The Railtour Files - 1977

Date Railtour Operator Tour name Review Timings
17/12/77 BR Santa Special (Merrymaker Excursion) - Yes
17/12/77 ?BR? (Day Excursion) - Yes
11/12/77 BR (Christmas Shoppers Special) - -
03/12/77 RPPR Class 74 Farewell - Yes
03/12/77 BR (Christmas Shoppers Special) - -
03/12/77 BR (Mystery Excursion) - -
03/12/77 WRC Cambrian Coast Express - -
03/12/77 SRPS ??? - -
03/12/77 ??? (Army Special) Did it run?
30/11/77 BR (ER) (Inter-City 125 Sales Staff Invitation Trip) - Yes
26/11/77 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
26/11/77 BRTA (Manchester) - -
26/11/77 RCTS Reunion Rail Tour - Yes
19/11/77 BR (Day Excursion) - -
19/11/77 SRPS ??? - -
12/11/77 BR Cross Town Railtour IV - Yes
12/11/77 ??? ??? - -
12/11/77 BR (Day Excursion) - -
12/11/77 BR (Holiday Preview Special) - -
12/11/77 M&GNJRS Clydeside Express - Yes
05/11/77 BR (Day Excursion) - -
29/10/77 LCGB Hadrian Rail Tour - -
29/10/77 6000LA Pennine Venturer - -
29/10/77 M&GNJRS Pennine Rover - -
29/10/77 BR (E) (Autumn Preview Trip) - Yes
23/10/77 BR (Day Excursion) - Yes
22/10/77 RPPR Toffeeapple Farewell Railtour - Yes
22/10/77 BR (E) (Holiday Preview Special) - -
22/10/77 BLS Dukeries Limited - Yes
16/10/77 RPPR Deltic to Devon, Cromptons to Cornwall - Yes
15/10/77 LVRC Amazing Grice - Yes
15/10/77 TB1LS North Yorkshire Express - Yes
15/10/77 DAA Peaks Express (re-run) - Yes
15/10/77 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
15/10/77 ?ELS? East Anglian - -
15/10/77 MRS NCB Special - -
12/10/77 BR (Football Special) - -
09/10/77 MTK & DTG MTK Railtour - Yes
??/10/77 MDG Thames Valley Rambler - Yes
08/10/77 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
08/10/77 BR Edinburgh Explorer (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
08/10/77 LVRC Trans-Pennine - Yes
08/10/77 6000LA/MNLPS Western Jubilee & Midland Jubilee - 2 trains - Yes
08/10/77 SRPS ??? - -
08/10/77 LCGB Diesel Multiple Unit Rail Tour From Crewe Postponed to
18/03/78
07/10-09/10/77 WRC Spirit of the Barley - Yes
01/10/77 TRPS Rail & Coach to Talyllyn and Welshpool & Llanfair Railways - -
01/10/77 RCTS Roses No.2 - Yes
01/10/77 DAA Peaks Express - Yes
01/10/77 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - same train as below? - -
01/10/77 BR (Day Excursion) - same train as above? - -
01/10/77 BR (Rail Ale Ramble) - -
01/10/77 BR (Cardiff Canton Depot Open Day Shuttles) - -
01/10/77 MNLPS/SLOA Midland Jubilee & Western Jubilee - 2 trains - Yes
01/10/77 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
01/10/77 SRPS ??? - -
27/09/97 BR (Merrymaker Special) - Yes
25/09/77 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - Yes
24/09/77 RPPR Deltic Pictorial - Yes
24/09/77 BR Mystery Trip - -
24/09/77 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
24/09/77 LCGB Peak Farewell - Yes
24/09/77 BR (Haymarket Depot Open Day Shuttles) - -
24/09/77 BRTA ??? - -
24/09/77 DRC Stanier-Jubilee Express - Yes
18/09/77 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
18/09/77 OPC Ebbw Vale Wander - Yes
18/09/77 LNER West Countryman - -
17/09/77 BR (Day Excursion) - -
17/09/77 ?BR? (Day Excursion) - -
17/09/77 BR Bournemouth Explorer (Merrymaker Excursion) - Yes
17/09/77 A&DRAC Silver Jubilee - -
17/09/77 F&W York Flyer - -
17/09/77 LR/SR Speyside Express - Yes
10/09/77 BR (Brighton Station Open Day Shuttles) - -
10/09/77 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) [No. E237] - Yes
10/09/77 VLV (1) Trave-Ems-Express - -
04/09/77 NELPG/MR Metro Express - Yes
03/09/77 BR (Day Excursion) Yes -
03/09/77 ??? ??? - -
03/09/77 SRPS ??? - -
29/08/77 BR Edinburgh Day Out - -
29/08/77 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
29/08/77 ?BR? (Day Excursion) - -
29/08/77 ??? ??? - -
29/08/77 ??? ??? - -
29/08/77 ??? ??? - -
29/08/77 ??? ??? - -
29/08/77 ??? ??? - -
29/08/77 ??? ??? - -
28/08/77 LNER ??? - -
28/08/77 LNER East Anglian - -
