The Railtour Files - 1957

Date Railtour Operator Headcode Tour name Traction Review Timings Comments
16/11/57 BR ? (Football Special) ? - -  
10/11/57 ??? ? Kentish Heights Special ???? & 31064 - -  
12/10/57 SLS ? Usk - Monmouth Centenary Rail Tour at least 4668 - Yes  
05/10/57 BR ? (Football Special) ? - -  
05/10/57 REC ? Compass Rose 30051 - Yes  
05/10/57 RCTS M969 (throughout?) London Freight Lines 30687 & 42686 - -  
28/09/57 TRPS ? Talyllyn Special 3440, 9021, 50781 & 78006 - -  
22/09/57 SLS ? Hammersmith & City and Inner Circle Rail Tour 16 & L46 - Yes  
22/09/57 BR ? (Day Excursion) 30909 - -  
21/09/57 REC ? ??? ? - -  
15/09/57 ??? ? ??? 3440 - -  
14/09/57 BR ? (Hop Pickers Special) 32678 - -  
14/09/57 ??? ? (Photographic Excursion) ? - -  
08/09/57 BR ? (Ramblers Excursion) 34068 - -  
08/09/57 FRS ? ??? ? - -  
07/09/57 ??? ? ??? ? - -  
01/09/57 BR ? (Return Hop Pickers' Friends Excursion) 31899, 32670 & 32678 - -  
01/09/57 SLS ? Swindon Works & Shed by 'City of Truro' at least 3440 - -  
25/08/57 SLS ? City of Truro 3440 - Yes  
25/08/57 BR ? (Day Excursion) at least 4133 - -  
25/08/57 BR ? (Day Excursion) at least 31795 - -  
25/08/57 BR ? (Trentham Gardens branch) DMU - -  
24/08/57 BR ? (Day Excursions) - 2 trains 45395 & 45419 - -  
22/08/57 BR ? (Conducted Tour of Derby Locomotive Works) Did it run? - Yes  
18/08/57 RCTS ? Moonraker Special 3440 & 5802 - Yes  
18/08/57 ??? ? ??? at least 34073 - -  
11/08/57 BR (M) M699 (Boy Scouts' International Jubilee Jamboree Day Excursion) Did it run? - -  
07/08/57 BR (M) W681 (Conducted Tour of Crewe Locomotive Works) 46151 - Yes  
05/08/57 BR ? (Day Excursion) at least 40696 & 73051 - -  
05/08/57 ?BR? ? City of Exeter Holiday Express at least 34001 - -  
02/08/57 BR ? (West Midlands Holiday Express) at least 7929 - -  
??/08/57 BR ? (Day Excursion) 43937 - -  
28/07/57 BR ? (Day Excursion) ? - -  
27/07/57 SLS ? Kington Centenary 1455 - Yes  
21/07/57 BR ? (Day Excursion) DMU - -  
20/07-24/07/57 ??? ? T.V. Show Train 1957 Did it run? - -  
14/07/57 BR ? (Day Excursion) 45288 - -  
13/07/57 SLS ? South Wales Rail Tour (Cardiff Area, Part 1) 1471 & 5574 - Yes  
08/07/57 BR ? (Return Hop Pickers Special) at least 32670 & 32678 - -  
07/07/57 LCGB ? South Western Limited (Diamond Jubilee Special) Did it run? - -  
07/07/57 TRPS ? ??? Did it run? - -  
29/06/57 ??? ? ??? 65469 - -  
23/06/57 RCTS ? Yorkshire Coast Rail Tour 62387, 62731, 68246 & 69881 - Yes  
23/06/57 GR Lockie/BR at least: SPL107 Riverside Special 32331 - Yes  
16/06/57 SLS ? City of Truro 3440 - Yes  
15/06-16/06/57 BRC&TS ? ??? ? - -  
15/06/57 NC ? I Spy Special 3440 - -  
15/06/57 REC ? Saracens Head Rail Tour at least 69594 & 80135 - Yes  
15/06/57 RCTS ? (Sittingbourne & Kemsley) 'Alpha' & 'Excelsior' - -  
14/06/57 BR ? (Day Excursion) 44772 - -  
05/06/57 BR ? (Day Excursion) 44772 - -  
02/06/57 RCTS W685 Mercian 43018, 45091 & 45511 - Yes  
02/06/57 BLS ? Yorkshireman at least 62387 & 68726 - -  
02/06/57 BLS ? Fenlander CANCELLED - -  
01/06/57 MLS/SLS ? (Whittingham Hospital Railway) Sentinel 'Gradwell' - Yes  
