The Railtour Files - 1975

Date Railtour Operator Headcode Tour name Traction Review Timings
27/12/75 CPRTC ? (Football Special) ? - -
20/12/75 BR ? (Day Excursion) 47006 - Yes
06/12/75 BR ? (Christmas Shoppers Special) 37009 - -
06/12/75 BR ? (Day Excursion) 33009, 33013 & 81021 - -
06/12/75 M&GNJRS 1Z75 Santa Special (Day Out With a Difference No.43) at least 37203 & 47159 - Yes
29/11/75 BR ? (Merrymaker Excursion) 47490 - -
29/11/75 SRPS ? Forth-Thames Express at least 86208 - -
22/11/75 BR 1Z78 (SR: 70) Second Cross Town Railtour 33110 - -
22/11/75 BR (WR) ? (Saturday Spree) class 47 & class 85 - -
22/11/75 RCTS ? Reunion Rail Tour DMU - Yes
15/11/75 BR 1Z54 (Day Excursion) 47060 - -
15/11/75 CPRTC ? (Football Special) ? - -
08/11/75 BR ? (Day Excursion) 47086 - -
08/11/75 M&GNJRS ? Clydeside Express (Day Out With a Difference No.42) 86219 - Yes
08/11/75 ?BR? ? (Football Special) Did it run? - -
01/11/75 ??? ? (Day Excursion) 47418 - -
?01/11/75? BR ? (Day Excursion) class 47 - -
01/11/75 BR 1Z78 (SR: 70) Second Cross Town Railtour 33102 - Yes
01/11/75 BR - Culm Valley Line - Last Day of Service CANCELLED - -
26/10/75 BR ? (Day Excursion) 47218 - -
25/10/75 LNER ? Cumbrian Coast Express ? - -
25/10/75 SRPS ? Cairngorm 25248 - -
24/10-25/10/75 WRC 1Z76 Pembroke Coast Express 37177, 47555 & 1013 - -
24/10-25/10/75 BR ? (Day Excursion) 47007 - Yes
19/10/75 LVRC ? Atlantic Coast Express 33101 & 33102 - Yes
18/10/75 LNER ? Torbay Express 33002, 33???, 47204 & steam: 7827 & 6412 - Yes
18/10/75 BLS 1L06 North Western No 1 DMU - Yes
18/10/75 ??? 1L15 ??? at least 81004 - -
18/10/75 ??? 1L26 ??? at least 81003 - -
18/10/75 BR 1Z16 (Mystery Excursion) 47217 - -
18/10/75 ??? 1Z20 (Day Excursion) 45044 & 47255 - -
18/10/75 BR 1Z58 (Day Excursion) 47001 - -
18/10/75 CPRTC ? (Football Special) ? - -
12/10/75 BR (WR) ? Deltic Debut 55003 - Yes
11/10/75 BR ? Sussex Coast Express 47174 - Yes
11/10/75 ??? ? (Day Excursion) 40007 & 45018 - -
11/10/75 B&DRTA ? ??? 47486, 47555, 50031, 50040, 83001 & 86002 - -
11/10/75 MHRPS/48518G ? Watercress Belle DEMU & steam: 600 - -
11/10/75 BR ? (Merrymaker Excursion) Did it run? - -
04/10/75 EMF ? Whitby Flyer ? - -
04/10/75 LNER ? Rail 150 York Museum Special 45062 - Yes
04/10/75 DRC 1Z17 Cathedrals Express Railtour 47216, 47521 & steam: 5690 & 7029 - Yes
04/10/75 CPSC ? (Football Special) ? - -
04/10/75 SLS ? ??? ? - -
04/10/75 TRPS ? Cambrian Express to Talyllyn and Vale of Rheidol (AGM Special) ? - -
04/10/75 BLS ? Welsh Borderer at least steam: 5690 & 7029 - -
04/10/75 BR ? (Merrymaker Excursion) Did it run? - -
28/09/75 LNER 1Z71 Rail 150 Steam Special 45037 & steam: 4472 & 4498 - Yes
27/09/75 BR (W) ? (Day Excursion) ? - -
27/09/75 BR ? Rail 150 Tour DMU - -
27/09/75 BR ? (Merrymaker Excursion) Did it run? - -
27/09-28/09/75 BR 1F51 (Merrymaker Excursion) 47183 - -
21/09/75 WRC 1Z43 North Eastern 40019 & steam: 1306, 4472 & 4771 - Yes
20/09/75 RCTS ? Lincoln Imp Rail Tour DMU - -