28/08/77 BRTA ??? - -
27/08/77 BLS Forth Clyde Wanderer - Yes
21/08/77 BR (WR) (Day Excursion - Summer Spree Excursion) - Yes
21/08/77 BR (Day Excursion) - -
20/08/77 BR (Seaside Saver) - Yes
20/08/77 SRPS ??? - -
17/08/77 BR (Day Excursion) - -
14/08/77 BR (Summer Preview Excursion) - Yes
13/08/77 BR (Football Special) - -
07/08/77 BR (Mystery Excursion) - -
07/08/77 F&W Cambrian Coast Express - -
07/08/77 ??? ??? - -
07/08/77 ??? ??? - -
06/08/77 SRPS ??? - -
03/08/77 BR (Holiday Preview Special) - -
03/08/77 ??? ??? - -
02/08/77 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
02/08/77 ??? ??? - -
01/08/77 BR (Holiday Preview Special) -  
31/07/77 RPPR Western Reunion - Yes
31/07/77 ??? ??? - -
31/07/77 ??? ??? - -
31/07/77 ??? ??? - -
31/07/77 ??? ??? - -
29/07-31/07/77 BRTA 'Outabout' Excursion to Edinburgh - Yes
28/07/77 BR (Holiday Preview Special) - -
24/07/77 BR Melton Mowbray Pieman - Yes
24/07/77 SLA Borderman - Yes
24/07/77 BR (E) (Day Excursion) - -
23/07/77 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
23/07/77 LVRC Silver Jubilee - -
?21/07 or 23/07/77? BR (?Day Excursion or Merrymaker?) - -
17/07/77 ??? ??? - -
17/07/77 ??? ??? - -
17/07/77 ??? ??? - -
16/07/77 BR (Ashford Depot Open Day Shuttles) - -
14/07/77 BR (School Special) - -
10/07/77 BR Anniversaries Rail Tour - Yes
10/07/77 BR (Mystery Excursion) - -
? 10/07/77 ? BR (Merrymaker Excursion) Yes -
10/07/77 BR Deltic Over Shap (Merrymaker Excursion) - Yes
10/07/77 WRC Dick Turpin - -
09/07/77 BR (Day Excursion) - -
05/07/77 BR York Day Out - -
05/07/77 ??? ??? - -
03/07/77 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
03/07/77 LT Enthusiasts' COP Stock Tour - Yes
03/07/77 6000LA Great Western Venturer - Yes
03/07/77 ??? ??? - -
29/06/77 ??? ??? - -
26/06/77 ??? ??? - -
25/06/77 M & GN Conway Bay Express - -
25/06/77 ESTA (no tour name) - Yes
25/06/77 SRPS ??? - -
21/06/77 BR (Excursion to Grange-over-Sands) - -
18/06/77 SRPS ??? - -
15/06/77 ??? (Ruston Gas Turbines Charter) - -
13/06/77 BR (HST Special) - -
12/06/77 MLST North Wales Land Cruise 1 & 2 (2 trains) - -
11/06/77 BR (HST Special) - -
11/06/77 BR (HST Special) - -
10/06/77 BR (HST Special) - -
10/06/77 BR (HST Special) - -
09/06/77 BR (HST Special) - -
08/06/77 BR (HST Special) - -
08/06/77 BR (HST Special) - -
07/06/77 LNER Mid-Walesman - -
07/06/77 BR Silver Jubilee - -
07/06/77 BR (HST Special) - -
07/06/77 BR (HST Special) - -
07/06/77 ??? ??? - -
07/06/77 ??? ??? - -
06/06/77 BR (HST Special) - -
06/06/77 BR (HST Special) - -
06/06/77 BR (Day Excursion) - -
06/06/77 NSRS Knotty Rambler - -
05/06/77 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
05/06/77 ??? ??? - -
05/06/77 ??? ??? - -
05/06/77 BR (SW) (Day Excursion) - -
04/06/77 BR (Day Excursion) - -
04/06/77 BRTA ??? - -
04/06/77 SRPS ??? - -
03/06/77 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
29/05/77 SLOA Great Western Envoy - Yes
29/05/77 ??? East Anglian - -
28/05/77 BLS Daucledau and Dyfed Railtour - Yes
28/05/77 BR/SLS (Day Excursion) - -
28/05/77 BR (Day Excursion) - -
28/05/77 KLC ??? - -
28/05/77 ??? ??? - Yes
22/05/77 BR (Day Excursion) - -
22/05/77 LT COP Stock Tour - Yes
21/05/77 SRPS (Clyde and Loch Fyne) - -
20/05-22/05/77 WRC Queen of Scots - -
21/05/77 M&GNJRS Norfolkman - -
21/05/77 LNER ??? - -
21/05/77 ?BR? (?Day Excursion?) - -
21/05/77 BR (?Day Excursion or Merrymaker?) - -
21/05/77 IRRS/LCGB ??? - -
14/05/77 RCTS Midland Welshman - Yes
14/05/77 RPPR Silver Jubilee Special - Yes
14/05/77 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
14/05/77 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
14/05/77 BR (Mystery Excursion) - -
14/05/77 BR (Day Excursion) - -
14/05/77 BR (Day Excursion) - -
13/05-15/05/77 LNER Scilly Isles Express - -
13/05-15/05/77 BR Longest Merrymaker - -
07/05/77 BR (Spalding Flower Festival Special) - -
07/05/77 BR (Spalding Flower Festival Special) - -
