The Railtour Files - 1968

Date Railtour Operator Headcode Tour name Traction Review Timings
23/11/68 RCTS ? Black Countryman Rail Tour 3110 & DMU - Yes
23/11/68 RCTS? ? ??? NCB S115 (HE 3180/1944) - -
17/11/68 WRS ? Central Wales Tour DMU - Yes
16/11/68 LCGB ? Cheddar Valley Rail Tour DMU - -
09/11/68 AHRS ? Last Train to Heathcote steam: D3 369 & K 184 - -
03/11/68 LCGB ? Hampshireman 1986, 6506 & E6108 - Yes
02/11/68 RPSI ? Colmcille Railtour UTA50 & GWSR186 - -
02/11/68 GNSRA 200 ??? 5313 - Yes
26/10/68 BR ? (Football Special) 6519 & TC - -
26/10/68 RCTS 1Z12 Moorlands 324 & steam: 4472 - Yes
26/10/68 LCGB ? Warrington & Widnes Brake-Van Rail Tour No.2 Did it run? - -
20/10/68 LCGB ? Dart Valley 812, 1037 & steam: 4555 & 6412 - -
20/10/68 FSE ? ??? steam: 4472 - -
19/10/68 MRLECCA ? (Special Railtour) DMU - Yes
19/10/68 REC ? (West Wales Tour) DMU - -
19/10/68 N&SLTC ? Norbury Wanderer Did it run? - -
12/10/68 RCTS 1T55 East Manchester Rail Tour DMU - -
12/10/68 RSS ? ??? DMU - -
06/10/68 [Privately Organised] ? Yorkshire Harvester Steam: 4472 - Yes
05/10/68 RCTS/REC ? Doncaster Decoy Rail Tour DMU - -
05/10/68 WRS ? South Wales Railtour No.3 DMU - Yes
29/09/68 LCGB ? La Cote du Nord EMU & SNCF: 050TQ25, 141R60, 141R500 & 231K82 - Yes
29/09/68 ??? ? ??? ??? - -
29/09/68 FSS ? Special Train to Tyseley (Birmingham) steam: 4472 - Yes
29/09/68 ?BR? ? (Tyseley Open Day Special) steam: 4472 - Yes
28/09-29/09/1968 TRPS? ? Special Train on the occasion of the Society AGM AC Electrics & DMU - -
28/09/68 LMR ? Longmoor Garrison Open Day ? - Yes
28/09/68 ELRPS ? ??? Did it run? - -
22/09/68 RH&DRA/EKMRS ? (Special Train) RH&DR 1 & 3 - Yes
21/09/68 LCGB ? East Riding Limited Railtour Steam: 4472 - Yes
21/09/68 GWS ? (Cholsey & Wallingford Operating Day) steam: 1466 - -
15/09/68 SCTS ? Pull & Push Special 6536 & 4TC 405 - Yes
14/09-15/09/68 RPSI ? St. Ciaran Rail Tour ? - -
14/09/68 FSE ? Chesterfield Flyer Rail Tour class 31 & steam: 4472 - Yes
14/09/68 RCTS at least 1Z74 Bicester and Thames Valley Rail Tour AD892 & DMU - Yes
08/09/68 GWS ? Barry Islander ? - -
07/09/68 SLS/MLS 1G07 Durham Coast Rail Tour steam: 4472, NCB13, NCB14, NCB505 & NCB506 - Yes
07/09/68 M&GNJRS ? East Anglian Branch Farewell No.2 Railtour DMU - Yes
01/09/68 BLS ? ??? DMU - -
25/08/68 IRRS ? (Steam Hauled Restaurant Car Special) Did it run? - -
24/08/68 ILTS ? ??? 2281 & 2282 - -
24/08/68 LCGB ? Makerfield Miner Railtour DMU - -
24/08/68 BLS ? (West Highland Scenic Outing) Did it run? - -
11/08/68 BR 1T57 Fifteen Guinea Special 45110, 70013, 44871 & 44781 - Yes
07/08/68 BRS ? (Merryhill Quarry) D7673 - -
04/08/68 RCTS 1L50 End of Steam Commemorative Railtour  D1624, D7513, E3183, 45407, 48476, 70013 & 73069 Yes Yes
04/08/68 SLS 1Z78 Farewell to Steam No.1 (Train A) D7588, 44871 & 44894 & E3093 - Yes
04/08/68 SLS 1Z79 Farewell to Steam No.2 (Train B) D294, 44874 & 45017 & electric(s) - Yes
04/08/68 LCGB 1Z74 Farewell to Steam Rail Tour D63, D416, E3064, 44781, 45025, 45390, 48773 & 70013 - Yes
04/08/68 GCE 1T80 Farewell to Steam 45156 - -
04/08/68 BR 1T85 Last Days of Steam (Steam Hauled Tour of N.W. Lines) 45305 - -
02/08-04/08/68 AHRS ? ??? ? - -
28/07/68 MRTS/SVRS 1L43 Farewell to BR Steam D1946?, 45073, 45156, 48773, 70013, 75019 & 75027 - Yes
21/07/68 RVRS 1T40 Manchester - Southport Steam Excursions 44888, 45110 & 70013 - Yes
06/07/68 GWS ? (Cholsey & Wallingford Steam Shuttles) 1466 - -
30/06/68 GCE ? ??? Did it run? - -
29/06/68 LCGB ? North Somerset Farewell Rail Tour Did it run? - -
