The Railtour Files - 1977

Date Railtour Operator Heacode(s) Tour name Traction Review Timings
17/12/77 BR   Santa Special (Merrymaker Excursion)   - Yes
17/12/77 ?BR?   (Day Excursion)   - Yes
11/12/77 BR   (Christmas Shoppers Special)   - -
03/12/77 RPPR   Class 74 Farewell   - Yes
03/12/77 BR   (Christmas Shoppers Special)   - -
03/12/77 BR   (Mystery Excursion)   - -
03/12/77 WRC   Cambrian Coast Express   - -
03/12/77 SRPS   ???   - -
03/12/77 ???   (Army Special)   Did it run?
30/11/77 BR (ER)   (Inter-City 125 Sales Staff Invitation Trip)   - Yes
26/11/77 BR   (Merrymaker Excursion)   - -
26/11/77 BRTA   (Manchester)   - -
26/11/77 RCTS   Reunion Rail Tour   - Yes
19/11/77 BR   (Day Excursion)   - -
19/11/77 SRPS   ???   - -
12/11/77 BR   Cross Town Railtour IV   - Yes
12/11/77 ???   ???   - -
12/11/77 BR   (Day Excursion)   - -
12/11/77 BR   (Holiday Preview Special)   - -
12/11/77 M&GNJRS   Clydeside Express   - Yes
05/11/77 BR   (Day Excursion)   - -
29/10/77-30/10/77 BR   (Pleasure Seeker - Blackpool)   - Yes
29/10/77 LCGB   Hadrian Rail Tour   - -
29/10/77 6000LA   Pennine Venturer   - -
29/10/77 M&GNJRS   Pennine Rover   - -
29/10/77 BR (E)   (Autumn Preview Trip)   - Yes
23/10/77 BR   (Day Excursion)   - Yes
22/10/77 RPPR   Toffeeapple Farewell Railtour   - Yes
22/10/77 BR (E)   (Holiday Preview Special)   - -
22/10/77 BLS   Dukeries Limited   - Yes
16/10/77 RPPR   Deltic to Devon, Cromptons to Cornwall   - Yes
15/10/77 LVRC   Amazing Grice   - Yes
15/10/77 TB1LS   North Yorkshire Express   - Yes
15/10/77 DAA   Peaks Express (re-run)   - Yes
15/10/77 BR   (Merrymaker Excursion)   - -
15/10/77 ?ELS?   East Anglian   - -
15/10/77 MRS   NCB Special   - -
12/10/77 BR   (Football Special)   - -
09/10/77 MTK & DTG   MTK Railtour   - Yes
??/10/77 MDG   Thames Valley Rambler   - Yes
08/10/77 BR   (Merrymaker Excursion)   - -
08/10/77 BR   Edinburgh Explorer (Merrymaker Excursion)   - -
08/10/77 LVRC   Trans-Pennine   - Yes
08/10/77 6000LA/MNLPS   Western Jubilee & Midland Jubilee - 2 trains   - Yes
08/10/77 SRPS   ???   - -
08/10/77 LCGB   Diesel Multiple Unit Rail Tour From Crewe   Postponed to
18/03/78
07/10-09/10/77 WRC   Spirit of the Barley   - Yes
01/10/77 TRPS   Rail & Coach to Talyllyn and Welshpool & Llanfair Railways   - -
01/10/77 RCTS   Roses No.2   - Yes
01/10/77 DAA   Peaks Express   - Yes
01/10/77 BR   (Merrymaker Excursion) - same train as below?   - -
01/10/77 BR   (Day Excursion) - same train as above?   - -
01/10/77 BR   (Rail Ale Ramble)   - -
01/10/77 BR   (Merrymaker Excursion)   - -
01/10/77 BR   (Cardiff Canton Depot Open Day Shuttles)   - -
01/10/77 MNLPS/SLOA   Midland Jubilee & Western Jubilee - 2 trains   - Yes
01/10/77 BR   (Merrymaker Excursion)   - -
01/10/77 SRPS   ???   - -
27/09/97 BR   (Merrymaker Special)   - Yes
25/09/77 BR   (Merrymaker Excursion)   - Yes
24/09/77 RPPR   Deltic Pictorial   - Yes
24/09/77 BR   Mystery Trip   - -
24/09/77 BR   (Merrymaker Excursion)   - -
24/09/77 LCGB   Peak Farewell   - Yes
24/09/77 BR   (Haymarket Depot Open Day Shuttles)   - -
24/09/77 BRTA   ???   - -
24/09/77 DRC   Stanier-Jubilee Express   - Yes
18/09/77 BR   (Merrymaker Excursion)   - -
18/09/77 OPC   Ebbw Vale Wander   - Yes
18/09/77 LNER   West Countryman   - -
17/09/77 BR   (Day Excursion)   - -
17/09/77 ?BR?   (Day Excursion)   - -
