HPMRS Raildate 23 Jul 04


News

RAILDATE: the weekly newsletter of the Hursley Park Model Railway Society: http://www.ibmhursleyclub.org.uk/ss/hpmrs/

NETWATCH


Opening of the Weardale Railway, 17th July 2004:

http://www.penrith-keswick4.wanadoo.co.uk/wdr.htm


The Lynton and Barnstaple reopened to passenger traffic on Saturday 17th July, and carried its first fare-paying passengers for almost 69 years!

http://www.lynton-rail.co.uk


Certificate in the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility

http://www.york.ac.uk/inst/irs/irshome/academic/certt2mmain.htm


Railway photographs and transport paintings by G.S. Cooper:

http://www.cooperline.com/


Kendal May's railway photographs:

http://kendalmay.fotopic.net


IN THE NEWS

Turkish train crash: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/3918473.stm http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/3918823.stm

Government backs Crossrail: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/3910091.stm http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/3905929.stm http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/3906207.stm

Portchester commuters face one-door squeeze: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/hampshire/dorset/3916495.stm

Gloucester-South Wales rail disruption: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/gloucestershire/3914701.stm

First Great Western cracks down on fraud: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/bristol/3911819.stm

Midland Mainline forced to upgrade: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/nottinghamshire/3904747.stm

Advertising on trains: http://tinyurl.com/57r6j

Makeover for Kirkby Stephen: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cumbria/3903149.stm

Flying Scotsman back in service: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/north_yorkshire/3909081.stm

Rural transport lifeline: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cumbria/3912865.stm

Union leader slams rail proposals: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/3911557.stm

Patience urged at train barriers: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/nottinghamshire/3917701.stm

30% dip in rail users' complaints: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/3913025.stm

Van crashes inches from railway: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/essex/3915997.stm

Irish loco back in steam: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/3917335.stm

Rail campaigners in Belfast march: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/3912073.stm


TV and Radio

Details of Discovery's daily schedules are here: http://tinyurl.com/3fczf
Sat Jul 24 0800-0900 UKTV History 'Amelia Earhart'
Sat Jul 24 1820-1830 BBC2 'Restoration Nation' Varies by region
Sat Jul 24 2000-2100 UKTV History 'Amelia Earhart'
Sat Jul 24 2355-2455 BBC4 'Restoration Nation' South East
Sun Jul 25 0055-0155 BBC4 'Restoration Nation' Wales
Sun Jul 25 0800-0900 UKTV History 'Aviators'
Sun Jul 25 2000-2100 Channel 4 'Extreme Archaeology' Longoar Bay, Wales
Sun Jul 25 2100-2200 BBC2 'Restoration' The South East
Sun Jul 25 2200-2300 BBC4 'Restoration Nation' The South West
Mon Jul 26 0030-0130 BBC4 'Restoration Nation' The South West
Mon Jul 26 2000-2100 Channel 4 'Lost Buildings of Britain' Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
Mon Jul 26 2000-2100 Five 'Ultimate Land Speed Records'
Tue Jul 27 0000-0130 BBC4 'Restoration Secrets' The South West with Pevsner
Tue Jul 27 2000-2100 BBC2 'Inventions That Changed the World' The television
Tue Jul 27 2100-2200 BBC2 'Restoration' The North
Tue Jul 27 2200-2300 BBC4 'Restoration Nation' The North
Tue Jul 27 2330-2430 BBC4 'Britain's Best Buildings' The Forth Bridge
Wed Jul 28 0050-0150 BBC4 'Restoration Nation' The North
Wed Jul 28 2100-2130 BBC1 'Rail Cops' British Transport Police
Thu Jul 29 0025-0155 BBC4 'Restoration Secrets' The North East
Thu Jul 29 0900-0930 Radio 4 'Engineering Solutions' Boring the Channel Tunnel Rail Link
Fri Jul 30 2000-2050 Radio 4 'Straw Poll' Can the private sector run the railways?
Sat Jul 31 1310-1400 Radio 4 'Straw Poll' Can the private sector run the railways?