01/06/57 BR ? (Day Excursions) - 4 trains at least 34017, 34068, 34087 & 34092 - -  
01/06/57 BR ? (Day Excursion) at least 31899 - -  
01/06/57 RCTS ? (Esholt Sewage Works, Bradford) at least 'Nellie' - -  
??/06/57 BR ? (Day Excursion) 42770 - -  
31/05/57 BR ? (Educational Excursion) ? - -  
25/05/57 SLS ? North Staffordshire Rail Tour (Part 1) at least 42627 - Yes  
25/05/57 ??? ? (Sunday School Excursion) at least 61329 - -  
25/05/57 BR ? (All-Day Excursion : Day Outing for Amateur Photographers) Did it run? - Yes  
19/05/57 SLS at least SPL39 London, Chatham & Dover Rail Tour 31107, 31337, 31425, 31434 & 31545 - Yes  
19/05/57 ??? ? ??? 3440 - -  
18/05-19/05/57 RCTS ? (North East Industrial Visit) at least ICI 25 & ICI 39 - -  
18/05/57 Ian Allan/TI ? Daffodil Express 3440, 4090, 4358 & 8104 - Yes  
18/05/57 RB ? (1957 Works Outing) at least 61209 - -  
12/05/57 RCTS at least 880 East Midlander No.3 62571 - Yes  
11/05/57 LCGB M790 (Special Tour Over The Harpenden, Hemel Hempstead Branch) 43245 - Yes  
11/05/57 GRS at least M990 S.M.J.R. and Wolverton Rail Tour at least 40930 - -  
05/05/57 SLS/MLS W600 Caernarvonshire Rail Tour 42356 & 42366 - Yes  
05/05/57 ?BR? W600 (Day Excursion) 45582 - -  
05/05/57 ?BR? ? (Ramblers Excursion) at least 30545 & 32526 - -  
05/05/57 AMR ? Stratford Flyer 41143 - -  
04/05/57 ?BR? ? (FA Cup Final Specials) various - -  
30/04/57 ??? ? (Grimsby Docks to Hull) ? - -  
30/04/57 REC ? (Bournemouth Area Industrial Rail Tour) Did it run? - - Advertised tour
28/04/57 RCTS ? North Somerset Rail Tour 3440, 5528, 30453, 41202 & 41203 - Yes  
27/04/57 SLS M750 Nottinghamshire Coalfield Rail Tour at least 84006 - Yes  
27/04/57 SRC ? London Rail Tour at least 67735 & 69462 - Yes SRC's 3rd railtour
24/04/57 IA ? (Doncaster Works) 60029, 61008 & 61272 - -  
23/04/57 ??? ? ??? at least 3440 - -  
22/04/57 BR ? (Day Excursion) 73047 & 75071 - -  
21/04/57 BR ? (Ramblers Excursion) 34008 - -  
21/04/57 ??? ? ??? at least 30902 & 31907 - -  
14/04/57 REC 980 Charnwood Forester 43728, 58209, 60032, 67357 & 67380 - Yes  
06/04/57 REC ? (Tiptree and Maldon West) at least 65443 & 68628 - Yes  
??/04/57 BR ? (Day Excursion) 41094 - -  
31/03/57 BR ? (Theatrical Special) 34007 & 34095 - -  
30/03-31/03/57 FRS ? ??? at least 3440, 5040 & 7817 - Yes  
23/03/57 SLS at least W711 (Stafford - Bromshall Jn Last Train) 41224 - Yes  
17/03/57 ICRS/C&GES ? Severn Tunnel and Sudbrook Pumping Station at least GWR Railcar W16W - -  
16/03/57 BR ? (Day Excursion) 45001 - -  
02/03/57 BR ? (Football Specials) - 2 trains at least 73111 & 73115 - -  
27/02/57 BR ? (Troop Trains) - 2 trains 61280 & 61375 - -  
24/02/57 LCGB [4] ? Southern Counties Limited 30929, 32424, 32437, 32636, 32650, 69257, 69319 & 80152 - -  
05/02/57 DM ? Rock 'N' Roll Special Did it run? - -  
26/01/57 BR at least W701 & W714 (Football Specials) at least 45038 & 45114 - -  
15/01/57 BR ? (Day Excursion) 31487 & 34017 - -  
12/01/57 BR ? (Football Special) ? - -  
12/01/57 BR ? (Football Special) 31631 - -  
05/01/57 BR ? (Football Special) 45147 & 61104 - -  


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