The Railtour Files - 1976

Date Railtour Operator Headcode Tour name Traction Review Timings
04/12/76 RPPR ? Western China Clay 1023 & 1056 - Yes
04/12/76 SRPS ? (Shopper Special) 24115, 26043, 81020 & 85032 - -
04/12/76 BR ? (Merrymaker Excursion) 33025 - -
04/12/76 M&GNJRS ? Santa Special ? - -
04/12/76 WRC ? Great Central Railtour at least 24082 & 24087 - -
27/11/76 RCTS ? Reunion Rail Tour DMU - Yes
27/11/76 BR 1Z52 (Day Excursion) 1010 - -
27/11/76 BR ? (Football Special) ? - -
20/11/76 WLA 1G30 Western Talisman 1023 - Yes
20/11/76 SRPS ? ??? at least 2x type 2's & 82006 - -
19/11-21/11/76 DAA ? Granite City 33036, 33049, 33065, 40056, 4016x, 47485, 47491, 81010 & 85008 - Yes
16/11/76 BR 1Z08 (Mystery Excursion) 47246 - -
13/11/76 SLAR 1Z68 Cornishman 45041, 44006 & 1013 - -
13/11/76 BR ? (Day Excursion) 1058 & 47505 - -
13/11/76 ?SVRA? ? Severn Valley Limited at least 47120 - -
13/11/76 NWRC ? Welsh Dragon No.2 DMU - Yes
06/11/76 RCTS ? Great Northern Suburban 31183 & 31249 - Yes
06/11/76 M&GNJRS ? Fells Rambler (DOWAD No.59) class 47/4 & class 86 - -
06/11/76 BR ? (Holiday Preview Special) 47523 - Yes
03/11/76 BHAFC ? (Football Special) Did it run? - -
30/10/76 RPPR 1Z08 Westerns South Western 1009 & 1023 - Yes
30/10/76 LCGB ? Greater London & Southminster Railtour DMU - Yes
30/10/76 BR 1Z21 (Holiday Preview Special) 47138 - Yes
30/10/76 BR ? (Day Excursion) class 47 - -
30/10/76 BHAFC ? (Football Special) Did it run? - -
23/10/76 BR 1Z52 Tour 52 31416 & 1023 - -
23/10/76 BR ? (Holiday Preview Special) 47227 - Yes
23/10/76 LNER ? Glaswegian 86211 - -
23/10/76 TB1LPS ? Dinting-York Express 45005 & 47026 - Yes
23/10/76 BLS ? North Western Railtour No.2 DMU - Yes
23/10/76 SRPS ? ??? 27001 - -
23/10/76 BR ? (Day Excursion) class 47 - -
16/10/76 LCGB/LNER ? Pennine Dalesman 31174, 86213 & steam: 1306, 45407 & 92220 - Yes
16/10/76 BR ? (Day Excursion) 24087 & 24133 - -
16/10/76 BR 1Z24 (Day Excursion) 45052, 45106, 47191 & 86032 - -
16/10/76 BR 1Z98 (Day Excursion) at least 40081 - -
16/10/76 BR 1Z68 (Day Excursion) at least 45060 - -
16/10/76 BR 1L00 (Day Excursion) at least 47454 - -
16/10/76 BR 1Z80 (Day Excursion) at least 47445 - -
16/10/76 BR 1Z79 (Day Excursion) at least 47060 - -
16/10/76 BR 1Z11 (Day Excursion) at least 47225 & 81010 - -
16/10/76 BR 1Z78 (Day Excursion) at least 47010 - -
16/10/76 BR 1Z34 (Day Excursion) at least 47275 - -
16/10/76 BR 1Z97 (Day Excursion) at least 37089 - -
16/10/76 BR ? (Merrymaker Excursion) at least 46039 - -
16/10/76 BR 1Z15 (Day Excursion) 1023 - -
16/10/76 BR ? Crosstown III 33113 - Yes
09/10/76 LCGB ? (D.M.U. Railtour) DMU - Yes
09/10/76 M&GN ? Clydeside Express ? - -
09/10/76 BR ? (Merrymaker Excursion) 47417 - -
09/10/76 BR ? (Merrymaker Excursion) 47276 - Yes
09/10/76 GRPS/WLA 1Z15 (or 1Z18?) Western Sunset 1023 - Yes
08/10-10/10/76 LNER ? ??? 26025, 26030, 26034, 26035, 26039, 47464, 82005, 85004 & 86243 - -
03/10/76 BR ? (Merrymaker Excursion) 47183 - -
02/10/76 6000LA ? Mercian Venturer 46014, 47136, 47199, 1023 & steam: 60000, 6201 & 35028 - Yes
02/10/76 MNLPS 1Z79 Marches Merchantman ??? & steam: 60000, 6201 & 35028 - Yes
02/10/76 BR ? (Merrymaker Excursion) 45032 & 45039 (also 42027?) - -
02/10/76 BR ? (Merrymaker Excursion) 47036 - -
02/10/76 LVRC ? Broadsman 31160 & 31185 - Yes
02/10/76 SRPS ? ??? ? - -
02/10/76 TRPS ? Beachcomber (A.G.M. Special) Did it run? - -
26/09/76 ?BR? ? (Bulmer's Railway Centre Open Day) DMU - -
26/09/76 BR ? (No Tour Name) 1013 - -
25/09/76 BR ? (Day Excursion) 40044, 40048, 40158 & 81010 - -
25/09/76 BR ? (Mystery Excursion) 47151 - -
