Subject: Raildate 8th July 2011
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 08/07/2011, 17:50
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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Steam's Last Blast Appeal - the appeal to restore the Bahamas Locomotive:

Pete Waterman's blog:
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Another victim of the demise of Fotopic, Cliff Jones, has put his collections on Zenfolio:

Full OS mapping (1:50 000, Landranger) is available here:

And OS historical mapping (1-inch, etc) is here:

Quite stunning modelling (and photography):

Military disposals site:
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Monthan Memories - an aircraft graveyard:
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)



Various videos of the Spa Valley Railway:
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

A unique (and somewhat unauthorised) way to explore the Amlwch branch (language warning):

A solar-powered railway trolley downunder:

An A380 model:
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)



Redundancies announced at Bombardier, Derby:

Facebook protest:

Vince Cable voices concern over Bombardier in letter to PM:

Not all bad news though:

Couple hurt in Cambridgeshire level crossing crash:

National Rail Recycling Centre helps cut the cost of Britain's railways:

Hornby win contract for HS2 ;-)

Reconstruction of Wokingham station:

Local railway enthusiasts purchase old Leiston railway trackbed:

Derbyshire steam railway extends service to Matlock:

Plan to purchase land for multi-purpose-user trail between Launceston and Egloskerry:

Mull railway coming to Balloch:

Where is Sodor, home of Thomas the Tank Engine?

Canadian Bridge Fire (Cisco - Frazer canyon):

Poole bus company goes bust:

Volunteer drivers for Isle of Wight bus routes:

Test runs on Cambridge Busway:

Fatal light aircraft crash near Shoreham:

Puma Helicopter crash near Andover:

Gloster Meteor flown to Coventry:

Vintage aircraft crash near Old Warden:

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps, Mike Price, Nick Wheat


10/07/11    BBC4  1900-2000
           "Sahara with Michael Palin"  Includes the world's longest train

10/07/11    BBC2  2100-2200
           "Coast"  5/6 Wales - border to border

11/07/11    BBC2  1830-1900
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Ledbury to Holyhead

11/07/11    BBC2  1930-2000
           "Julia Bradbury's Canal Walks"  The Kennet and Avon

11/07/11    Channel 5  1930-2000
           "How Do They Do It?"  An Anerican coal mine

12/07/11    BBC Radio 4  0900-0930
           "The Long View"  Thoughts on the end of the Shuttle programme

12/07/11    BBC Radio 4  1330-1400
           "Late Nights at the Blue Boar"  The first motorway service station

12/07/11    BBC2  1830-1900
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Coalbrookdale and Chirk

12/07/11    BBC2  1900-2000
           "Coast"  5/6 Wales - border to border

12/07/11    BBC4  1930-2000
           "Art Deco Icons"  London Transport HQ

12/07/11    Channel 5  2000-2100
           "Monster Moves"  2/6 A Spitfire from Duxford to the USA

13/07/11    BBC2  1830-1900
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Chester to Llandudno

13/07/11    BBC4  1930-2000
           "The Beauty of Maps"  4/4 Cartoon maps - politics and satire

14/07/11    Channel 5  2000-2100
           "Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers"  5/6 series 1

14/07/11    BBC4  2100-2200
           "Timeshift: The North on a Plate"  It's grim, etc...

14/07/11    BBC4  2200-2300
           "Timeshift: The Year of the North"  Northern culture

15/07/11    Channel 5  2000-2100
           "Danger: Diggers at Work"  2/6 Diggers doing things...


All details are correct to the best of my knowledge, but no responsibility is accepted for
inaccuracies or changes.

09/07/11-   Churnet Valley Railway: UK Paper Brass Band
10/07/11    Sunday: Velocipede Rally

09/07/11-   The Aviation Society Aviation and Transport Fair
10/07/11    Manchester Airport Runway Visitor Park

10/07/11    Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Morris Minor Meet

16/07/11    Peak Rail: Class 44 "Penyghent" and 31 31270 operating

16/07/11-   Romsey Signal - Romsey Arts Festival operating
17/07/11    In association with Romsey Arts Festival
           Admission free (donations welcome!)
           1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1600 (Sun)
           ex-Romsey Infants School, Plaza Parade, Winchester Rd, Romsey
           Car park in old school grounds

17/07/11    Mid-Hants Railway: Bus Rally & Running Day

19/07/11    Peak Railway Association (Chesterfield Branch) Slideshow
           New Inn, 229 Mansfield Road, Hasland, Chesterfield, S41 0JJ
           John Morten with his own and his father's photographs

23/07/11    Winchester: guided walk exploring the route of the DN&S line
           Includes a chance to go inside the disused Chesil railway tunnel
           1115-1245 and 1415-1545
           Advance booking required - Adult: 5.00, Child: 1.00

23/07/11    Manchester Victoria signalling school layout operating day
           National Railway Museum, York

23/07/11-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Wirksworth Bus Event

Cheers, Howard.
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