The Railtour Files - 1979

Date Railtour Operator Tour name Review Timings
29/12/79 LCGB Tay Bridge 100 Rail Tour - -
29/12/79 F&W Sulzer Surveyor (2 trains)  - Yes
29/12/79 SLOA Santa Steam Express  - Yes
29/12/79 HLPG Humberside Santa Special  - Yes
15/12/79 BR (Day Excursion) - -
15/12/79 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
15/12/79 SRPS ???  - -
11/12/79 BR (Christmas Shoppers Special) - -
09/12/79 WLS Yorkshire Terrier  - -
08/12/79 M&GNJRS Santa Special  - -
08/12/79 SRPS ???  - -
08/12/79 WRC Christmas Belle Railtour  - -
08/12/79 BMH ??? Did it run?
01/12/79 LVRC St Mungo Yes Yes
01/12/79 KPC (Christmas Shoppers Special) - -
01/12/79 SRPS ???  - -
01/12/79 BRTA ???  - -
28/11/79 NALGO ???  - -
24/11/79 TBLS Gricers Heaven  - -
24/11/79 RPPR Stoneliner  - Yes
24/11/79 SRPS ???  - -
17/11/79 BR (Day Excursion)  - -
17/11/79 ??? (?Derwent Valley?)  - -
10/11/79 ?CR? Class 84 Farewell - -
10/11/79 F&W Yorkie - -
10/11/79 BR (Day Excursion) - -
03/11/79 BR (Day Excursion) - -
27/10/79 HRT Trans-Pennine Freighter  - Yes
27/10/79 LCGB Deltic Discoverer Rail Tour - -
27/10/79 VLV (6) VLV-Fehmarn-Express - -
27/10/79 M&GNJRS North East Explorer - Yes
27/10/79 ??? ??? - -
27/10/79 ??? ??? - -
27/10/79 ??? (Blackpool Illuminations Special) - -
27/10/79 BR (Mystery Excursion) - -
27/10/79 LCGB ???  - -
27/10/79 SRPS ???  - -
27/10/79 BR (Day Excursion) - -
21/10/79 BR (Day Excursion) - -
20/10/79 GWS Salopian - -
20/10/79 TBLS GN&GC Railcruise - -
20/10/79 MRS Deep Duffryn Diddler - Yes
20/10/79 SRPS ???  - -
20/10/79 ??? ???  - -
20/10/79 ??? Coit Primary School Express  - -
20/10/79 ??? ???  - -
20/10/79 JT Atlantic Coast Express Did this run?
19/10-20/10/79 WRC Atlantic Coast Express  - Yes
15/10/79 ??? (Blackpool Illuminations Special) - -
14/10/79 DPS (1) Deltic Detour - -
13/10/79 WLS Pennine Rose  - Yes
13/10/79 BR (Day Excursion)  - -
13/10/79 BR (Day Excursion)  - -
13/10/79 BSRS ??? - -
13/10/79 RPPR Hull Hornet - Yes
13/10/79 ??? (Blackpool Illuminations Special) - -
13/10/79 BR (Football Specials) - -
13/10/79 ??? ??? - -
12/10-13/10/79 M&GNJRS Highland Explorer - -
09/10/79 ??? (Blackpool Illuminations Special) - -
08/10/79 ??? (Conservative Party Conference Special)  - -
07/10/79 T&N Deltic Pioneer  - -
06/10/79 LVRC Venerable Bede - Yes
06/10/79 6000LA Devonian Venturer - -
06/10/79 GWS? Capital Venturer - -
06/10/79 CT Marshlander - Yes
06/10/79 SRPS ??? - -
06/10/79 M&GNJRS Scotsman - -
06/10/79 TRPS Rheidol Rambler - -
03/10/79 ??? ???  - -
01/10-06/10/79 DAARTS/RPPR North Briton - CANCELLED
01/10/79 ??? (Blackpool Illuminations Special) - -
30/09/79 ??? ???  - -
29/09/79 SRPS ???  - -
29/09/79 HRT Anglian Explorer - Yes
29/09/79 F&W East Anglian (re-run) - Yes
29/09/79 BR (Football Special) - -
29/09/79 TF Centenary Express  - -
29/09/79 ?M&GNJRS? Comet  - -
29/09/79 ??? Merseyside Express  - -
29/09/79 ??? ???  - -
29/09/79 FRS ???  - -
28/09-30/09/79 LCGB West Highlander No.4 Rail Tour - -
28/09-29/09/79 AL Stone ??? - -
28/09/79 BRTA ??? - -
23/09/79 LVRC Devon Belle - Yes
23/09/79 BR (Day Excursion) - -
22/09/79 BR (Day Excursion) Yes -
22/09/79 F&W Crewe Invader - Yes
22/09/79 SVRA Inter-City - Yes
22/09/79 GWS Salopian - -
22/09/79 RCTS Cottam Railtour - Yes
22/09/79 SNS ??? - -
22/09/79 SRPS ??? - -
22/09/79 BR (Day Excursion) Did it run?
