The Railtour Files - 1959

Date Railtour Operator Headcode Tour name Traction Review Timings
05/12/59 BR ? (Football Excursion) D5513 - -
28/11/59 CGRC ? (Freight Train Trip) ? - Yes
21/11/59 SLS ? (Highland Special) HR103 - Yes
21/11/59 SLS ? (Welwyn - Hertford Branch) DMU - -
14/11/59 BR ? (Football Excursion) 34046 - -
14/11/59 BR ? (Football Excursions) - 3 trains ? - -
31/10/59 RCTS ? ??? ? - -
18/10/59 GR Lockie ? Kent & East Sussex Special DS680, 31760, 31768 & 32670 - -
17/10/59 BLS ? Forth & Clyde Junction Railway ? - -
17/10/59 REC ? (Freight Train Trips - Gloucester Docks) Did it run? - -
17/10/59 BR ? (Football Special) Did it run? - -
11/10/59 ?BR? ? (Ramblers Special) at least 34087 - -
10/10/59 REC ? ??? 30328 - -
10/10/59 BR ? (Football Special) 45605 - -
03/10-04/10/59 BR ? (Blackpool Illuminations Special) 42863, 61042 & 61860 - -
03/10/59 RCTS ? London River No.2 31193 - Yes
03/10/59 BR ? (Football Special) 44919 - -
03/10/59 E&LMRC ? ??? C.R. 123 - -
03/10/59 BR ? (Football Special) Did it run? - -
27/09/59 BR ? (Ramblers Excursion) 34068 - -
27/09/59 SLS ? (Visit to Derby & Nottingham with Midland Compound No. 1000) at least MR 1000 - Yes
26/09-27/09/59 TRPS at least 1X06 Travel Great Western 7007, 9004 & 9014 - -
26/09/59 RCTS ? Bristol & South Gloucestershire Rail Tour 9769 - -
23/09/59 SLS ? SLS Golden Jubilee Tour date error (ran 13/05/59) - -
20/09/59 AMR ? Eastlindon Flyer 7307, 9740, 41222, 61188 & 76012 Yes -
20/09/59 REC ? Thames & Medway Rambler Cancelled - -
19/09/59 RCTS 953 Notts & Derbyshire Railtour 41320 - Yes
19/09/59 ??? ? (Scottish Industries Exhibition Specials) at least 49 & 123 - -
19/09/59 REC ? (Freight Train Trip - Salisbury Milford to Wimborne) Did it run? - -
18/09/59 BR ? (Scottish Industries Exhibition Specials) at least 49 & 123 - -
17/09/59 BR ? (Scottish Industries Exhibition Specials) at least 45169 - -
16/09/59 BR ? (Scottish Industries Exhibition Specials) at least 49, 123, 256 & 3440 - -
14/09/59 BR ? (Scottish Industries Exhibition Specials) at least 49, 103, 123 & 256 - -
13/09/59 BR ? (Farnborough Air Display Day Excursion) D5512 - -
12/09/59 RC ? ??? at least 64646 - -
12/09/59 SLS ? West Midlands Railtour DMU - Yes
12/09/59 ??? ? (Scottish Industries Exhibition Specials) at least 103, 123 & 3440 - -
12/09/59 BR ? (Football Special) Did it run? - -
11/09/59 BR ? (Scottish Industries Exhibition Specials) at least 49 & 256 - Yes
10/09/59 BR ? (Scottish Industries Exhibition Specials) at least 103 & 256 - Yes
09/09/59 BR ? (Scottish Industries Exhibition Specials) at least 3440 - Yes
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ran 09/05/59
SLS ? Land O'Burns Tour 40574 - -
08/09/59 BR ? (Scottish Industries Exhibition Specials) at least 103, 123 & 256 - Yes
07/09/59 BR ? (Scottish Industries Exhibition Specials) at least 49, 103, 123, 256 & 62496 - Yes
06/09/59 RCTS ? Talyllyn Scenic Tour DMU & 'Edward Thomas' - -
05/09/59 BR ? (Scottish Industries Exhibition Specials) at least 49, 123, 256 & 3440 - Yes
05/09/59 REC ? (Freight Train Trips - Forest of Dean) Did it run? - -
05/09/59 REC ? (Bowaters Paper Mill Railway) Did it run? - -
03/09/59 BR ? (Scottish Industries Exhibition Specials) 49, 123, 256 & 3440 - Yes
03/09-19/09/59 BR ? (Scottish Industries Exhibition Shuttle Trains) ? - -
30/08/59 SLS ? (Visit to Doncaster and York with Midland Compound No. 1000) MR 1000? - Yes
30/08/59 FRS ? ??? ? - -
29/08/59 SLS ? Festival Special 256 - Yes
22/08/59 ??? ? ??? at least 31902 - -
18/08/59 BR ? (Special Train) at least 45119 - -
16/08/59 BR (GE) ? (Buffet Car Excursion) Did it run? - Yes
09/08/59 RCTS ? Grafton D6101, 3646, 43474, 44833, 45091 & 45139 - Yes
03/08/59 DM ? Daily Mirror Blackpool Special 41101 - -
02/08/59 ??? ? ??? at least 65448 - -
02/08/59 BR (GE) ? (Excursion to Yarmouth) Did it run? - Yes
28/07/59 BR ? (Day Excursion) 42783 - -
26/07/59 REC ? Leicestershire Woldsman Postponed from 28/06/1959 then to 19/06/1960 - -
19/07/59 RSEE ? ??? Did it run? - -
