HPMRS Raildate 19 Nov 04


News

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

NETWATCH


Eurostar has announced it has Government consent to close Waterloo International in 2007, as soon as St Pancras opens. North Pole will also close when Temple Mills depot opens, although the 8-road depot under construction there is much smaller than the current depot. SWT are likely to take over the use of Waterloo. Originally Waterloo was to remain open until 2010 but Eurostar admits it cannot afford to run two stations.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/4012329.stm


A website containing loads of information and updates on rail simulations:

http://www.uktrainsim.com/


The Bianco Collection:

http://www.biancoteam.com/


Mike Morant has uploaded 24 shots of steam at Nine Elms 1963-1967:

http://gallery62603.fotopic.net/c341138.html


Pictures of the Wensleydale line:

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


Nick Wheat asks - ever wondered how pure the diesel is in India??!!

http://www.irfca.org/users/naveen/goa1.mpg

http://www.irfca.org/users/naveen/goa_dec_03/cstm-mao-js-031228.mpg

http://www.irfca.org/users/jayb/Bangalore2/Kurla4.mpg


Out-of-copyright Ordnance Survey maps are available online for most major towns and cities in Scotland; they show a wealth of railway details. Now when is the rest of the UK going to catch up?

http://www.nls.uk/digitallibrary/map/early/towns.html


After the recent links to sites about the fondly-loved Avro Vulcan jet bomber, Nick Wheat has provided this one:

http://www.avrovulcan.org.uk


And finally, (courtesy of Ralph Rawlinson) an actual London Underground announcement (allegedly):

At Earl's Court: "The train at platform three is not going to Parsons Green but to Richmond. The train approaching platform two is also not going to Parsons Green but to Ealing Broadway. These trains are not going to Parsons Green despite what the signal men think."


IN THE NEWS

Railway ticket sold for 2,352 http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/dorset/4005069.stm

MPs lobbying for Salisbury-Exter upgrade: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/devon/4004153.stm

Transpennine trains back on track: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/4012271.stm

East London line extension: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/4016385.stm

Lincolnshire level crossing crash: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/lincolnshire/4012483.stm

RMT call to scrap level crossings: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/lincolnshire/4015507.stm

Stanhope station education centre: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/4009467.stm

Benguela Railway 77 years on: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/4010669.stm http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/4020069.stm

Queensland train crash: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4014995.stm http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4015453.stm

Phillipines train crash: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4005269.stm


TV and Radio

Discovery's programmes are no longer included, but their daily schedules are here: http://tinyurl.com/3fczf
Sat Nov 20 1300-1330 UKTV History 'What the Romans Did for Us'
Sat Nov 20 1330-1400 UKTV History 'What the Industrial Revolution Did for Us'
Sat Nov 20 1900-1930 UKTV History 'What the Romans Did for Us'
Sat Nov 20 1930-2000 UKTV History 'What the Industrial Revolution Did for Us'
Sat Nov 20 2000-2100 BBC2 'Top Gear' Includes an article on London's Routemaster bus
Mon Nov 22 1930-2030 Five 'The Crashes that Changed Racing' Motor racing
Tue Nov 23 0930-0945 Radio 4 'Subway' Documentary series about the New York subway 3/5
Tue Nov 23 0800-0900 UKTV History 'Local Heroes' Adam Hart-Davis double bill
Tue Nov 23 1600-1700 UKTV History 'Local Heroes' Adam Hart-Davis double bill
Tue Nov 23 2200-2300 UKTV History 'Local Heroes' Adam Hart-Davis double bill
Wed Nov 24 0800-0900 UKTV History 'Local Heroes' Adam Hart-Davis double bill
Wed Nov 24 1600-1700 UKTV History 'Local Heroes' Adam Hart-Davis double bill
Wed Nov 24 2200-2300 UKTV History 'Local Heroes' Adam Hart-Davis double bill
Thu Nov 25 0800-0900 UKTV History 'Local Heroes' Adam Hart-Davis double bill
Thu Nov 25 1600-1700 UKTV History 'Local Heroes' Adam Hart-Davis double bill
Thu Nov 25 1915-1945 Five 'Brian Sewell's Phantoms and Shadows' History of Rolls Royce
Thu Nov 25 2200-2300 UKTV History 'Local Heroes' Adam Hart-Davis double bill
Fri Nov 26 0800-0900 UKTV History 'Local Heroes' Adam Hart-Davis double bill
Fri Nov 26 1600-1700 UKTV History 'Local Heroes' Adam Hart-Davis double bill
Fri Nov 26 1930-2000 BBC4 'The DVD Collection' Celebrating the Ealing comedies
Fri Nov 26 2200-2300 UKTV History 'Local Heroes' Adam Hart-Davis double bill
Sat Nov 27 0140-0210 BBC4 'The DVD Collection' Celebrating the Ealing comedies

