Subject: Raildate 27th July 2011
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 27/07/2011, 22:45
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

RAILDATE - your free weekly guide to what's happening, what's new and what's on

As mentioned last week, this week's Raildate is being published earlier than usual.  Back to
normal next week...


I've not tried this myself, but apparently a new tab has been added to Google Earth to enable
you to see aerial data from 1945.  The resolution is said to be not very good and the coverage
is patchy, but it does sound interesting.

An observation about the new Southend Airport station: "There is no obvious route to the
Airport signposted, and looking for the terminal from the station footbridge you can't actually
see one!"
(Via Richard Maund)

Exploring Liverpool Docks in 1971:

Interesting stuff on the Bombay Railway History blog:

Golden Gate from a blimp:
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)



A film from about 1968 featuring the Hunslet Engine Company and English Electric:

Halcrow, the Civil Engineering Consultancy, are putting up quite a few films about the various
projects they've been involved in, including some BTF ones:

The Harz Mountain Narrow Gauge Railway:
Part 1:
Part 2:
(Spotter: Ted Millward)



Bombardier march in Derby demands contract rethink:

Train delays on East Coast Main Line after body found:

Sussex train delayed by man climbing on top of carriage:

Mobility scooter man survives 100mph train crash in Essex:

Former railway shed can be demolished for homes:

Gatehouse at Alne on former Easingwold Railway for sale:

Steam magic as Mallard brought home:

Making tracks on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway:

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway classic bus and rail gala:

Gloucestershire steam railway raided for 60k of metal:

Festival on track to mark 25 years since railway works closed:

Railway society outbid for station:

China: Dozens die as bullet trains collide in Zhejiang:

Hindhead tunnel under Devil's Punch Bowl opened:

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Reg Nerps


01/08/11    BBC4  2000-2100
           "The Camera that Changed the World"  ...of documentary film-making

02/08/11    Channel 5  2000-2100
           "Megastructures?"  Beijing Olympic Stadium

02/08/11    BBC2  2320-0020
           "Town with Nicholas Crane"  1/4 Ludlow

02/08/11    BBC4  1930-2000
           "Grand Tours of Scotland"  By rail from Fort William to Mallaig 3/6

03/08/11    BBC4  2030-2100
           "The Highlands on Film"  Archive film

04/08/11    BBC2  2100-2200
           "Town with Nicholas Crane"  2/4 Scarborough

04/08/11    Channel 5  1930-2000
           "How Do They Do It?"  Ships and trucks

04/08/11    Channel 5  2000-2100
           "Air Crash: Hudson River Landing"

05/08/11    Channel 5  1930-2000
           "How Do They Do It?"  Space Shuttle launches

05/08/11    Channel 5  2000-2100
           "Danger: Diggers at Work"  5/6 Diggers doing things...


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

29/07/11-   Inland Waterways Association National Festival
31/07/11    Shobnall Fields, Burton-upon-Trent

30/07/11    Barnstaple Model Railway Club Exhibition
           Christ Church Hall, Bear Street, Barnstaple, EX32 7BU

30/07/11    Chulmleigh Model Railway Group Exhibition
           Chulmleigh Town Hall, Fore Street, Chulmleigh, EX18 7BR

30/07/11-   Swanage Railway: Swanage Regatta and Carnival

31/07/11    Middleton Top Winding Engine, Cromford & High Peak Rly
           Engine in motion 1300-1630

31/07/11    Churnet Valley Railway: Cream Tea & Steam

01/08/11    Peak Railway Association (Sheffield Branch) Slideshow
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield S3 8GG
           The Hope Valley Tunnels, Ted Hancock

06/08/11-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Classic Vehicles Meet

06/08/11    Cromford Steam Rally

06/08/11-   Leawood Pumping Engine Steaming Day, Cromford Canal
07/08/11    Engine in motion 1200-1700

06/08/11-   Peak Rail: 1940s Weekend

06/08/11-   Cleveland Model Railway Club Exhibition
07/08/11    Redcar & Cleveland College, Corporation Road (A1085), Redcar
           1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1600 (Sun)

07/08/11    Twyford Waterworks: Rural Crafts

07/08/11    Romsey Signal Box Open Day
           Admission free (donations welcome!)
           ex-Romsey Infants School, Plaza Parade, Winchester Rd, Romsey
           Car park in old school grounds

07/08/11    Provincial Society Rally
           Stokes Bay, Gosport

07/08/11    Middleton Top Winding Engine, Cromford & High Peak Railway
           Engine in motion 1300-1630

13/08/11-   Plymouth Model Railway Exhibtion
14/08/11    Plymouth Guildhall, Royal Parade
           1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1600 (Sun)

13/08/11-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Home Fleet Event

13/08/11-   Midland Railway Centre, Butterley: Midland Railex
14/08/11    1000-1630 both days

13/08/11-   Churnet Valley Railway: Barney Buffers & Friends

14/08/11    Twyford Waterworks Guided Tour Day

14/08/11    Middleton Top Winding Engine, Cromford & High Peak Rly
           Engine in motion 1300-1630

Cheers, Howard.
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