25/09/76 ORS ? Bristol Area Branch Line Tour DMU - Yes
25/09/76 M&GNJRS ? Hereford Pioneer Did it run? - -
18/09-19/09/76 B&DRTA ? Illuminations Express 33039, 47445, 47481, 47515, 85015 & 86214 - Yes
18/09/76 BR ? (Merrymaker Excursion) 45047, 47271 & 47315 - -
18/09/76 BR ? (Merrymaker Excursion) 47219 - -
18/09/76 BR ? (Football Special) 25079 & 25083 - -
18/09/76 BR 1Z76/1Z27 Speyside Express 47037 & steam: (4)5025 & 60009 - Yes
18/09/76 ?ELS? ? East Anglian class 37 & steam: 841 - -
18/09/76 BR/B&DWHC ? (no tour name) 33039, ?33058 or 33059?, 47336, 85028 & 86011 - Yes
17/09-19/09/76 WRC 1Z19 5th Anniversary of Hebridean Express 40062, 47037, 47045, 47262 & steam (4)5025 - -
11/09/76 LNER ? Mid-Walesman 25040, 25043, 86008 & 86236 - Yes
11/09/76 BR (E) ? (Day Excursion) 40044 - -
11/09/76 SRPS ? Waverley Tour class 37 - -
05/09/76 BR ? (Eastleigh Depot Open Day Shuttles) 33112 - -
05/09/76 MTK ? (no tour name) 1009 - Yes
05/09/76 M&GNJRS ? (Day Excursion) ? - -
05/09/76 BR (SW) ? (Day Excursion) ? - -
04/09/76 BR ? (Kingmoor Depot Open Day Shuttles) DMU - -
03/09-04/09/76 BR ? (Merrymaker Excursion) at least 47006 - -
30/08/76 BR ? (Merrymaker Mystery Excursion) 25268, 25280, 33038, 33064 & 73109 - -
30/08/76 BR ? (Merrymaker Excursion) 47041 - -
30/08/76 B&DRTA ? Kent Coast Express EMU - Yes
28/08/76 BLS ? Forth Fife Railtour DMU - Yes
22/08/76 BR (WR) ? (Day Excursion - Awayday Summerspree) class 47 - Yes
22/08/76 BR ? (Day Excursion) ? - -
21/08/76 BR ? (Chart Leacon Depot Open Day Shuttles) DEMU - -
21/08/76 SRPS ? ??? class 27 - -
15/08/76 M&GNJRS ? Lady of the Lakes ? - -
15/08/76 BR ? (Day Excursion) at least 45050 - -
15/08/76 BR ? (Day Excursion) at least 47162 - -
08/08/76 F&W ? Cambrian Coast Express 24063, 24081 & 460xx - -
03/08/76 BR ? (Merrymaker Excursion) at least class 33 & class 81 - -
02/08-03/08/76 ??? ? ??? ? - -
01/08/76 ??? ? (Day Excursion) 40078 - -
31/07/76 BR ? (Mystery Excursion) 40117, 46010, 81014 & 86016 - -
31/07/76 BR ? (Merrymaker Excursion) at least 25066, 25121, 37034, 47164 & steam: 7 & 9 - -
31/07/76 LVRC ? Sunny South Express DEMU - Yes
25/07/76 LNER ? Wightman 47203 - Yes
25/07/76 BR ? (Day Excursion) EMU - -
22/07/76 BR ? (Merrymaker Excursion) 25250 & 25266 - -
11/07/76 SLAR ? Torbay Explorer at least 1013 - -
11/07/76 BR (ER) 1Z70 Cambrian Coast Express ? - Yes
10/07/76 BR ? (Lovers Walk Depot Open Day Shuttles) class 73/1 - -
04/07/76 BR ? (Seaside Mystery Excursion) 47448 & DMU - Yes
04/07/76 RCTS ? Humber Paddle Steamer Tour 31322 - Yes
04/07/76 NF/NELPG ? Scarborough Flyer 40055, 40081 & steam: (4)4767 & 92220 - Yes
03/07/76 M&GNJRS ? East - West Express at least 47158 - -
30/06/76 BR ? (Mystery Excursion) 47106 & 47117 - -
27/06/76 BR ? (Mystery Excursion) at least 47318 & 73003 - -
27/06/76 BR ? (Mystery Excursion) 47475 - Yes
27/06/76 BLS ? Cornish Clay Railtour DMU - Yes
27/06/76 BR (SW) ? (Day Excursion) ? - -
26/06/76 M&GNJRS ? (Day Excursion) at least 25168 & 25293 - -
25/06/76 LNER ? ??? ? - -
20/06/76 LNER ? (Day Excursion) ? - -
19/06/76 LCGB ? Fells & Dales Railtour 31312, 81002, 86006 & steam: 790, 1306, 4472, 45407 & 92220 - Yes
19/06/76 LNER ? Gresley Centenarian 40xxx, AC electric & steam: 790, 1306, 4472, 45407 & 92220 - -
18/06-20/06/76 MLST ? Far North Venturer ? - -
12/06/76 RCTS ? Greater Manchester Tour DMU - Yes
12/06/76 SRPS ? ??? at least 25244, 26009, 26012 & 26035 - -
12/06/76 BR ? (Merrymaker Excursion) at least 31251 & 47009 - -
06/06/76 BR ? (Mystery Excursion) 33038 & 47256 - -
06/06/76 BR ? (Merrymaker Excursion) 47203 - -
