The Railtour Files - 1974

Date Railtour Operator Headcode Tour name Traction Review Timings
07/12/74 BR ? (Day Excursion) 45140 - Yes
07/12/74 WRC ? North Yorkshireman 47190 & steam: 5428 - -
07/12/74 BR (SR) ? (Special Excursion) 33??? & 47??? - -
05/12/74 BR ?1Z11 throughout? (Football Special) 46028 - -
30/11/74 BR ? (Day Excursion) 86020 & 86040 - Yes
30/11/74 SRPS ? ??? 26??? & 83??? - -
09/11/74 BRTA ? (Day Excursion) 33002, 85003 & 86241 - -
09/11/74 BR ? Explore Britain (Merrymaker Excursion) 40053, 68, 118, 136 & 46042 - -
09/11/74 BR (SR) ? (Special Excursion) class 33 & class 82 - -
02/11/74 BR ? Crosstown 33111 & 4TC's - Yes
01/11-03/11/74 DAA ? Midlothian 33038, 40069, 47421, 47468, 73131 & 82004 - -
26/10/74 BR ? (Pleasure Seeker Excursion) DEMU - -
26/10/74 BR (WR) ? (Day Excursion) 1068 - -
26/10/74 SRPS ? ??? steam: 60009 - -
26/10/74 MNLPS/LCGB ? Twin Pacific Rail Tour ? - Yes
26/10/74 BR 1Z66/1Z67 (Merrymaker Excursion) 1715 - -
19/10/74 BR ? (Merrymaker Excursion no.208) 47296, 86045 & 86241 - -
19/10/74 A4LS (?) ? Salopian 47425 & steam: 4498 - -
19/10/74 LCGB 1Z22 Doncaster Rover 20043, 20084, 40113 & 76048 - Yes
19/10/74 M&GNJRS ? Cambrian Flyer 2 x class 25? - -
19/10/74 BLS ? South Wales Wanderer No.2 DMU - Yes
19/10/74 BR ? (Football Special) 40044 - -
19/10/74 GWS ? First All-Vintage Steam Train steam: 6998 & 7808 - -
19/10/74 BR ? (Merrymaker Excursion) 47412 - -
12/10/74 LNER ? Glaswegian 86020 - Yes
12/10/74 BR 1Z23 (Football Special) 47293 - -
12/10/74 ??? 1F51 ??? 40056 & 47042 - -
12/10/74 BR 1F52 (Merrymaker Excursion) 47275 - -
12/10/74 BR 1Z15 (Day Excursion) at least 47533 - -
12/10/74 BR 1Z43 (Mystery Excursion) at least 1033 & 47094 - -
12/10/74 BR 1Z44 (Mystery Excursion) at least 100 - -
12/10/74 BR 1Z78 (Day Excursion) at least 36 - -
12/10/74 M&GNJRS ? ??? Did it run? - -
05/10/74 RCTS ? Don & Dearne Railtour DMU - -
05/10/74 BR ? (Day Excursion) 08757, 25066, 25067 & 47195 - -
05/10/74 BR ? (Day Excursion) DEMU - -
05/10/74 WRC 1Z37 Palatine 40024, 47455, 86034, 86045 & steam: 'Sir Drefaldwy', 5690 & 6000 - -
05/10/74 TRPS 1L05 Cambrian Express (AGM Special) 24053, 24083, 86012 & steam: 1, 2 & 10 - Yes
05/10/74 6000LA 1Z39 Midlander at least 47034, E3086 & steam: 5690, 6000 & 43106 - Yes
05/10-06/10/74 BR 1Z72 (Weekend Excursion) 47484, 47510, 50034 & 86024 - -
??/10/74 BR ? (Merrymaker Excursion) 47??? - -
29/09/74 F&W ? Torbay Express 47??? - -
29/09/74 ??? 1Z71 ??? 31182 - -
28/09/74 BR ? (Day Excursion) 33109, 40134, 73125, 82003 & 86??? - -
28/09/74 ??? 1Z10 ??? at least 47136 - -
