HPMRS Raildate 11 Feb 05


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


Articles on the Somerset & Dorset, the Severn Valley and the Seaton Tramway:


And a very useful description of the Templecombe Junction Railway, which connected the S&D and LSWR at Templecombe, from RAILDATEr Chris Osment:


The new Gauge 0 Guild website:


Irish transport photographs:


An interesting selection of photographs from Roger Bailey (no - Roger, not David):


And pictures of railway remains from Cliff Occomore are here:


UK Train Sim:


The Southdown Omnibus Trust:


And their hosts (which includes a downloadable .pdf with opening times, show dates, etc):


And finally... from Ralph Rawlinson...

Heard on the Central line: "Next time, you might find it easier to wait until the doors are open before trying to get on the train."


Tilting train problems: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/4243287.stm

Train firm plea over old stations: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cumbria/4249211.stm

Security Guards to patrol trains: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/beds/bucks/herts/4249023.stm

East cost rail bid scrutinised: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/4248983.stm

Work starts on new tube trains: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/4245977.stm

South Eastern Trains cracks down on fare dodgers: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/4238871.stm

Inquiry into Connex's loss of franchise: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/4244201.stm

Hatfield trial: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4242889.stm

Leeds-Harrogate route "safe": http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/north_yorkshire/4239283.stm

Rail works hit match day trains: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/derbyshire/4253905.stm

Train strike grips Buenos Aires: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4249371.stm

Bombs target Pakistan rail link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/4245427.stm

TV and Radio

Discovery's programmes are no longer included, but their daily schedules are here: http://tinyurl.com/3fczf
Sat Feb 12 1900-1930 Channel 4 'Force of nature' Donald Campbell's final run (again...)
Sun Feb 13 1830-1930 Channel 4 'Scrapheap Challenge' All-terrain vehicles
Sun Feb 13 2005-2105 BBC4 'Restoration Nation' Restored buildings in Northern Ireland
Mon Feb 14 0005-0105 BBC4 'Restoration Nation' Restored buildings in Northern Ireland
Mon Feb 14 1530-1545 BBC Radio 4 'Sleepers' A week of stories set on board overnight trains
Fri Jan 14 2000-2030 Five 'Massive Engines' Superships
Fri Jan 14 2030-2100 Five 'Massive Engines' Bikes
Tue Feb 15 1530-1545 BBC Radio 4 'Sleepers' A week of stories set on board overnight trains
Wed Feb 16 1100-1130 BBC Radio 4 'Mapping the Town' Hull
Wed Feb 16 1330-1400 BBC Radio 4 'Land Lines' The Black Country
Wed Feb 16 1530-1545 BBC Radio 4 'Sleepers' A week of stories set on board overnight trains
Wed Feb 16 2000-2100 BBC2 'What the Ancients Did for Us' New Adam Hart-Davis series
Wed Feb 16 2000-2100 Five 'Search for the Lost Fighter Bombers' In Greenland
Thu Feb 17 1240-1415 Channel 4 'Passport to Pimlico' Classic 1949 Ealing Comedy
Thu Feb 17 1530-1545 BBC Radio 4 'Sleepers' A week of stories set on board overnight trains
Thu Feb 17 1930-2000 ITV Meridian 'The Way We Were' Archive film
Mon Jan 17 1930-2000 ITV West and WestCountry 'Airport Story' Bristol Airport
Mon Jan 17 1930-2000 ITV Central 'Waterworld' About Midlands canals
Tue Jan 18 0230-0330 BBC4 'Restoration Nation' Restored buildings in Northern Ireland
Fri Feb 18 1530-1545 BBC Radio 4 'Sleepers' A week of stories set on board overnight trains