06/06/76 LT ? (Enthusiasts Tube Tour) 1938 tube stock - Yes
05/06/76 BR ? (Merrymaker Excursion) 45126, 45113, 40053, 47540 - -
05/06/76 ??? ? ??? at least steam: 6201 - -
05/06/76 SRPS ? ??? ? - -
02/06/76 BR ? (Merrymaker Excursion) 47217 - -
31/05/76 BR ? (Merrymaker Excursion) 47184 - -
31/05/76 B&DRTA ? Torbay Ltd 47349 - Yes
29/05/76 LNER ? Cambrian Coast Express 25057, 25131 & 82001 - Yes
23/05/76 F&W ? Sussex Downsman 47051 - -
23/05/76 L&NWR ? North Western steam: 790 - -
22/05/76 6000LA 1Z76/???? Merchant Venturer & Lakelander at least 1013, 86015 & steam: 790, 1306 & 4472 - Yes
22/05/76 BR ? (Day Excursion) 1013, 85026 & 86034 - -
22/05/76 BR 1F54 (Merrymaker Excursion) 47224 - -
22/05/76 TRPS ? Extension Special ? - -
16/05/76 BR (SW) ? (Day Excursion) ? - -
15/05/76 ??? ? (Day Excursion) 31182 & 47403 - -
15/05/76 GE/DVRA ? Goldenlay Special 45050, 85023, 85039 & steam: 4588 & 7827 - -
15/05/76 EMF ? Yorkshire Dalesman 40013, 45048, 45050 & 81012 - -
15/05/76 RCTS 1G36 Tinsley Tyke Rail Tour DMU - Yes
15/05/76 GWS ? ??? steam: 5900 & 6998 - -
15/05/76 BR ? (Merrymaker Excursion) 47222 - -
09/05/76 L&NWR 1L00 North Western steam: 790 - Yes
08/05/76 BR ? (Mystery Excursion) 27005, 47232 & 83002 - -
08/05/76 BR ? (Day Excursion) 47330 Yes -
08/05/76 SRPS ? ??? at least 27014 - -
08/05/76 6000LA ? S.T.C. Limited 47258 - -
08/05/76 M&GNJRS ? Lakelander at least 86254 & steam: 790, 1306 & 4472 - Yes
02/05/76 LT ? (Enthusiasts Tube Tour) Tube Stock - Yes
01/05/76 SLS 1G79 Alston Farewell Railtour DMU - Yes
01/05/76 LVRC ? Sunny South Express DEMU - Yes
01/05/76 GRC ? Severn Valley Flyer 1013 - -
01/05/76 ?BR? ? Centenary of the Settle & Carlisle Railway 1876 - 1976
(Merry Maker Trip No.25)
at least 47??? & steam: 4472 - -
01/05/76 ??? ? Settle to Carlisle Railway Centenary (1876-1976) at least 47??? & steam: 4472 - -
01/05/76 BR 1L87 (Football Special) ? - -
01/05/76 LNER ? ??? ? - -
30/04-02/05/76 BR ? (Weekend Excursion) 46045 & 47086 - -
25/04/76 LVRC ? Royal Wessex 33103 & 33115 - Yes
24/04/76 BR ? (Holiday Preview Special) 40028, 47476 & 86226 - -
24/04/76 BR 1F56 (Merrymaker Excursion) 47173 - -
24/04/76 BR 1Z48 (Merrymaker Excursion) 47215 - Yes
24/04/76 GMRS ? London & North Western & Midland Railways Joint Tour steam: 790, 1000 & 4472 - -
24/04/76 WRC 1Z38 Inter-City at least steam: 6201 & 35028 - Yes
24/04/76 M&GNJRS 1Z81 Gwentman at least steam: 6201 & 35028 - Yes
23/04-25/04/76 BR ? Highland Express ? - Yes
19/04/76 BR ? (Mystery Excursion) 24087 & 24133 - -
19/04/76 BR ? (Merrymaker Mystery Excursion) at least 47501 - -
19/04/76 BR (E) ? (Day Excursion) 47524 - -
19/04/76 BR ? (Day Excursion) 47528 - Yes
18/04/76 BR ? (Day Excursion) 33044, 47130 & 47523 - -
18/04/76 BR ? (Day Excursion) 47163 - Yes
18/04/76 BR ? Eastbourne Explorer 47174 - -
17/04/76 BR ? (Day Excursion) 47013 & 47036 - -
17/04/76 ??? 1Z64 (Spalding Excursion) 47060 - Yes
17/04/76 BHAFC ? (Football Special) Did it run? - -
16/04/76 BHAFC ? (Football Special) Did it run? - -
10/04/76 BR ? (Day Excursion) 47138 & 73134 Yes -
10/04/76 BR 1Z69 (Mystery Excursion) 47215 - -
10/04/76 BR ? (Merrymaker Excursion) 47521 - -
10/04/76 MLST ? Cranmore (East Somerset Railway) and Salisbury Tour DMU - -
10/04/76 BLS ? South East Kent DEMU - Yes
07/04/76 CPRTC ? (Football Special) ? - -
03/04/76 ELS 1Z32 East Anglian 31133, 31151, 37266 & steam: 841 - Yes
03/04/76 M&GNJRS ? Norfolkman 47203 - Yes
03/04/76 SRPS ? White Rose 47411 - -
27/03/76 BR ? (Football Special) 33030 - -
27/03/76 ESC ? (Football Special) ? - -
27/03/76 BR ? (Day Excursion) 47038, 47356, 47487

