The Rail Ale Ramble People

 

 

CROOKHAM TRAVEL

 

 

Quality Tours with Taste since 1977

 

 

 

 

 

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PAST TOURS BY CROOKHAM TRAVEL

 

 

 

 

(including earlier tours organised by Gerald Daniels for CCA)

 

 

 

 

 

RAR

Rail Ale Ramble

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CCC

Christmas Coach Cruise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOL

Explorer Holiday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CCA

Coastal Cruising Association members' tour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WE

Weekend Explorer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RAS

Rail Ale Sail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WW

Winter Wander

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Misc

Specials, "one-offs", etc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tour

Tour

 

Departure Date

RAR

Tour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

no.

Type

 

D

M

Y

Pax

Pax

Title

Main Destinations or Railhead

Breweries Visited

Notes

Links

 

 

 

 

 

1

CCA

 

15

3

1970

 

10

 

Hamburg, Bremerhaven

 

Pax figure is approx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

CCA

 

?

11

1970

 

10

 

Cobh & MV Franconia

 

Pax figure is approx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

CCA

 

26

3

1971

 

10

 

Holland & Belgium, Rotterdam

 

Pax figure is approx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

CCA

 

7

4

1972

 

10

 

Channel Islands from Torquay

 

Pax figure is approx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

CCA

 

24

3

1973

 

10

 

Isles of Scilly

 

Pax figure is approx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

CCA

 

1

9

1973

 

10

 

Fort William & Kinlochleven

 

Pax figure is approx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

CCA

 

28

3

1974

 

10

Western Rivers Tour

Plymouth & Falmouth

 

Pax figure is approx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

CCA

 

10

4

1975

 

10

Western Rivers Tour 2

Exeter & South Devon

 

Pax figure is approx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

CCA

 

30

8

1975

 

10

Rail 150

Shildon Rail 150

 

Pax figure is approx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

CCA

 

?

4

1976

 

10

 

Isles of Scilly

 

Pax figure is approx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

CCA

 

22

10

1976

 

10

Irish Rivers Tour

South-West Ireland

 

Pax figure is approx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

CCA

 

18

3

1977

 

10

 

Channel Islands

 

Pax figure is approx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

CCA

 

6

5

1977

 

10

The Ardnamurchan

Oban, Mallaig

 

Special train, jointly with British Rail; pax approx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

CCA

 

22

9

1977

 

10

 

South-West & South-East Ireland

 

Pax figure is approx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15

RAR

1

1

10

1977

596

 

The Rail Ale Rambler

Bath, Oxford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

RAR

2

4

2

1978

450

 

The Rail Ale Rambler 2

Nottingham, Cambridge (ex-Guildford)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17

CCA

 

14

4

1978

 

10

Danish Weekend

Denmark

 

Pax figure is approx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18

RAR

3

15

4

1978

420

 

The Rail Ale Rambler 3

Macclesfield, Stockport, Manchester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19

CCA

 

6

5

1978

 

10

Ardnamurchan Weekend

Oban, Glenborrodale

 

Pax figure is approx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

CCA

 

13

5

1978

 

10

 

Bideford, Lundy Island

 

Sleeping Car from Paddington; pax approx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21

RAR

4

8

7

1978

360

 

The Avon & Isis Rambler

Bath, Oxford (ex Brighton)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22

CCA

 

8

9

1978

 

10

 

Lake District

 

Pax figure is approx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23

RAR

5

23

9

1978

225

 

The Independent Brewer

Preston, West Midlands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24

RAR

6

2

12

1978

575

 

Buckley's Special

Llanelli, Cardiff

Buckley's

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25

RAR

7

3

3

1979

420

 

The Timothy Taylor Taste

Bradford, Keighley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

26

RAR

7a

24

3

1979

420

 

The Timothy Taylor Taste

Duplicate of RAR7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27

CCA

 

3

5

1979

 

10

The Ardnamurchan 2

Mull, Glenborrodale

 

Pax figure is approx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

28

RAR

8

20

5

1979

212

 

Hollycombe Steam Fair

Liphook Steam Fair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

29

RAR

9

9

6

1979

483

 

The Lancastrian

Ulverston, Preston

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

WE

1

31

8

1979

 

30

Manx Weekend

Preston, Isle of Man, Liverpool

Castletown

Planned visit to Okell's cancelled due to ayeast infection at the brewery. Pax figure is approx

 

Photos

 

 

 

 

 

31

Misc

 

6

10

1979

 

30

The Marshlander

Southampton to Hythe (Kent), New Romney

 

ASLEF members' tour; pax figure is approx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

32

RAR

10

13

10

1979

394

 

Home Brew Special

Kington, Bishop's Castle

Penrhos, Three Tuns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

33

Misc

 

3

11

1979

 

40

Celebrate 10 RARs

Bath

 

Evening tour; pax figure is approx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

34

RAR

11

1

12

1979

490

 

The York Express

York

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

35

RAR

12

16

2

1980

561

 

The Master Cutler 2*

Sheffield, Nottingham

 

*Master Cutler 1 was British Rail's train

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

36

WE

2

21

3

1980

 

35

Spring in the Channel Islands

Guernsey

R W Randall (Vauxlaurens)

Pax figure is approx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

37

RAR

13

29

3

1980

434

 

Ruddle's County

Langham, Bedford

Ruddles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

38

CCA

 

24

5

1980

 

10

Rocket 150

Liverpool, Rainhill

 

Pax figure is approx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

39

CCA

 

?