28/09/74 ??? 1Z22 ??? at least 47099 - -
28/09/74 ??? 1Z72 ??? at least 47250 - -
28/09/74 ??? 1G59 ??? at least 81007 - -
28/09/74 ??? 1G89 ??? at least 86032 - -
28/09/74 RCTS/DFRPS 1Z26 Somerset Quarryman Railtour DMU - Yes
22/09/74 BR ? (Barrow Hill Depot Open Day Shuttles) DMU - -
21/09-22/09/74 BR ? (Merrymaker Excursion) 40072 - Yes
21/09/74 BR ? (Pleasure Seeker Excursion) 33050, 47??? & 47450 - Yes
21/09/74 FSE/CT 1Z32 White Rose 62, 46056 & steam: 4472 & 44932 - Yes
21/09/74 LNER ? Red Rose at least steam: 4472 & 4771 - -
21/09/74 ARG ? Honest Man ? - -
21/09/74 BR ? (Merrymaker Excursion) 47412 - -
21/09/74 BR (ER) ? Bournemouth Explorer 47263 - Yes
15/09/74 SRPS ? ??? ? - -
14/09/74 BR ? (Day Excursion) 122, 37192, 44010 & 47110 Yes -
14/09/74 BR ? (Day Excursion) at least 25040, 25273 & 47??? - -
14/09/74 RC ? (Day Excursion) 1037 & 1052 - -
14/09/74 ??? 1Z23 ??? at least 47360 - -
14/09/74 M&GNJRS
(DOWAD no. 23)
1L05 Lady of the Lakes 40113, 85023, 86010 & steam: L&HR 2085 - Yes
14/09/74 BR (ER) ? ??? 25059, 37187, 47005 & 47275 - -
13/09-15/09/74 BR (ER)
(Merrymaker no.53)
? Scottish Cruise to Staffa & Iona via Oban 27022, 27023, 27043, 27044, 40166, 47053, 47164 & 47278 - Yes
08/09/74 BR (WR) ? (Mystery Excursion) 31259 & 31413 - -
08/09/74 BR (SW) ? (Special Excursion) 33009 - -
07/09/74 BR ? (Mystery Excursion) 40084 & 40184 - -
07/09/74 BR ?1F61 throughout? (Merrymaker Excursion) at least 47406 - -
07/09/74 BR ? (Merrymaker Excursion no.171) ? - -
07/09/74 BR (ER) ? Ayrshire Coast Express 27012, 27026 & 47285 - Yes
07/09/74 DRC ? Western Dalesman 08492, 31123, 31145, 47096, 47225 & 46044 - -
06/09-08/09/74 WRC 1Z13 (or 1L03?) Rob Roy at least 40044 & 83008 - Yes
01/09/74 BR ? (Immingham Depot Open Day Shuttles) 47370 & 47379 - -
01/09/74 BR (WR) 1Z35 (throughout?) (Day Excursion - Suntan Special) at least 47227 - Yes
01/09/74 BR 1Z50 (throughout?) (Day Excursion) at least 31110 & 31112 - -
01/09/74 BR 1Z14 (throughout?) (Day Excursion) at least 47441 - -
01/09/74 BR 1Z38 (Day Excursion) 47020 & 1043 - -
01/09/74 BR 1Z18 (throughout?) (Day Excursion) at least 47497 - -
01/09/74 BR 1Z15 (throughout?) (Day Excursion) at least 47089 - -
01/09/74 BR 1Z58 (Mystery Excursion) 45121 - -
01/09/74 ??? 1Z44 ??? 1058 & 1070 - -
26/08/74 BRTA ? (Mystery Tour) 47??? - Yes
26/08/74 QRS ? (Quainton Road Shuttles) ? - -
25/08/74 LNER ? Lakes Express Did it run? - -
24/08/74 BLS ? Clydesider Railtour DMU - Yes
23/08/74 ??? 1G34 ??? (was this a special?) at least 86225 - -
17/08/74 BR ? (Carnforth Depot Open Day Shuttles) steam: 4472 - -