17/09/77 BR   Bournemouth Explorer (Merrymaker Excursion)   - Yes
17/09/77 A&DRAC   Silver Jubilee   - -
17/09/77 F&W   York Flyer   - -
17/09/77 LR/SR   Speyside Express   - Yes
10/09/77 BR   (Brighton Station Open Day Shuttles)   - -
10/09/77 BR   (Merrymaker Excursion) [No. E237]   - Yes
10/09/77 VLV (1)   Trave-Ems-Express   - -
04/09/77 NELPG/MR   Metro Express   - Yes
03/09/77 BR   (Day Excursion)   Yes -
03/09/77 ???   ???   - -
03/09/77 SRPS   ???   - -
29/08/77 BR   Edinburgh Day Out   - -
29/08/77 BR   (Merrymaker Excursion)   - -
29/08/77 ?BR?   (Day Excursion)   - -
29/08/77 ???   ???   - -
29/08/77 ???   ???   - -
29/08/77 ???   ???   - -
29/08/77 ???   ???   - -
29/08/77 ???   ???   - -
29/08/77 ???   ???   - -
28/08/77 LNER   ???   - -
28/08/77 LNER   East Anglian   - -
28/08/77 BRTA   ???   - -
27/08/77 BLS   Forth Clyde Wanderer   - Yes
21/08/77 BR (WR)   (Day Excursion - Summer Spree Excursion)   - Yes
21/08/77 BR   (Day Excursion)   - -
20/08/77 BR   (Seaside Saver)   - Yes
20/08/77 SRPS   ???   - -
17/08/77 BR   (Day Excursion)   - -
14/08/77 BR   (Summer Preview Excursion)   - Yes
14/08/77 BR ? (Advertised Day Excursion) 46028 - -
13/08/77 BR   (Football Special)   - -
07/08/77 BR   (Mystery Excursion)   - -
07/08/77 F&W   Cambrian Coast Express   - -
07/08/77 ???   ???   - -
07/08/77 ???   ???   - -
06/08/77 SRPS   ???   - -
03/08/77 BR   (Holiday Preview Special)   - -
03/08/77 ???   ???   - -
02/08/77 BR   (Merrymaker Excursion)   - -
02/08/77 ???   ???   - -
01/08/77 BR   (Holiday Preview Special)   -  
31/07/77 RPPR 1Z37 Western Reunion   - Yes
31/07/77 ???   ???   - -
31/07/77 ???   ???   - -
31/07/77 ???   ???   - -
31/07/77 ???   ???   - -
29/07-31/07/77 BRTA   'Outabout' Excursion to Edinburgh   - Yes
28/07/77 BR   (Holiday Preview Special)   - -
24/07/77 BR   Melton Mowbray Pieman   - Yes
24/07/77 SLA   Borderman   - Yes
24/07/77 BR (E)   (Day Excursion)   - -
23/07/77 BR   (Merrymaker Excursion)   - -
23/07/77 LVRC   Silver Jubilee   - -
?21/07 or 23/07/77? BR   (?Day Excursion or Merrymaker?)   - -
17/07/77 ???   ???   - -
17/07/77 ???   ???   - -
17/07/77 ???   ???   - -
16/07/77 BR   (Ashford Depot Open Day Shuttles)   - -
14/07/77 BR   (School Special)   - -
10/07/77 BR   Anniversaries Rail Tour   - Yes
10/07/77 BR   (Mystery Excursion)   - -
? 10/07/77 ? BR   (Merrymaker Excursion)   Yes -
10/07/77 BR   Deltic Over Shap (Merrymaker Excursion)   - Yes
10/07/77 WRC   Dick Turpin   - -
09/07/77 BR   (Day Excursion)   - -
05/07/77 BR   York Day Out   - -
05/07/77 ???   ???   - -
03/07/77 BR   (Merrymaker Excursion)   - -
03/07/77 LT   Enthusiasts' COP Stock Tour   - Yes
03/07/77 6000LA   Great Western Venturer   - Yes
03/07/77 ???   ???   - -
29/06/77 ???   ???   - -
26/06/77 ???   ???   - -
25/06/77 M & GN   Conway Bay Express   - -
25/06/77 ESTA   (no tour name)   - Yes
25/06/77 SRPS   ???   - -
21/06/77 BR   (Excursion to Grange-over-Sands)   - -
18/06/77 SRPS   ???   - -
15/06/77 ???   (Ruston Gas Turbines Charter)   - -
13/06/77 BR   (HST Special)   - -
12/06/77 MLST   North Wales Land Cruise 1 & 2 (2 trains)   - -
11/06/77 BR   (HST Special)   - -
11/06/77 BR   (HST Special)   - -
10/06/77 BR   (HST Special)   - -
10/06/77 BR   (HST Special)   - -
09/06/77 BR   (HST Special)   - -
08/06/77 BR   (HST Special)   - -
08/06/77 BR   (HST Special)   - -
