HPMRS Raildate 10 Sep 04


News

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

BOOK NEWS

Two titles to tell you about this week...

First, the revised and much extended second edition of "The Wirksworth Branch" has been published to coincide with the restoration of passenger services to the line.

"The Wirksworth Branch" by Howard Sprenger. 14.95. The Oakwood Press & Video Library, P.O. Box 13, Usk, Mon, NP15 1YS. email: oakwood-press@dial.pipex.com

* * * Price to HPMRS members: 12.00 * * *

Secondly, KRB Publications has produced the definitive work on the Irish turf-burning locomotives by Ernie Shepherd. This is the full story of Bulleid's Turf Burner together with the other Irish non-coal-burning steam locomotives. This book will appeal to anyone interested in steam traction and O.V.S. Bulleid. You really don't have to be an Irish railway enthusiast to enjoy this book.

"Bulleid & the Turf Burner (and Other Experiments with Irish Steam Traction)" by Ernie Shepherd. Pages: 100, Illustrations: Approximately 80 plans, photographs, drawings 17.95. KRB Publications, PO Box 269, Southampton, SO30 4XR . email: krbpublications@ntlworld.com

* * * Price to HPMRS members: 14.50 * * *

(I'll be signing copies of "The Wirksworth Branch" at Wirksworth station on Saturday 11th from 11.00am to 4.00pm. I'll also be attending the Gauge O Guild show at Telford with the KRB Publications stand. A busy weekend! Howard.)

NETWATCH


As Nick Wheat says - what a way to run a railway!

http://www.dreadful.org.uk/discuss/messages/692/2820.html


Paul Bartlett's wagon photographs fotopic update:

BR medium (glass cradle) shock open merchandise - 1 addition: http://gallery6801.fotopic.net/c31438.html

BR Palvans for Airbrake Network - 13 photographs: http://gallery6801.fotopic.net/c278045.html

BR standard vans for Air Brake Network - 21 photographs: http://gallery6801.fotopic.net/c277422.html

OCA, OTA, Bass and Seahorse - 36 photographs: http://gallery6801.fotopic.net/c276358.html

Coil S - open merchandise conversion - 18 photographs: http://gallery6801.fotopic.net/c273468.html

Aggregate hoppers of Diag. PG016E - 13 photographs: http://gallery6801.fotopic.net/c272332.html

Ermefer Wine etc. French tank wagons - 12 photographs: http://gallery6801.fotopic.net/c271533.html

LNER CCT (C) - 8 photographs: http://gallery6801.fotopic.net/c270682.html

TRL Clay covhops TRL16xxx - 8 photographs: http://gallery6801.fotopic.net/c270358.html

BR (LNER) steel open merchandise upto 1980-1 - 70 photographs: http://gallery6801.fotopic.net/c246338.html


Nigel Wright has pictures of the Smardale railway walk starting from the southern end:

http://www.penrith-keswick5.wanadoo.co.uk

Nigel also spent an hour at Carnforth:

http://www.penrith-keswick5.wanadoo.co.uk/carn.htm


Signal Boxes in Germany - New Photo Site. You can see Views of German Signal Boxes inside from late 1900 until the end of the 1990 of mechanical, electro-mechanical and electric (Relays) Signal Boxes including Russian electric Signal Boxes (EMZG) used in East Germany.

http://www.stellwerksfotos.de/


IN THE NEWS

Sorry - ran out of time...