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 Feb 12 1000-1700 Newbury Model Railway Club Exhibition
Luker Hall, St Bartholomew's School, Andover Road, Newbury 1000-1700
Adult: 3, Seniors: 2, Children: 1.50, Family (2+2): 7
Further details: andrew.james.scott@ntlworld.com
Sat Feb 12 1000-1500 Bromley Transport Fair
St George's School, Tylney Road, Bromley, Kent 1000-1500
Sat Feb 12 1030-1630 G Scale Society (West Midlands) Garden Railway Exhibition
St Mary's Church Hall, Hobs Meadow, Hobs Moat, Solihull 1030-1630 http://www.g-scale-society.co.uk
Sat Feb 12 - Sun Feb 13 1000-1800(Sat) 1000-1700(Sun) The Festival of British Railway Modelling
Doncaster Exhibition Centre, The Racecourse, Doncaster 1000-1800 (Sat), 1000-1700 (Sun) http://www.brmodelling.com
Sat Feb 12 - Sun Feb 20 ? Swanage Railway: A Day Out with Thomas http://www.swanagerailway.co.uk
Sat Feb 12 - Sun Feb 20 ? Midland Railway, Butterley: Half-Term Trains http://www.midlandrailwaycentre.co.uk
Wed Feb 16 ? ITS Transport History Workshop * * * * CANCELLED DUE TO INDUSTRIAL ACTION!! * * * *
Institute of Railway Studies & Transport History, York
Twentieth-Century public policy compared: motorized bus transport in the UK and the USA
Wed Feb 16 - Thu Feb 17 ? Peak Rail: Half-Term Trains http://www.peakrail.co.uk
Sat Feb 19 1000-1700 Warminster & District Model Railway Group Exhibition
Warminster Assembly Hall, Western Car Park, Warminster, Wilts 1000-1700 http://www.nprms.org
Sat Feb 19 ? Narrow Gauge South West
Whitstone School, Shepton Mallet, Somerset
Sat Feb 19 1000-1700 Princes Risborough & District MRC 'Risex 2005'
The Community Centre, Princes Risborough 1000-1700
Sat Feb 19 - Sun Feb 20 1030-1700(Sat) 1000-1630(Sun) Romsey & District Railway Modellers Society Exhibition
Crossfield Hall, Romsey 1030-1700 (Sat), 1000-1630 (Sun)
Sat Feb 19 - Sun Feb 20 ? Syston MRS Show
Sileby, Leicestershire
Sat Feb 19 - Sun Feb 20 1000-1800(Sat) 1000-1700(Sun) Scale Rail Bolton
Bolton School Arts & Conference Centre, Chorley New Road 1000-1800 (Sat), 1000-1700 (Sun) http://www.come.to/notgog
Sun Feb 20 1000-1630 Ilkeston Woodside MRC Model Railway Show
Trowell Parish Hall, Near Ilkeston, Derbyshire 1000-1630
Tue Feb 22 1930 West Somerset Railway Association, Bristol Branch
BAWA, Southmead Road, Filton
Running a Railtour - Richard Szwejkowski 1930 for 1945 start; admission 2.00 http://www.wsra.org.uk/
Fri Feb 25 - Sun Feb 27 1100-2000(Fri) 1000-1800(Sat) 1000-1700(Sun) Model Rail Scotland
Scottish Exhibition Centre, Glasgow 1100-2000 (Fri), 1000-1800 (Sat), 1000-1700 (Sun) http://www.modelrail-scotland.co.uk
Sat Feb 26 ? Main Line Steam - Cathedrals Express
York, Durham and Newcastle & return (diesel to York)
mailto:info@steamdreams.co.uk http://www.steamdreams.co.uk
Sat Feb 26 - Sun Feb 27 1000-1730(Sat) 0930-1700(Sun) Solent Model Railway Group - Eurotrack 2005
Fleming Park Leisure Centre, Passfield Avenue, Eastleigh 1000-1730 (Sat), 0930-1700 (Sun)
Free heritage bus service from Eastleigh and Southampton
Airport Parkway railway stations
Sat Feb 26 - Sun Feb 27 1030-1700(Sat) 1030-1600(Sun) West Byfleet Model Railway Exhibition
St Johns Church Hall, Camphill Road, West Byfleet, Surrey 1030-1700 (Sat), 1030-1600 (Sun)
Sat Feb 26 - Sun Feb 27 ? Lincoln Garden Railway Show
Rod Blakeman's rebuilt Southdown layout will be in attendance
Cheers, Howard. editor@raildate.co.uk
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