14/08/74 BR 1T41 (Day Excursion) 24035, 24050, 45129, 85008 & 85033 - -
11/08/74 BR ? (Mystery Excursion) 53 - Yes
11/08/74 BR ? (?Troop Train?) 47351 - -
11/08/74 BR ? (?Troop Train?) 47251 - -
11/08/74 ??? ? ??? at least 47048 - -
11/08/74 ??? ? ??? at least 33016 - -
10/08/74 SRPS ? Hielanman ? - -
07/08/74 BR 1Z15 (Day Excursion) 1011 & 47083 - Yes
04/08/74 BR 1Z58 (Day Excursion) 1058 & 37188 - Yes
04/08/74 BR 1Z65 (Day Excursion) at least 47487 - -
04/08/74 BR 1Z31 (Day Excursion) at least 47048 & 47356 - -
04/08/74 BR 1Z34 (Day Excursion) at least 25274 & 47097 - -
01/08/74 BR ? (Awayday Excursion) 47??? - -
30/07/74 BR ? (Awayday Excursion) class 45 or 46 & 47??? - -
28/07/74 BR (ER) ? (Day Excursion) at least 25253 & 25272 - -
28/07/74 M&GNJRS ? Lincolnshire Poacher ? - -
21/07/74 BR ? (Mystery Excursion) ? - -
20/07/74 BRTA ? ??? EMU - -
16/07/74 ??? 1G26 ??? at least 37109 - -
16/07/74 BR 1Z75 (Awayday Excursion) at least 33029, 85024 & 86208 - -
14/07/74 BR 1Z68 (Day Excursion) 47047 - Yes
14/07/74 BR 1Z20 (Day Excursion) at least 47086 - -
14/07/74 BR 1Z73 (Day Excursion) at least 47168 - -
14/07/74 BR ? (Mystery Excursion) ? - -
07/07/74 BR ? (Day Excursion) 1031 - -
07/07/74 BR ? (Day Excursion) 1050 - -
07/07/74 BR ? (Day Excursion) 47098 - Yes
07/07/74 BR ? (Day Excursion) 47529 - Yes
06/07/74 BR ? (Lovers Walk Depot Open Day Shuttles) DEMU - -
30/06/74 BR (LMR) 1Z77 (Mystery Excursion) 45012 - Yes
30/06/74 BR (WR) 1Z58 (Mystery Excursion) ? - Yes
30/06/74 BR (WR) 1Z54 (Mystery Excursion) 47052 - Yes
30/06/74 BR ? (Mystery Excursion) ? - -
30/06/74 BR 1Z43 (Day Excursion) 47114 - Yes
30/06/74 BR ? (Merrymaker Excursion) 47292 - ?Yes?
30/06/74 ??? 1Z38 ??? 46051 - -
30/06/74 BR (LMR) 1L04 (Day Excursion) Did it run? - Yes
30/06/74 BR 1Z78 (Day Excursion) Did it run? - Yes
30/06/74 BR (LMR) 1Z43 (Mystery Excursion) Did it run? - Yes
30/06/74 BR (LMR) 1L01 (Day Excursion) Did it run? - Yes
30/06/74 BR 1Z21 (Day Excursion) Did it run? - Yes
30/06/74 BR 1Z30 (Day Excursion) Did it run? - Yes
30/06/74 BR ? (Half Day Excursion) Did it run? - Yes
30/06/74 BR 1Z28 (Day Excursion) Did it run? - Yes
30/06/74 BR (WR) 1Z64 (Day Excursion) Did it run? - Yes
30/06/74 ??? 1T76 ??? Did it run? - Yes
30/06/74 BR (LMR) 1L02 (Mystery Excursion) Did it run? - Yes
30/06/74 BR (LMR) 1T41 (Day Excursion) Did it run? - Yes
30/06/74 BR (LMR) 1L03 (Day Excursion) Did it run? - Yes
30/06/74 BR (LMR) 1Z31 (Mystery Excursion) Did it run? - Yes
29/06/74 LCGB 1Z77 Clyde Coast Pullman at least 86029 - Yes
29/06/74 CIE ? (Irish Sweeps Derby Special) ? - -
29/06/74 BR 1L25 (Day Excursion) at least 50034 & 50035 - Yes