07/06/77 LNER   Mid-Walesman   - -
07/06/77 BR   Silver Jubilee   - -
07/06/77 BR   (HST Special)   - -
07/06/77 BR   (HST Special)   - -
07/06/77 ???   ???   - -
07/06/77 ???   ???   - -
06/06/77 BR   (HST Special)   - -
06/06/77 BR   (HST Special)   - -
06/06/77 BR   (Day Excursion)   - -
06/06/77 NSRS   Knotty Rambler   - -
05/06/77 BR   (Merrymaker Excursion)   - -
05/06/77 ???   ???   - -
05/06/77 ???   ???   - -
05/06/77 BR (SW)   (Day Excursion)   - -
04/06/77 BR   (Day Excursion)   - -
04/06/77 BRTA   ???   - -
04/06/77 SRPS   ???   - -
03/06/77 BR   (Merrymaker Excursion)   - -
29/05/77 SLOA   Great Western Envoy   - Yes
29/05/77 ???   East Anglian   - -
28/05/77 BLS   Daucledau and Dyfed Railtour   - Yes
28/05/77 BR   (Merrymaker Excursion)   - -
28/05/77 BR/SLS   (Day Excursion)   - -
28/05/77 BR   (Day Excursion)   - -
28/05/77 KLC   ???   - -
28/05/77 ???   ???   - Yes
22/05/77 BR   (Day Excursion)   - -
22/05/77 LT   COP Stock Tour   - Yes
21/05/77 SRPS   (Clyde and Loch Fyne)   - -
20/05-22/05/77 WRC   Queen of Scots   - -
21/05/77 M&GNJRS   Norfolkman   - -
21/05/77 LNER   ???   - -
21/05/77 ?BR?   (?Day Excursion?)   - -
21/05/77 BR   (?Day Excursion or Merrymaker?)   - -
21/05/77 IRRS/LCGB   ???   - -
14/05/77 RCTS   Midland Welshman   - Yes
14/05/77 RPPR   Silver Jubilee Special   - Yes
14/05/77 BR   (Merrymaker Excursion)   - -
14/05/77 BR   (Merrymaker Excursion)   - -
14/05/77 BR   (Mystery Excursion)   - -
14/05/77 BR   (Day Excursion)   - -
14/05/77 BR   (Day Excursion)   - -
13/05-15/05/77 LNER   Scilly Isles Express   - -
13/05-15/05/77 BR   Longest Merrymaker   - -
07/05/77 BR   (Spalding Flower Festival Special)   - -
07/05/77 BR   (Spalding Flower Festival Special)   - -
07/05/77 BR   (Spalding Flower Festival Special)   - -
07/05/77 BR   (Spalding Flower Festival Special)   - -
07/05/77 BR?   (Spalding Flower Festival Special)   - -
07/05/77 BR?   (Spalding Flower Festival Special)   - -
07/05/77 BR?   (Spalding Flower Festival Special)   - -
07/05/77 BR   (Jubilee Special Excursion)   - Yes
06/05-08/05/77 BR   West Highland Rail 'n' Sail Safari Excursion   - Yes
01/05/77 LVRC   Corkscrew Shuttle   - -
30/04/77 BR ? (Welsh Family Reunion) ? - Yes
30/04/77 LVRC   Royal Duchy   - Yes
30/04/77 SRPS   Highland Wanderer   - -
30/04/77 A4LS   ?Steam on BR?   - -
30/04/77 HLPG   ?Steam on BR?   - -
30/04/77 ???   ???   - -
23/04/77 LCGB   Peak Commemorative   - Yes
23/04/77 RCTS   Wessex Venturer   - Yes
23/04/77 BR   (Football Special)   - -
23/04/77 BR   (Merrymaker Excursion)   - Yes
23/04/77 BR ? (Advertised Day Excursion) 47184, 47193, 47536 & 85004 - Yes
23/04/77 M&GNJRS   Cathedrals Express   - -
23/04/77 SVRA   Severn Valley Limited   - -
16/04/77 MNLPS   Thames Tamar Express   - Yes
16/04/77 B1   Dinting-York Express   - Yes
16/04/77 BR   (Merrymaker Excursion)   - -
16/04/77 BR   (Merrymaker Excursion)   - -
11/04/77 BR   (Merrymaker Mystery Excursion)   - -
11/04/77 BR   (Merrymaker Mystery Tour)   - -
11/04/77 BR   (Holiday Preview Special)   - -
11/04/77 BRTA   Dyfed Coast Express   - -
11/04/77 QRS   (Quainton Road Shuttles)   - -
10/04/77 ??? ? ??? at least 47107 - -
10/04/77 BR 1X80 (Day Excursion) HST - -
09/04/77 BR ? (Merrymaker Excursion) ? - -
09/04/77 BR 1Z68 (Merrymaker Excursion) 45063 & 47174 - Yes
