1976

B.R.
Awayday Excursions

The following are advertised awayday specials - confirmation if they ran (and if they did, the route & locos) is required.

January

Date: Sun 4/1/76
Origin Wolverhampton; pick-ups were Birmingham, Coventry
To Euston (in connection with Boat Show at Earl's Court)

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Date: Sat 10/1/76
Origin Wellington; pick-ups included Wolverhampton, Birmingham
To York

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Date: Fri/Sat 16-17/1/76 (the return date is a misprint as the train would not get back till 18/1/76)
Origin Coventry; pick-ups included Birmingham, Wolverhampton
To Aviemore Accompanying notes state that train will depart Fri evening & arrive early Sat morning. A coach tour will leave the Aviemore Centre, after breakfast there, at 9.30 and return about 16.00. In the evening there will be a Ceilidh. The train will leave to return at about 22.30

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Date: Sun 18/1/76
Origin Coventry; only pick-up is Birmingham
To York

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Date: Sun 25/1/76
Origin Leamington; pick-ups are Coventry, Birmingham
To York

February

Date: Sat 7/2/76
Origin Banbury; pick-ups are Leamington, Coventry, Birmingham
To York

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Date: Sat 14/2/76
Origin Wolverhampton; pick-ups were Bescot (Walsall connection), Birmingham
To Teignmouth / Newton Abbot / Torquay / Paignton Accompanying note states that this gives a chance to see a resort which you may have booked for your holiday or an opportunity to find, see and book the holiday accommodation that will suit you.

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Date: Sun 15/2/76
Origin Wellington; pick-ups included Wolverhampton, Birmingham
To York

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Date: Sat 21/2/76
Origin Wolverhampton; pick-ups included Smethwick, Birmingham, Stechford, Coventry
To Brighton Same accompanying note as 14/2/76

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Date: Sat 28/2/76
Origin Wellington; pick-ups included Wolverhampton, Birmingham
To York

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March

Date: Sat 6/3/76
Origin Wolverhampton; pick-ups included Bescot, Birmingham, Coventry, Leamington, Banbury
To Bouremouth / Weymouth Same accompanying note as 14/2/76

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Date: Sat 13/3/76 (2 days)
Origin / pick-ups: not stated
Described as Torquay Leisure Weekend Special comprising evening meal, bed & breakfast Departs Sat am and returns Sun evening

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Date: Sun 14/3/76
Origin Wolverhampton; only pick-up was Birmingham
To York

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Date: Sat 20/3/76
Origin Wolverhampton; pick-ups were Bescot (Walsall connection), Birmingham
To Teignmouth / Newton Abbot / Plymouth Same accompanying note as 14/2/76

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Date: Sat 27/3/76 (THIS ONE HAD BEEN MANUALLY DELETED IN MY LEAFLET)
Origin Wellington; pick-ups included Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Coventry, Leamington, Banbury
To Herne Bay, Margate, Broadstairs, Ramsgate

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Date: Sun 28/3/76
Origin Coventry; only pick-up is Birmingham
To York

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April

Date: Sat 3/4/76
Origin Banbury; pick-ups were Leamington, Coventry, Birmingham
To York

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Date: Fri/Sat 9-10/4/76 (the return date is a misprint as the train would not get back till 11/4/76)
Origin Coventry; pick-ups included Birmingham, Wolverhampton
To Aberdeen Accompanying notes stated that train will depart Fri evening & arrive early Sat morning. The fare included breakfast and a coach tour at 10.00 of Royal Deeside, including Balmoral Castle and Braemae, with the return to Aberdeen at about 18.00. The train was timed to return at about 22.30

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Date: Sat 10/4/76
Origin Leamington; pick-ups included Coventry, Birmingham
To Teignmouth / Torquay / Paignton

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Date: Sun 18/4/76
Origin Leamington; pick-ups included Coventry, Birmingham, Wolverhampton
To Blackpool North

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Date: Sun 18/4/76
Origin Banbury; pick-ups were Leamington, Coventry, Birmingham
To York

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Date: Sun 18/4/76
Origin Coventry; pick-ups were Birmingham, Wolverhampton
To Rhyl / Colwyn Bay / Llandudno Jnc / Bangor

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Date: Mon 19/4/76
Origin Kidderminster; pick-ups included Cradley Heath, Birmingham, Solihull, Leamington, Banbury
To Bouremouth

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Date: Mon 19/4/76
Origin Birmingham; pick-ups included Dudley Port, Wolverhampton
To Rhyl

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Date: Mon 19/4/76
Origin Walsall; pick-ups included Perry Barr, Aston, Birmingham
To Rhyl

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Date: Mon 19/4/76
Origin Leamington; pick-ups included Coventry, Birmingham, Wolverhampton
To Rhyl / Colwyn Bay / Llandudno

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Date: Mon 19/4/76
Origin Coventry; pick-ups were Birmingham, Wolverhampton
To Blackpool North

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Date: Mon 19/4/76
Origin Walsall; pick-ups included Hamstead, Oldbury, Dudley Port, Wolverhampton
To Blackpool North

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Date: Mon 19/4/76
Origin Wellington; pick-ups included Oakengates, Wolverhampton, Birmingham
To Weston-s-Mare