20/09/75 BR 1Z95 (Mystery Excursion) 24079, 24087 & 47181 - Yes
20/09/75 CPSC ? (Football Special) ? - Yes
20/09/75 BR ? Rail 150 Tour DMU - -
14/09/75 ?BR? ? Bristolian-Tynesider 45042, 46054, 1013 & steam : 4472 & 4771 - -
13/09/75 BR ? Rail 150 Tour DMU - -
13/09/75 BR 1Z54 (Day Excursion) at least 1027 & 47168 - -
12/09-14/09/75 LNER ? Northern Highlander 24112, 24117, 24125, 24126, 24127, 26037, 26043 & 40164 - -
07/09/75 BR (WR) ? (Day Excursion - Awayday Summerspree) 1025 - Yes
07/09/75 M&GNJRS ? ??? ? - -
07/09/75 SRPS/A4LS ? S&D 150 Special 37094 & steam: 4498 - -
07/09/75 ??? 1Z46 (Day Excursion) at least 47478 - -
07/09/75 ??? 1Z48 (Day Excursion) at least 47039 - -
06/09/75 ARG ? Fife & Forfar Rambler DMU - -
06/09/75 BR ? Rail 150 Tour DMU - Yes
06/09/75 CPRTC ? (Football Special) ? - -
03/09/75 F&W ? Torbay Express 47244 - -
31/08/75 BR (WR) ? (Day Excursion - Awayday Summerspree) ? - Yes
31/08/75 BR 1G?? or 2E71? (Cavalcade of Steam DMU Charter) DMU - -
31/08/75 ??? 1Z99 ??? at least 37197 - -
31/08/75 BR 1A69 (Shildon 150 Relief Train) ? - Yes
31/08/75 BR 1E60 (Shildon 150 Relief Train) ? - Yes
31/08/75 BR 1G19 (Connecting Special to 1G35) DMU - Yes
31/08/75 BR 1G30 (Shildon 150 Relief Train) ? - Yes
31/08/75 BR 1G32 (Cavalcade of Steam Special) at least 47283 - Yes
31/08/75 ?BR? 1G33 (Shildon 150 Excursion) ? - Yes
31/08/75 ?BR? 1G34 (Shildon 150 Excursion) ? - Yes
31/08/75 ?BR? 1G35 (Shildon 150 Excursion) 47220 - Yes
31/08/75 ?BR? 1G36 (Shildon 150 Excursion) at least 46021? - Yes
31/08/75 BR 1G37 (Shildon 150 Excursion) 47408 - Yes
31/08/75 BR 1G38 (Shildon 150 Excursion) 47522 - Yes
31/08/75 ?BR? 1G39 (Shildon 150 Excursion) at least 47255 - Yes
31/08/75 BR 1L58 (Shildon 150 Relief Train) DMU - Yes
31/08/75 ?BR? 1Z09 (Shildon 150 Excursion) ? - Yes
31/08/75 ?BR? 1Z35 (Shildon 150 Excursion) ? - Yes
31/08/75 ?BR? 1Z44 (Shildon 150 Excursion) at least 40149 - Yes
31/08/75 ??? 1Z71 (Shildon 150 Excursion) 47174 - Yes
31/08/75 ?BR? 1Z72 (Shildon 150 Excursion) at least 47149 - Yes
31/08/75 BR ? (Shildon 150 Shuttles) DMU - Yes
31/08/75 BR ? (Merrymaker Excursion) Did it run? - -
30/08-01/09/75 ?BR? 1G31 (Shildon 150 Excursion) at least 47156 - Yes
30/08-01/09/75 ?BR? 1Z73 (Shildon 150 Excursion) at least 45021 - Yes
30/08-01/09/75 ?BR? 1Z74 (Shildon 150 Excursion) 37273, 37294, 46005 & 46009 - Yes
30/08/75 BR ? (Shildon 150 Shuttles) steam: 65894 (running as 2392) & 32636 - -
29/08/75 BR ? (Day Excursion) at least 47xxx, 83xxx & 8???? - -
26/08/75 BR ? (Day Excursion) DEMU - -
25/08/75 BR ? (Day Excursion) at least 2x class 33 & 1x class 86 - -
25/08/75 BR 1Z02 (Seaside Saver) EMU - Yes
25/08/75 DFRPS ? Oakleaf Flyer DMU - Yes
25/08/75 B&DRTA ? (Norwich) 47537 - -
24/08/75 LNER ? Worcester Flyer 47196 & 83002 - Yes
23/08-24/08/75 BR ? (Merrymaker Excursion) Did it run? - -
23/08/75 BLS ? Doon Hamer DMU - Yes
23/08/75 BR ? Rail 150 Tour DMU - Yes
21/08/75 (SRPS) ? (Stock Move)- likely just ECS (no passengers) steam: 246 & 419 - -
17/08/75 LNER ? Lakes Express ? - -