29/06/74 LNER 1Z80 ??? Did it run? - Yes
29/06/74 BR (LMR) 1L01 (Day Excursion) Did it run? - Yes
29/06/74 ??? 1L02 ??? Did it run? - Yes
29/06/74 ??? 1Z40 ??? Did it run? - Yes
29/06/74 BR (LMR) 1L00 (Evening Excursion) Did it run? - Yes
29/06/74 ??? 1Z09 ??? Did it run? - Yes
29/06/74 BR (LMR) 1Z75 (Day Excursion) Did it run? - Yes
29/06/74 ??? 1Z76 & 1Z79 ??? (2 trains) Did it run? - Yes
29/06/74 BR (LMR) 1Z78 (Day Excursion) Did it run? - Yes
29/06/74 BR (LMR) 1L75 (Day Excursion) Did it run? - Yes
29/06/74 BR (LMR) 1Z36 (Day Excursion) Did it run? - Yes
29/06/74 ??? 1L03 ??? Did it run? - Yes
29/06/74 BR (LMR) 1Z70 (Day Excursion) Did it run? - Yes
22/06/74 SRPS ? Cuillens Express at least 3x type 2's & 40059 - -
22/06/74 MUTS ? Manchester Navigator MSC D11 - -
22/06/74 BR 1G20 (Merrymaker Excursion) 47219 - Yes
16/06/74 LCGB ? Scarborough Arrow ? - -
16/06/74 BR ? (Mystery Excursion) Did it run? - -
15/06/74 ?BR? 1Z15 (Suntan Charter) 1059 - -
11/06/74 ?BR? 1G45 (throughout?) (?Day Excursion?) at least 47008 - -
09/06/74 F&W 1Z74 (throughout?) North Welshman at least 40010, 45014 & 86023 - -
09/06/74 BR ? (Merrymaker Excursion) 33??? & 37??? - -
09/06/74 SM ? (Steam Special) 47??? & steam: 4472 - -
09/06/74 BR ? (Mystery Excursion) Did it run? - -
09/06/74 M&GNJRS ? ??? Did it run? - -
08/06/74 BR ? (Day Excursion) 40113 & 47120 - Yes
08/06/74 BR 1Z80 (Day Excursion) at least 47331 - -
08/06/74 EMF ? North Yorkshireman 41 & 47142 - -
04/06/74 ?BR? 1Z22 (throughout?) (?Day Excursion?) at least 47281 - -
02/06/74 BR ? (Day Excursion) Did it run? - -
01/06/74 BR ? (Merrymaker Excursion) 47214 Yes -
01/06/74 BR ? (Merrymaker Excursion) at least 25205 & 25295 - -
01/06/74 BR ? (Merrymaker Excursion) 109, 40179, 47241, 47341 & E3082 - Yes
01/06/74 BR 1G06 (Holiday Preview Special) 47406 - Yes
01/06/74 SRS SR: 69 Wessex Wanderer DEMU - Yes
01/06/74 ARG ? Buchan Belle DMU - -
01/06-02/06/74 BR ? (Glasgow Weekend) Did it run? - -
27/05/74 BRTA ? ??? at least 1547 - -
27/05/74 BR (WR) ? (Day Excursion - Suntan Special) 1016 - Yes
27/05/74 ??? 1Z33 ??? 47209 - -
27/05/74 QRS ? (Quainton Road Shuttles) ? - -
27/05/74 BR ? (Mystery Excursion) Did it run? - -
27/05/74 BR ? (Day Excursion) Did it run? - -
26/05/74 BR ? (Mystery Excursion) 2x class 25 - -
26/05/74 BR ? (Mystery Excursion) 47??? & 1013 - -
25/05/74 SRA ? Strathmore Express DMU - Yes
24/05-27/05/74 WRC 1Z88 Great Briton 1010, 24124, 24129, 25071, 25125, 47016, 47141, 47153, 47191, 47347, 86029 & 86224 - Yes
19/05/74 BR ? (Day Excursion) 47079 - -