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Date: Mon 19/4/76
Origin Walsall; pick-ups included Perry Barr, Aston, Birmingham
To Dawlish / Teignmouth / Torquay / Paignton

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Date: Mon 19/4/76
Origin Leamington; pick-ups included Coventry, Birmingham
To Torquay / Paignton

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Date: Mon 19/4/76
Origin ++Not clear++; after Birmingham, pick-ups were unusually listed in alphabetic order and included Coventry, Smethwick, Stechford, Wolverhampton
To Mystery Destination

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Date: Mon 19/4/76
Origin Wolverhampton; pick-ups included Dudley Port, Birmingham
To Whatstandwell / Matlock Bath / Matlock

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Date: Tues 20/4/76
Origin Coventry; pick-ups were Birmingham, Wolverhampton
To Edinburgh

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Date: Thur 22/4/76 (Senior Citizens Special)
Origin Wolverhampton; pick-ups included Birmingham, Coventry
To Hastings / St Leonards (Warrior Sq) / Eastbourne (presumably via Ashford)

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Date: Fri/Sat 23-24/4/76
Origin Wolverhampton; pick-ups were Bescot, Birmingham
To Newquay

Accompanying notes stated that train will depart Fri evening & arrive between 07.30 and 08.00 Sat morning. The fare included breakfast and a coach tour at 10.00 of North Cornwall with the return to Newquay at about 13.00. The train was timed to return at about 16.00

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Date: Sat 24/4/76
Origin Leamington; pick-ups included Coventry, Birmingham
To Tenby

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Date: Sat 24/4/76
Origin Wolverhampton; pick-ups included Birmingham, Coventry
To Clacton-on-Sea

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Date: Sat 24/4/76
Origin Leamington; pick-ups included Coventry, Birmingham
To York

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Date: Sun 25/4/76
Origin Coventry; pick-ups were Birmingham, Wolverhampton
To Rhyl / Colwyn Bay / Llandudno Jnc / Bangor

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Date: Thur 29/4/76 (Senior Citizens Special)
Origin Wolverhampton; pick-ups were Bescot, Birmingham, Selly Oak, Northfield, Barnt Green
To Teignmouth / Torquay / Paignton

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"FOR THE MORE ADVENTUROUS - DENMARK TRIPS"
(presumably all 3 by special
train)
A footnote stated that the previous trip had proved to be extremely popular & required early booking.

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Date: leaving on 4/4/76, due back 7/4/76
Origin / pick-ups: not stated
Described as Danish sampler
Fare covers rail, boat, berth, evening meal on 5th, bed, breakfast & transportation to Vejle & back

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Date: leaving on 14/4/76, due back 16/4/76 (or leaving on 21/4/76, due back 23/4/76)
Origin / pick-ups: not stated
Fare covers rail, boat, berth, short road tour in Denmark

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May

Date: Sat 1/5/76
Origin Coventry; pick-ups included Birmingham, (and outwards only) Walsall
To Cleethorpes

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Date: Sat 1/5/76
Origin Coventry; pick-ups were Birmingham, Wolverhampton
To Edinburgh

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Date: Sun 2/5/76
Origin Wolverhampton; only pick-up was Birmingham
To Dawlish / Teignmouth / Torquay / Paignton

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Date: Mon 3/5/76 SENIOR CITIZENS SPECIAL
Origin Leamington; pick-ups included Coventry, Birmingham, Wolverhampton
To Rhyl / Colwyn Bay / Llandudno

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Date: Sat 8/5/76
Origin Wolverhampton; pick-ups included Birmingham
To Spalding (for Flower Parade & Springfields gardens)

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Date: Sun 9/5/76
Origin Wolverhampton; pick-ups were Birmingham, Coventry
To Dover

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Date: Tues 11/5/76 SENIOR CITIZENS SPECIAL
Origin Leamington; pick-ups included Coventry, Birmingham, Kings Norton, Barnt Green
To Weston-s-Mare

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Date: Fri/Sat 14-15/5/76
Origin Wolverhampton; pick-ups were Birmingham, Coventry
To Calais (rail to Dover Priory, bus to Hoverport, 07.30 Hovercraft to Calais; retn Hovercraft 21.30

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Date: Sat 15/5/76
Origin Wolverhampton; pick-ups were Bescot, Birmingham
To York / Scarborough

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Date: Sat 15/5/76 SENIOR CITIZENS SPECIAL
Origin Birmingham; no other pick-ups shown
To Weymouth

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Date: Sun 16/5/76
Origin Wolverhampton; only pick-up was Birmingham
To Teignmouth / Torquay / Paignton

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Date: Wed 19/5/76 SENIOR CITIZENS SPECIAL
Origin Wellington; pick-ups included Wolverhampton, Oakengates, Birmingham
To Skegness

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Date: Sat 22/5/76
Origin Wolverhampton; pick-ups included Birmingham, Northfield, Barnt Green
To Tenby

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Date: Sun 23/5/76
Origin Wolverhampton; pick-ups were Birmingham, Coventry
To Windsor

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Date: Sun 23/5/76
Origin Coventry; pick-ups were Birmingham, Wolverhampton
To Rhyl / Colwyn Bay / Llandudno

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Date: Mon 24/5/76 SENIOR CITIZENS SPECIAL
Origin Banbury; pick-ups included Leamington, Coventry, Birmingham, Wolverhampton
To Blackpool North

