The Railtour Files - 1978

Date Railtour Operator Tour name Review Timings
30/12/78 SLOA Santa Steam Special - Yes
17/12/78 BLC (Last Train to Wadebridge) - Yes
16/12/78 DAA/DEG Wigan Wanderer - Yes
16/12/78 LVRC Christmas Real Ale Railtour - -
16/12/78 SRPS ??? - -
16/12/78 CFC (Football Special) - -
09/12/78 M&GNJRS ??? - -
09/12/78 BR (Santa Special) - -
09/12/78 BR (Football Special) Did it run?
02/12/78 LCGB '4 Sub Rail Tour' - Yes
02/12/78 MR ??? - -
02/12/78 RPPR Welsh Wonder Relief - Yes
02/12/78 WRC North Country Continental Railtour - -
02/12/78 SRPS ??? - -
25/11/78 RPPR Welsh Wonder - -
25/11/78 RCTS Reunion Railtour - Yes
25/11/78 BRTA Red Dragon - -
18/11/78 BR (Day Excursion) - -
18/11/78 BR (Day Excursion) - -
18/11/78 M&GNJRS Capitals United Express - Yes
18/11/78 ??? ??? - -
18/11/78 SRPS ??? - -
13/11/78 ??? ??? - -
11/11/78 M&GNJRS Yorkshire Ranger - Yes
11/11/78 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
11/11/78 BR (Merrymaker Excursion to Preston & Glasgow) - -
11/11/78 BR (Football Special) - -
11/11/78 BR (Day Excursion) Yes -
11/11/78 ??? ??? - -
11/11/78 ??? ??? - -
11/11/78 6000LA Yorkshire Venturer - Yes
04/11/78 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
04/11/78 RPPR (24) Lincolnshire Coaster - Yes
04/11/78 BR (Football Special) - -
28/10/78 LNER Midland Cumbrian - -
28/10/78 RCTS Torksey Railtour - Yes
28/10/78 DRC Mancunian - Yes
28/10/78 LCGB Solent No.2 Railtour - Yes
22/10/78 NELPG Moorlander - -
21/10/78 LNER Torbay & Dartmouth Express - -
21/10/78 A4LS Aire-Eden Limited - -
21/10/78 DAA/DEG Lindisfarne - Yes
21/10/78 SRPS ??? - -
14/10/78 DAA/DEG Lancastrian - Yes
14/10/78 D1041 Pennine Explorer - -
14/10/78 TB1LS Three Way Special (re-run) - Yes
14/10/78 HRT Scanner Express - -
14/10/78 BR Brumagem Belle - Yes
14/10/78 M&GNJRS ??? - -
14/10/78 DRC Anniversary Express - -
13/10-15/10/78 LCGB Far North No.2 Rail Tour - -
08/10/78 ??? ??? - -
07/10/78 RPPR Conway Consort - Yes
07/10/78 BR Pennine Rambler - Yes
07/10/78 SRPS ??? - -
07/10/78 TRPS Cambrian Jubilee (AGM Special) - -
06/10-08/10/78 M&GNJRS Cornish Riviera Express - Yes
04/10/78 CPRTC (Football Special) - -
xx/10/78 BR (Day Excursion) - -
30/09/78 LCGB Ayrshire & Galloway Railtour Yes Yes
30/09/78 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
30/09/78 MLST Wadebridge Wanderer - -
30/09/78 SSRG ??? - -
30/09/78 LNER ??? - -
30/09/78 RVRS York & the KWVR - Yes
30/09/78 LVRC Essex Coast Express - -
30/09/78 SLOA Lord Bishop - -
30/09/78 SLOA Lord Bishop / Bishop Treacy - -
30/09/78 M&GNJRS ??? - -
30/09/78 CSRES Torbay Express - -
30/09/78 BR (Day Excursion) - -
24/09/78 BR (Great Western Society Open Day) - -
24/09/78 BR (Mystery Excursion) - -
24/09/78 LT Northern Line Enthusiasts Tube Tour - Yes
23-24/09/78 BRTA Northern Lights - -
23/09/78 WRC Watercress Express Tour - -
23/09/78 HLPG City of Hull Tour - Yes
23/09/78 BR (Day Excursion) - -
23/09/78 RCTS Fensman No.3 - Yes
23/09/78 W&MRAC ??? - -
23/09/78 SRPS ??? - -
23/09/78 M&GNJRS ??? - -
23/09/78 MNLPS Citadel Express - Yes
17/09/78 BR (Day Excursion) - -
17/09/78
16/09/78
RIS (Last Passenger Train to Lenwade) - date error; see ADRAC Tour - -
17/09/78 SRPS ??? - -
16/09/78 DHR AC/DC - Yes
16/09/78 TB1LS Three Way Special - Yes
16/09/78 ADRAC/LCGB (Special Train to Lenwade) - Yes
16/09/78 GMRS (Sellafield Steam Special) - -
10/09/78 M&GNJRS Conway Bay Express - Yes
10/09/78 JT Heart of Devon Rail Tour Did it run?
