Railtour 70032 - Yes
07/04/56 REC ? (Chattenden & Upnor Railway) 107 (Baguley Drewry 2263-1949) - -
05/04/56 Ian Allan W681 Crewe Works Rail Tour 70032 - -
01/04/56 ??? ? ??? at least 44838 - -
01/04/56 ??? ? ??? at least 45627 - -
01/04/56 BR M793 (Half-Day Excursion) at least 45652 - -
01/04/56 BR M980 (Half-Day Excursion) at least 45137 - -
31/03/56 BR ? (Football Special) at least 69524 - -
25/03/56 BR ? (Football Special) at least 43934, 44391 & 44491 - -
24/03/56 RCTS ? East London Rail Tour No.2 47351, 47484 & 80080 - Yes
11/03/56 RCTS ? Southend Centenary Special 80 - Yes
10/03/56 BR ? (Hockey Specials) - 6 trains 34046, 34067, 34089, 34090, 34092 & 34102 - -
04/03/56 BR M795 (Half-Day Excursion) at least 45575 - -
18/02/56 BR ? (Football Special) at least 61001 - -


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