09/04/77 BR ? (Merrymaker Excursion) 47516 - -
09/04/77 BR 1Z45 (Day Excursion) 47199 - -
09/04/77 BR at least 1G55 (Day Excursion) at least 37036 - -
09/04/77 WRC ? Liverpool Exchange Farewell Tour 25066 - -
03/04/77 CET ? Midland Wightsman steam: 7029 - -
02/04/77 BR ? (Holiday Preview Special) 45021 & 47051 - -
02/04/77 BR (SW) ? (Day Excursion) ? - -
02/04/77 LVRC ? Red Dragon CANCELLED - -
01/04-03/04/77 BR ? (Weekend Excursion) 40091, 40099, 47053, 47470 & 81013 - -
01/04/77 ??? ? Speyside Express at least steam: 60009 - -
26/03/77 BR ? (Merrymaker Excursion) 47190 - -
26/03/77 BR ? (Day Excursion) 46008 & 47151 - Yes
26/03/77 BR ? (Welsh Family Reunion) ? - Yes
26/03/77 RCTS 1Z40 North & East Kent Rail Tour DEMU - Yes
26/03/77 LNER ? Keighley & Carlisle Express ? - -
26/03/77 MRS ? Dowlais/Coed Ely DMU - Yes
21/03/77 BR ? (Merrymaker Excursion) HST - -
19/03/77 LNER ? North Easterner ? - -
19/03/77 BR ? (Holiday Preview Special) 47461 - -
19/03/77 BR ? Solent Express (Merrymaker Excursion) 47174 - Yes
12/03/77 LCGB ? ??? DMU - Yes
11/03 & 13/03/77 EBS/BR ? (Football Special) Did it run - -
05/03/77 BR ? (Day Excursion) 45008 Yes -
05/03/77 BR ? (Merrymaker Excursion) 45016 & 47138 - -
05/03/77 BR ? (Merrymaker Excursion) 47495 - -
05/03/77 LCGB ? Caledonian No.2 Railtour at least 20095, 20206? & 86019 - Yes
26/02/77 BR ? (Merrymaker Excursion) 47544 - -
26/02/77 BR 1Z43 (Day Excursion) 45018, 45067 & 85024 - -
26/02/77 BR 1Z52 Western Tribute 1013 & 1023 - Yes
26/02/77 BR ? (?Day Excursion or Merrymaker?) class 47 - -
26/02/77 BRTA ? (Birmingham) 33106 & 33115 - -
24/02/77 RPPR 1Z52 Western Lament 1048 - Yes
20/02/77 RPPR 1Z08 Western Requiem 37179, 1010 & 1023 - Yes
19/02/77 SLA 1Z14 Southern Belle 1013 - Yes
19/02/77 NSPCC/WT ? Lledr Valley Express 24087 & 24133 - Yes
13/02/77 RPPR 1Z08 Western Requiem Relief 1010 - Yes
12/02/77 F&W 1Z54 Western Finale 1023 - Yes
12/02/77 BR 1Z17 (Mystery Excursion) at least 47513 & 86036 - -
12/02/77 BR 1Z16 (Day Excursion) at least 47536 - -
12/02/77 BR ? (?Day Excursion or Merrymaker?) class 47 - -
05/02/77 MRS ? Capitals United Express 1023 - -
05/02/77 BR ? (Football Special) at least 85014 - -
05/02/77 BR ? (Football Special) at least 47227 & 86250 - -
29/01/77 RPPR ? Western Memorial 1023 - Yes
29/01/77 BR ? (?Day Excursion or Merrymaker?) class 47 - -
22/01/77 RPPR ? Pennine Venturer No.4 at least 25057 - -
22/01/77 BR ? (Football Specials) at least 47031 & 47136 - -
22/01/77 BHAFC ? (Football Special) at least 33043 - -
15/01/77 BR 1Z11 (Rugby Special) at least 47479 & 1013 - Yes
08/01/77 BR ? (Merrymaker Excursion) 47172 - -
08/01/77 BR ? (Football Special) at least 47197 & 86231 - -
08/01/77 BR ? (Football Special) at least 33007 - -
08/01/77 BR ? (Football Special) at least 45066 & 86033 - -
08/01/77 BR ? (Football Special) at least 86214 - -
08/01/77 BR ? (Football Special) at least ?46035? - -
08/01/77 BR ? (Football Special) at least 40054 - -

The following Pages contain details of a number of B.R. mid-week excursions and Merrymakers that were advertised through 1977. They were taken from an advertising leaflet thus confirmation if they ran, and if they did then the route & locos are all required.

1977 Midweek Trips to York

1977 Merrymaker (& Mystery) Excursions


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