16/08/75 M&GNJRS ? Fells Rambler (Day Out With a Difference No.37) ? - Yes
11/08/75 ??? 1G23 ??? - was this a special? at least 86218 - -
10/08/75 BR ? (Mystery Excursion) 47255 - Yes
10/08/75 FSS ? North Yorkshireman ? - -
09/08/75 BR ? Rail 150 Tour DMU - Yes
03/08/75 F&W ? Cambrian Coast Express 24137, 24142 & 46025 - -
03/08/75 BLS ? South Wales Wanderer DMU - Yes
03/08/75 BR 1G16 (Mystery Excursion) 37075 - Yes
03/08/75 (SRPS) ? (Stock Move) - likely just ECS (no passengers) steam: 246 & 419 - -
02/08/75 SRPS ? Clansman 27027 - -
26/07/75 BR ? Rail 150 Tour DMU - Yes
20/07/75 BR ? (Merrymaker Excursion) Did it run? - -
19/07/75 CMC ? ??? ? - -
16/07/75 BR ? (Awayday Excursion) class 37 & 2x class 47 - -
13/07/75 RCTS ? ??? Did it run? - -
06/07/75 M&GNJRS 1Z72 Lincolnshire Poacher (Day Out With a Difference No.35) 47381 - Yes
05/07/75 BR ? (Merrymaker Excursion) Did it run? - -
28/06/75 LNER 1Z70 Eskdale Venturer 45121 & steam : 2005 - -
22/06/75 GSE ? ??? Did it run? - -
21/06/75 LNER ? Furnessman and the West Yorkshireman 86009, 86256 & steam: 1306, 4472 & 4771 - Yes
19/06/75 BR ? (Troop Train) 33006 - -
15/06/75 LNER ? Peaks Express Did it run? - -
15/06/75 BR ? (Merrymaker Excursion) Did it run? - -
14/06/75 LCGB ? Claydales No.4 Railtour D2203 or D2207 - Yes
14/06/75 GWS at least 1Z08 ??? at least steam: 6998 & 7808 - -
14/06/75 ??? 1Z90 ??? 46027 - -
08/06/75 ??? ? ??? steam: 2005 - -
07/06/75 BR ? (Merrymaker Excursion) 45056 - -
07/06/75 LCGB 1Z14 Forth & Tay Rail Tour at least 55013 & steam: 60009 - -
07/06/75 SHS ? (no tour name) DMU - -
31/05/75 SRPS ? ??? DMU - -
26/05/75 ??? 1G48 (Mystery Excursion) 40148 - -
26/05/75 QRRPS 1L05 (Quainton Road Shuttles) DMU - -
25/05/75 BR ? (Merrymaker Excursion) 47013 & 47544 - Yes
25/05/75 BR ? (Merrymaker Excursion) Did it run? - -
18/05/75 M&GNJRS ? Peaks Rambler (Day Out With a Difference No.30) 45062 - Yes
17/05/75 MRC ? Sheffield Branch Line Tour DMU - Yes
17/05/75 BBLPS ? Atlantic Coast Express 1063, 25161 & 25224 - Yes
12/05/75 ??? at least 1G59 ??? at least 37017 - -
11/05/75 BR ? (Day Excursion) 45027 & 47037 - -
10/05/75 ??? ? ??? 47218 - -
10/05/75 M&GNJRS ? ??? Did it run? - -
09/05-11/05/75 ?LVRC? ? ??? 27004, 27017, 27021, 27035, 27040, 27044, 37029, 40018, 40043, 40085, 47172 & 47542 - -
03/05/75 SEG ? Dorset Dawdler DEMU - Yes
03/05/75 RDS ? Midlands Railtour DMU - -
03/05/75 SRPS ? ??? 24028, 24116, 27006 & 27044 - -
02/05-04/05/75 WRC 1Z12 Road to the Isles 27018, 27036, 27042, 27043, 27113, 47207 & 86032 - -
27/04/75 BR 1Z14 Western Enterprise 1023 & 1051 - Yes
27/04/75 BR ? (Day Excursion) 45135 Yes -
27/04/75 BR ? (Day Excursion) 47191 - Yes
26/04/75 MNLPS ? Return to Steam No.3 47200 & steam : 6000 & 35028 - Yes
26/04/75 M&GNJRS ? Mayflower at least steam: 6000 & 35028 - -
26/04/75 ??? 1F60 ??? 40064 & 47029 - -
20/04/75 ESR ? (no tour names) - 2 trains 1001, 1034, 1072 & steam: 92203 - Yes
20/04/75 BR ? (Eastleigh Open Day Specials) 33117 &/or 33119 - -
