Subject: Raildate 16th September 2011
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 16/09/2011, 17:19
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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"Train of Hope", the special train from Crewe to Carlisle on Saturday 1st October, is to be
hauled by Royal Scot 4-6-0 "Scots Guardsman".  The proceeds from this steam special will be
given to CLIC Sargent the children's cancer charity.  Children's book character "Jack the
Station Cat", created by Alan Cliff, is a sponsor of this worthwhile event.  For details see:

An interesting set of photos of the APT while under development:



Mark Found's Railway World:

The Great Central rail crash Leicester 1949:

Exeter West - a 1960s simulation using the real signal box and a computer program:



Smart phones for SWT staff information:

Chiltern "Mainline" service launched:

Derby City Council to fund Bombardier judicial review:

Cross Country contract may save Derby Bombardier jobs:

But doubts arise:

Top staff and 22m revamp earn station award:

Call to tackle cable theft from railways:

Rail system a 'rich man's toy':

Passenger suggestions for improving the railways:

Bristol-Weymouth to be a "Community Rail" route:

FGW HST power car named after Great Western Society:

Resignalling of Robin Hood Line:

Oyster card empire could include Hertfordshire:

RAIB investigation into derailment of freight train at Bordesley Junction:

RhB derailment near Valendas, consist was Be 4/4 516 - B 2415 - B 2416 - ABDt 1716:

Bus and trains collide in Argentina:

Derailment at the Rochers-du-Naye rack railway:
Thursday: a departmental train of MVR's 80cm rack line derailed. The locomotive HGe 2/2 3,
built 1909 and provided with a new carbody in 1976 (and numbered 101 for some time) was
destroyed, Gravel car M 12 didn't look good either. It was said that the train stopped and then
went backwards until it derailed in a snow shed
Swiss French tv news video:

Russian Railways order Siemens Desiro units:

Metro expansion plans revealed:

Edinburgh trams - the saga continues!

The changing face of British transport:

Sidecar to the rescue in poorest countries:

Middlesborough Transporter bridge closed for repairs:

Disappearing tycoon Souter blames Google:

Man faces dangerous driving charge over 4x4 on Snowdon:

Porthmadog bypass opens for Tremadoc 200 festival:

Plane 'bounces' on Leeds runway in strong winds:

Seaplane flypast marks 1931 Schneider Trophy victory:

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


18/09/11    BBC1  1930-2030
           "Countryfile"  Should include a piece on the Churnet Valley Railway

18/09/11    BBC4  2000-2100
           "In Search of Speed"  1/3 Land speed records at Bonneville

18/09/11    BBC2  2100-2200
           "World's Most Dangerous Roads"  3/3 Peru

18/09/11    BBC4  2100-2200
           "The Secret Life of the Airport"  1/3 Preparing for take-off

19/09/11    BBC2  1830-1900
           "Reel History of Britain"  11/20 - The birth of the NHS

19/09/11    BBC2  2350-00520
           "World's Most Dangerous Roads"  3/3 Peru

20/09/11    BBC2  1830-1900
           "Reel History of Britain"  12/20 - Shipbuilding in Glasgow

20/09/11    BBC4  2000-2030
           "Britain's Best Drives"  1/6 Scarborough to Whitby

21/09/11    BBC2  1830-1900
           "Reel History of Britain"  13/20 - The 1977 Silver Jubilee

22/09/11    BBC2  1830-1900
           "Reel History of Britain"  14/20 - Farming in the 1930s

22/09/11    Channel 5  1930-2000
           "How Do They Do It?"  A Mexican dam, and microchips

22/09/11    BBC2  2100-2200
           "The Spitfire: Britain's Flying Past"

23/09/11    BBC2  1830-1900
           "Reel History of Britain"  15/20 - Secondary Modern schools

23/09/11    BBC2  1900-1930
           "Highlands on Film"  Archive documentary footage

23/09/11    BBC2  1930-2030
           "Coast"  Berwick-on-Tweed to Aberdeen


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

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

29/09/11-   West Somerset Railway: Autumn Steam Gala

01/10/10-   Fareham & District MRC, Wickham Railex 2011
02/10/10    Wickham Community Centre, Mill Lane, Wickham, Hampshire
           1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1630 (Sun)
           Free preserved bus service from Fareham station (every 45 mins until 1445)
           by The City of Portsmouth Preserved Transport Depot Collection

01/10/11-   Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Wine Festival

01/10/11-   Leawood Pumping Engine Steaming Day, Cromford Canal
02/10/11    Engine in motion 1200-1700

01/10/11-   Manchester Model Railway Society Exhibition
02/10/11    Armitage Centre, Moseley Road, Manchester, M14 6ZT

02/10/11    Twyford Waterworks: Autumn Rally

02/10/11    Romsey Signal Box Open Day
           Admission free (donations welcome!)
           ex-Romsey Infants School, Plaza Parade, Winchester Rd, Romsey
           Car park in old school grounds

02/10/11    Middleton Top Winding Engine, Cromford & High Peak Rly
           Engine in motion 1300-1630

02/10/11    Churnet Valley Railway: Folk Festival

Cheers, Howard.
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