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Date: Sun 30/5/76
Origin Wolverhampton; pick-ups were Birmingham, Coventry
To Euston

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Date: Sun 30/5/76
Origin Coventry; pick-ups were Birmingham, Wolverhampton
To Rhyl / Colwyn Bay / Llandudno

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Date: Sun 30/5/76
Origin Wolverhampton; only pick-up was Birmingham
To Skegness

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Date: Sun 30/5/76
Origin Leamington; pick-ups were Coventry, Birmingham
To Dawlish / Teignmouth / Torquay / Paignton

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Date: Sun 30/5/76
Origin Leamington; pick-ups were Coventry, Birmingham
To York

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Date: Mon 31/5/76
Origin Kidderminster; pick-ups included Cradley, Birmingham
To York / Scarborough

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Date: Mon 31/5/76
Origin Birmingham; only pick-up was Smethwick
To Rhyl

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Date: Mon 31/5/76
Origin Banbury; pick-ups included Leamington, Coventry, Birmingham, Wolverhampton
To Morecambe

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Date: Mon 31/5/76
Origin Walsall; pick-ups included Hamstead, Oldbury, Dudley Port, Wolverhampton
To Rhyl

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Date: Mon 31/5/76
Origin Coventry; pick-ups included Birmingham
To Rhyl

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Date: Mon 31/5/76
Origin Coventry; pick-ups included Birmingham, Wolverhampton
To Colwyn Bay / Llandudno

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Date: Mon 31/5/76
Origin Coventry; pick-ups included Birmingham, Smethwick
To Blackpool North

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Date: Mon 31/5/76
Origin Walsall; pick-ups included Hamstead, Oldbury, Dudley Port, Wolverhampton
To Blackpool North

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Date: Mon 31/5/76
Origin Wolverhampton; pick-ups included Birmingham
To Skegness

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Date: Mon 31/5/76
Origin Leamington; pick-ups included Coventry, Birmingham
To Weston-s-Mare

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Date: Mon 31/5/76
Origin Wellington; pick-ups included Wolverhampton, Oakengates, Birmingham
To Barry Island

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Date: Mon 31/5/76
Origin not clear; pick-ups listed in alphabetic order included Birmingham, Coventry, Wolverhampton
To Mystery Destination

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Date: Mon 31/5/76
Origin Leamington; pick-ups included Coventry, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Wellington, Shrewsbury
To Church Stretton (for show) / Craven Arms

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Date: Mon 31/5/76
Origin Wolverhampton; pick-ups included Birmingham
To Grindleford / Hathersage / Bamford / Hope / Edale / Chinley

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June

Date: Tues 1/6/76
Origin Walsall; pick-ups included Birmingham, Wolverhampton
To Southport

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Date: Tues 1/6/76
Origin Wolverhampton; pick-ups included Birmingham, Coventry
To Herne Bay / Margate / Broadstairs / Ramsgate

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Date: Wed 2/6/76
Origin Coventry; pick-ups were Birmingham, Wolverhampton
To Edinburgh

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Date: Wed 2/6/76
Origin Leamington; pick-ups included Coventry, Birmingham, Wolverhampton
To Lake Windermere (train to Grange-over-Sands, bus to lake, steamer trip on lake)

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Date: Thur 3/6/76
Origin Wolverhampton; pick-ups included Birmingham, Coventry
To Hastings (probably via Ashford)

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Date: Thur 3/6/76
Origin Coventry; pick-ups were Birmingham, Wolverhampton
To Blackpool North

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Date: Thur 3/6/76
Origin Leamington; pick-ups included Coventry, Birmingham, Wolverhampton
To Aberdovey / Tywyn / Barmouth

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Date: Fri 4/6/76
Origin Wolverhampton; pick-ups included Birmingham, Kings Norton, Barnt Green
To Dawlish / Teignmouth / Torquay / Paignton

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Date: Sun 6/6/76
Origin Leamington; pick-ups were Coventry, Birmingham
To Scarborough

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Date: Sun 6/6/76
Origin Wolverhampton; pick-ups included Birmingham, Coventry
To Southend Central

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Date: Mon 7/6/76
Origin Wolverhampton; pick-ups included Wolverhampton, Bescot, Birmingham
To Bridlington

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Date: Mon 7/6/76 SENIOR CITIZENS SPECIAL
Origin Leamington; pick-ups included Coventry, Birmingham, Wolverhampton
To Lake Windermere (train to Grange-over-Sands, bus to lake, steamer trip on lake)

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Date: Sun 13/6/76
Origin Wolverhampton; only pick-up was Birmingham
To York

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Date: Sun 13/6/76
Origin Leamington; pick-ups included Coventry, Birmingham, Wolverhampton
To Rhyl / Colwyn Bay / Llandudno

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Date: Sun 13/6/76
Origin Wolverhampton; only pick-up was Birmingham
To Cleethorpes

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Date: Sun 13/6/76
Origin Coventry; pick-ups were Birmingham, Wolverhampton
To Blackpool North

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Date: Mon 14/6/76 SENIOR CITIZENS SPECIAL
Origin Leamington; pick-ups included Coventry, Birmingham, Kings Norton, Barnt Green
To Teignmouth / Torquay / Paignton

