The Railtour Files - 1963

Date Railtour Operator Headcode Tour Name Traction Review Timings
08/12/63 HCRS [8] ? Third Swindon Special 72006 - Yes
07/12/63 ?BR? ?1X10 throughout? (Football Special) ? - -
07/12/63 ?BR? ? (Football Special) Did it run? - -
17/11/63 LCGB at least 1X68 Stanier 'Pacific' Rail Tour 46245 & 73090 - Yes
09/11/63 RCTS/SLS 1Z02 Wansbeck Wanderer 43129 & 67691 - Yes
09/11/63 REC ? (Freight Trip - Brent to Ripple Lane) Did it run? - -
03/11/63 LCGB ? Hayling Farewell Rail Tour 30512, 30531, 30543, 31791, 32636, 32670 & 34088 - Yes
02/11/63 SLS 1Z80 Last Train on the Harborne Branch and Farewell to the Halesowen Branch 46421, 46429 & 46522 - Yes
02/11/63 REC ? (Freight Train Trip - Gloucester Docks to Dymock) Did it run? - -
01/11/63 REC ? (Freight Train Trips - Gloucester Area) Did they run? - -
27/10/63 BRPS ? Brighton Blue Belle 55 & 473 - -
20/10/63 SLS/MLS 1T70 & 1Z80 Caernarvonshire 41200, 41234 & 45252 - Yes
20/10/63 ??? ? ??? Cancelled - -
19/10/63 RCTS ? Nidd Valley Railtour 42409 - Yes
19/10/63 Ian Allan ? Western Belle 4472, 7317 & 7332 - Yes
19/10/63 ??? at least 1Z39 & 1Z40 (Motor Show Specials) at least 45526, 70050 & 72008 - -
19/10/63 REC ? (Freight Train Trips - Tivetshall to Harleston) Did they run? - -
18/10/63 REC ? (Freight Train Trips - Beccles and Norwich) Did they run? - -
13/10/63 RCTS 1X52 East Midlander No.6 Rail Tour 42896 & 44774 - Yes
12/10/63 LCGB ? Thames, Avon and Severn Rail Tour 2246, 6368, 7005, LSWR 120, 31790, 45552, 82023 & 92223 - Yes
12/10/63 GMRS ? South Yorkshire Freight Line Tour at least 63585 - -
12/10/63 REC ? (Freight Train Trip - Bishops Stortford to Braintree) Did it run? - -
06/10/63 HCRC [7] at least 1X05 Mendip Railtour 4103, 6148, 45552, 73110 & D7014 - Yes
06/10/63 B&DRS ? ??? Cancelled - -
05/10/63 M&GNJRS 1X69 Wandering 1500 61572 - Yes
05/10/63 RCTS 1X68 Duchess Commemorative Rail Tour 42414 & 46251 - Yes
04/10 & 05/10/63 REC ? (Freight Train Trips - Norfolk) Did they run? - -
29/09/63 WRS ? ??? ? - -
29/09/63 PRC ? (Swindon Railway Museum Visit) Did it run? - -
28/09-29/09/63 TRPS at least 1Z85 Talyllyn Special 1963 - Giesl to Ruabon 7822, 7827, 34064 & 41209 - -
28/09/63 ??? 1X24 ??? at least 70039 - -
28/09/63 GMRS 1X22 ??? 60114 - -
28/09/63 LRS ? (Manchester Ship Canal) MSC 22 - -
27/09-01/10/63 SLS/RCTS at least 1X24 & 1Z05 North Eastern Rail Tour D2046, D2326, 42405, 43057, 43129, 44467, 46238, 46409, 61018, 61021, 61031, 61037, 61435, 62024, 62027, 63460 & 67620 - Yes
27/09-29/09/63 BR (LM)   (Blackpool Illuminations 1963)

Did it run?