TV and Radio

Discovery's programmes are no longer included, but their daily schedules are here: http://tinyurl.com/3fczf
Sat Sep 11 1900-2000 UKTV History 'What the Victorians Did for Us' Double bill
Sat Sep 11 2000-2100 UKTV History 'Seven Wonders of the Industrial World' Brunel's ship
Sun Sep 12 0800-0900 UKTV History 'Seven Wonders of the Industrial World' Brunel's ship
Sun Sep 12 1400-1500 UKTV History 'Seven Wonders of the Industrial World' Brunel's ship
Mon Sep 13 1900-2000 UKTV History 'What the Victorians Did for Us' Double bill
Mon Sep 13 1930-2000 BBC2 'Fred Dibnah's Age of Steam' Steam in the modern age
Mon Sep 13 1930-2000 Five 'Extreme Engineering' Panama Canal
Mon Sep 13 2000-2100 Five 'Megastructures' The Channel Tunnel
Mon Sep 13 2200-2230 UKTV History 'Fred Dibnah's Building of Britain' Cathedrals
Mon Sep 13 2230-2300 UKTV History 'Fred Dibnah's Magnificent Monuments' The fortress
Tue Sep 14 1000-1030 UKTV History 'Fred Dibnah's Building of Britain' Cathedrals
Tue Sep 14 1030-1100 UKTV History 'Fred Dibnah's Magnificent Monuments' The fortress
Tue Sep 14 1600-1630 UKTV History 'Fred Dibnah's Building of Britain' Cathedrals
Tue Sep 14 1630-1700 UKTV History 'Fred Dibnah's Magnificent Monuments' The fortress
Tue Sep 14 1930-2000 Five 'Weapons of World War II' Fighter bombers
Tue Sep 14 2200-2230 UKTV History 'Fred Dibnah's Building of Britain' Castles
Tue Sep 14 2230-2300 UKTV History 'Fred Dibnah's Magnificent Monuments' Hampton Court
Wed Sep 15 1000-1030 UKTV History 'Fred Dibnah's Building of Britain' Castles
Wed Sep 15 1030-1100 UKTV History 'Fred Dibnah's Magnificent Monuments' Hampton Court
Wed Sep 15 1600-1630 UKTV History 'Fred Dibnah's Building of Britain' Castles
Wed Sep 15 1630-1700 UKTV History 'Fred Dibnah's Magnificent Monuments' Hampton Court
Wed Sep 15 2200-2230 UKTV History 'Fred Dibnah's Building of Britain' The carpenter
Wed Sep 15 2230-2300 UKTV History 'Fred Dibnah's Magnificent Monuments' Places of worship
Thu Sep 16 1000-1030 UKTV History 'Fred Dibnah's Building of Britain' The carpenter
Thu Sep 16 1030-1100 UKTV History 'Fred Dibnah's Magnificent Monuments' Places of worship
Thu Sep 16 1600-1630 UKTV History 'Fred Dibnah's Building of Britain' The carpenter
Thu Sep 16 1630-1700 UKTV History 'Fred Dibnah's Magnificent Monuments' Places of worship
Thu Sep 16 1930-2000 ITV1 London 'The Tube' Fly-on-the-wall on the Underground
Thu Sep 16 2200-2230 UKTV History 'Fred Dibnah's Building of Britain' Scotland
Thu Sep 16 2230-2300 UKTV History 'Fred Dibnah's Magnificent Monuments' Chatham dockyard
Fri Sep 17 1000-1030 UKTV History 'Fred Dibnah's Building of Britain' Scotland
Fri Sep 17 1030-1100 UKTV History 'Fred Dibnah's Magnificent Monuments' Chatham dockyard
Fri Sep 17 1600-1630 UKTV History 'Fred Dibnah's Building of Britain' Scotland
Fri Sep 17 1630-1700 UKTV History 'Fred Dibnah's Magnificent Monuments' Chatham dockyard
Fri Sep 17 2200-2230 UKTV History 'Fred Dibnah's Building of Britain' The canal network
Fri Sep 17 2230-2300 UKTV History 'Fred Dibnah's Magnificent Monuments' Bridges & tunnels

