The Railtour Files - 1961

Date Railtour Operator Headcode Tour name Traction Review Timings
30/12/61 LRS ? ??? ? - -
05/11/61 ??? ? (Football Special) 60012 - -
05/11/61 ??? ? (Football Special) 60093 - -
29/10/61 RCTS ? ??? ? - -
22/10/61 SLS 1Z84 (Farewell to the Corwen Line) DMU - Yes
08/10/61 GR Lockie ? Colne Valley Ramblers Excursion D8236 - -
07/10/61 REC ? ??? Did it run? - -
07/10/61 ??? ? Steyning Branch Centenary Did it (they) run? - -
01/10/61 SCTS ? Metropolitan ex-Metropolitan Railway locos: 16 & L44 - Yes
30/09/61 (Day Index - many trains listed!)
23/09-24/09/61 BR ? (Blackpool Illuminations Special) D5629, D6723, 61135 & 70002 - -
23/09/61 RCTS 1T61 Four Counties Rail Tour E3058, 42372, 43763 & 64420 - -
17/09/61 AMR ? Don-Yor-Dar Flyer at least MR 1000 & 62042 - -
16/09/61 SBLC ? Lea Flyer GNR 1247 - Yes
10/09/61 RCTS ? Farewell to the M. & S.W.J.R. 5306 - Yes
10/09/61 SLS 1X06 Farewell to the M. & S.W.J.R. Rail Tour 7808 - -
09/09/61 RCTS ? Denton / Harlaxton Rail Tour DMU & S&L loco - (Yes)
09/09/61 LT ? Farewell to Steam Tour LT electric: 18 & steam: 42070 - Yes
02/09/61 LCGB [14] 1X36 North London Railtour 40031, 47202 & 69568 - Yes
02/09/61 SLS 90 Wigtownshire Rail Tour 49 & 57375 - Yes
02/09/61 REC ? ??? ? - -
31/08/61 ??? ? Edinburgh, Leith & Granton Rail Tour at least 64624 - -
30/08/61 Ian Allan ? ??? 7007, black 5 & 46127 - -
27/08/61 SLS/MLS 1Z44 Furness Rail Tour 43282, 44347 & 46152 - Yes
27/08/61 BR 1T65 (Half Day Excursion) 45642 & diesel - -
26/08/61 REC ? East London Rail Tour 46472 - Yes
20/08/61 BR (LM) ? (Special Excursion by Diesel Train) Did it run? - -
17/08/61 ??? ? City of Leicester Central Holiday Express at least 44830 - -
17/08/61 BR ? (Guided Tour of Derby Locomotive Works) Did it run? - -
09/08/61 ?BR(M)? ? (Crewe Works Visit) 45641 & 46115 - -
09/08/61 BR ? (Eastleigh Works Visit) ? - -
06/08-11/08/61 BR (LM) ? (August Holiday Week Excursions) Did it run? - -
29/07/61 ??? ? ??? at least 5063 - -
23/07/61 REC ? North Lindseyman CANCELLED - -
16/07/61 SLS 1X36 Doncaster Works Tour MR 1000 - Yes
16/07/61 AO&T 1P29 (Day Excursion) DMU - -
09/07/61 RCTS 1X43 Borders Railtour 256, 46247, 60074, 60143, 61242, 61290 & 64624 - Yes
02/07/61 ROC ? ??? at least 34050 - -
01/07/61 ??? ?BR? (Lingfield Horse Racing Specials) at least 31412, 31876, 31897 & 75069 - -
01/07/61 SLS ? Tenth South Wales Rail Tour ? - Yes
26/06/61
25/06/61
NLRT ? Lincolnshire Poacher No.6 Did it run? - -
25/06/61 BR ? (Day Excursion) at least 6367 - -
25/06/61 NLRT 1X46 & 1X91 Lincolnshire Poacher No.6 at least 61036, 61144 & 73110 - -
25/06/61 BR ? (Rothbury Excursion) Did it run? - -
17/06/61 RCTS 280 North Derbyshire Railtour DMU - -
17/06/61 SLS 980 (Brake Van Tour Over The Hatfield & St Ablans Branch) 1247 - Yes
17/06/61 PRC ? ??? at least 1626 - -
17/06/61 BLS ? (Brake Van Trip - Lenzie to Banknock) Did it run? - -
17/06/61 BLS ? (Brake Van Trip - Shrewsbury to Minsterley) Did it run? - -
13/06/61 ??? ? ??? at least 9756 - -
11/06/61 LCGB [13] ? South Eastern Limited 31065, 31308, 31592, 31749, 31786, 32662 & 32670 - Yes
11/06/61 BLS ? (Brake Van Trip - Haymarket to Port Edgar) ? - -
11/06/61 Bluebell Rly ? Bluebell Electric Limited Did it run? - -
10/06/61 Dimplex ? (Dimplex Works Outing) at least 34047 - -
10/06/61 BR ? (Day Excursion) at least 2x Black 5's - -
10/06/61 BR ? (Day Excursion) ? - -
10/06/61 IRRS ? Belfast Area Rail Tour UTA: 26, 65 & 74 - Yes
09/06/61 ??? ? (diesel shuttle service) DMU - -
08/06/61 NR ? ??? at least class 40 - -
08/06/61 BR ? (Royal Wedding Specials) 60003, 60015 & 60028 - -
04/06-09/06/61 RCTS/SLS/IRRS ? Joint Irish Tour CIE: 109, 119, 123, 125, 131, 184, 461, 464, 560, 588, 603, 654, 719, 801, A30, B129 & B132
GNR: 85, 132 & 174
UTA 55
- Yes
04/06/61 HCRC [2] ? Doncaster Special 60022 - Yes
04/06/61 BR ? (Ramblers Excursion) D5537 - -