20/09/79 ??? Monopoly Express  - -
18/09/79 ? BR ? (?Day Excursion?)  - -
17/09/79 TF Centenary Express  - Yes
16/09/79 BYTS Quarryman - -
15/09/79 BLS South Wales Wanderer No.4 - Yes
15/09/79 MNLPG Strongbow Express - Yes
15/09/79 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
15/09/79 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - Yes
15/09/79 ? BR ? (?Day Excursion?)  - -
15/09/79 ? BR ? (?Day Excursion?)  - -
08/09/79 ? BR ? ???  - -
08/09/79 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
06/09/79 BR Cumbrian Coast Express - Yes
05/09/79 ??? North Yorkshireman - -
02/09/79 RDS/WAMRAC (Special Train Service)  - Yes
02/09/79 LT Auto Tube Rambler  - Yes
02/09/79 M&GNJRS North Wales Explorer  - -
02/09/79 BR York Circular - 2 trips - Yes
02/09/79 JT Heart of Devon Rail Tour Did this run?
01/09/79 RPSI Lough Foyle Railtour  - -
01/09/79 ??? ???  - -
01/09/79 SRPS ??? - -
29/08/79 BR North Yorkshireman - Yes
28/08/79 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
27/08/79 BLS Fiddichburger 2 - Yes
27/08/79 WSRTT Norfolkman Limited - -
27/08/79 BR (Mystery Excursion) - -
27/08/79 ??? ??? - -
27/08/79 BR (Day Excursion) - -
26/08/79 BLS Tayside Railtour - Yes
26/08/79 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
26/08/79 F&W Cambrian Coast Express - -
26/08/79 LNER ??? - -
26/08/79 SRPS ?Lothian Coast Express? - Yes
26/08/79 BR York Circular - 2 trips - Yes
25/08/79 BLS Clydeside Wanderer - Yes
25/08/79 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
19/08/79 RPPR Doncaster Director - Yes
19/08/79 BR York Circular - 2 trips - Yes
18/08/79 SRPS ???  - -
16/08/79 JT Devon Explorer (I & II) Did these trains run?
15/08/79 BR North Yorkshireman  - Yes
14/08/79 BR Cumbrian Coast Express  - Yes
12/08/79 RPPR Welsh Warrior  - Yes
12/08/79 BR York Circular - 2 trips - Yes
11/08/79 BR (Football Special) - -
11/08/79 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
11/08/79 ?BR? ??? - Yes
07/08/79 BR Cumbrian Coast Express - Yes
05/08/79 BR (Day Excursion) - -
05/08/79 BR (Merrymaker Mystery Excursion) - -
05/08/79 BR York Circular - 2 trips - Yes
05/08/79 JT Tamar Rail & River Cruise Did it run?
04/08/79 SRPS ??? - -
04/08/79 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
02/08/79 BR Cumbrian Coast Express - Yes
01/08/79 BR (Mystery Excursion) - -
29/07/79 BR (Day Excursion) - -
29/07/79 BR (Mystery Excursion) - -
29/07/79 BR York Circular - 2 trips - Yes
26/07/79 BR (Merrymaker Excursion)  - -
26/07/79 ?BR? (Mystery Excursion)  - -
25/07/79 BR ???  - -
25/07/79 ??? ???  - -
22/07/79 BR (Day Excursion) - -
22/07/79 ?NWRC? ??? - -
22/07/79 BR York Circular - 2 trips - Yes
22/07/79 JT Tamar Rail & River Cruise Did it run?
21/07/79 RCTS/SEG Marchwood Volunteer No.2 - Yes
15/07/79 F&W Severnsider - -
15/07/79 BR (?Coalbrookdale?) - Yes
15/07/79 BR York Circular - 2 trips - Yes
15/07/79 BR (Day Excursion) - Yes
12/07/79 JT South Devon Seaside Excursion Did it run?
