Subject: Raildate 9th September 2011
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 09/09/2011, 19:12
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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I was delighted to see an article about Raildater David Canning and his wife, Marion, in the
latest (October) edition of Railway Magazine.  It had been prepared 25 years ago, and then been
"lost"!  Better late than never!

A history of the Stokes Bay Railway:

A history of the Southsea Railway:

A recent exploration of Sandsend Tunnel, North Yorkshire:
(Spotter: Tom Baldwin)



40013 loadbanking (where the engine is thrashed, and the electrical output from the generator
is fed to a bank of resisters instead of the traction motors):
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Wonderful vintage mobile cinema restoration (featured in the new BBC2 series - "Reel History of
Britain" - see below):
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

A brief history of Sierra Railway No 28:



Funding agreed towards improvements at Andover rail station:

Thanmeslink contract - latest from East Midlands Today:

London Midland service enhancements:

Planning refusal for freight terminal at Colnbrook:

Demolition of Goodwick station building:

OHLE inspection cameras:

RAIB report into freight derailment at Dalchalm, February 2011:

RAIB investigation into fatality on Manchester Metrolink, 5th June 2011:

RAIB investigation into fatality on crossing at Needham Market, 4th August 2011:

Carlisle-based nuclear firm outlines Highland rail plan:

Forth Bridge painting 'is coming to an end':

Scotrail Class 334 refurbishment:

SNCF 241 incident near Chambery - three badly  burned, and five less seriously:
En Anglais:
(TEN people on the footplate?!)

Railway blues - economic hard times in small town America:

Denver LRT developments:

Amtrak derailment in Omaha:

4x4 near Snowdon summit:

New Blackpool trams unveiled:

Edinburgh trams - latest changes of plan:

Cobham bus museum:

Nigerian Air Force escorted into Cambridge airport:

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


11/09/11    BBC2  2000-2100
           "Operation Crossbow"  Story of RAF photo reconnaissance

11/09/11    BBC2  2100-2200
           "World's Most Dangerous Roads"  2/3 Nepal

12/09/11    BBC Radio 4  1100-1130
           "Hearing the Past"  How the past would have sounded
           From Stonehenge to Steam:

12/09/11    BBC2  1830-1900
           "Reel History of Britain"  6/20 - The Home Guard

12/09/11    BBC2  1900-2000
           "Coast"  Cardiff to St David's

12/09/11    Channel 5  1930-2000
           "How Do They Do It?"  An over-capacity Chicago freeway

12/09/11    BBC4  2100-2200
           "Graham Hill - Driven"  Documentary about the F1 driver

12/09/11    BBC2  2320-0020
           "World's Most Dangerous Roads"  2/3 Nepal

13/09/11    BBC2  1830-1900
           "Reel History of Britain"  7/20 - Shipbuilding in Glasgow

14/09/11    BBC2  1830-1900
           "Reel History of Britain"  8/20 - The boom in private motoring

14/09/11    BBC4  2300-0000
           "The Story of British Pathe"  4/4

15/09/11    BBC2  1830-1900
           "Reel History of Britain"  9/20 - The heyday of British sea fishing

15/09/11    BBC4  2100-2200
           "Time Shift: The Picture Postcard World of Nigel Walmsley

16/09/11    BBC2  1830-1900
           "Reel History of Britain"  10/20 - Package holidays in the 1970s

18/09/11    BBC1  1930-2030
           "Countryfile"  Filmed at the Churnet Valley Railway


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

09/09/11-   Swanage Railway: Grand Steam Gala & Vintage Transport Rally

10/09/11    Dean Forest Railway: Bygone Branchline Day

10/09/11    Midland Railway Study Centre Open Day
           In association with Heritage Open Days
           The Silk Mill, Derby

10/09/11-   Romsey Signal Box Open Day
11/09/11    In association with Romsey Heritage Open Days
           Admission free (donations welcome!)
           ex-Romsey Infants School, Plaza Parade, Winchester Rd, Romsey
           Car park in old school grounds

10/09/11-   Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Model Railway Exhibition

10/09/11-   Swindon Railway Festival
11/09/11    STEAM Museum, Kemble Drive, Swindon, SN2 2TA
           1000-1700 both days

10/09/11-   West Somerset Railway: CAMRA Real Ale Festival

10/09/11-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Wirksworth Festival Open Days

10/09/11-   Expo EM North
11/09/11    Colne Valley Leisure Centre, Slaithwaite, Huddersfield, HD7 5AB

11/09/11    Metro-land Heritage Vehicle Outing

11/09/11    Churnet Valley Railway: Cream Tea & Steam

12/09/11    North East Derbyshire Industrial Archaeological Society
           Friends' Meeting House, Ashgate Road, Chesterfield, S40 4AG
           Westhouses - Midland Railway Village by Dudley Fowkes
           Commences 1930

17/09/11    Manchester Victoria signalling school layout operating day
           National Railway Museum, York

17/09/11-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Military Vehicles Meet

17/09/11-   Model Rail Live
18/09/11    Barrow Hill Roundhouse Museum, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S43 2PR
           1000-1700 both days

17/09/11-   Snailbeach Mine Open Days

19/09/11    Friends of Cromford Canal - Talk
           Ironville Church Hall, Casson St, Ironville NG16 5NN
           "Engineering the British Canal System" by George Rogers
           Starts: 1930

20/09/11    Peak Railway Association (Chesterfield Branch) Slideshow
           New Inn, 229 Mansfield Road, Hasland, Chesterfield, S41 0JJ
           The Back Door to Russia and My 1960s

23/09/11-   Comm-Rail, Poynton
25/09/11    Poynton Youth & Community Centre, Park Lane, Poynton, Stockport, SK12 1RB
           1700-2130 (Fri), 1000-17 (Sat), 1030-1630 (Sun)

24/09/11-   Isle of Wight Steam Railway: A Celebration of Island Steam
25/09/11    40th Anniversary Event

24/09/11-   Detling Model Railway Show
25/09/11    Kent Showground, Detling, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3JF
           1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1630 (Sun)

24/09/11-   Northampton & Lamport Railway: Railway at War

24/09/11-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Vintage Farm Machinery Display

Cheers, Howard.
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