The Railtour Files - 1981

Date Railtour Operator Tour name Review Timings
30/12/81 LVRC Worcester & Branston Pickler - Yes
29/12/81 RESL Deltic Executive - Yes
29/12/81 LCGB Severnsider - Yes
28/12/81 HLPG Santa Special - Yes
27/12/81 SLOA (Santa Steam Special) - -
19/12/81 BR Deltic Broadsman - Yes
19/12/81 F&W Napier North Eastern - -
12/12/81 BR Grampian Deltic - Yes
12/12/81 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
12/12/81 ??? (Christmas Shoppers Special) - -
12/12/81 ??? Golden Arrow - -
12/12/81 NDSRPS Channel Packet - Yes
12/12/81 BR Santa Special - -
05/12/81 BR Hadrian Flyer - -
05/12/81 LL Leander Pullman - Yes
05/12/81 BR (Football Special) - -
02/12/81 BLS (NCB Littleton Colliery Railtour) - -
28/11/81 SVR Deltic Venturer - Yes
28/11/81 BR Deltic Devonian - Yes
28/11/81 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - Yes
21/11/81 BR Deltic Scotsman - Yes
21/11/81 BR (Day Excursion) - -
21/11/81 BR (Day Excursion) - -
21/11/81 BR (Football Special) - -
21/11/81 HRT Warcop Warrior - Yes
14/11/81 BR Deltic Cumbrian - Yes
07/11/81 F&W Humber Harrier - -
07/11/81 T&N Queen of Scots - -
07/11/81 BR Football Charter - -
07/11/81 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - Yes
07/11/81 SRPS ??? - -
07/11/81 SLOA Trans-Pennine Pullman - Yes
31/10/81 SR Citadel Express - -
31/10/81 ??? Cathedrals Express - -
31/10/81 BR Celtic Deltic - Yes
31/10/81 BR (Day Excursion) - -
31/10/81 13809PG Wyvern Express Steam Tour - Yes
31/10/81 BR (Day Excursion) - -
31/10/81 SLOA Cumbrian Mountain Pullman (Southbound) - Yes
24/10/81 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
24/10/81 DPS (3) Deltic Salute - Yes
24/10/81 NELPG 15th Anniversary Tour - -
24/10/81 BR (Day Excursion) - -
24/10/81 FDRS Mid-Anglia Rambler - Yes
24/10/81 ??? ??? - -
24/10/81 SLOA Cumbrian Mountain Pullman - Yes
17/10/81 BLS Red Dragon - Yes
17/10/81 BR Wessex Deltic Yes Yes
17/10/81 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
17/10/81 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
17/10/81 HRT Minsterman - -
17/10/81 BRC Bitton East Anglian - -
17/10/81 ??? Welsh Marches Pullman - -
10/10/81 BR (ER) Shakespearean Rambler - Yes
10/10/81 BR (Day Excursion) - -
10/10/81 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
10/10/81 LLS Two Firths Express - -
10/10/81 SEG/RCTS Hants & Dorset Tour - Yes
10/10/81 Linkwise ??? - -
10/10/81 ??? Dinting Venturer - -
10/10/81 ??? ??? - -
09/10-11/10/81 LCGB West Highlander No.5 Rail Tour - -
09/10-10/10/81 F&W Yorkshire Greyhound - -
05/10/81 FMC (Private Charter) - -
04/10/81 NREA Doncaster Double - -
03/10/81 BR (Day Excursion) - -
03/10/81 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
03/10/81 SRPS ??? - Yes
03/10/81 RCTS Class 306 Farewell Tour - Yes
03/10/81 SVRA ??? - -
03/10/81 LVRC Tubular Belle II - -
03/10/81 TRPS ??? (AGM Special) - -
26/09-27/09/81 BR (Day Excursion) - -
26/09/81 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
26/09/81 T&N Severn Valley Ltd - -
26/09/81 SLOA Transpennine Pullman - Yes
20/09/81 BR (Old Oak Common Depot Open Day Shuttles) - -
19/09/81 WD&FRAC ??? - -
19/09/81 SRPS ??? - -
19/09/81 BR Air Display Special - -
18/09-20/09/81 F&W Ayr Aberdonian - -
12/09/81 BR (ER) Deltic Anglian - -
11/09/81 BR (& CRS [3]) (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
11/09-13/09/81 LCGB West Highlander No.5 Rail Tour Postponed to 09/10-11/10/1981
08/09/81 ??? North Yorkshireman - -
05/09/81 BR (Football Special) - -
05/09/81 HRT Severn Freighter - -
02/09/81 BR (Football Special) - -
31/08/81 BR (Day Excursion) - -
31/08/81 BR (Day Excursion) - -
31/08/81 BR (Day Excursion) - -
31/08/81 ??? North Yorkshireman - -
31/08/81 BR (ER) Scarborough Spa Express Did it run?