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Date: Fri 18/6/76 evening dep (return Sun morning)
Origin Coventry; pick-ups were Birmingham, Wolverhampton
To Isle of Skye (train to Kyle, ferry to Kyleakin, bus tour of Skye with stop at Portree; evening in Inverness; trip exceeds 1,000 miles ----- all in for 9.00 adult and 5.50 children)

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Date: Sun 20/6/76
Origin Wolverhampton; only pick-up was Birmingham
To Tenby

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Date: Sun 20/6/76
Origin Wolverhampton; only pick-up was Birmingham
To York

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Date: Sun 20/6/76
Origin Wolverhampton; only pick-ups were Birmingham, Coventry
To Clacton

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Date: Mon 21/6/76 SENIOR CITIZENS SPECIAL
Origin Leamington; pick-ups included Coventry, Birmingham, Wolverhampton
To Rhyl / Colwyn Bay / Llandudno

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Date: Sat 26/6/76
Origin Wolverhampton; only pick-ups were Birmingham, Coventry
To Wembley Central (for World Speedway Championships at Wembley Stadium)

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Date: Sun 27/6/76
Origin Leamington; only pick-ups were Coventry, Birmingham
To Dawlish / Teignmouth / Torquay / Paignton

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Date: Sun 27/6/76
Origin Wolverhampton; only pick-up was Birmingham
To Skegness

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Date: Mon 28/6/76 SENIOR CITIZENS SPECIAL
Origin Birmingham; only pick-up was Water Orton
To Great Yarmouth

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Date: Wed 30/6/76
Origin Leamington; pick-ups included Coventry, Birmingham, Wolverhampton
To Edinburgh

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July

Date: Sun 4/7/76
Origin Wellington; pick-ups included Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Coventry
To Southend Victoria

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Date: Sun 4/7/76
Origin Coventry; pick-ups included Birmingham
To York / Scarborough

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Date: Mon 5/7/76 SENIOR CITIZENS SPECIAL
Origin Wellington; pick-ups included Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Kings Norton, Barnt Green
To Dawlish / Teignmouth / Torquay / Paignton

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Date: Wed 7/7/76
Origin Nelson; pick-ups were Burnley C, Rose Grove, Accrington, Rishton, Blackburn
To Mystery Destination

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Date: Thur 8/7/76 SENIOR CITIZENS SPECIAL
Origin Wellington; pick-ups included Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Walsall
To York / Scarborough

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Date: Sun 11/7/76
Origin Wellington; pick-ups included Wolverhampton, Birmingham
To Barry Island

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Date: Sun 11/7/76
Origin Coventry; pick-ups included Birmingham, Wolverhampton
To Rhyl / Colwyn Bay / Llandudno

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Date: Sun 11/7/76
Origin Wolverhampton; only pick-up was Birmingham
To Weymouth

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Date: Sun 11/7/76
Origin Carlisle; pick-ups were Penrith, Oxenholme, Lancaster, Preston
To Aberystwyth (for Vale of Rheidol)

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Date: Mon 12/7/76 SENIOR CITIZENS SPECIAL
Origin Leamington; pick-ups included Coventry, Birmingham
To Skegness

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Date: Wed 14/7/76
Origin Nelson; pick-ups were Burnley C, Rose Grove, Accrington, Rishton, Blackburn
To Mystery Destination

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Date: Thur 15/7/76 SENIOR CITIZENS SPECIAL
Origin Leamington; pick-ups included Coventry, Birmingham, Bescot, Wolverhampton
To Blackpool North

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Date: Sun 18/7/76
Origin Coventry; pick-ups included Birmingham
To Weston-s-Mare

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Date: Sun 18/7/76
Origin Wellington; pick-ups included Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Coventry
To Southend Central

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Date: Sun 18/7/76
Origin Wellington; pick-ups were Wolverhampton, Birmingham
To Cleethorpes

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Date: Sun 18/7/76
Origin Nelson; pick-ups were Burnley C, Rose Grove, Accrington, Rishton, Blackburn
To Chester / Rhyl / Colwyn Bay / Llandudno

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Date: Mon 19/7/76
Origin Wolverhampton; pick-ups included Birmingham, Kings Norton, Barnt Green
To Tenby

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Date: Mon 19/7/76
Origin Banbury; pick-ups included Leamington, Coventry, Birmingham
To Skegness

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Date: Mon 19/7/76
Origin Coventry; pick-ups included Birmingham, Wolverhampton
To Windermere (train to Grange-over-Sands, bus to lake, steamer trip on lake)

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Date: Mon 19/7/76
Origin Nelson; pick-ups were Burnley C, Rose Grove, Accrington, Rishton, Blackburn
To Mystery Destination

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Date: Tues 20/7/76
Origin Coventry; pick-ups included Birmingham, Wolverhampton
To Bridlington

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Date: Tues 20/7/76
Origin Coventry; pick-ups included Birmingham, Wolverhampton
To Weymouth
(Footnote: due to the extensive nature of this trip, passengers will arrive back after midnight)

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Date: Tues 20/7/76
Origin Morecambe; pick-ups were Bare Lane, Lancaster, Preston, Leyland
To Mystery Destination