19/05/74 BR 1Z72 (?Day Excursion?) at least 47201 - -
18/05/74 BR ? (Football Specials) ? - -
18/05/74 ??? 1F59 ??? 47064 - -
18/05/74 ??? 1Z33 ??? 47219 - -
18/05/74 BR (ER) ? (Sheffield - Windsor)
(Holiday Preview Excursion)
1715 - -
18/05/74 BR ? (Mystery Excursion) Did it run? - -
16/05/74 ?BR? 1Z33 (throughout?) (?Day Excursion?) at least 31151 - -
14/05/74 ?BR? 1G46 (throughout?) (?Day Excursion?) at least 37099 - -
12/05/74 BR ? (Day Excursion) 47200 - -
11/05/74 BR ? (Mystery Excursion) 37122, 40060, 40127, 47052 & 85038 - -
11/05/74 SRPS/SSS ? Rid Lichtie 26013 & steam: 60009 - Yes
11/05/74 BLS ? Tyneside Railtour ? - Yes
11/05/74 BR 1Z15 (throughout?) (Day Excursion) at least 25063, 47334 & 47495 - -
11/05/74 BR 1Z18 (Day Excursion) at least 57 - -
11/05/74 BR ? (Day Excursion) at least 1049 - -
11/05/74 BR ? Sussex Coast Express 6595 & 47046 - Yes
04/05/74 BR ? Outer Circle DMU - Yes
04/05/74 DFRPS ? Taff-Bargoed Railtour DMU - Yes
04/05/74 LNER ? Pennine Ranger 47??? & 47184 - Yes
04/05/74 ??? 1G05 ??? at least 31407 & 31408 - -
04/05/74 ??? 1G49 ??? at least 47202 - -
04/05/74 ??? 1G50 ??? at least 47297 - -
04/05/74 ??? 1G51 ??? at least 47053 - -
04/05/74 BR various (F.A. Cup Final Specials) ? - Yes
03/05-05/05/74 BR various (F.A. Cup Final Specials) ? - Yes
27/04/74 MNLPS 1Z11 (SR: 11) Return to Steam on Southern 74004 & steam: 35028 - Yes
27/04/74 ??? ? ??? at least 31179 - -
27/04/74 BR (ER) ? North Yorkshireman 47279 - Yes
27/04/74 M&GNJRS
(DOWAD no. ??)
? Norfolkman DMU - -
27/04/74 BR ? (Day Excursion) Did it run? - -
21/04/74 LNER 1Z95 ??? 40 & 47003 - -
20/04/74 RCTS 1Z64 Devon Rambler DMU - Yes
20/04/74 LCGB ? Powisman 1067, 6888, 37192, 45116, 86249 & steam: 6000 - Yes
20/04/74 LCGB ? Red Dragon 1028, 6888, 37192, 47029 & steam: 6000 - Yes
20/04/74 ARG ? Five Counties ? - -
20/04/74 ??? 1Z45 (throughout?) ??? at least 46016 - -
20/04/74 BR 1G?0 (Football Special) at least 47017 - -
20/04/74 BR (ER) ? Grampian Express at least 47043 - -
20/04/74 BR ? (Day Excursion) Did it run? - -
20/04-21/04/74 BR ? (Torbay Weekend) Did it run? - -
16/04/74 BR (ER) ? Clyde Coast Express
(Holiday Preview Excursion)
40019 & 1715 - -
16/04/74 ??? ? ??? at least steam: 4079 & 4472 - -
15/04/74 WRC 1L81 Alstonian 50023 & DMU - Yes
15/04/74 BRTA ? Devonian 33013 (33014?) & 33016 - -
15/04/74 BR ? (Mystery Excursion) 47214 - -
15/04/74 BR 1Z48 ??? at least 1010 - -
15/04/74 ??? 1Z78 ??? at least 25057 & 25074 - -
15/04/74 QRS ? (Quainton Road Shuttles) Did it run? - -
14/04/74 BR ? (Merrymaker Excursion) 47050 - -
14/04/74 BR ? (Mystery Excursion) ? - -