30/08/81 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
30/08/81 LVRC Churnet Charger / Churnetrail - Yes
29/08-30/08/81 BLS Ayrshire Wanderer - Yes
26/08/81 BR Cumbrian Mountain Express - -
26/08/81 BR (ER) Scarborough Spa Express Did it run?
25/08/81 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
25/08/81 BR (ER) Scarborough Spa Express Did it run?
23/08/81 Scotrail West Highlands Tour - -
23/08/81 ??? ??? - -
19/08/81 BR (ER) Scarborough Spa Express Did it run?
18/08/81 BR Cumbrian Coast Express - -
18/08/81 BR (ER) Scarborough Spa Express Did it run?
16/08/81 BR (?) (Day Excursion) - -
16/08/81 BR (Day Excursion) - -
16/08/81 Linkwise ??? - -
16/08/81 HRT Pennine Lockwheeler - Yes
15/08/81 WVRRG (Farewell Trip Northampton - Market Harborough) - -
14/08-16/08/81 BRTA (Poole - Edinburgh) - -
12/08/81 BR (ER) Scarborough Spa Express Did it run?
11/08/81 BR (ER) Scarborough Spa Express - Yes
09/08/81 BR (Mystery Excursion) - -
08/08/81 BR Pullman Scenic Land Cruise - -
08/08/81 BR (Day Excursion) - -
08/08/81 SRPS ??? - -
05/08/81 BR (ER) Scarborough Spa Express - Yes
04/08/81 BR (ER) Scarborough Spa Express - Yes
02/08/81 BR (Day Excursion) - -
02/08/81 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
02/08/81 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
02/08/81 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
02/08/81 Scotrail West Highlands Tour - -
?02/08/81? ?A4LS? ??? - -
30/07/81 BR (Day Excursion) - -
29/07/81 BR (Day Excursion) - -
29/07/81 BR Royal Wedding Special (Merrymaker Excursion) - Yes
29/07/81 SLOA Cumbrian Mountain Express / Wedding Belle - -
29/07/81 BR (ER) Scarborough Spa Express - Yes
28/07/81 BR (ER) Scarborough Spa Express - Yes
28/07/81 ??? Cumbrian Coast Express - -
26/07/81 F&W Doncaster Dart - Yes
26/07/81 ??? ??? - -
25/07/81 HRT Fenbasher (Re-Run) - Yes
25/07/81 RCTS / SEG Wilts & Somerset Railtour - Yes
25/07/81 Douglas Blades Strathmore Berry Picker - Yes
21/07/81 BR (ER) Scarborough Spa Express - Yes
21/07/81 BR (Day Excursion) - -
19/07/81 BR (?) Day Excursion - -
19/07/81 LT ??? Did it run?
19/07/81 DPS (no tour name) - -
19/07/81 LVRC Peak Rambler - Yes
18/07/81 ??? Hadrian Flyer - -
17/07/81 BR Cumbrian Mountain Express - -
15/07/81 YIM ??? - -
15/07/81 ??? Cumbrian Mountain Express - -
14/07/81 BR (ER) Scarborough Spa Express Did it run?
11/07/81 BLS Morris Man Tour - Yes
11/07/81 SRH (Chichester to Midhurst Centenary Celebration 1881-1981) - Yes
11/07/81 LOIoE ??? - -
11/07/81 BRTA Southern Visitor - -
08/07/81 YIM ??? - -
07/07/81 BR (Day Excursion) - -
05/07/81 SRPS ??? - -
04/07/81 BR Joint Line Venturer - Yes
04/07/81 HRT Fenbasher - -
30/06/81 ??? ??? - -
26/06-27/06/81 RESL Caledonian - Yes
25/06/81 RCTS/SRG Wilts & Somerset - -
20/06/81 SLOA Yorkshire Pullman - Yes
14/06/81 F&W Anglian Adventurer - -
13/06/81 ??? Cathedrals Pullman - -
13/06/81 CCSWMC ??? - -
13/06/81 CLPG Cotswold-Severn Special - -
13/06/81 SRPS ??? Ran on 06/06/1981
12/06-14/06/81 LNER Forth and Tay Express - Yes
12/06-14/06/81 MR Mid-Kylesman II - -
07/06/81 BR (Day Excursion) - -
06/06/81 RCTS East London No.5 - Yes
06/06/81 BR (Crewe Works Open Day Shuttle) - -
06/06/81 RESL Solent Dove - -
06/06/81 SRPS ??? - -
06/06/81 MRS Severn Valley Shuffler - -
06/06/81 BR/W&DRT Birthday Specials - Yes
05/06-07/06/81 LCGB Wester Ross Rail Tour No.4 - -
31/05/81 BR Farewell to the Wallingford Branch - Yes
31/05/81 RESL South Yorkshireman - -
30/05/81 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
30/05/81 BR (Day Excursion) - -
30/05/81 SRPS ??? - -
25/05/81 BR (Holiday Preview Special) - -
25/05/81 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
25/05/81 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