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.
Sat Sep 11 ? SS Shieldhall: Cruise from Southampton round the Isle of Wight
Viewing the 'Queen Mary 2' en route
Depart: 1000, ETA: 1900, Fare: 28.50 http://www.ss-shieldhall.co.uk
Sat Sep 11 ? Talyllyn Railway: Victorian Train http://www.talyllyn.co.uk
Sat Sep 11 - Sun Sep 12 ? Eastleigh Lakeside Railway: Day Out with Thomas http://www.steamtrain.co.uk
Sat Sep 11 - Sun Sep 12 ? Model Railway Exhibition
Woodgreen (near Fordingbridge)
HPMRS member Derek Gillkerson will be exhibiting his 'Stanton
Lees' layout
Sat Sep 11 - Sun Sep 12 ? Swanage Railway: Grand Steam Gala http://www.swanagerailway.co.uk
Sat Sep 11 - Sun Sep 12 ? South Devon Railway: Transport Heritage Weekend http://www.southdevonrailway.org
Sat Sep 11 - Sun Sep 12 ? Leighton Buzzard Railway: Steam-up Weekend http://www.buzzrail.co.uk
Sat Sep 11 - Sun Sep 12 ? The N Gauge Show
Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Fosse Way, Nr Leamington Spa
Junction of A425 and B4455 http://www.ngaugeshow.mysite.freeserve.com
Sat Sep 11 - Sun Sep 12 ? Dean Forest Railway: Day Out With Thomas http://www.deanforestrailway.co.uk
Sat Sep 11 - Sun Sep 12 ? Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway: Steam Gala http://www.gwsr.com
Sat Sep 11 - Sun Sep 12 ? Former Bromyard-Leominster Line
Open Days at Fencote and Rowden Mill stations
This is a rare opportunity to visit the stations that were last opened to the public in in 2002 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the closure of the line
Sat Sep 11 - Sun Sep 12 ? Gauge O Guild Autumn Guildex
International Exhibition Centre, Telford
Sat Sep 11 - Sun Sep 12 ? Severn Valley Railway: Day Out with Thomas http://www.svr.co.uk
Sat Sep 11 - Sun Sep 12 ? Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Wirksworth Festival Open Days
Launch of new edition of 'The Wirksworth Branch'
Book signing by author from 11.00pm on Saturday 11th http://www.wyvernrail.co.uk/
Sat Sep 11 - Sun Sep 12 ? The Steeple Grange Light Railway: Wirksworth Festival http://www.steeplegrange.org.uk
Sat Sep 11 - Sun Sep 12 ? Midland Railway, Butterley: Diesel and Steam Weekend http://www.midlandrailwaycentre.co.uk
Sat Sep 11 - Sun Sep 12 ? Peak Rail: 7th Darley Dale Festival of Transport
In aid of Mencap http://www.peakrail.co.uk
Sat Sep 11 - Sun Sep 12 1030-1800(Sat) 1000-1630(Sun) EM Gauge Society expoEM North
Colne Valley Leisure Centre, Slaithwaite, Huddersfield 1030-1800 (Sat), 1000-1630 (Sun) http://www.emgs.org
Sat Sep 11 - Sun Sep 12 ? Welsh Highland Railway: Super Power Weekend http://www.festrail.co.uk
Sun Sep 12 ? SS Shieldhall: Cruise from Southampton to view the Old Harry
Rocks, viewing 'Sundream' en route
Depart: 1000, ETA: 1800, Fare: 25.00 http://www.ss-shieldhall.co.uk
Sun Sep 12 ? Thamesdown/Swindon 100th Anniversary Bus Rally
Science Museum, Wroughton Airfield, Wilts
Sun Sep 12 ? Churnet Valley Railway: Model Railway Day
Cheddleton Station, Staffs
To celebrate the anniversary of the opening of the Leek and
Manifold Valley Light Railway
Adults 2.00, Child/OAP 1.00, Family (2+2) 5.00 http://www.cvmrd.freeserve.co.uk/exhibition.htm
Tue Sep 14 ? Main Line Steam - Cathedrals Express
Cranmore and Wells & return
mailto:info@steamdreams.co.uk http://www.steamdreams.co.uk
Thu Sep 16 ? Main Line Steam for Adam Hollioke Benefit Fund
Hove & return
mailto:info@steamdreams.co.uk http://www.steamdreams.co.uk
Fri Sep 17 - Sun Sep 19 ? Mid-Hants Railway - Steam Gala http://www.watercressline.co.uk
Fri Sep 17 - Sun Sep 19 ? Great Central Railway: Diesel Gala http://www.gcrailway.co.uk
Sat Sep 18 1400 Paddington Films present a programme of transport films
City Screen, Coney Street, York
Starts 1400
Films: Land of Robert Burns (1954), Report on Modernisation (1959), What a Day (1960), Link Span (1956)