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Date: Tues 20/7/76
Origin Nelson; pick-ups were Burnley C, Rose Grove, Accrington, Rishton, Blackburn To Wolverhampton (fare includes coach fare to Bridgnorth for Severn Valley
Railway) / Birmingham (fare includes coach fare to Bewdley & admission to Safari Park)

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Date: Wed 21/7/76
Origin Nelson; pick-ups were Burnley C, Rose Grove, Accrington, Rishton, Blackburn, Leyland
To Mystery Destination

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Date: Wed 21/7/76
Origin Banbury; pick-ups included Leamington, Coventry, Birmingham
To Rhyl / Colwyn Bay / Llandudno

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Date: Wed 21/7/76
Origin Leamington; pick-ups included Coventry, Birmingham, Kings Norton, Barnt Green
To Tenby

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Date: Wed 21/7/76
Origin Wellington; pick-ups included Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Walsall
To Skegness

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Date: Wed 21/7/76
Origin Wolverhampton; pick-ups included Birmingham, Coventry
To Southend Central

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Date: Thur 22/7/76
Origin Blackpool N; pick-ups were Layton, Poulton, Kirkham, Preston, Blackburn, Rishton, Accrington
To York / Scarborough

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Date: Thur 22/7/76
Origin Coventry; pick-ups included Birmingham, Wolverhampton
To Gourock (for Dunoon)

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Date: Fri 23/7/76
Origin Banbury; pick-ups included Leamington, Coventry, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Wellington
To Borth / Aberystwyth

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Date: Fri 23/7/76
Origin Wellington; pick-ups included Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Walsall
To York / Scarborough

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Date: Sun 25/7/76
Origin Wolverhampton; pick-ups included Birmingham, Coventry
To Southend Central

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Date: Sun 25/7/76
Origin Wellington; pick-ups were Wolverhampton, Birmingham
To Dawlish / Teignmouth / Torquay / Paignton

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Date: Sun 25/7/76
Origin Leamington; pick-ups included Coventry, Birmingham
To Cleethorpes

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Date: Sun 25/7/76
Origin Nelson; pick-ups were Burnley C, Rose Grove, Accrington, Rishton, Blackburn, Leyland
To Chester / Rhyl / Colwyn Bay / Llandudno

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Date: Mon 26/7/76
Origin Barrow; pick-ups were Roose, Dalton, Ulverston, Cark, Grange
To York / Scarborough

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Date: Mon 26/7/76
Origin Nelson; pick-ups were Burnley C, Rose Grove, Accrington, Rishton, Blackburn, Leyland
To Mystery Destination

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Date: Mon 26/7/76
Origin Wellington; pick-ups included Wolverhampton, Bescot, Birmingham, Coventry
To Clacton

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Date: Mon 26/7/76
Origin Banbury; pick-ups included Leamington, Coventry, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Wellington
To Aberdovey / Tywyn / Barmouth

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Date: Mon 26/7/76
Origin Leamington; pick-ups included Coventry, Birmingham, Wolverhampton
To Blackpool North (return about midnight, with optional extra evening in Casino Horseshoe Bar)

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Date: Tues 27/7/76
Origin Wolverhampton; pick-ups included Bescot, Birmingham, Kings Norton, Barnt Green
To North Devon tour (rail to Barnstaple, coach tour to Lynmouth, Ilfracombe, Coombe Martin)

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Date: Tues 27/7/76
Origin Coventry; pick-ups included Birmingham, Wolverhampton
To Edinburgh

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Date: Tues 27/7/76
Origin Barrow; pick-ups were Roose, Dalton, Ulverston, Cark, Grange
To Mystery Destination

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Date: Tues 27/7/76
Origin Nelson; pick-ups were Burnley C, Rose Grove, Accrington, Rishton, Blackburn, Leyland
To Oxford (optional tour to Blenheim Palace)

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Date: Wed 28/7/76
Origin Nelson; pick-ups were Burnley C, Rose Grove, Accrington, Rishton, Blackburn, Leyland
To Bristol / Weston-s-Mare

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Date: Wed 28/7/76
Origin Morecambe; pick-ups were Bare Lane, Lancaster, Preston, Leyland
To Chester / Rhyl / Colwyn Bay / Llandudno

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Date: Wed 28/7/76
Origin Wolverhampton; pick-ups included Birmingham, Walsall
To Gt Yarmouth

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Date: Wed 28/7/76
Origin Banbury; pick-ups included Leamington, Coventry, Birmingham, Wolverhampton
To Rhyl / Colwyn Bay / Llandudno

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Date: Wed/Thur 28+29/7/76
Origin Coventry; pick-ups included Birmingham, Wolverhampton
To Ayr (departs Wed night and arriving Ayr next morning; returning Thurs evening)

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Date: Thur 29/7/76
Origin Nelson; pick-ups were Burnley C, Rose Grove, Accrington, Rishton, Blackburn, Leyland
To Westbury (fare included coach to Longleat & to see animals)

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Date: Thur 29/7/76
Origin Wellington; pick-ups included Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Kings Norton, Barnt Green
To Weston-s-Mare

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Date: Thur 29/7/76
Origin Leamington; pick-ups included Coventry, Birmingham, Walsall
To Bridlington

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Date: Fri 30/7/76
Origin Wolverhampton; pick-ups included Bescot, Birmingham, Kings Norton, Barnt Green
To Tenby