19/04/75 BR (E) ? Severn Valley Venturer ? - Yes
19/04/75 BR 1G53 (Football Special) at least 31158 & 31322 - -
19/04/75 M&GNJRS ? Day Out With a Difference No.27 - The Conway Bay Express 40019, 85013 & 85023 - Yes
12/04/75 LNER ? North Yorkshireman 40016, 45133 & steam: 2005 & 2392 - Yes
11/04-13/04/75 LCGB ? West Highlander Tour No.3 Did it run? - -
10/04/75 WRC ? Cumbrian Coast Express ? - -
09/04/75 BR ? (Football Special) at least 31006 - -
05/04/75 BR 1Z14 (Holiday Preview Special) ? - -
05/04/75 BR various (Football Specials - Ipswich v. West Ham) at least 31325, 31206, 47017, 47019, 47116 & 47135 - -
05/04/75 BR 1Z46 & 1Z54 (Football Specials - Fulham v. Birmingham City) at least 45117 & 47297 - -
31/03/75 BR ? (Merrymaker Mystery Excursion) 45116 - -
31/03/75 BR ? (Day Excursion) 25038 & 25188 - -
31/03/75 BR 1Z30 (Day Excursion) 47082 - -
31/03/75 BR ? (Mystery Excursion) 47182 - -
31/03/75 BRTA ? ??? EMU - -
29/03/75 WRC/PRC ? Western Sunset 1036 & 1052 - Yes
29/03/75 BR (WR) ? (Day Excursion - Eastertime Spree) 47508, 50008, 86??? & 87007 - Yes
29/03/75 BR ? (Day Excursion) at least 25065 & 25083 - -
28/03-30/03/75 LNER ? Hebridean Express at least 24116, 24127, 26020, 40112, 47200, 47439, 81019, 86045, 86229 & 86233 - Yes
27/03/75 BR 1Z69 (Football Special) at least 37086 - -
25/03/75 BR various (Football Specials) at least 37035, 37086 & 37113 - -
22/03/75 BLS ? Hampshire Rail Tour DEMU - Yes
22/03/75 BR ? (Mystery Excursion) 47176 - -
16/03/75 LVRC ? Atlantic Coast Express 33103 & 33118 + 4TCs - Yes
15/03/75 BR ? (Day Excursion) 33040 - -
15/03/75 BR ? (Day Excursion) 47070 - -
15/03/75 BR ? (Day Excursion) 40031, 45052, 81013 & 85014 - -
15/03/75 BR ? Clyde Coast Express (Holiday Preview) at least 6791? - Yes
08/03/75 BR 1G31 & 1G32 (Football Specials) 37014, 47130 & 47401 - Yes
01/03/75 BR various (Football Specials) at least 37033, 37044, 37265 & 47018 - -
01/03/75 ??? ? (Day Excursion) 45028 - -
01/03/75 LNER ? Central Walesman 37180, 37190 & 47434 - Yes
22/02/75 BR ? (Mystery Winter Ride) 45020, 46005 & 83008 - Yes
15/02/75 BR ? (Holiday Preview Special) 47425 - Yes
15/02/75 BR 1Z47-1Z49 (Football Specials) at least 47103, 47210 & 47212 - -
08/02/75 BR 1Z47 (throughout?) (Football Special) at least 47117 - -
01/02/75 BR ? (Day Excursion) 45052, 45077, 25049 & 25141 - -
01/02/75 BR 1Z20 (throughout?) (Holiday Preview Special) 47093 & 47104 - -
26/01/75 BR ? (Rugby Special) 40075 - Yes
25/01/75 BR various (Football Specials) at least 37113, 47180, 47273 & 47428 - -
17/01-19/01/75 BR ? (no tour name) 40068, 85008 & 86224 - -
04/01/75 LCGB 1Z43 Pennine Venturer No.2 25043 & 25082 - Yes

The following Page contains details of a number of BR "awayday" specials that were advertised from the Midlands through 1975. They were taken from an advertising leaflet thus confirmation if they ran, and if they did then the route & locos are all required.

1975 BR Awayday Specials


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