Events

See Mainline Steam Tours page for up-to-date info on many of these tours, and others, often with timings.

For up-to-date information on many of the tours mentioned in RAILDATE (and others) often with timings, see the Steam Tours pages at: http://www.uksteam.info/index.shtml
All details are correct to the best of my knowledge. No responsibility is taken for inaccuracies or changes.
Fri Jul 23 - Mon Jul 26 ? Isle of Wight Railway: Day Out With Thomas http://www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk
Sat Jul 24 ? Bluebell Railway: Terrier Specials http://www.bluebell-railway.co.uk
Sat Jul 24 - Sun Jul 25 1000-1730(Sat) 1000-1630(Sun) Swanage Model Railways Fayre
Swanage & Herston Football Club, De Moulham Road, Swanage 1000-1730 (Sat), 1000-1630 (Sun)
Sat Jul 24 - Sun Jul 25 ? Moors Valley Railway: Hornby/LGB Weekend http://www.moorsvalleyrailway.co.uk
Sat Jul 24 - Sun Jul 25 1100-2200 Pete's Railway Days 2004 'Glenhurst', Alverstone Road, Apse Heath, Sandown, IoW 1100-2200 both days http://www.railwaydays.btinternet.co.uk
Sat Jul 24 - Sun Jul 25 1100-1730 CAMRAIL 2004
St Margaret's Hall, Bradford-on-Avon 1100-1730 both days
http://www.titfield.co.uk
Sat Jul 24 - Sun Jul 25 1000-1700 Phoenix Model Railway Club Open Weekend
Quedgeley Urban Village, Gloucester 1000-1700 both days
Sat Jul 24 - Sun Jul 25 ? Great Central Railway: Summer Gala http://www.gcrailway.co.uk
Sat Jul 24 - Sun Jul 25 ? Midland Railway, Butterley: Anything Goes Weekend http://www.midlandrailwaycentre.co.uk
Sat Jul 24 - Mon Jul 26 ? Churnet Valley Railway: Day Out with Thomas http://www.churnet-valley-railway.co.uk
Sat Jul 24 - Sat Jul 31 ? Talyllyn Railway: Victorian Week http://vweek.8bit.co.uk/index.html
Sun Jul 25 ? Didcot Railway Centre: Family Activity Steamday http://www.didcotrailwaycentre.org.uk
Sun Jul 25 ? Colne Valley Railway: Travelling Post Office Day http://www.colnevalleyrailway.co.uk
Sun Jul 25 - Mon Jul 26 ? Fairbourne & Barmouth Steam Rly: Friendly Fairbourne Engines http://www.fairbournerailway.com
Wed Jul 28 ? Didcot Railway Centre: Didcot Steam and Railcar Day http://www.didcotrailwaycentre.org.uk
Wed Jul 28 ? Main Line Steam - Cathedrals Express ('Bodmin')
Chichester & return; side trip to Glorious Goodwood
mailto:info@steamdreams.co.uk http://www.steamdreams.co.uk
Wed Jul 28 ? Churnet Valley Railway: Day Out with Thomas http://www.churnet-valley-railway.co.uk
Wed Jul 28 ? Fairbourne & Barmouth Steam Rly: 'Ride a Lifeboat' http://www.fairbournerailway.com
Sat Jul 31 ? Swanage Railway: Swanage Carnival Fireworks Specials http://www.swanagerailway.co.uk
Sat Jul 31 1000-1700 Bridport & District Model Railway Club Exhibition
United Church hall, East Street, Bridport, Dorset 1000-1700
Sat Jul 31 ? Bluebell Railway: Terrier Specials http://www.bluebell-railway.co.uk
Sat Jul 31 ? Gwili Railway: Jazz on the Train (Evening) http://www.gwili-railway.co.uk
Sat Jul 31 ? Main Line Steam - Cathedrals Express ('Bodmin')
Warwick & Stratford
mailto:info@steamdreams.co.uk http://www.steamdreams.co.uk
Sat Jul 31 - Sun Aug 01 ? Severn Valley Railway: Severn Valley in Bloom http://www.svr.co.uk
Sat Jul 31 - Sun Aug 01 ? Mid-Suffolk Light Railway Museum