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Date: Fri 30/7/76
Origin Wellington; pick-ups included Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Coventry, Leamington, Banbury
To Portsmouth & Southsea / Portsmouth Harbour

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August

Date: Sun 1/8/76
Origin Wolverhampton; only pick-up was Birmingham
To Weymouth

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Date: Sun 1/8/76
Origin Wellington; pick-ups included Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Coventry
To Southend Victoria

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Date: Sun 1/8/76
Origin Coventry; pick-ups included Birmingham, Wolverhampton
To Rhyl / Colwyn Bay / Llandudno

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Date: Mon 2/8/76
Origin Leamington; pick-ups included Coventry, Birmingham, Northfield
To Dawlish / Teignmouth / Torquay / Paignton

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Date: Mon 2/8/76
Origin Wellington; pick-ups included Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Walsall
To York / Scarborough

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Date: Mon 2/8/76
Origin Banbury; pick-ups included Leamington, Coventry, Birmingham, Wolverhampton
To Blackpool North

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Date: Mon 2/8/76
Origin Barrow; pick-ups were Roose, Dalton, Ulverston, Cark, Grange To Mystery Destination

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Date: Tues 3/8/76
Origin Banbury; pick-ups included Leamington, Coventry, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Wellington
To Borth / Aberystwyth

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Date: Tues 3/8/76
Origin Wellington; pick-ups included Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Walsall
To Skegness

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Date: Tues 3/8/76
Origin Barrow; pick-ups were Roose, Dalton, Ulverston, Cark, Grange, Carnforth, Lancaster
To Chester / Rhyl / Colwyn Bay / Llandudno

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Date: Wed 4/8/76
Origin Barrow; pick-ups were Roose, Dalton, Ulverston, Cark, Grange, Carnforth, Lancaster
To Wolverhampton (fare includes coach fare to Bridgnorth for Severn Valley Railway) / Birmingham (fare includes coach fare to Bewdley & admission to Safari Park)

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Date: Wed 4/8/76
Origin Leamington; pick-ups included Coventry, Birmingham, Wolverhampton
To Grange-over-Sands (for bus to Lakeside and steamer to Bowness then bus back to Grange)

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Date: Wed 4/8/76
Origin Wellington; pick-ups included Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Walsall
To Cleethorpes

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Date: Wed 4/8/76
Origin Walsall; pick-ups included Birmingham, Wolverhampton
To Rhyl / Colwyn Bay / Llandudno

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Date: Thur 5/8/76
Origin Wolverhampton; pick-ups included Birmingham, Coventry
To Hastings / St Leonards / Eastbourne (presumably via Ashford)

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Date: Thur 5/8/76
Origin Leamington; pick-ups included Coventry, Birmingham, Northfield
To Tenby

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Date: Thur 5/8/76 (return overnight)
Origin Barrow; pick-ups were Roose, Dalton, Ulverston, Cark, Grange
To Mystery Destination

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Date: Fri 6/8/76
Origin Coventry; pick-ups included Birmingham, Wolverhampton
To Edinburgh

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Date: Fri 6/8/76
Origin Walsall; pick-ups included Birmingham, Wolverhampton
To Rhyl

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Date: Fri 6/8/76
Origin Wolverhampton; pick-ups included Birmingham, Coventry
To Canterbury East / Dover Priory

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Date: Sun 8/8/76
Origin Wellington; pick-ups were Wolverhampton, Birmingham
To Dawlish / Teignmouth / Torquay / Paignton

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Date: Sun 8/8/76
Origin Coventry; pick-ups included Birmingham, Wolverhampton
To Blackpool North

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Date: Sun 8/8/76
Origin Wolverhampton; pick-ups included Birmingham, Coventry, Leamington, Banbury
To Portsmouth & Southsea / Portsmouth Harbour

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Date: Sun 8/8/76
Origin Blackpool N; pick-ups were Layton, Poulton, Kirkham, Preston, Leyland
To Aberystwyth (for Vale of Rheidol)

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Date: Mon 9/8/76
Origin Wellington; pick-ups included Wolverhampton, Bescot, Birmingham, Coventry
To Brighton

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Date: Mon 9/8/76
Origin Coventry; pick-ups included Birmingham, Wolverhampton
To Morecambe

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Date: Tues 10/8/76
Origin Wolverhampton; pick-ups included Birmingham, Coventry, Leamington, Banbury
To Bournemouth / Poole

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Date: Tues 10/8/76
Origin Leamington; pick-ups included Coventry, Birmingham, Walsall
To Great Yarmouth

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Date: Wed 11/8/76
Origin Wellington; pick-ups included Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Walsall
To York / Scarborough

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Date: Wed 11/8/76
Origin Coventry; pick-ups included Birmingham, Bescot, Wolverhampton
To Rhyl / Colwyn Bay / Llandudno

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Date: Thur 12/8/76
Origin Wellington; pick-ups included Wolverhampton, Birmingham
To Great Yarmouth

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Date: Thur 12/8/76
Origin Wolverhampton; pick-ups included Bescot, Birmingham, Coventry
To Lowestoft (presumably via North London line & East Suffolk line)

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Date: Fri 13/8/76
Origin Banbury; pick-ups included Leamington, Coventry, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Wellington
To Borth / Aberystwyth

