The Railtour Files - 1964

Date Operator Headcode Tour name Traction Review Timings
28/12/64 BR ? (Football Special) ? - -
12/12/64 SLS 1Z65 Farewell To London & North Western Railway Locomotives Railtour 49361 & 49430 - Yes
11/12/64 EURS ? ??? 34007 - -
06/12/64 HCRS [12] 1X75 Eastleigh & Southampton Special D5009, 30069, 30073, 34079 & 70020 - Yes
05/12/64 BR ? (Football Specials) DEMU - -
28/11/64 WRS 1X82 Carlisle Tour 45018, 45647, 46160, 70000 & 70052 - -
22/11/1964 SLS ? ??? Postponed to 03/01/1965, then 17/01/1965, then abandoned in favour of alternative itinerary - -
21/11/64 SRC ? Y Ddraig Goch 9678 - Yes
08/11/64 LCGB ? Crewe Works Rail Tour 47482 & 70020 - Yes
07/11/64 LRS 2T05 25th Anniversary Special 78028 - Yes
07/11/64 ?BR? ? (Football Special) at least one Bullied Pacific? - Yes
01/11/64 Ian Allan ? ??? CANCELLED - -
31/10/64 PRC ? Wenford Commemorative Special 1369 - Yes
30/10/64 RCTS ? ??? 65894 - -
24/10/64 RCTS/SLS ? Jubilee Requiem 60009 - Yes
24/10/64 BR ? Blackpool Illuminations Day Excursion 44837 - -
18/10/64 RCTS/LCGB ? Midhurst Belle Rail Tour 30064, 30530, 30839 & 35007 - Yes
17/10/64 LCGB ? South Midlands Railtour 42105, 44414 & 45292 - Yes
11/10/64 WRS at least 1X20 York & Doncaster Tour 35007 - Yes
11/10/64 WGRS ? ??? Did it run? - -
10/10/64 RCTS ? Hull Docks Railtour DMU - Yes
10/10/64 SLS 123 Caledonian Special CR123 - Yes
04/10/64 LCGB ? Vectis Railtour 14, 28, 33026 & 70000 - Yes
04/10/64 HCRS [11] ? York Special 70020 - Yes
03/10/64 IA 1Z10 Darlington Marquess Railtour 3442, 4472 & 62041 - Yes
26/09/64 RCTS 1X75 Scottish Lowlander 46256, 60007 & 60009 - Yes
26/09/64 SLS ? Newport Area Rail Tour DMU - Yes
26/09-27/09/64 TRPS ?1X83? (throughout?) Talyllyn Railway Special Train 1011, 4555, 7029 & 7827 - -
25/09-27/09/64 LRFC ? (Scottish Tour) Did it run? - -
20/09/64 SCTS ? Farewell to Steam 41206, 41308 & 92220 - Yes
20/09/64 SLS 1X83 Farewell to the G.W.R. 'County Class' 1011 - Yes
20/09/64 GWS 1Z41 (throughout?) ??? at least 1444 - -
19/09/64 LCGB 1X22 Pennine Limited Railtour 26000, 41229, 42772, 45382,  46155 'The Lancer' & 60128 - -
19/09/64 SBLC 1T05 Cobbler 44260 & 44414 - -
19/09/64 RCTS/PRC ? Wenford Special 1369 - -
19/09/64 BR ? (Illuminations Excursion) 45385 & 45527 - -
19/09/64 M&GNJRS ? ??? Cancelled - -
15/09/64 ??? ? (Football Special) 2x 4-SUB sets - -
13/09/64 LRFC ? ??? (shed tour using service trains) ? - -
12/09/64 RCTS 1X28 Notts & Lincs Rail Tour D3619 or D3620 & 44918 - Yes
12/09/64 Alan Pegler ? Farnborough Flyer 4472 & 34037 - -
12/09/64 Ian Allan ? ??? Did it run? - -
12/09/64 GMRS ? York & Whitby Diesel Excursion Did it run? - -
06/09/64 BR ? Six Lochs Land Cruise DMU - -
06/09/64 RCTS 1F52 West Riding Rail Tour DMU - Yes
06/09/64 LCGB ? Anton & Test Valley ?82009 or 82029? - -