25/05/81 BR Deltic Fenman II - Yes
24/05/81 BR (Day Excursion) - -
23/05/81 ??? Scarborough Spa Express - -
16/05/81 LLS Doncaster Rover - Yes
16/05/81 SLOA/A4LS Salopian Steam Special - -
16/05/81 HRT Metro-Trent - Yes
16/05/81 BR (Awayday Special) - -
10/05/81 Linkwise ??? - -
10/05/81 SRPS ??? - -
09/05-10/05/81 SLOA North Briton - Yes
09/05/81 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
09/05/81 BRTA (Spalding Flower Festival Special) - -
09/05/81 ?BR? (Spalding Flower Festival Specials) - -
06/05/81 ??? ??? - -
05/05/81 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
04/05/81 BR (Day Excursion) - -
04/05/81 BR Deltic Fenman - Yes
04/05/81 BR (Day Excursion) - -
03/05/81 BR (Mystery Excursion) - -
02/05/81 Douglas Blades Last Train to Brechin - Yes
02/05/81 BR (Mystery Excursion) - -
02/05/81 BR (Mystery Excursion) - -
02/05/81 BR (Railway Orphanage Special) - -
02/05/81 ??? Pines Express - Yes
26/04/81 NREA South Wales Double - Yes
26/04/81 BR (Mystery Excursion) - -
25/04/81 DPS (2) North Briton - Yes
25/04/81 BLS Palatine Yes Yes
25/04/81 WT (Merrymaker Excursion) - Yes
23/04/81 WD&FRAC ??? - -
22/04/81 ??? Welsh Marches Express - -
21/04/81 LCGB Easter Tommy - -
20/04/81 BR (Day Excursion) - -
20/04/81 LT ??? - -
19/04/81 LT CO/CP Stock Farewell - -
19/04/81 SRPS ??? - -
19/04/81 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
18/04/81 HRT Shoulder of Lune - Yes
18/04/81 SSRG Strathdon Express - -
18/04/81 SLOA Welsh Marches Express - -
13/04/81 BR (Mystery Excursion) - -
12/04/81 LT Farewell to CO/CP Stock - Yes
11/04/81 BR (Day Excursion) - -
11/04/81 BR (Football Specials) - -
11/04/81 BR (Football Special) - -
11/04/81 ??? Welsh Marches Express - -
04/04/81 F&W Magical Mystery Tour - -
04/04/81 NWI (No Tour Name) - -
04/04/81 DI Knotty Railtour - Yes
04/04/81 ??? Cumbrian Mountain Express - -
04/04/81 MRS Roath Dock Rumbler Tour - Yes
04/04/81 BR (& CRS [2]) (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
01/04/81 LFC (Football Special) - -
28/03/81 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - Yes
28/03/81 BR (Mystery Excursion) - -
28/03/81 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
28/03/81 B&DRTA ??? - -
28/03/81 BLS (Alderney Tour) - -
28/03/81 HRT(2) Pines Express - Yes
27/03-28/03/81 Linkwise ??? - -
21/03/81 Linkwise Cumbria & Clydesider - Yes
14/03/81 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
14/03/81 SLOA Welsh Marches Express - Yes
13/03-15/03/81 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
11/03/81 ??? (150th Anniversary of Troops By Train) - -
07/03/81 LVRC Tubular Belle - Yes
07/03/81 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
07/03/81 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - -
07/03/81 SLOA Welsh Marches Express - Yes
28/02/81 BR (Day Excursion) - Yes
21/02/81 BR (Day Excursion) - Yes
21/02/81 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - Yes
21/02/81 OURC ??? - -
17/02/81 BLS (NCB Littleton Colliery Railtour) - -
14/02/81 DI Rossendale Farewell Railtour - Yes
14/02/81 HRT Solent & Sarum Surveyor - Yes
14/02/81 SLOA/LCGB Welsh Marches Express - Yes
08/02/81 ??? (Rugby Specials) - 3 trains - -
07/02/81 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - Yes
07/02/81 SLOA Welsh Marches Express - Yes
31/01/81 LVRC Sonnet Special - Yes
31/01/81 SLOA Cumbrian Mountain Express - -
24/01/81 SLOA Cumbrian Mountain Express - Yes
24/01/81 LCGB Midlander No.3 Rail Tour - Yes
24/01/81 BR(WR) (Farewell to Staines West Branch) - Yes
24/01/81 BR (Merrymaker Excursion) - Yes
17/01/81 BR (Day Excursion) - -
03/01/81 BR (Mystery Excursion) - -


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