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Date: Fri 13/8/76
Origin Wellington; pick-ups included Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Walsall
To Skegness

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Date: Sun 15/8/76
Origin Wolverhampton; pick-ups included Birmingham, Coventry
To Southend Central

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Date: Sun 15/8/76
Origin Leamington; pick-ups included Coventry, Birmingham
To Bridlington

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Date: Sun 15/8/76
Origin Small Heath; pick-ups included Birmingham, Wolverhampton
To Rhyl / Colwyn Bay / Llandudno

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Date: Sun 15/8/76
Origin Nelson; pick-ups were Burnley C, Rose Grove, Accrington, Rishton, Blackburn
To Aberystwyth (for Vale of Rheidol)

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Date: Mon 16/8/76
Origin Wellington; pick-ups included Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Northfield
To Dawlish / Teignmouth / Torquay / Paignton

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Date: Mon 16/8/76
Origin Leamington; pick-ups included Coventry, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Wellington
To Aberdovey / Tywyn / Barmouth

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Date: Tues 17/8/76
Origin Wolverhampton; pick-ups were Bescot, Birmingham, Northfield
To Tenby

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Date: Wed 18/8/76
Origin Banbury; pick-ups included Leamington, Coventry, Birmingham, Wolverhampton
To Blackpool North

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Date: Wed 18/8/76
Origin Wellington; pick-ups included Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Walsall
To Cleethorpes

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Date: Wed 18/8/76
Origin Leamington; pick-ups included Coventry, Birmingham, Wolverhampton
To Rhyl / Colwyn Bay / Llandudno

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Date: Thur 19/8/76
Origin Coventry; pick-ups included Birmingham, Wolverhampton
To Southport (for Flower Show)

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Date: Thur 19/8/76
Origin Wolverhampton; pick-ups included Birmingham, Coventry
To Hastings / St Leonards / Eastbourne (presumably via Ashford)

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Date: Fri 20/8/76
Origin Wolverhampton; pick-ups included Birmingham, Coventry, Leamington, Banbury
To Portsmouth & Southsea / Portsmouth Harbour

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Date: Fri 20/8/76
Origin Wellington; pick-ups included Wolverhampton, Bescot, Birmingham, Coventry
To Clacton

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Date: Sat 21/8/76
Origin Blackpool N; pick-ups were Poulton, Preston, Lancaster
To Edinburgh (for Tattoo)

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Date: Sun 22/8/76
Origin Wolverhampton; only pick-up was Birmingham
To Great Yarmouth

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Date: Sun 22/8/76
Origin Wolverhampton; only pick-up was Birmingham
To York / Scarborough

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Date: Mon 23/8/76
Origin Wolverhampton; pick-ups included Birmingham, Coventry, Leamington, Banbury
To Bournemouth / Weymouth

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Date: Mon 23/8/76
Origin Wellingon; pick-ups included Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Northfield
To Weston-s-Mare

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Date: Tues 24/8/76
Origin Wellington; pick-ups included Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Coventry
To Here Bay / Margate / Broadstairs / Ramsgate

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Date: Wed 25/8/76
Origin Coventry; pick-ups included Birmingham, Bescot, Wolverhampton
To Grange-over-Sands (for bus to Lakeside and steamer to Bowness then bus back to Grange)

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Date: Wed 25/8/76
Origin Banbury; pick-ups included Leamington, Coventry, Birmingham, Wolverhampton
To Rhyl / Colwyn Bay / Llandudno

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Date: Wed 25/8/76
Origin Leamington; pick-ups included Coventry, Birmingham, Wolverhampton
To Blackpool North

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Date: Thur 26/8/76
Origin Coventry; pick-ups included Birmingham, Wolverhampton
To Gourock (for Dunoon)

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Date: Thur 26/8/76
Origin Wellingon; pick-ups included Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Northfield
To Dawlish / Teignmouth / Torquay / Paignton

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Date: Fri 27/8/76
Origin Wellington; pick-ups included Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Coventry
To Southend Central

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Date: Fri 27/8/76
Origin Walsall; pick-ups included Birmingham, Wolverhampton
To Rhyl

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Date: Sun 29/8/76
Origin Wolverhampton; only pick-up was Birmingham
To Dawlish / Teignmouth / Torquay / Paignton

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Date: Sun 29/8/76
Origin Birmingham; only pick-up was Wolverhampton
To Rhyl / Colwyn Bay / Llandudno

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Date: Sun 29/8/76
Origin Wolverhampton; only pick-up was Birmingham
To Hastings / St Leonards / Eastbourne

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Date: Mon 30/8/76
Origin Coventry; pick-ups were Birmingham, Wolverhampton
To Edinburgh

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Date: Mon 30/8/76
Origin Wellington; pick-ups included Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Coventry
Mystery destination

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Date: Mon 30/8/76
Origin Wolverhampton; pick-ups included Birmingham, Solihull, Leamington, Banbury
To Portsmouth & Southsea / Portsmouth Harbour

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Date: Mon 30/8/76
Origin Birmingham; pick-ups included Wolverhampton
To Rhyl

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Date: Mon 30/8/76
Origin Leamington; pick-ups included Coventry, Birmingham
To Dawlish / Teignmouth / Torquay / Paignton