09/09/78 BR (Day Excursion) Yes -
09/09/78 (privately organised) Manchester Navigator No.2 Railtour - -
09/09/78 MNLPS White Rose - Yes
09/09/78 BR Rail Journey into Yesteryear - Yes
09/09/78 FRS ??? - -
09/09/78 SRPS ??? - -
08/09-09/09/78 MRC Manxman Special - Yes
03/09/78 BR Deltic to Lowestoft - -
03/09/78 ??? ??? - -
03/09/78 LVRC Severn Choppers Express - -
03/09/78 NWRC White Rose 2 - -
02/09/78 SRPS ??? - -
29/08/78 ?BR? (Derwent Valley) - Yes
29/08/78 ??? ??? - -
28/08/78 BLS Fiddichburger - Yes
28/08/78 BRTA Powys Wye Express - -
28/08/78 BR (Day Excursion) - -
27/08/78 DAA/DEG Vulcan Voyager - Yes
27/08/78 SRPS ??? - Yes
27/08/78 BR (Day Excursion) - -
27/08/78 EPRT Aberdonian - -
26/08-27/08/78 BR Pleasure Seeker Excursion - -
26/08/78 VLV (3) LBE-Express - -
26/08/78 BLS L&A Railtour - Yes
23/08/78 BR Cumbrian Coast Express - -
21/08/78 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - Yes
20/08/78 BR ??? - Yes
20/08/78
13/08/78
BR Deltic to Skegness - -
19/08/78 SRPS ??? - -
18/08/78 BR (Troop Train) - -
17/08/78 BR (Merrymaker Excursion - Deltic to Skegness) - -
16/08/78 BR (Day Excursion) - -
15/08/78 BR Cumbrian Coast Express - -
13/08/78 BR Deltic to Skegness - -
13/08/78 F&W Tintern Totter - -
13/08/78 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
06/08/78 BR (ER) York Circular - Yes
05/08/78 SRPS ??? - -
03/08/78 DINC (Day Excursion) - -
30/07/78 TB1LS Three Way Special - -
30/07/78 RPPR Merry-Go-Round - Yes
30/07/78 BR (ER) York Circular - Yes
27/07/78 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
23/07/78 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
23/07/78 BR (Special Excursion) - -
23/07/78 BR (ER) York Circular - -
22/07/78 RCTS/SEG Marchwood Volunteer - Yes
22/07/78 WRC/LLPG Birkenhead Docker No.4 - -
16/07/78 M&GN Kentishman - Yes
16/07/78 BR (Mystery Excursion) - -
16/07/78 BR (Mystery Excursion) - -
15/07/78 BLS Hereford Railtour - Yes
14/07/78 BR (Troop Train) - -
11/07/78 BR Cumbrian Coast Express - -
09/07/78 ARCTSC (Day Excursion) - -
09/07/78 LNER Midland Yorkshireman - Yes
09/07/78 BR (ER) ??? - Yes
08/07/78 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
06/07/78 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
04/07/78 ?BR? (Schools Special) - -
02/07/78 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - Yes
02/07/78 M&GNJRS ??? - -
01/07/78 BR (Rosyth Dockyard Open Day Shuttle) - -
30/06-02/07/78 BRTA Highland Explorer - -
25/06/78 RPPR Devon Quarryman - Yes
25/06/78 NSPCC Cardigan Bay Express - -
25/06/78 BR (Day Excursion) - -
24/06/78 BR Outing to Eastgate - Yes
22/06/78 BR (School Special) - -
18/06/78 BR (Day Excursion) - -
18/06/78 BR (Day Excursion) - -
18/06/78 RPPR Doncaster Detour (2 trains) - Yes
18/06/78 BR (Selhurst Depot Open Day Shuttles) - -
17/06/78 DAA/DEG Chopper Railtour - Yes
17/06/78 BR (Day Excursion) Yes -
17/06/78 BR (Day Excursion) - -
17/06/78 YDNP&DR ??? - Yes
17/06/78 MR ??? - -
17/06/78 LCGB Three Lochs Railtour - Yes
17/06/78 SVRA ??? - Yes
11/06/78 F&W Cambrian Coast Express - -
10/06/78 BR (Pleasure Seeker) - Yes
10/06/78 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
10/06/78 SRPS ??? - -
09/06-10/06/78 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
04/06/78 BR (Day Excursion) - -