06/09/64 Lyons Maid at least 1X77 Zoom Special(s) at least 3442, 44767 & 70000 - -
06/09/64 LRFC ? ??? (shed tour using service trains) Did it run? - -
05/09/64 OT&LC ? (Day Excursion) ? - -
05/09/64 RCTS ? ??? Did it run? - -
01/09/64 Ian Allan ? (Ian Allan Railtour) 46245 - -
30/08/64 Lyons Maid ? Zoom Specials at least 4472, 34042, 60009 & 92220 - -
30/08/64 BR 1X07 Cumbrian Scenic Tour DMU & R&ER 7 - Yes
30/08/64 CJS 1Z30 ??? at least 46458 & 46434 - Yes
29/08-31/08/64 LRFC ? ??? (shed tour using service trains) Did it run? - -
29/08/64 SLS/BLS 100 J-36 Class Railtour 65234 - Yes
29/08/64 RCTS ? High Peak No.2 26000, 47006, 61158, 68006, 68012 & 68079 - -
26/08/64 ??? ? (Half Day Excursion) Did it run? - -
25/08/64 BR ? (Conducted Tour of Derby Locomotive Works) Did it run? - Yes
16/08/64 WRS ? Swindon & Eastleigh Tour 4472 - Yes
14/08-16/08/64 LRFC ? ??? (shed tour using service trains) Did it run? - -
12/08/64 BR ? (Conducted Tour of Crewe Locomotive Works) Did it run? - -
08/08/64 ??? ? (Holiday Specials) - 3 trains at least D6516, D6518 & D6525 - -
08/08/64 ??? ? (Holiday Special) at least 45581 - -
08/08/64 ??? ? (Day Excursion) at least D1549 - -
07/08/64 ??? ? (Holiday Special) at least 45705 - -
06/08/64 ??? ? (Crewe Locomotive Works) Did it run? - -
05/08/64 ??? ? (Troop Train) D1736 - -
02/08/64 ??? ? (Day Excursion) at least Hymek D7xxx - -
27/07/64 ??? ? (Sunday School Specials) DMUs - -
25/07/64 BR ? (Holiday Relief) at least D6554 - -
25/07/64 BR ? (Day Excursion) 45694 - -
19/07/64 ??? ? (Excursion) at least D7026 - -
18/07/64 GS ? (Brake Van Tour) at least 61435 - -
12/07/64 SLS 1X82 Pacific Pennine Railtour 45647, 46155, 46251 & 46255 - Yes
12/07/64 DRS 1X68 (throughout?) ??? 5054, 45263, 60114 & 92230 - Yes
11/07/64 BR ? (Holiday Relief) at least D5278 - -
09/07/64 ??? ? ??? at least 5054 - -
05/07/64 LCGB ? Surrey Wanderer 30053 & 78038 - Yes
29/06/64 ??? ? (Day Excursion) at least D7092 & D7595 - -
28/06/64 ??? ? (Day Excursion) at least D7053 - -
28/06/64 ??? ? (Day Excursion) 70047 - -
27/06/64 RCTS 1X44 (throughout?) High Peak No.1 E26000, 47006, 61360, 68006, 68012 & 68079 - Yes
27/06/64 WGRS/MRS ? Leek 6614 - Yes
21/06/64 LCGB 1X93 North & West Limited Railtour 7029, 7808 & 46251 - Yes
21/06/64 BR ? (Day Excursion) DMU - -
21/06/64 ??? ? (Day Excursion) DMU - -
21/06/64 ??? ? (Day Excursion) at least D7034 - -
20/06/64 BR ? (Holiday extras) - 3 trains at least D7575, 44356, 48639 & 70045 - -
20/06/64 RCTS ? (Glasson Dock) 46433 - -
20/06/64 REC ? Severn Boar (re-run) 1658 & 1664 - -
19/06/64 ??? ? (Day Excursion) DMU - -
17/06/64 ??? ? (Day Excursion) at least D7048 - -
16/06/64 ??? ? (Day Excursion) at least D5849 - -
14/06/64 WRS ? ??? at least 34079 - -
14/06/64 ??? ? ??? at least D127 - -
13/06/64 RCTS 1X37 Solway Ranger GNSR 49, CR123, 35012, 45394, 46426 & 46458 - Yes