11/07/79 BR North Yorkshireman - Yes
08/07/79 LBRSA (Day Excursion) - -
08/07/79 M&GNJRS
(DOWAD 105)
Fylde Coast Express - Yes
08/07/79 BR York Circular - 2 trips - Yes
07/07/79 WRC Stanlow Dockers Railtours - -
07/07/79 SRPS ??? - -
04/07/79 WGSS (Day Excursion) - -
01/07/79 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
01/07/79 BR York Circular - 2 trips - Yes
28/06/79 BR Cumbrian Coast Express  - Yes
24/06/79 BR York Circular - 2 trips - Yes
26/06/79 BR Cumbrian Coast Express  - Yes
23/06/79 SRPS ???  - -
23/06/79 BR (Pleasure Seeker)  - -
17/06/79 F+W Doncaster Derby - Yes
17/06/79 BR ??? - Yes
17/06/79 BR York Circular - 2 trips - Yes
16/06/79 SRPS ??? - 2 trains - -
10/06/79 ??? ??? - -
10/06/79 ??? ??? - -
10/06/79 BR (?Coalbrookdale?) - Yes
10/06/79 BR York Circular - 2 trips - Yes
09/06/79 BLS Nicky Line Farewell - -
09/06/79 BR (Toton Depot Open Day Shuttles) - Yes
08/06-10/06/79 LNER Forth & Tay Express - -
03/06/79 LT Auto Tube Rambler - Yes
03/06/79 BR York Circular - 2 trips - Yes
02/06/79 VLV (5) Schleswig-Holstein Rundfahrt - -
02/06/79 RCTS London and Thames Haven Railtour - Yes
02/06/79 SLOA Midlander - -
02/06/79 ??? (Society Special) - -
02/06/79 ??? (Troop Train) - -
02/06/79 SRPS ??? - -
02/06/79 BR (Pleasure Seeker Excursion) - -
01-03/06/79 MR Mid-Kylesman Yes -
28/05/79 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - Yes
28/05/79 BRTA ??? - -
27/05/79 BR York Circular - 2 trips - Yes
27/05/79 BR (Day Excursion) - -
26/05/79 SLOA Curator - Yes
26/05/79 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
26/05/79 BR (Mystery Excursion) - -
26/05/79 SRPS ??? - -
20/05/79 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
19/05/79 RPPR County Durham Crusader (relief) Re-run  - Yes
19/05/79 SVPS Quainton Explorer - -
19/05/79 LNER Caledonian - -
19/05/79 BR (Day Excursion) - -
19/05/79 RCTS Midland Welshman No.3 - Yes
19/05/79 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
18/05-20/05/79 ??? ??? - -
18/05-20/05/79 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
18/05-20/05/79 PRC Western Scot - Yes
17/05/79 BR (ER) Evening Branch Line Tour to Lincoln Central  - Yes
17/05/79 BR (Rail Rambler) - -
13/05/79 HRT Pines Express Rerun  - Yes
12/05/79 RPPR County Durham Crusader Re-run  - Yes
12/05/79 SRPS Buchan Line Yes Yes
12/05/79 IRRS/LCGB ??? - -
12/05/79 BR (Pleasure Seeker - Spalding Flower Festival) - -
12/05/79 BR (Spalding Flower Parade Special) - -
12/05/79 BR (Spalding Flower Parade Special) - -
12/05/79 BR (Spalding Flower Parade Special) - -
12/05/79 BR (Spalding Flower Parade Special) - -
12/05/79 BR Merrymaker Special (Spalding Flower Parade Special) - -
12/05/79 ?GWS? Vintage Train Railtour - -
12/05/79 CSRES Centurion - -
12/05/79 F&W Cambrian Coast Express - Postponed to 26/08/1979
07/05/79 BR (Day Excursions) several trains - -
07/05/79 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
07/05/79 BR (Mystery Excursion) - -
07/05/79 BRTA Glorious Devon Explorer - -
06/05/79 SEG Inter-Village Express  - Yes
05/05/79 WLS Pennine Rose  - Yes
05/05/79 MRS Severn Valley Pioneer - -
05/05/79 SRPS ??? - -
05/05/79 BYTS Severn Valley Explorer - -
04/05-05/05/79 RPPR Pembroke Pioneer - Yes
03/05/79 G(NW)A ??? - Yes
01/05/79 Olivetti ??? (2 trains) - -
28/04/79 LT ???  - -
28/04/79 RCTS North Eastern No.4  - Yes
28/04/79 LNER North Yorkshireman  - -
28/04/79 TB1LS Cambrian Express - -
28/04/79 M&GNJRS ??? - -
28/04/79 6000LA/MNLPS Red Rose - Yes
28/04/79 BR (Football Special) - -
28/04/79 SRPS ??? - -
27/04/79 WRC Orcadian Yes -
21/04/79 LCGB Woldsman Rail Tour - Yes
21/04/79 VLV (4) Marne-Express - -
21/04/79 WDFRAC Fakenham Express - Yes
21/04/79 GWS Great Western Electric Railtour - Yes
21/04/79 SRPS ??? - -
21/04/79 NELPG North Eastern - -
21/04/79 ??? ??? Did it run?