- -
22/09/63 BR ? (Ramblers Special) ? - -
22/09/63 BRPS ? Scottish Belle Cancelled - -
21/09/63 SLS ? Swansea District (Part 2) Rail Tour DMU - Yes
21/09/63 LCGB 1T70 South Lancashire Limited Rail Tour 44501, 47378, 48115 & 48178 - -
21/09/63 SLF ? Maid of Morven Did it run? - -
21/09/63 REC ? (Freight Train Trips - London Area) Did they run? - -
15/09/63 BRPS ? Scottish Belle 27 (31027), 55 (32655), CR 123, LSWR 120, 473 (32473) & 488 (30583) - -
14/09/63 REC ? Chiltern 200 at least 6111, GWR Pannier Tank & 42105 - Yes
14/09/63 NRE ? Axholme Joint Railway Railtour ? - -
08/09/63 RCTS ? East Midlander No.6 Rail Tour Postponed to 13/10/63 - -
01/09/63 BR (RERPS) ? ??? Did it run? - -
31/08/63 SLS ? Edinburgh, Leith & Granton Rail Tour at least 64624 - -
30/08 - 01/09/63 BR ? ??? D5355 D5366, D5514, 60026, 60045, 60048, 60868, 60887, 60945, 61345 & 61404 - -
28/08/63 ?UTA? ? (Advertised Excursion) UTA 47 - -
25/08/63 SCTS ? Southern Counties Enterprise 4689, 7782, 30052 & 60112 - Yes
25/08/63 ??? ? (Party Special) at least D7048 - -
22/08/63 ??? ? ??? ? - -
21/08/63 BR ? (Derby Locomotive Works) Did it run? - -
17/08/63 LCGB ? Farewell to Tottington Railtour 46416 - -
17/08/63 BLC ? ??? at least 'Scaldwell' - -
10/08/63 ABD ? ??? UTA 42 - -
07/08/63 ?BR? ? (Eastleigh Works) ? - -
07/08/63 ??? ? ??? (three trains) at least 43003, 43022 & 75034 - -
04/08/63 FRS ? (Centenary of Steam Special) ? - -
04/08/63 BR ? (Half Day Excursion) Did it run? - -
29/07-02/08/63 ??? ? ??? (?five? trains) at least D5702, D5703, D5709 & D5716 - -
29/07/63 SLS ? (Tyne Dock to Consett Brake Van Tour) 92098 & 92099 - -
27/07/63 ??? ? ??? at least D5171 - -
21/07/63 RCTS ? Gloucestershire Railtour PBA S11, 1020, 6841, 6993 & 82036 - Yes
14/07/63 BR ? (Day Excursion) 45348 & 45716 - -
14/07/63 REC ? Cornish Rail Tour DMU - Yes
07/07/63 GRS 2Z10 (Tour to Nailsworth and Stroud) at least 47308 - Yes
07/07/63 BR (SR) ? (Excursion to Southampton Docks) 34017 - -
06/07/63 LCGB [32] ? Mallard Commemorative Rail Tour 60007 - Yes
06/07/63 ??? ? (Orangemen's Special) at least 80030 & 80052 - -
30/06/63 RCTS 1X36 Three Summit Tour HR 103, 46255, 57581, 60004 & 60023 - Yes
22/06/63 SLS 1X06 &/or 1T06 Birmingham & South Staffordshire Tour 49361 - Yes
15/06/63 LCGB [31] ? West Leigh Branch 48663 - -
15/06/63 RPS ? Great Central Railway 4472 - Yes
15/06/63 ?BR? ? (Day Excursion) at least 34088 - -
13/06-14/06/63 BR ? ??? Did it run? - -
09/06/63 HCRS [6] ? Doncaster Special 46245 - Yes
09/06/63 BR (TRPS) ? ??? Did it run? - -
08/06/63 ??? ? ??? ? - -
08/06/63 SLS Z01 Cleveland Limited 63431 - Yes
08/06/63 WGRS/MRS ? Mid Glamorgan Rail Tour 6435 - Yes
08/06/63 SLS ? Eskdale Express Did it run? - -
06/06/63 ??? ? (Party Special) at least D5814 - -
03/06-28/06/63 BR ? (Safety on Electrified Lines Film Shows) ? - -
02/06/63 ??? ? ??? at least 76050 - -
02/06/63 ??? ? ??? at least 45434 - -
02/06/63 BR ? (Day Excursion) 44659 - -
02/06/63 ??? ? ??? at least 45379 - -
01/06/63 SLPF ? Jacobite D4097, D5351, D6126, D6131 or D6137, NBR 256, 64362, 64592 & 64636 - -
xx/06/63 JNS ? (no tour name) DMU - -
26/05/63 LT SSG Metropolitan Centenary Rail Tour LT 5 & 45709 - -
26/05/63 MUFC ? (Private Charter) at least 46115 - -
26/05/63 LCGB ? Vectis Rail Tour Cancelled - -
24/05-03/06/63 Ian Allan   (Swiss Railtour) Did it run? - -
18/05/63 GMRS at least 1X50 Isle of Wight Special 4472 - -
18/05/63 RCTS 1X40 Joint Line Rail Tour 42087, 44414 & 45238 - Yes
18/05/63 IRRS ? ??? CIE A38 - -
13/05/63 ??? ? (Schools Special) 34089 & ???? - -
12/05/63 WRS 1X36 ??? 34094 - -
11/05/63 RCTS/LCGB [30] 0T05 North Midlands Railtour 34006, 61004 & 48519 - Yes
11/05/63 ?BR? various (Rugby Specials) at least 45568, 45589 & 45658 - -
05/05/63? MUFC? ? ?Manchester United Special? at least 46115 - -
04/05/63 RCTS ? Dalesman Rail Tour 3442 - Yes
02/05/63 ??? ? ??? at least 45562 - -
28/04/63 SLS 1Z77 Farewell to the Kings Tour 6018 - Yes
27/04/63 RCTS/PRC ? Camel Valleyman 1369 - -
27/04/63 RCTS/PRC ? North Cornishman 120 - -
27/04/63 RCTS 1T12 Cheshire Rambler 44548 & 61039 - -
27/04/63 ?BR? ? (Football Specials - FA Cup Semi-Final) - 21 trains at least D227, 7919, 34009, 34028, 34039, 34040, 34042, 34045, 34046, 34050, 34052, 34088, 34094, 34098, 44809, 45004, 45495, 45534, 45740, 48417, 48430, 48478 & 73155 - -
27/04/63 ?BR? various (Football Specials) at least 5070, 5922 & 6991 - -
27/04/63 QC(D)R&TS ? ??? Did it run? - -
23/04/63 Ian Allan ? (Swindon Works) 46110 - -
21/04/63 REC ? North Lindseyman 62035 & DMU - Yes
21/04/63 GWPS ? Thames-Side Rail Tour 6128 & 9661 - Yes
20/04-21/04/63 FRS 1X28 ??? 7819, 7827 & 4472 - Yes
20/04/63 BLS ? (Fife Mineral Lines) ? - -
18/04/63 Ian Allan 1T05 (Locospotters Excursion to Derby Works 34031 - -
17/04/63 Ian Allan ? (Locospotters Excursion to Derby Works 34031 - -
15/04/63 ? BR? ? (Football Special) D1008 - -
12/04-21/04/63 Ian Allan ? (Swiss Railtour - for Juveniles) Did it run? - -
12/04-15/04/63 SLS/BLS various Scottish Rambler No.2 Joint Easter Rail Tour CR 123, NBR 256, HR 103, GNSR 49, 45588, 46474, 57375, 60041, 61324, 64603, 64618, 65323, 80023 & 80093 - Yes
12/04/63 BR (ER) 1A00 (Ramblers Buffet Car Excursion) D5595 - -
06/04-07/04/63 BR ? (Football Special) at least 46225 - -
06/04-07/04/63 BR ? (Football Special) ? - Yes
06/04/63 LCGB [29] ? B4 Dock Tank Railtour (No.2) 30096 - -
06/04/63 SLS/MLS 1X85 Carlisle Railtour NBR 256 - Yes
03/04/63 ?UTA? ? (Football Special) UTA 60 - -
31/03/63 BRPS ? Spring Belle 473, 488 & 80084 - -
30/03/63 RCTS ? Silvertown Tramway Rail Tour D4192 - Yes
30/03/63 BR ? (Football Specials) - 3 trains 34042, 34054 & 34102 - -
30/03/63 BR   (Liverpool Spring Races & Grand National Steeplechase) Did it run? - Yes
29/03/63 BR   (Liverpool Spring Races) Did it run? - -
28/03/63 BR   (Liverpool Spring Races)