04/06/61 GR Lockie ? ??? D5537 - -
03/06/61 IRRS ? Meath Lines Rail Tour GN 132 - -
03/06/61 PRC ? ??? 1363 - -
01/06/61 BR ? (Day Excursion) at least 72002 - -
29/05/61 RCTS ? ??? at least 64419 - -
29/05/61 BR ? (Day Excursion) 44417 - -
28/05/61 RCTS ? (Half Day Excursion to Swindon) ? - -
28/05/61 BR ? (Ramblers Excursion) at least 31067 & 31739 - -
28/05/61 BR ? (Day Excursion) at least 42237 - -
27/05/61 LRS M7?? 21st Anniversary Special 41321 - Yes
27/05/61 GRS 1X06 ??? MR 1000 - -
27/05/61 M&GNJRS ? No Tour Name (3rd railtour) at least 43151 - Yes
27/05/61 BLS ? (Brake Van Trips - Tyne Dock to Consett & Blaydon to Gateshead) Did they run? - -
26/05/61 ??? ? (Parspec) Did it run? - -
26/05/61 BLS ? (Brake Van Trip - Morpeth to Rothbury) Did it run? - -
24/05/61 BLS ? (Brake Van Trip - Buckley's Jn to Connah's Quay Branch) Did it run? - -
22/05/61 BR ? (Day Excursion) class 31 - -
21/05/61 BR ? (Day Excursion) 73047 - -
21/05/61 BR 1X20 (Day Excursion) at least 40700 & 73050 - -
21/05/61 BR 1X13 (Day Excursion) at least 40697 & 73019 - -
20/05/61 SLS 171 Angus Rail Tour CR123, 54486 & 54500 - Yes
20/05/61 BLS ? (Brake Van Trip - Old Dinting to Waterside Mill) Did it run? - -
20/05/61 ??? ? ??? Did it run? - -
17/05/61 BR ? (Football Specials) at least 42276 - -
13/05/61 SLS ? Severn & Wye District Tour at least 6437 & 8701 - Yes
13/05/61 ?REC? ? ??? at least 1658 - -
07/05/61 SLS ? Inland Waterways Cruise Did it run? - Yes
06/05/61 GMRS ? Lake District Railtour at least 2x black 5's & 60103 - -
06/05/61 BLS ? Bathgate and District 69163 - Yes
06/05/61? ??? ? (Football Special) at least Black 5 no. ????? - -
02/05/61 ??? ? (Schools Special) 31749 - -
30/04/61 LCGB [12] ? Solent Limited 30073, 30117, 30200, 30856, 31786 & 32694 - Yes
29/04/61 RCTS ? Vale of Belvoir Tour DMU - -
29/04/61 ?BR? ? (Schools International Football Specials) at least 5071, 7002, 30923 & 30926 - -
22/04/61 BRPS ? Bluebell Special No.2 32418, 32479, 32503 & 32564 - -
22/04/61 SLS / MLS W561 High Peak Rail Tour 42371, 47007, 68013, 68030 & 68034 - Yes
22/04/61 FRPS ? ??? 6002, 7310 & 7824 - -
22/04/61 PRC ? ??? at least 1626 - -
22/04/61 LT ? (Football Special) ? - -
21/04/61 BR ? (Day Excursion) at least D5616 - -
15/04/61 SLS ? North Staffs, Buxton and Cromford and High Peak Rail Tour 68013, 68030 & DMU - Yes
12/04/61 Ian Allan ? (Ashford & Eastleigh Works - re-run) 30117, 30910, 30913 & 31749 - Yes
11/04/61 Ian Allan 1X83 (Locospotters Excursion) 46112 - -
10/04/61 Ian Allan ? (Locospotters Excursion) 46112 - -
09/04/61 RCTS ? Berks. & Wilts. DMU - -
05/04/61 Ian Allan ? (Ashford & Eastleigh Works) 30117, 30909, 30913, 31019 & 41293 - Yes
03/04/61 BR ? (Half-Day Excursion) at least 61265 - -
03/04/61 PRC ? ??? at least 1363 - -
03/04/61 BR ? Day Excursions to Grassington Did they run? - Yes
25/03/61 ?BR? various (Grand National Specials) at least 40684, 42864, 42904, 43124, 44667, 44809, 44918, 44981, 45273, 45512, 45530, 45534, 45586, 45706, 46126, 46146, 78061 & 78063 - -
19/03/61 REC ? South Western Adams Radial Tank Railtour 30582 - Yes
19/03/61 HWLC ? ??? ? - -
12/03/61 BLS M969 North London Railtour 40657 & 44575 - Yes
11/03/61 ?BR? ? (Women's Hockey International Specials) at least 7918, 34016, 34039, 34073, 34089, 34090, 60877 & 61316 - -
04/03/61 SDRS ? ??? 4174 - -
28/01/61 BR ? (Football Special) 45272 - -
28/01/61 BR ? (Football Special) D5529 & D5582 - -
22/01/61 SLS ? Last Passenger Train Bala to Blaenau Ffestiniog 4645, 8791 & 9669 - -
07/01/61 BR ? (Football Special) D5567 - -
07/01/61 BR ? (Football Specials) - 3 trains ? - Yes
07/01/61 BR ? (Football Special) 5022 - -

Unknown dates :

Date Railtour Operator Headcode Tour name Traction Review Timings
2nd week of school
summer holidays
BR ? City of Plymouth (5 consecutive days) ? - -


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