20/04-22/04/79 LNER Western Isles Express - Yes
20/04/79 BR (Overnight Excursion) Yes -
16/04/79 BR (Day Excursion) - -
16/04/79 BR (Day Excursion) - -
16/04/79 BLS Waterloo & Buchan Tour - -
15/04/79 BR (Mystery Excursion) Yes -
14/04/79 LVRC Highwayman - Yes
14/04/79 BR (Holiday Preview Special) - -
14/04/79 BR (Day Excursion) - -
14/04/79 BR (Mystery Excursion) - -
14/04/79 SSRG Grampian  - Yes
14/04/79 LNER Cambrian Coast Express  - -
14/04/79 DAA Suburban Venturer  - Yes
14/04/79 HLPG Humberside Envoy - Yes
14/04/79 F&W Pixieland Express - -
14/04/79 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
14/04/79 BR (?Merrymaker Excursion?) - -
09/04/79 BR (Mystery Excursion) - -
08/04/79 BR (Electrification Preview Special) - -
07/04/79 BR Pennine Rambler - Yes
07/04/79 LNER Torbay & Dartmouth Express  - -
07/04/79 L&CR Torbay Express 3  - -
07/04/79 RPPR Southern Invader  - Yes
07/04/79 BR (Day Excursion) Yes -
07/04/79 BR (Day Excursion) - -
07/04/79 HRT(2) White Rose / Scanner Express II - Yes
07/04/79 BLS Ferryman Tour - Yes
07/04/79 RCTS Fensman No.4 - Yes
07/04/79 SLOA Northumbrian - -
07/04/79 SRPS ??? - -
07/04/79 BR ??? - -
06/04-07/04/79 M&GNJRS ??? - -
31/03/79 RDS (Special Excursion) - Yes
31/03/79 WRS Wirral Wealdsman - -
31/03/79 BMRC Sussex Rambler Railtour - Yes
31/03/79 ?NYMR? ??? - -
31/03/79 HRT(2) White Rose Express  - -
31/03/79 BR (Day Excursion) Yes -
31/03/79 BR (Horse Racing Special)  - -
31/03/79 RPPR Westerns Great Western - Yes
31/03/79 ??? ??? - -
31/03/79 BR (Football Special) Did it Run?
31/03/79 HRT Red Dragon  - -
24/03/79 BR (operating special)  - -
24/03/79 BR (Day Excursion) - -
24/03/79 MRS Gwaun Cae Gurwen Growler - -
24/03/79 RPPR County Durham Crusader Postponed to 12/05/79 Yes
24/03/79 CPRTC (Football Special)  - -
24/03/79?
or
24/02/79?
BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
23/03-25/03/79 LNER Hebridean Express - -
18/03/79 RPPR Western Recall  - Yes
18/03/79 ??? ???  - -
17/03/79 HRT Pines Express Yes Yes
17/03/79 LCGB West Midlands Area DMU Rail Tour - Yes
17/03/79 SR Fellsman - -
17/03/79 RPPR County Durham Crusader (relief)  - Yes
17/03/79 BR (Day Excursion) Yes -
17/03/79 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
17/03/79 BR (Day Excursion) Cancelled
16/03-18/03/79 BR Nessie Special (Merrymaker Excursion to Aberdeen & Inverness) Yes -
10/03/79 DAA West Riding Limited  - Yes
10/03/79 TBLS Joint Line Railcruise - -
10/03/79 OURC ??? - -
08/03/79 ??? ??? - -
03/03/79 LCGB Caledonian No.4 Rail Tour - Yes
03/03/79 6000LA Shakespeare Venturer - Yes
03/03/79 BR (Day Excursion) - -
03/03/79 LNER Central Walesman - -
01/03/79 BR 125th Anniversary of Paddington Station - Yes
28/02/79 ??? ??? - -
24/02/79 BR (Day Excursion) Yes -
24/03/79?
or
24/02/79?
BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
24/02/79 BR (Football Excursions) 2 trains - -
24/02/79 F & W Western Invader - Yes
24/02/79 LLL Leander Envoy - Yes
17/02/79 BR (Day Excursion) - -
11/02/79 RPPR Crewe Campaigner (2 trains) Yes Yes
10/02/79 BR (Day Excursion) - -
10/02/79 DAA Nottinghamshire Collier  - Yes
03/02/79 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
27/01/79 RPPR Welsh Wizard - Yes
27/01/79 F&W East Anglian  - Yes
27/01/79 BR (Football Special)  - -
21/01/79 LCGB Doncaster Rover No.2  - -
20/01/79 DAA + DEG Electro Diesel Grice  - Yes
13/01/79 DAA + DEG North West Rambler No.2 - Yes


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