Brockford Station, Wetheringsett, Near Stowmarket
Centenary of the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway
Driver Experience (Sat)
Hornby Railway Collectors Association Displays & Travelling
Theatre and twice-daily shunting demonstrations (Sun) http://www.mslr.org.uk
Sun Aug 01 1000-1600 Romsey Signal Box Open Day 1000-1600; Admission free (donations welcome!)
Romsey Infants School, Plaza Parade, Winchester Rd, Romsey
Car park in school grounds
http://www.romseysignalbox.org.uk http://www.topica.com/lists/romseybox
Sun Aug 01 ? Didcot Railway Centre: Didcot Steam and Railcar Day http://www.didcotrailwaycentre.org.uk
Tue Aug 03 ? Main Line Steam - Sunny South Special
Weymouth and return
mailto:info@steamdreams.co.uk http://www.steamdreams.co.uk
Wed Aug 04 ? Didcot Railway Centre: Didcot Steamday http://www.didcotrailwaycentre.org.uk
Wed Aug 04 - Sun Aug 08 ? Midland Railway, Butterley: Day Out with Thomas http://www.midlandrailwaycentre.co.uk
Thu Aug 05 ? Main Line Steam - Cathedrals Express
Salisbury, Sherborne and Yeovil & return behind 'Tangmere'
mailto:info@steamdreams.co.uk http://www.steamdreams.co.uk
Sat Aug 07 ? Didcot Railway Centre: Didcot Steamday http://www.didcotrailwaycentre.org.uk
Sat Aug 07 ? Swanage Railway: Swanage Carnival Fireworks Specials http://www.swanagerailway.co.uk
Sat Aug 07 ? Bluebell Railway: Terrier Specials http://www.bluebell-railway.co.uk
Sat Aug 07 ? Dean Forest Railway: Jazz, Swing and Jive Evening http://www.deanforestrailway.co.uk
Sat Aug 07 ? Gwili Railway: Jazz on the Train (Evening) http://www.gwili-railway.co.uk
Sat Aug 07 - Sun Aug 08 ? West Somerset Railway: Steam Fayre & Vintage Vehicle Rally http://www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk
Sat Aug 07 - Sun Aug 08 1000-1700(Sat) 1000-1630(Sun) Waveney Valley Model Railway Club Exhibition
St Felix School, Halesworth Road, Southwold 1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1630 (Sun) http://www.waveneyvalleymrc.150m.com
Sat Aug 07 - Sun Aug 08 ? Mid-Suffolk Light Railway Museum
Brockford Station, Wetheringsett, Near Stowmarket
Centenary of the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway
Driver Experience (Sat)
Ipswich Transport Museum Displays and twice-daily shunting demonstrations (Sun) http://www.mslr.org.uk
Sat Aug 07 - Sun Aug 08 ? Peak Rail: Warring Forties http://www.peakrail.co.uk
Sat Aug 07 - Sun Aug 15 ? Mid-Hants Railway: Day out with Thomas http://www.watercressline.co.uk
Sun Aug 08 ? Didcot Railway Centre: Freight and Passenger Steamday http://www.didcotrailwaycentre.org.uk
Sun Aug 08 ? Dean Forest Railway: Vintage Rally http://www.deanforestrailway.co.uk
Sun Aug 08 1030-1630 West Wales Model Railway Exhibition
The Primary School, Wellington Gardens, Off Wellington Street,
Aberaeron, Ceredigion
Minimum 8layouts, preservation societies, trade stands, To be opened by Thomas the Tank Engine author Christopher
Awdry who will be reading from and signing his bools 1030-1630
Adults: 2.00, Senior Citizens and Children: 1.00
Sun Aug 08 ? Leighton Buzzard Railway: Fancy Dress Day http://www.buzzrail.co.uk
Cheers, Howard. editor@raildate.co.uk

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