5

1980

 

10

 

Glenborrodale, Tiree

 

Pax figure is approx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

40

RAR

14

7

6

1980

306

 

Scottish Sampler

Wigan, Edinburgh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

41

RAR

15

27

7

1980

579

 

Hook Norton

Hook Norton, Henley-on-Thames

Hook Norton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

42

CCA

 

?

7

1980

 

10

 

South-West Wales

 

Pax figure is approx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

43

WE

3

29

8

1980

 

30

Welsh Steam Weekend

Porthmadog, Aberyswyth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

44

WE

4

26

9

1980

 

35

Isle of Man

Douglas Beer Festival

 

Pax figure is approx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

45

RAR

16

1

11

1980

598

 

The Cranmore Crusader

East Somerset Railway, Swindon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

46

RAR

17

6

12

1980

318

 

The Mancunian 2

Greater Manchester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

47

RAR

18

7

2

1981

480

 

The Wessex Rambler

Weymouth, Salisbury

 

 

 

Photos

 

 

 

 

 

48

RAR

19

21

3

1981

462

 

The Anglian Rambler

Norwich, Cambridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

49

WE

5

28

3

1981

 

30

 

Jersey

Randalls Vautier, Tipsy Toad

Pax figure is approx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

50

WE

6

15

5

1981

 

40

West Country

Plymouth

 

Pax figure is approx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

51

Misc

 

30

5

1981

 

100

A Capital Cruise

Edinburgh, PS Waverley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

52

RAR

20

13

6

1981

396

 

Home Brew Special

Kington, Bishop's Castle

Penrhos, Three Tuns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

53

RAR

21

19

7

1981

531

 

Hook Norton 2

Hook Norton, Chipping Norton, Henley on Thames

Hook Norton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

54

Misc

 

2

8

1981

 

20

Celebrate 21 RARs

Kennet & Avon Canal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

55

CCA

 

27

8

1981

 

17

Orkney Overture

Kirkwall, Stromness, Trossachs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

56

RAR

22

26

9

1981

211

 

The Lancastrian 2

Lancaster, Preston

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

57

RAR

23

24

10

1981

469

 

The Welsh Dragon 2

Llanelli, Cardiff

Buckley's

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

58

RAR

24

5

12

1981

425

 

The Tisbury Thunderbolt

Tisbury, Portsmouth

Tisbury

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

59

RAR

25

13

2

1982

379

 

The Robin Hood

Nottingham, Lincoln and Bedford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

60

RAR

26

20

3

1982

360

 

The Rose of York

York

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

61

WE

7

5

4

1982

 

40

The Skegness Bracer

Skegness

Batemans

Pax figure is approx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

62

WE

8

23

5

1982

 

30

Douglas

Isle of Man

Okells, Castletown tbc

Pax figure is approx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

63

RAR

27

5

6

1982

400

 

The West Midlander

Simpkiss Brewery, Severn Valley Railway

Simpkiss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

64

RAR

28

8

8

1982

438

 

Hook Norton 3

Hook Norton, Chipping Norton

Hook Norton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

65

WE

9

4

9

1982

 

35

Great Little Trains

Mid and North Wales

 

Pax figure is approx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

66

RAR

29

2

10

1982

167

 

The Midland Tramliner

Crich Museum, Nottingham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

67

RAR

30

4

12

1982

379

 

The Bristolian

Bath, Bristol

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

68

RAR

31

12

2

1983

339

 

The Bass Brewer

Burton, Northampton

Bass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

69

WE

10

25

3

1983

 

47

Spring in the Channel Islands

Guernsey

Sark, Guernsey, R W Randall (Vauxlaurens)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

70

RAR

32

23

4

1983

175

 

The Mancunian 3

Greater Manchester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

71

CCA

 

10

5

1983

 

10

West Highland Fling

Skye, West Highlands

 

Pax figure is approx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

72

WE

11

27

5

1983

 

24

Isle of Man Weekend

Isle of Man  Railways

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

73

Misc

 

5

6

1983

 

40

Sunday with the Small Brewers

Hants & Sussex

Old Chidham, Hermitage, Ballards (Cumbers Farm), Joshua Privett

Pax figure is approx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

74

RAR

33

10

7

1983

351

 

Hook Norton 4

Hook Norton, Chipping Norton

Hook Norton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

75

WE

12

23

9

1983

 

35

Return to Scillonia

Isles of Scilly

 

Pax figure is approx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

76

CCA

 

?

9

1983