13/04/74 SRPS/SSS ? Bon Accord steam: 60009 - Yes
13/04/74 LNER ? West Yorkshireman at least 47210, 76017 & steam: 4771 - Yes
13/04/74 BR (SR) ? (Special Excursion) at least a class 33 - -
13/04/74 BR (ER) ? Kentishman
(Holiday Preview Excursion)
47043 - -
13/04/74 BR (ER) 1Z74 (Merrymaker Excursion) at least 47177 - -
12/04-13/04/74 BR ? (Edinburgh Weekend) Did it run? - -
12/04 & 15/04/74 NF18PG at least 1Z40 & 1Z41 (18 Plus Specials) at least 1058 & 47068 - -
06/04/74 BR ? (Mystery Excursion) ? - -
06/04/74 BR 1Z48 (Day Excursion) 46021 - -
06/04/74 BR ? Ravenglass & Eskdale class 47? - -
06/04/74 MRS ? Ogmore and Llynfi Limited DMU & steam: 9642 - Yes
06/04/74 HTA ? (Excursion to York) 33103, 47529, 73119 & 73121 - Yes
06/04/74 FSS 1Z78 Great Northern 47093, 86238, 86239 & steam: 4079 & 4472 - -
06/04/74 FSS 1Z25 Great Western at least steam: 4079 & 4472 - -
06/04/74 ??? 1Z75 ??? 1023 - -
06/04/74 BR (LMR) ? (Merrymaker Excursion no.33) 83007 & 86??? - Yes
06/04/74 BR (ER) ? Central Wales Circular 6888 & 47045 - Yes
05/04-07/04/74 LCGB ? Skyewayman ? - -
05/04/74 ??? ? (Day Excursion) ?1940 or 1970? - -
31/03/74 BR ? (Mystery Excursion) ? - -
31/03 (30/03?) /74 BR 1Z71 (throughout?) ??? at least 47297 - -
30/03/74 RCTS ? London & North East Kent 33049 & DEMU - Yes
30/03/74 BR (SR) ? (Day Excursion) 33001 - -
30/03/74 BR (ER) ? Tenby Explorer 47109 & 47245 - Yes
24/03/74 M&GNJRS ? ??? Did it run? - -
23/03/74 MLST 1Z80 Great Central 75th Anniversary Railtour 25066, 25070 & steam: 4 - Yes
23/03/74 BR (SR) ? (Special Excursion) DEMU - -
23/03/74 BR (ER) ? Festiniog Special 1723 - Yes
16/03/74 LNER ? North Yorkshireman 40074, 46033 & steam: 5 - Yes
16/03/74 BR ? (Mystery Excursion) ? - -
26/02/74 ??? 1G70 ??? at least 1103 - -
23/02/74 BR (M) ? (Merrymaker Excursion No.11) ? - -
23/02/74 BR ? (Merrymaker Excursion) 47285 - -
16/02/74 BRTA at least 1Z10 Red Dragon 6525 - Yes
16/02/74 BR ? (Football Special) 125 - Yes
16/02/74 BR 1Z71 (throughout?) (Football Special) 47046 - -
26/01/74 BR ? (Football Special) 269 - Yes
05/01/74 LCGB ? Midlander Rail Tour ? - Yes

Unknown date :

Date Railtour Operator Headcode Tour name Traction Review Timings
??/??/74 BR ? (Day Excursion) 47537 - -

The following Pages contain details of a number of BR 'Awayday' and 'Explore Britain by Train' specials that were advertised during 1974. They were taken from advertising leaflets thus confirmation if they ran, and if they did then the route & locos are all required.

1974 BR Awayday Specials

1974 BR Explore Britain by Train Specials


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