13/06/64 LUPTS 1T90 Liverpool Suburban 47487 - -
13/06/64 SLS ? Bromyard Tour 4555 - Yes
13/06/64 BR ? (Holiday extras) - 5 trains at least 45565, 45589, 45597, 45674 & 45739 - -
12/06/64 ??? ? ??? at least 60114 - -
12/06/64 ??? ? (Day Excursion) at least D7085 - -
11/06/64 ??? ? (Household Cavalry Special) at least D7099 - -
11/06/64 ??? ? ??? at least GNR 207 - -
10/06/64 ??? ? (Day Excursion) at least D7040 - -
07/06/64 HCRS [10] 1X05 Somerset & Dorset 7023, 7025, 35005, 53807 & 44558 - Yes
06/06/64 LCGB at least 1X46 North Countryman Railtour 45721, 60051 & 60923 - Yes
06/06/64 REC ? Severn Boar 16xx & 1664 - Yes
04/06-13/06/64 RCTS/IRRS/SLS ? (Joint Irish Tour) Farewell to Steam in Ireland CIE: 130, 183, 186, 198, C221, E431 & G617
GNR: 170 & 207
UTA: 7, 60 & 97
- Yes
03/06/64 ??? ? (Day Excursion) 20001 - -
02/06-03/06/64 RCTS/SLS ? (Joint Isle of Man) IMR 8, IMR 10, IMR 16 & IMR 12 - -
30/05/64 RCTS 1X24 North Staffordshire Rail Tour 45020 - Yes
30/05/64 GMRS ? ?Aberystwyth Special? ? - -
30/05/64 ??? 1X68 (throughout?) (Troop Train) at least 46250 - -
30/05/64 ??? 1X36 (throughout?) ??? at least 61115 - -
23/05/64 RCTS 1Z12 Ribble-Lune Rail Tour 46441 & 72007 - Yes
23/05/64 RCTS ? Preston Docks D3371 & fireless steam : 'Enterprise' (A.Barclay 2840 of 1953) - Yes
23/05/64 SLS ? South Durham Limited 43129 - Yes
17/05/64 ??? ? (Day Excursion) at least D1073 - -
17/05/64 ??? ? (Day Excursion) at least D5597 - -
17/05/64 ??? ? (Day Excursion) at least D5095 - -
17/05/64 ??? ? (Half-Day Excursion) ? - -
16/05/64 OURS/SLS 1Z48 Castle Farewell Tour 5054 - Yes
16/05/64 QCRTS ? Flying Scotsman Rail Tour 4472 - Yes
16/05/64 SLS ? West Wales Rail Tour 1655, 1665 & DMU - Yes
10/05/64 JC&S 1X39 ??? 3442 - -
09/05/64 RCTS 1X36 East Midlander No.7 30071, 34038 & 46251 - Yes
09/05/64 Ian Allan ? Great Western High Speed Railtour 4079, 5054, 6999, 7025 & 7029 - Yes
09/05/64 LCGB ? (Brakevan Tour of LNWR Lines in the Bolton Area) 47378 - -
09/05/64 ??? 1X75 Pegler's Pullman 4472 & 60009 - Yes
03/05/64 RCTS/PRC ? Cornubian 2887 & 34002 - Yes
03/05/64 BR(NER?RA 1Z03 (throughout?) Special Ramblers' Daffodil & Primrose Diesel Excursion DMU - Yes
02/05/64 SLS 1Z10 Last Train to Brecon 3690, 4555 & 6606 - Yes
02/05/64 GS ? London - North Eastern Flyer 4472 & 60106 - -
02/05/64 RCTS Z02 North Eastern Limited 60051, 61031 & 63460 - Yes
02/05/64 ?BR? 1X34 (Football Special) Did it run? - -
01/05/64 ??? ? (College Holiday Special) at least D7096 - -
26/04/64 SLS ? Three Mainlines 'Castle' Tour 4079 - Yes
25/04-26/04/64 FRS/Ian Allan ? (Festiniog Railway A.G.M. Special) 4079, 6959, 7032, 75009 & 75023 - Yes
25/04/64 LCGB/BLS 1Z16 (Chesterton) 78056 - -
25/04/64 RCTS 1Z02 North Yorkshireman Rail Tour 42639, 44790, 60855, 61435 & 67646 - Yes