Further Details: 07733 127211 (paddingtonfilms@aol.com) http://www.britishtransportfilms.co.uk/york
Sat Sep 18 ? West Somerset Railway - Somerset Central Railway 150
Celebratory train to be hauled by 9F 92214
Further information: SCR150@sdrt.org
Sat Sep 18 ? Talyllyn Railway: Victorian Train http://www.talyllyn.co.uk
Sat Sep 18 - Sun Sep 19 1030-1700(Sat) 1000-1630(Sun) Weymouth Model Rail 2004
Wey Valley School, Dorchester Road, Weymouth 1030-1700 (Sat), 1000-1630 (Sun)
Sat Sep 18 - Sun Sep 19 1030-1800(Sat) 1000-1700(Sun) Railway Enthusiasts Club Model Railway Exhibition
Woking Leisure Centre, Woking Park, Kingfield Road, Woking 1030-1800 (Sat), 1000-1700 (Sun)
Sat Sep 18 - Sun Sep 19 1030-1700(both days) Worthing Model Railway Show
Assembly Hall, Stoke Abbot Road, Worthing 1030-1700 (both days) http://geocities.com/worthing_mrc
Sat Sep 18 - Sun Sep 19 ? Kent and East Sussex Railway: Day Out with Thomas http://www.kesr.org.uk
Sat Sep 18 - Sun Sep 19 ? Mid-Suffolk Light Railway Museum
Brockford Station, Wetheringsett, Near Stowmarket
Centenary of the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway
Demonstration Goods Trains and twice-daily shunting demonstrations http://www.mslr.org.uk
Sat Sep 18 - Sun Sep 19 ? The Battlefield Line: Autumn Diesel Gala http://www.Battlefield-Line-Railway.co.uk
Sat Sep 18 - Sun Sep 19 ? The Steeple Grange Light Railway: Bolehill Trail http://www.steeplegrange.org.uk
Sat Sep 18 - Sun Sep 19 ? Midland Railway, Butterley: Autumn Diesel Gala http://www.midlandrailwaycentre.co.uk
Sat Sep 18 - Sun Sep 19 ? Peak Rail: Diesel Mania Weekend
Narrow Gauge Real Ale & Curry Evening on the Saturday http://www.peakrail.co.uk
Sun Sep 19 ? Avon Valley Railway: Teddy Bears' Picnic http://www.avonvalleyrailway.co.uk
Sun Sep 19 ? Colne Valley Railway: Rail Bi-Centernary Festival http://www.colnevalleyrailway.co.uk
Fri Sep 24 2000 Rob Foxon's 'Railways Remembered' Archive Film Show
Saracens Head, Kings Norton, Birmingham
British Narrow Gauge Railways
Show starts at 2000
Further information: http://www.britishtransportfilms.co.uk
Fri Sep 24 ? Welsh Highland Railway: Twilight Experience http://www.festrail.co.uk
Fri Sep 24 - Sun Sep 26 ? Severn Valley Railway: Autumn Steam Gala http://www.svr.co.uk
Sat Sep 25 ? Midland Railway, Butterley: Railway Experience Day http://www.midlandrailwaycentre.co.uk
Sat Sep 25 - Sun Sep 26 ? Didcot Railway Centre: All Steamed Up Weekend http://www.didcotrailwaycentre.org.uk
Sat Sep 25 - Sun Sep 26 1030-1800(Sat) 1000-1630(Sun) Scaleforum 2004
Leatherhead Leisure Centre, Guildford Rd, Leatherhead, Surrey 1030-1800 (Sat), 1000-1630 (Sun) http://www.scalefour.org
Sat Sep 25 - Sun Sep 26 ? Kent and East Sussex Railway: Day Out with Thomas http://www.kesr.org.uk
Sat Sep 25 - Sun Sep 26 ? Churnet Valley Railway: Diesel Gala http://www.churnet-valley-railway.co.uk
Sat Sep 25 - Sun Sep 26 ? Dean Forest Railway: Forties Wartime Weekend
Military vehicle convoys each day, led by Winston Churchill
Public 'Singalong' to boost morale with the 'Andrews Sisters', 'Dianna Durbin' and 'Marlene Dietrich'
Feldgendarmerie 40 Gestapo Group will be in control of some stations, checking tickets, passes, etc
Mr. Churchill will address the allied troops assembled
Battle with Enemy and Allied troops each day
Various displays by military groups
And much, much more!
http://www.deanforestrailway.co.uk
Sat Sep 25 - Sun Sep 26 ? The Steeple Grange Light Railway: Teddy Bear Specials http://www.steeplegrange.org.uk
Sat Sep 25 - Sun Sep 26 ? Ffestiniog Railway: Vintage Weekend http://www.festrail.co.uk
Sun Sep 26 ? EFE Showbus Rally
Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire
Cheers, Howard. editor@raildate.co.uk

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