04/06/78 LT Farewell Tour of 1938 Tube Stock on the Northern Line - Yes
04/06/78 BR (Day Excursion) - -
03/06/78 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
03/06/78 BR (Mystery Excursion) - -
03/06/78 BR (Day Excursion) - 2 round trips - Yes
03/06/78 SRPS ??? - -
31/05/78 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - Yes
30/05/78 ??? ??? - -
29/05/78 ??? ??? - -
29/05/78 ??? ??? - -
28/05/78 SRPS ??? - -
28/05/78 ??? ??? - -
28/05/78 ??? ??? - -
28/05/78 ??? ??? - -
28/05/78 ??? ??? - -
28/05/78 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
27/05/78 TB1LS Dinting York Express - -
27/05/78 KLC ??? - -
27/05/78 BR (Day Excursion) - -
26/05-28/05/78 BR (Weekend Excursion) - -
20/05/78 WT (Day Excursion) - -
20/05/78 BR (Day Excursion) Yes -
20/05/78 DAA/DEG East Coast Pullman Salute - Yes
20/05/78 D1041 Mancunian - Yes
20/05/78 SRPS Barley Bree - -
20/05/78 SCSRH ??? - -
20/05/78 ??? ??? - -
20/05/78 ??? ??? - -
20/05/78 BR (Day Excursion) - -
20/05/78 BR (Day Excursion) - -
20/05/78 BR (Mystery Excursion) - -
20/05/78 BR (Football Excursion) - -
20/05/78 LVRC Thames - Forth Express - Yes
20/05/78 M&GNJRS ??? Did it run?
19/05-21/05/78 LNER Scilly Isles Express - -
14/05/78 F&W Sussex Downsman 2 - Yes
13/05/78 BR (Day Excursion) - -
13/05/78 LVRC Brewers Droop - Yes
13/05/78 RCTS Midland Welshman No.2 - -
13/05/78 BR (SW) (Day Excursion) - -
13/05/78 IRRS/LCGB Foynes Tour - -
13/05/78 6000LA/SLOA/NRM Western Border Venturer - Yes
06/05/78 LVRC Camel Train - Yes
06/05/78 MRS Cathedrals Express - Yes
06/05/78 BR (Football Specials) - -
06/05/78 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - Yes
06/05/78 SRPS ??? - -
06/05/78 SVRA ??? - -
06/05/78 B&DRTA Lincolnshire Poacher - -
06/05/78 BR (Spalding Flower Festival Special) - -
06/05/78 ??? (Spalding Flower Festival Special) - -
06/05/78 ??? (Spalding Flower Festival Special) - -
06/05/78 ??? (Spalding Flower Festival Special) - -
06/05/78 ??? (Spalding Flower Festival Special) - -
06/05/78 ??? (Spalding Flower Festival Special) - -
06/05/78 ??? (Spalding Flower Festival Special) - -
06/05/78 ??? (Spalding Flower Festival Special) - -
06/05/78 ??? (Spalding Flower Festival Special) - -
06/05/78 ??? (Newmarket Races Special) - -
01/05/78 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
01/05/78 BR (Day Excursion) - -
01/05/78 BR (Day Excursion) - -
01/05/78 BR (Day Excursion) - -
01/05/78 LNER Lakes Express - -
30/04/78 BR (Eastleigh Works Open Day Shuttles) - -
29/04/78 DAA/DEG North West Rambler - Yes
29/04/78 RPPR Western Ambassador Yes Yes
29/04/78 LNER South Yorkshireman (2 trains) - Yes
29/04/78 BR (Spalding Flower Festival Special) - Yes
29/04/78 ??? (Spalding Flower Festival Special) - -
29/04/78 ??? (Football Special) - -
28/04-30/04/78 FRS/L&CR Highland Express Railtour - Yes
23/04/78 BYTS Fawley Flyer(s) - -
22/04/78 BR (Day Excursion) - -
22/04/78 DAA/DEG Yorkshire Rover - Yes
22/04/78 BR (Mystery Excursion) - -
22/04/78 BLS Swansea Valleys Railtour - Yes
22/04/78 SRPS ??? - -
15/04/78 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
15/04/78 BR (Mystery Excursion) - -
15/04/78 BR (Mystery Excursion) - -
15/04/78 BR Welsh Highlander (Pleasure Seeker series) - Yes
15/04/78 GRPS ? Brighton Belle ? - -
15/04/78 BSC (Football Special) Did it run?