07/05/77 BR (Spalding Flower Festival Special) - -
07/05/77 BR (Spalding Flower Festival Special) - -
07/05/77 BR? (Spalding Flower Festival Special) - -
07/05/77 BR? (Spalding Flower Festival Special) - -
07/05/77 BR? (Spalding Flower Festival Special) - -
07/05/77 BR (Jubilee Special Excursion) - Yes
06/05-08/05/77 BR West Highland Rail 'n' Sail Safari Excursion - Yes
01/05/77 LVRC Corkscrew Shuttle - -
30/04/77 LVRC Royal Duchy - Yes
30/04/77 SRPS Highland Wanderer - -
30/04/77 A4LS ?Steam on BR? - -
30/04/77 HLPG ?Steam on BR? - -
23/04/77 LCGB Peak Commemorative - Yes
23/04/77 RCTS Wessex Venturer - Yes
23/04/77 BR (Football Special) - -
23/04/77 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - Yes
23/04/77 M&GNJRS Cathedrals Express - -
23/04/77 SVRA Severn Valley Limited - -
16/04/77 MNLPS Thames Tamar Express - Yes
16/04/77 B1 Dinting-York Express - Yes
16/04/77 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
16/04/77 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
11/04/77 BR (Merrymaker Mystery Excursion) - -
11/04/77 BR (Merrymaker Mystery Tour) - -
11/04/77 BR (Holiday Preview Special) - -
11/04/77 BRTA Dyfed Coast Express - -
11/04/77 QRS (Quainton Road Shuttles) - -
10/04/77 ??? ??? - -
10/04/77 BR (Day Excursion) - -
09/04/77 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
09/04/77 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - Yes
09/04/77 BR (Day Excursion) - -
09/04/77 BR (Day Excursion) - -
09/04/77 WRC Liverpool Exchange Farewell Tour - -
03/04/77 CET Midland Wightsman - -
02/04/77 BR (Holiday Preview Special) - -
02/04/77 BR (SW) (Day Excursion) - -
02/04/77 LVRC Red Dragon Cancelled
01/04-03/04/77 BR (Weekend Excursion) - -
01/04/77 ??? Speyside Express - -
26/03/77 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
26/03/77 BR (Day Excursion) - Yes
26/03/77 RCTS North & East Kent Rail Tour - Yes
26/03/77 LNER Keighley & Carlisle Express - -
26/03/77 MRS Dowlais/Coed Ely - Yes
19/03/77 LNER North Easterner - -
19/03/77 BR (Holiday Preview Special) - -
19/03/77 BR Solent Express (Merrymaker Excursion) - Yes
12/03/77 LCGB ??? - Yes
11/03-13/03/77 EBS/BR (Football Special) Did it run?
05/03/77 BR (Day Excursion) Yes -
05/03/77 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
05/03/77 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
05/03/77 LCGB Caledonian No.2 Railtour - Yes
26/02/77 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
26/02/77 BR (Day Excursion) - -
26/02/77 BR Western Tribute - Yes
26/02/77 BR (?Day Excursion or Merrymaker?) - -
26/02/77 BRTA (Birmingham) - -
24/02/77 RPPR Western Lament - Yes
20/02/77 RPPR Western Requiem - Yes
19/02/77 SLA Southern Belle - Yes
19/02/77 NSPCC/WT Lledr Valley Express - Yes
13/02/77 RPPR Western Requiem Relief - Yes
12/02/77 F&W Western Finale - Yes
12/02/77 BR (Mystery Excursion) - -
12/02/77 BR (Day Excursion) - -
12/02/77 BR (?Day Excursion or Merrymaker?) - -
05/02/77 MRS Capitals United Express - -
05/02/77 BR (Football Special) - -
05/02/77 BR (Football Special) - -
29/01/77 RPPR Western Memorial - Yes
29/01/77 BR (?Day Excursion or Merrymaker?) - -
22/01/77 RPPR Pennine Venturer No.4 - -
22/01/77 BR (Football Specials) - -
22/01/77 BHAFC (Football Special) - -
15/01/77 BR (Rugby Special) - Yes
08/01/77 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
08/01/77 BR (Football Special) - -
08/01/77 BR (Football Special) - -
08/01/77 BR (Football Special) - -
08/01/77 BR (Football Special) - -
08/01/77 BR (Football Special) - -
08/01/77 BR (Football Special) - -

The following Pages contain details of a number of B.R. mid-week excursions and Merrymakers that were advertised through 1977. They were taken from an advertising leaflet thus confirmation if they ran, and if they did then the route & locos are all required.

1977 Midweek Trips to York

1977 Merrymaker (& Mystery) Excursions


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