17/07/59 ??? ? (Educational Excursion) D5004 & D5013 - -
12/07/59 LCGB [9] ? Eastern Counties Limited 61577, 62613, 62785, 65474 & 68566 - Yes
12/07/59 BRPS ? Bluebell Special 32535 - -
11/07/59 SLS ? South Wales Rail Tour DMU - Yes
04/07/59 ??? ? ??? at least 7801 - -
01/07/59 SLS ? (Special Train on the Occasion of the Golden Jubilee of the Opening of Moor Street Station) 6694 - Yes
??/07/59 BR ? (Yorkshire Scenic Excursion) at least 61069 & 80119 - -
28/06/59 BR ? ??? at least 31894 - -
28/06/59 REC ? Leicestershire Woldsman Postponed to 26/07/1959 then 19/06/1960 - -
27/06/59 RC ? (Diamond Jubilee of the Railway Club) ? - -
21/06/59 BR ? (Day Excursion) 6968 & 34006 - -
21/06/59 BR ? ??? at least 31892 - -
20/06 or 27/06/59 OBB ? ??? at least 30582, 30583 & 30719 - -
14/06/59 BR ? (Day Excursion) D8005 & D8011 - -
14/06/59 BR ? ??? at least Black 5 no. ????? - -
14/06/59 ??? ? ??? at least 30919 - -
14/06/59 SLS ? (Visit to Doncaster and York with Midland Compound No. 1000) Postponed to 30/08/1959 - -
13/06/59 SLS ? Golden Jubilee Special 49 - Yes
13/06/59 BR ? ??? at least 73088 - -
07/06/59 BR ? ??? 30800 - -
06/06/59 ??? ? (Northern Rubber Excursion?) D201 - -
06/06/59 SLS/MLS W600 Merseyside Rail Tour 47404, 49224, 49434 & 49173 - Yes
??/06/59 BR ? ??? at least 30915 - -
31/05/59 SCTS ? Thamesider 30050 - Yes
30/05/59 SLS W721 Birmingham Area Rail Tour 58167, 58271, 58283 & DMU - Yes
28/05/59 UC ? (School Special) at least 6156 - Yes
24/05/59 ??? ? ??? ? - -
23/05/59 SLS ? SLS Golden Jubilee Tour 60007 - Yes
23/05/59 REC at least SPL77 (East Kent Light Railway) 31258 - -
18/05/59 ??? ? (Cadet Special) 31495 & 30721 - -
17/05/59 ??? ? ??? DMU - -
16/05/59 GU? ? ??? ? - -
14/05/59 IWE 372 ??? 61377 & 61577 - -
10/05/59 BR ? (Ramblers Excursion) 30537, 32541 & 30549 - -
09/05/59 IA X04V Potteries Express 6008, 42346, 42398, 42922, 44856 & 46154 - Yes
09/05/59 SLS ? Land of Burns Rail Tour at least 256 - Yes
06/05/59 ??? ? (Educational Excursion) 61119 - -
03/05/59 ??? ? Cromford & High Peak Railway Excursion ? - -
03/05/59 BR/SLS ? (Royal Albert Bridge Celebrations) ? - -
02/05/59 RCTS ? Brunel Centenarian & Plymouth District Rail Tours - 2 trains 6420, 5069, 7001 & 30182 - Yes
02/05/59 WBRS ? ??? at least D8402 (or was it D8406?) - -
02/05/59 BR ? (Football Specials) at least 42256 - -
02/05/59 REC W612 Pennine Rose Tour at least 80044 - Yes
02/05/59 GU? ? ??? possibly (at least) 57625 - -
xx/05/59 BR ? ??? 30902 - -
29/04/59 ILE ? ??? Did it run? - -
26/04/59 REC ? W.R. Saddle Tank Trip 1365 - Yes
18/04/59 FRS ? (A.G.M. Special) at least 5069, 9004 & 9018 - -
18/04/59 SLS ? Wrexham & District Rail Tour at least 1635 & 1660 - Yes
12/04/59 BR ? (Ramblers Excursion) 30909 & 33031 - -
11/04/59 REC ? Devon Rambler DMU - -
09/04/59 Ian Allan ? (Loco Spotters Club Special) 70021 - -
09/04/59 Ian Allan ? (Loco Spotters Club Special) 44811 - -
07/04/59 Ian Allan ? (Loco Spotters Club Special) 7024 - -
07/04/59 Ian Allan ? (Loco Spotters Club Special) - Relief Train 45676 - -
06/04/59 Ian Allan ? (Loco Spotters Club Special) ? - -
04/04/59 RCTS ? South Lancashire Freight Lines 42289 - Yes
04/04/59 NTMRC ? (Hellingly Hospital Railway Tour) 14hp electric No. ? - -
04/04/59 BLS ? Scott Country Rail Tour at least 62471 - -
02/04/59 Ian Allan ? (Locospotters' Excursion to Derby Locomotive Works) 70015 - -
29/03/59 BR ? (Day Excursion) ? - -
21/03/59 SBLC W690 Skimpot Flyer 42467 - -
21/03/59 RCTS ? London & North Kent Railtour D8401, 31507, 69504, 69614 & 68987 - -
07/03/59 BLS ? Portsmouth Area Rail Tour 30111 - Yes
01/03/59 LCGB [8] ? Burton Area 41328 - Yes
28/02/59 CGRC ? (Freight Train Trips) Did they run? - Yes
20/02/59 BR ? (Football Special) at least 34099 - -
17/02/59 BR ? ??? 44135 - -
17/02/59 BR ? ??? DMU - -
31/01/59 ??? ? ??? ? - -
25/01/59 GR Lockie ? Portsmouth Direct Line Centenarian 30350 & 30567 - -
04/01/59 SLS ? Special "Last Train" Chepstow - Monmouth - Ross-on-Wye - Chepstow 6412 & 6439 - Yes


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