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DMU Railtours


DMUs were surprisingly popular on railtours, particularly those that focused on the line travelled and not the motive power, as DMUs allowed access to many routes that a conventional loco-hauled tour couldn't easily manage.

This is not a definitive list of DMU railtours, simply a gallery of some of those tours. For a more detailed railtour site see the Six Bells Junction website.

Details of the regular "Quaintonian" trains that ran to the Buckingham Railway Centre have their own pages.

If you have any photographs that could be added here please get in touch.

1950s


15th September 1956 - The Little North Western


An RCTS tour from Leeds City that visited Carnforth, Arnside, Penrith etc. using a 4-car Derby Lightweight set.
The railtour on Six Bells Junction website.

The Little North Western

79510

A 4-car Derby Lightweight set, the closest vehicle appears to be E79510. Taken on the 15th September 1956 at Tebay, it's probably the RCTS 'The Little North Western' railtour. Stuart Mackay Collection.


11th July 1959 - South Wales Rail Tour


A 3-car Class 116 was used on this SLS tour from Cardiff General around various South Wales branches.
The railtour on Six Bells Junction website.

South Wales Rail Tour

A Class 116 set on the Stevenson Locomotive Society South Wales railtour at Waterloo Halt, 11th July 1959. Steve Davies Collection.

South Wales Rail Tour

The participants of the SLS South Wales railtour on the 11th July 1959 shelter from the rain in Aberdare Low Level. Steve Davies Collection.

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