25/04/64 ?BR? ? (Football Special) ? - -
18/04/64 LCGB ? Hampshire Venturer 30073 & 30548 - Yes
18/04/64 SLS/MLS 1X21 Great Central Railway Railtour 4472, E26001 & E26052 - Yes
18/04/64 HR&PRS 1X49 South Yorkshireman No.2 42411 & 60051 - -
18/04/64 ??? ? (Shakespeare 400th Anniversary Special) at least 7026 - -
18/04/64 ??? ? (Shakespeare 400th Anniversary Special) at least 35011 - -
18/04/64 ??? ? (Shakespeare 400th Anniversary Special) at least 35008 - -
18/04/64 DYMCARC ? ??? Did it run? - -
14/04/64 ??? ? (Shakespeare 400th Anniversary Special) at least 34044 - -
14/04/64 ??? ? (Shakespeare 400th Anniversary Special) at least 6926 & 70030 - -
14/04/64 ??? ? (Shakespeare 400th Anniversary Special) at least 70052 - -
13/04/64 BBC ? (Filming Special) 3442 - -
07/04/64 Ian Allan ? (Locospotters Club Special to Doncaster Works) 7029 & 46163 - -
05/04/64 GRS ? (Cirencester Town and Tetbury Branches Last Steam Train) 1472 - -
03/04/64 Ian Allan ? (Eastleigh Works and Southampton Docks Excursion) at least 76062 & 92220 - -
31/03/64 Ian Allan ? (Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway Excursion) Did it run? - -
31/03/64 BR ? (Conducted Tour of Crewe Locomotive Works) Did it run? - -
30/03/64 SLS/BLS ? Scottish Rambler No.3 Railtour NBR 256 & 45443 - Yes
29/03/64 SLS/BLS ? Scottish Rambler No.3 Railtour 42737 & 80118 - Yes
28/03/64 SLS/BLS ? Scottish Rambler No.3 Railtour 60527 & 64618 - Yes
27/03/64 BLS ? (Glasgow North Brake Van) 64623 - Yes
25/03/64 ??? ? ??? at least NBR 256 - -
22/03/64 RCTS/LCGB ? Sussex Downsman Railtour 31411, 33027, 34066 & 41287 - Yes
18/03/64 FRS ? ??? at least 4472 - -
14/03/64 REC ? Hampshire Hog 6921, 33035 & 41329 - Yes
14/03/64 ??? 1X43 & ???? (Football Specials) - 2 trains at least D7092, 8415 & Blue Pullman set - -
08/03/64 SCTS ? South Western Rambler 4634, 70020 & 92209 - Yes
02/03-06/03/64 ??? 1Z48 (throughout?) (Beatles Filming Special) at least D6336 - -
02/03/64 ?LCGB? ? ??? ? - -
01/03/64 HCRS [9] at least 1T05 Derby & Burton Special 35003 - Yes
17/02/64 BURIWS ? Cromford & High Peak 46465 & 68012 - -
16/02/64 LCGB ? Quantock Flyer 4593, 9663 & 35030 - Yes
08/02/64 BR ? (Football Special) at least 45398 - -
18/01/64 WS ? Darlington & York Railtour 70000 - Yes
04/01/64 BR ? (Football Specials) - several trains at least 34037, 34088, 34095, 45531, 46155, 70037, 70049, D151 & D1031 - -

Date unknown :

Date Operator Headcode Tour name Traction Review Timings
??/??/64 ??? ? ??? at least D7035 - -
Summer ??? ? (Day Excursion) at least D5036 - -
Summer Saturday ??? 1X40 (throughout?) (Holiday Excursion) at least 45643 - -

Did these specials run :

Dates Operator Tour name Timings
Saturdays & Sundays 20/06/64 to 06/09/64 BR (Anglers Excursions) Yes


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