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.
We've entered the Santa Specials season - please note that almost without exception, railways require tickets on these trains to be pre-booked.
Sat Nov 20 1000-1700 West Sussex N Gauge Area Group Model Railway Show
Lancing Parish Hall, South Street, Lancing 1000-1700
Sat Nov 20 1030-1700 Oxford & District MRC Model Railway Exhibition
United Reformed Church Hall, Collinwood Road, Risinghurst,
Headington 1030-1700 http://www.oxfordmrc.org.uk
Sat Nov 20 1100-1630 Hornby Exhibition
Community Centre, Wades Park, Stratton Road, Princes Risborough 1100-1630
Sat Nov 20 1030-1700 Royston & District MRC Annual Exhibition
Meridian School, Garden Walk, Royston Herts 1030-1700
Sat Nov 20 ? Railwayana Auction
Pershore High School, Worcestershire
Approximately 620 lots of railway collectables http://www.gwra.co.uk
Sat Nov 20 1000-1700 Ipswich Model Railway Exhibition
Copleston Centre, Copleston Road, Ipswich 1000-1700 http://www.irma.freeserve.co.uk
Sat Nov 20 0945 South Manchester area railway walk
Partington - Skelton Jn and Old Trafford - Chorlton-Cum-Hardy (Metrolink utilised between the two) 5 miles + 2 miles
Pub Lunch at Old Packet House, Broadheath
Meet Sale station (Metrolink) 09.45 bus 267 Hayfield St -
Partington
Return bus services from Chorlton-Cum-Hardy to Central
Manchester for onward connections
Sat Nov 20 - Sun Nov 21 1030-1700(Sat) 1000-1600(Sun) Wessex Association of Model Railway Clubs Exhibition
Oaklands Centre, Lords Hill, Southampton 1030-1700 (Sat), 1000-1600 (Sun)
Sat Nov 20 - Sun Nov 21 1000-1700 Newhaven MRC Hampden Park Model Railway Show
Highfield School, The Hydeny, Hampden Park, Eastbourne 1000-1700 both days
Sat Nov 20 - Sun Nov 21 1030-1800(Sat) 1030-1700(Sun) Watford Finescale Extravaganza
Westfield School, Tolpits Lane, West Watford, Herts 1030-1800 (Sat), 1030-1700 (Sun)
Sat Nov 20 - Sun Nov 21 1000-1700 Swindon Model Railway Exhibition
Greendown School, Grange Park Way, Grange Park, Swindon 1000-1700 both days http://www.modrail.org.uk http://www.swindonmodelrailwayclub.org.uk
Sat Nov 20 - Sun Nov 21 ? Great Central Railway: Festival of Lights http://www.gcrailway.co.uk
Sat Nov 20 - Sun Nov 21 ? Midland Railway, Butterley: Santa Specials http://www.midlandrailwaycentre.co.uk
Sun Nov 21 1000-1700 Burton Railway Society Railfair 2004
Burton-upon-Trent Town Hall 1000-1700
Sun Nov 21 ? Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway: Santa Specials http://www.embsayboltonabbeyrailway.org.uk
Fri Nov 26 - Sun Nov 28 1800-2130(Fri) 1000-1830(Sat) 1000-1700(Sun) 43rd Wakefield Annual Model Railway Exhibition
Thornes Park Athletics Stadium, Horbury Road, Wakefield 1800-2130 (Fri), 1000-1830 (Sat) 1000-1700 (Sun) http://www.wakefieldrms.org
Sat Nov 27 1030-1700(both days) EM Gauge Society expoEM South 2004
Admiral Lord Nelson School, Dundas Lane, Portsmouth 1030-1700 (both days) http://www.emgs.org
Sat Nov 27 1915 Film and Video Evening on the Central Somerset Railway
Glastonbury Town Hall
Doors open 1915 - tickets 6
Sat Nov 27 ? Main Line Steam - Cathedrals Express
Bath and Bristol & return
mailto:info@steamdreams.co.uk http://www.steamdreams.co.uk
Sat Nov 27 - Sun Nov 28 ? Great Central Railway: Santa Specials http://www.gcrailway.co.uk
Sat Nov 27 - Sun Nov 28 ? Midland Railway, Butterley: Santa Specials http://www.midlandrailwaycentre.co.uk
Sat Nov 27 - Sun Nov 28 ? Goole Railwayana Collectors Weekend http://www.yorkshireit.co.uk/rail.htm
Sun Nov 28 1000-1700 New Forest MRS Open Day
Brockenhurst Village Hall, Highway Road, Brockenhurst 1000-1700
Sun Nov 28 ? Swanage Railway: Diesel Day http://www.swanagerailway.co.uk
Sun Nov 28 ? Avon Valley Railway: Santa Specials http://www.avonvalleyrailway.co.uk
Sun Nov 28 ? Northampton & Lamport Railway: Santa Specials http://www.nlr.org.uk
Sun Nov 28 ? The Battlefield Line: Santa Specials http://www.Battlefield-Line-Railway.co.uk
Sun Nov 28 ? Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway: Santa Specials http://www.embsayboltonabbeyrailway.org.uk
Mon Nov 29 1930 Rob Foxon's 'Railways Remembered' Archive Film Show