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Date: Mon 30/8/76
Origin Walsall; pick-ups included Bescot, Stechford, Coventry (NOT Birmingham)
To Portsmouth & Southsea / Portsmouth Harbour

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Date: Mon 30/8/76
Origin Coventry; pick-ups included Birmingham
To Barry Island

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Date: Mon 30/8/76
Origin Coventry; pick-ups included Stechford, Bescot
(NOT Birmingham)
To Rhyl

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Date: Mon 30/8/76
Origin Leamington; pick-ups included Coventry, Birmingham, Wolverhampton
To Colwyn Bay / Llandudno

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Date: Mon 30/8/76
Origin Leamington; pick-ups included Coventry, Birmingham, Walsall
To York / Scarborough

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Date: Mon 30/8/76
Origin Leamington; pick-ups included Coventry, Birmingham, Walsall
To Whatstandwell / Matlock Bath / Matlock

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Date: Mon 30/8/76
Origin Banbury; pick-ups included Leamington, Coventry, Birmingham, Wolverhampton
To Blackpool North

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Date: Mon 30/8/76
Origin Wolverhampton; pick-ups included Birmingham
To Grindleford / Hathersage / Bamford / Hope / Edale / Chinley

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Date: Mon 30/8/76
Origin Blackpool N; pick-ups were Layton, Poulton, Kirkham, Preston, Blackburn, Rishton, Accrington
To York

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Date: Mon 30/8/76
Origin Nelson; pick-ups were Burnley C, Rose Grove, Accrington, Rishton, Blackburn
To Mystery Destination

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Date: Tues 31/8/76
Origin Wellingon; pick-ups included Wolverhampton, Birmingham
To Skegness

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Date: Tues 31/8/76
Origin Leamington; pick-ups included Coventry, Birmingham, Walsall
To Bridlington

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September

Edinburgh Tattoo special trains operate on:
Bank Holiday Monday 30 August
Wed 1 Sept
Sat 4 Sept
All originated at Coventry; pick-ups were Birmingham, Wolverhampton

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Date: Sat 4/9/76
Origin Blackpool N; pick-ups were Layton, Poulton, Kirkham, Preston, Lancaster
To Balloch (with included paddle steamer trip on Loch Lomond)

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Isle of Man weekend
Special booked to leave Fri evening 10 Sept and was due back approx tea time Sun 12 Sept
Fare includes rail to Liverpool, bus to ship, sea fare, meals, B&B

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Date: Sat 11/9/76
Origin Nelson; pick-ups were Burnley C, Rose Grove, Accrington, Rishton, Blackburn, Preston, Lancaster
To Edinburgh (for Tattoo)

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Date: Sat 18/9/76
Origin Nelson; pick-ups were Burnley C, Rose Grove, Accrington, Rishton, Blackburn, Preston, Lancaster
To Haltwhistle (for rail ramble) / Newcastle / Berwick-on-Tweed

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Date: Mon 20/9/76
Origin Nelson; pick-ups were Burnley C, Rose Grove, Accrington, Rishton, Blackburn
To Chester / Rhyl / Colwyn Bay / Llandudno

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Date: Sat 25/9/76
Origin Barrow; pick-ups were Roose, Dalton, Ulverston, Cark, Grange, Carnforth, Lancaster
To Mystery Destination

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Date: Sat 25/9/76
Origin Carlisle; pick-ups were Penrith, Oxenholme, Lancaster, Preston
To Gloucester (optional tour to Wildfowl Trust & Berkeley Castle)

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October

Date: Sat 2/10/76
Origin Blackpool N; pick-ups were Layton, Poulton, Kirkham, Preston, Leyland
To Mystery Destination

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Date: Sat 9/10/76
Origin Carlisle; pick-ups were Penrith, Oxenholme, Lancaster
To Mystery Destination

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Date: Sat 16/10/76
Origin Nelson; pick-ups were Burnley C, Rose Grove, Accrington, Rishton, Blackburn, Leyland
To Mystery Destination

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Date: Sat 23/10/76
Origin Barrow; pick-ups were Roose, Dalton, Ulverston, Cark, Grange
To London (for Motor Show)

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Date: Sat 23/10/76
Origin Nelson; pick-ups were Burnley C, Rose Grove, Accrington, Blackburn
To London (for Motor Show)

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Date: Sat 30/10/76
Origin Carlisle; pick-ups were Penrith, Oxenholme, Lancaster
To London (for Motor Show)

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Date: Sat 30/10/76
Origin Blackpool N; pick-ups were Poulton, Kirkham, Preston
To London (for Motor Show)

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November

Date: Sat 6/11/76
Origin Barrow; pick-ups were Roose, Dalton, Ulverston, Cark, Grange, Carnforth, Lancaster
To Mystery Destination

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Date: Sat 6/11/76
Origin Nelson; pick-ups were Burnley C, Rose Grove, Accrington, Rishton, Blackburn
To Mystery Destination / Mixture (+ unknown item included in fare)

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Date: Sat + Sun 27+28/11/76 (repeat of earlier mini-weekend)
Origin Carlisle; pick-ups were Penrith, Oxenholme, Lancaster, Preston
To Llandrindod Wells (fare included dinner, B&B, coach tour & lunch)

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Source : 'Devonian'

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