23/06/68 SB&PMF ? East Anglian 4472 - -
23/06/68 LCGB 1T85 Two Cities Limited Rail Tour 73069 & 48033 - Yes
16/06/68 RCTS 1Z44 Dalesman No.2 Rail Tour D5113, D7568 & 70013 - Yes
15/06/68 GWS ? (Wallingford Carnival) ? - -
09/06/68 GMRS ? Stapleford Park Railtour D1760 & 4472 - Yes
09/06/68 BR 1Z74 Midland Line Centenary Special Railtour D138 & 70013 - Yes
08/06/68 BPPS various SR & 1Z23 Bullied Commemorative Rail Tour 20001, 20002, E6048, E6108 & 92203 - Yes
08/06/68 BLS ? Clayliner No.2 DMU - -
08/06/68 GMRS ? ??? Did it run? - -
02/06/68 BR 1T80 Last Days of Steam at least 44874 & 70013 - -
01/06/68 BR (ScR) 1Z95 Grand Rail Tour No. 5 D257, D1773, E26052, 44884 & 70013 - Yes
31/05/68 ??? ? (Royal Derby Day Special) 20001 - -
30/05/68 BR 1T11? (Day Excursion) class 25 - -
26/05/68 FRS ? ??? DMU - -
26/05/68 SLS 1L36 Ravenglass & Eskdale Tour at least D316, D5717, 44949, 'River Mite' & 'River Esk' - -
25/05/68 SLS 1F51 Flying Scotsman D9007 & 4472 - Yes
19/05/68 LCGB ? La Cote du Nord Postponed to 29/09/68 - Yes
18/05/68 RCTS ? South Midlands Rail Tour DMU - Yes
18/05/68 WRS 1L66 North Western Steam Tour D3783, D7515, E3058, 44949, 70013 & 73069 - -
12/05/68 ANS ? Norfolk Enterprise Railtour 4472 - Yes
11/05/68 BFCSC ? (Football Special) ? - -
11/05/68 PRC ? Clayliner DMU - -
04/05/68 RPSI ? Slieve Cualann Railtour UTA 56, B147 & GSWR 186 - Yes
04/05/68 A.Pegler / LCGB 1F76 East Coast Limited D9020 & 4472 - Yes
04/05/68 SLS 1Z19 Farewell to G.N. Branch Lines in Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire DMU - Yes
01/05-02/05/68 A.Pegler / LCGB ? 40th Anniversary Non-Stop D97 & 4472 - Yes
28/04/68 GCE 1T85 N W Circular Tour 70013 - Yes
27/04/68 SVRS / MRTS 1Z77 North West Tour E3088, 44871, 45046, 48652, 73050, 73069 & 92218 - Yes
27/04/68 SLS ? (Eaglescliffe to Redmire) D6760 - Yes
27/04/68 ?RCTS? ? ??? at least class 20 D8134? - -
22/04/68 ??? ? (?Brake Van Tour?) ? - -
20/04/68 SVRS / MRTS 1Z77 North West Tour E3093, E3180, 44949, 45110, 48773, 73069, 73134 & 92160 - Yes
20/04/68 RCTS 1T85 Lancastrian No.2 Rail Tour 45156, 45342 & 70013 - Yes
15/04/68 GWS ? (Cholsey & Wallingford Steam Shuttles) 1466 - -
13/04/68 BR ? Grand Tour No. 4 D1110, E3078 & 70013 - -
13/04/68 WRS ? South Wales Railtour No.2 DMU - Yes
13/04/68 SLS ? Vale of Rheidol Rail Tour Did it run? - -
06/04/68 LCGB 1T85 Lancastrian 45305 - Yes
06/04/68 RCTS ? Thames & Avon Railtour DMU - Yes
06/04/68 WRS ? Scarborough Flyer Rail Tour at least D1689 & 4472 - Yes
31/03/68 SCTS SR 98, 56 & 53 Thamesider D6535 & 4TC 424 - Yes
30/03/68 GG 1Z47 Educational Special No.2 ? - Yes
23/03/68 SLS ? Farewell to the "Honeybourne Cheltenham Line" DMU - Yes
23/03/68 Ian Allan ? Bronte 4472 - -
23/03/68 RPSI ? Olderfleet Rail Tour (Part 1 & Part 2) 3BG & 27 - -
17/03/68 WDBC 1L30 & 1L31 (no tour name) (2 trains) 4472, 44899, 45110, 45203, 45290, 45447 & 70013 - Yes
16/03/68 RCTS ? Cumbrian Rover DMU - Yes
16/03/68 REC 1T34 Collier No.2 DMU - Yes
09/03/68 RCTS ? West London Junction Rail Tour DMU - -
09/03/68 WRM ? 6B68 DEMU - Yes
09/03/68 BR ? (Football Specials) at least D1609, D1650, D1673, D1675, D1931 & D1935 - -
03/03/68 LCGB ? Invicta D3223, D3665, D6566, D6568, E5022, E6031 & EMU - Yes
03/03/68 LBNGRS ? Iron Horse Railroad ? - -
02/03/68 SLS/MLS 1T90 West Cumberland Rail Tour D8510, USC 207, USC 210 &
NCB 0-6-0T 'Amazon'
- Yes
02/03/68 BUTS 1L00 Birmingham Area Rail Tour DMU - Yes
01/03/68 BLS ? ??? ? - -
27/01/68 ??? ? ??? DMU - -
06/01/68 WFC ? (Football Special) ? - -


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