Yes

-
27/03/76 BR ? (Day Excursion) 47018 - Yes
27/03/76 BR 1F50 (Merrymaker Excursion - Edinburgh Explorer) 47205 - -
27/03/76 MRS ? Dare Valley Railtour DMU - Yes
21/03/76 M&GNJRS ? ??? Did it run? - -
20/03/76 WRC ? Cambrian Coast Express 24079 & 24087 - -
13/03/76 BR ? Docks Explorer 07005 & 33106 - Yes
13/03/76 SRPS ? ??? ? - -
13/03/76 LNER ? Scottish Borderer ? - -
06/03/76 BR ? (Day Excursion) 45077 Yes -
06/03/76 BR ? (Day Excursion) 20117, 20121 & 85020 - -
28/02/76 BR ? (Holiday Preview Special) 47461 - -
28/02/76 LUPTS 1L75 Mancunian DMU - -
28/02/76 B&DRTA ?

Master Cutler

33005 & 47503 - Yes
26/02/76 BR ? (Day Excursion) 47402 - Yes
21/02/76 BR 1L02 (Merrymaker Excursion) 47182 & 86035 - Yes
21/02/76 LCGB 1L03 Cheshire Wanderer Railtour DMU - Yes
16/02/76 BR ? ???? 47436, 82006 & 85034 - -
14/02/76 BR ? (Merrymaker) 45064 - -
07/02/76 BR (WR) ? (Day Excursion - Awayday Winterbeater) 1037 & 1053 - Yes
07/02/76 BR ? (Rugby Special) 47049 & 1057 - -
29/01/76
(or 28/02/1976?)
??? ? (Day Excursion) 47461 - -
24/01/76 BR ? (Football Special) at least 47421 - -
24/01/76 LCGB 1Z43 Pennine Venturer No.3 25046, 25048, 25104, 45035 & 50006 - Yes
20/01/76 BR ? (Football Special) 47002 & 47425 - -
17/01/76 BR ? (Merrymaker) 86003, 40023, 40028, 40048, 82003 - -
10/01/76 BR ? (Mystery Excursion) 47202 & 86015 - Yes
10/01/76 BHAFC ? (Football Special) Did it run? - -
03/01/76 BR ? (Football Special) 33021 - -
03/01/76 BR ? (Football Special) ? - -

Unknown Date :

Date Railtour Operator Headcode Tour name Traction Review Timings
??/08/76 BR ? (Day Excursion) 47437 & 50005 - -

The following Page contains details of a number of BR 'awayday' specials that were advertised from the Midlands through 1976. They were taken from an advertising leaflet thus confirmation if they ran, and if they did then the route & locos are all required.

1976 BR Awayday Specials


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