14/04-16/04/78 SLS Highlander - Yes
08/04/78 WD&FRAC ??? - -
08/04/78 MLST Great Central Wanderer - Yes
08/04/78 MRS Tintern Thunderbolt - Yes
08/04/78 F&W Cathedrals Express - -
08/04/78 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
08/04/78 SRPS ??? - -
04/04/78 (private) ??? - -
02/04/78 LVRC Atlantic Coast Express - Yes
01/04/78 M&GN Fells Rambler - Yes
01/04/78 MLST Isle of Wight Venturer - Yes
01/04/78 WRC Hundred of Wirral Railtour - -
01/04/78 RCTS Golden Jubilee Limited Railtour - Yes
??/04 & ??/04/78 NF18PG (18 Plus Special) - -
31/03-02/04/78 RPPR Skye Train - -
28/03/78 BR (Merrymaker Excursion - Torbay Explorer) - Yes
27/03/78 BR (Holiday Preview Special) - -
27/03/78 BR (Pleasure Seeker) - -
27/03/78 BR (Day Excursion) - -
27/03/78 BR (Day Excursion) - -
27/03/78 SLOA Norfolkman - Yes
26/03/78 DAA/DEG Man of Kent - Yes
25/03/78 SSRG ??? - Yes
25/03/78 BR (Day Excursion) - Yes
25/03/78 BR (Football Special) - -
25/03/78 SLOA Norfolkman - Yes
24/03/78 BR (Day Excursion) - -
18/03/78 RPPR Derby Double Railtour - Yes
18/03/78 ??? ??? - -
18/03/78 LCGB Diesel Multiple Unit Rail Tour From Crewe - Yes
18/03/78 MLST Severn Valley Explorer - Yes
18/03/78 BR (Merrymaker Excursion - Circular Scenic Tour) - Yes
12/03/78 VLV (2) Hoslten-Express - -
12/03/78 ??? ??? - Yes
11/03/78 F&W Gwent Valley Invader - Yes
11/03/78 ??? (Football Specials) - -
11/03/78 ??? (Rugby Specials) - -
11/03/78 ??? (Mystery Excursion) - -
11/03/78 BR (Military Specials) - -
11/03/78 BR Crosstown IV Repeat - Yes
11/03/78 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - Yes
11/03/78 BLS South Humberside Railtour - Yes
11/03/78 ??? ??? - Yes
05/03/78 RPPR Deltic Ranger (Re-Run) Yes Yes
04/03/78 LNER Central Walesman - -
04/03/78 LCGB Caledonian No.3 Railtour - Yes
04/03/78 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
04/03/78 BR (Merrymaker Excursion to Leicester, Derby, Sheffield, Doncaster) - -
04/03/78 BR (Day Excursion) - -
04/03/78 BR (Day Excursion) - -
04/03/78 BR (Holiday Preview Special) - -
04/03/78 BRTA ??? - -
25/02/78 BR (Day Excursion) - -
19/02/78 RPPR Deltic Ranger Yes Yes
11/02/78 DAA/DEG Whistler Railtour - Yes
11/02/78 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - Yes
29/01/78 RPPR Deltic Dragon - Yes
28/01/78 MR Cambrian Coast Express - Yes
28/01/78 BR (Merrymaker Scenic Excursion) - Yes
21/01/78 BR (Merrymaker Excursion to Sheffield & York) - -
21/01/78 BR Farewell Class 44 - Yes
21/01/78 ? ??? - Yes
14/01/78 LCGB Midlander No.2 Railtour - -
14/01/78 DAA Merseyside Express - Yes
08/01/78 RCTS Great Northern Outer Suburban Railtour - Yes


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