Library Theatre, Sheffield
Show starts at 1930
Further information: http://www.britishtransportfilms.co.uk
Tue Nov 30 1930 West Somerset Railway Association, Bristol Branch
BAWA, Southmead Road, Filton
The Vision for the WSR x 2 - Mark Smith & Humphrey Davies 1930 for 1945 start; admission 2.00 http://www.wsra.org.uk/
Wed Dec 01 ? ITS Transport History Workshop
Institute of Railway Studies & Transport History, York 1400hrs
Railway locomotive manufacturing in Britain
Phil Atkins (National Railway Museum)
British Locomotive Building Patterns
David Boughey (University of the West of England)
American Competition and the Standardization Movement in
British Loco Industry
All welcome - refreshments will be served.
All workshops held in the Yorkshire Rail Academy at the NRM
Please use either public entrance to the NRM and tell staff at the desk that you are attending the IRS&TH workshops
Thu Dec 02 1930 Rob Foxon's 'Railways Remembered' Archive Film Show
Palace Theatre, Newark
Special End of Year Programme
Show starts at 1930
Further information: http://www.britishtransportfilms.co.uk
Fri Dec 03 1730-1900 IBM Hursley Club Christmas Party 1730-1900
Names to Brian Carter if you can volunteer to help with this
Thanks!
Sat Dec 04 1000-1200 IBM Hursley Club Christmas Party 1000-1200
Names to Brian Carter if you can volunteer to help with this
Thanks!
Sat Dec 04 ? Main Line Steam - Cathedrals Express
Lincoln and return
mailto:info@steamdreams.co.uk http://www.steamdreams.co.uk
Sat Dec 04 - Sun Dec 05 ? Mid-Hants Railway: Santa Specials http://www.watercressline.co.uk
Sat Dec 04 - Sun Dec 05 ? Swanage Railway: Santa Specials http://www.swanagerailway.co.uk
Sat Dec 04 - Sun Dec 05 ? East Somerset Railway: Santa Specials http://www.eastsomersetrailway.com
Sat Dec 04 - Sun Dec 05 ? Bluebell Railway: Santa Specials http://www.bluebell-railway.co.uk
Sat Dec 04 - Sun Dec 05 ? Kent and East Sussex Railway: Santa Specials http://www.kesr.org.uk
Sat Dec 04 - Sun Dec 05 ? Leighton Buzzard Railway: Christmas Specials http://www.buzzrail.co.uk
Sat Dec 04 - Sun Dec 05 ? Perrygrove Railway: Santa Specials http://www.perrygrove.co.uk
Sat Dec 04 - Sun Dec 05 ? Severn Valley Railway: Santa Specials http://www.svr.co.uk
Thu Dec 04 - Fri Dec 05 1000-1800(Sat) 1000-1700(Sun) Warley MRC National Model Railway Exhibition
The NEC, Birmingham 1000-1800 (Sat), 1000-1700 (Sun)
Over 60 layouts and over 100 trade stands
http://www.warley-mrc.org/
Sat Dec 04 - Sun Dec 05 ? Northampton & Lamport Railway: Santa Specials http://www.nlr.org.uk
Sat Dec 04 - Sun Dec 05 ? Churnet Valley Railway: Santa Specials http://www.churnet-valley-railway.co.uk
Sat Dec 04 - Sun Dec 05 ? Great Central Railway: Santa Specials http://www.gcrailway.co.uk
Sat Dec 04 - Sun Dec 05 ? The Battlefield Line: Santa Specials http://www.Battlefield-Line-Railway.co.uk
Sat Dec 04 - Sun Dec 05 ? Midland Railway, Butterley: Santa Specials http://www.midlandrailwaycentre.co.uk
Sat Dec 04 - Sun Dec 05 ? Peak Rail: Santa Specials http://www.peakrail.co.uk
Sat Dec 04 - Sun Dec 05 ? Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway: Santa Specials http://www.embsayboltonabbeyrailway.org.uk
Sat Dec 04 - Sun Dec 05 ? Bowes Railway: Santa Specials http://www.bowesrailway.co.uk
Sat Dec 04 - Mon Dec 06 ? Avon Valley Railway: Santa Specials http://www.avonvalleyrailway.co.uk
Sun Dec 05 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 Dec 05 ? Moors Valley Railway: Santa Specials http://www.moorsvalleyrailway.co.uk
Sun Dec 05 ? Isle of Wight Railway: Santa Specials http://www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk
Sun Dec 05 ? South Devon Railway: Santa by Steam http://www.southdevonrailway.org
Sun Dec 05 ? Colne Valley Railway: Santa Specials http://www.colnevalleyrailway.co.uk
Sun Dec 05 ? Dean Forest Railway: Santa Specials http://www.deanforestrailway.co.uk
Sun Dec 05 ? Barrow Hill Roundhouse: Santa Specials http://barrowhill.org.uk
Sun Dec 05 ? Rudyard Lake Steam Railway: Santa Specials http://www.rlsr.co.uk
Cheers, Howard. editor@raildate.co.uk

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