Did it run?

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24/03/63 DRS 1X47 Clan - King - Hall Rail Tour at least 7929, 47482 & 72008 - -
23/03/63 BLS ? (Glasgow Area Brake Van Tour) at least 57689 - -
23/03/63 REC ? Rambling Rose 30108 - Yes
23/03/63 LCGB [28] ? Birmingham & Wolverhampton Area Rail Tour DMU - -
23/03/63 RBAIRS ? ??? CIE 151 - -
18/03/63 IRRS ? ??? CIE 151 - -
17/03/63 HR ? ??? 60022 - -
16/03/63 LCGB ? Surrey Rail Tour Cancelled - -
10/03/63 SCTS ? Hampshire Venturer 120, 30074, 30510 & 33039 - Yes
09/03/63 LCGB [27] ? "B4" Dock Tank Railtour (No.1) 30096 - Yes
24/02/63 LCGB [26] ? West Countryman 1450, 4591, 5564 & 60022 - Yes
23/02/63 BR 1A37 Demonstration Run of 25,000 Volt AC Main Line Electric Train class 309 EMUs - Yes
21/02/63 BURIWS ? ??? 46454 - -
16/02/63 BR 1A37 Demonstration Run of 25,000 Volt AC Main Line Electric Train class 309 EMUs - Yes
10/02/63 HCRS [5] ? Crewe Special D3095, 45340, 61409, 34094 & DMU - Yes
20/01/63 or
27/01/63 or
03/02/63
RCTS/LCGB ? Farewell to the Schools Cancelled - -
30/01/63 RCTS ? (Brake Van Trips: Masham Branch) Did it run? - Yes
27/01/63 DRS ? Clan - King - Hall Railtour Postponed to 27/03/63 - -
05/01/63 LCGB [25] 8Z40 Werneth Incline Railtour 48546 & 90656 - Yes
early '63 LCGB ? Hayling Island Farewell Cancelled - -

Unknown Date:

Date Railtour Operator Headcode Tour name Traction Review Timings
summer 1963 ?BR? ? (Day Excursion) at least 73068 - -


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