Subject: Raildate 23rd September 2011
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 23/09/2011, 14:01
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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


The English Heritage Angel Awards shortlist includes "Best rescue of an industrial building or
site".  If you are a member of English Heritage or a Daily Telegraph subscriber you can vote
for your favourite:

What do rail delay excuses really mean?
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

A recent exploration of Oxenhall canal tunnel on the Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal:
(Spotter: Tom Baldwin)



Sunderland to Kings Cross in Six Minutes:
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

48151 on "The Fellsman", 17th August:
Llangollen Autumn Gala 100911:
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

4492 "Dominion of New Zealand" (aka "Bittern") with the Dorset Coast Express from London
Victoria to Weymouth on 16th August 2011:
(Spotter: Howard Benson)

Exeter West - a 1960s simulation using the real signal box and a computer program.  This is a
high-definition version of the video I mentioned last week:



Partial collapse of Balcombe Tunnel:

Merseyrail signal failure:

Tribunal date set for Lymington Railwayman:

Network Rail unveils first section of new roof at King's Cross:

Passenger information systems:

New rolling stock order for LM and First TPE:

Derby's fury could provoke a sensible plan for UK industry:

Redditch branch line capacity could be increased:

Upgrade agreed for Coventry-Nuneaton:

RAIB investigation - Ufton level crossing:

Train firms criticise Hammond over 'rich rail' claims:

Rebuilding Dogs Home Bridge at Battersea:

County Durham 'Merry-Go-Round' wagon memories sought:

Homeless man in Waverley Station electric shock fall:

ScotRail to provide more trains for Broughty Ferry:

Dornoch rail group quiz on Far North Line train usage:

East Lothian train service wins support:

Borders to Edinburgh railway assurances renewed:

Steam favourite returning to the rails:

Tornado steam locomotive sets new record:

Organisers of rail event delighted to hold it at Silk Mill:

200th anniversary of The Cob:

Railway accident in Arakkonam, India

Edinburgh trams - yet more...

Portsmouth bus driver attacked by two passengers:

'One-way' bus service introduced in Wiltshire:

Bus fire in Salisbury (3 year old Scania fleetnumber 1211):

Bus hits bridge in Darlington:

Gosport to Fareham transit route ready early next year:

'Missing' D-Day ship-wreck LCT 427 found in Solent:

Titanic necklace stolen from Denmark exhibition:

Commemoration of 70th Anniversary of RAF Barford St John:

Damaged plane towed off runway at Leeds Bradford Airport:

Bodmin mine shaft collapses leaving 700ft deep hole

Gold rush returns to California:

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


24/09/11    Channel 4  2015-2115
           "Dambusters: Building of the Bouncing Bomb"

24/09/11    BBC2  2015-2115
           "The 1951 Festival of Britain: a Brave New World"

25/09/11    BBC1  1900-2000
           "Countryfile"  A threat to Britain's waterways

25/09/11    BBC4  2000-2100
           "In Search of Speed"  2/3 Battle of the Rocket Men

25/09/11    BBC4  2100-2200
           "The Secret Life of the Airport"  2/3 Joining the Jet Set

26/09/11    BBC2  1830-1900
           "Reel History of Britain"  16/20 - The Coronation of 1953

26/09/11    BBC2  1900-2000
           "Coast"  Galway to Baltimore

27/09/11    BBC2  1830-1900
           "Reel History of Britain"  17/20 - High-rise flats

27/09/11    BBC4  2000-2030
           "Britain's Best Drives"  2/6 North Wales

28/09/11    BBC2  1830-1900
           "Reel History of Britain"  18/20 - The Beeching Report

29/09/11    BBC2  1830-1900
           "Reel History of Britain"  19/20 - The 1900s

30/09/11    BBC2  1830-1900
           "Reel History of Britain"  20/20 - The British seaside


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

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    *** CANCELLED ***

24/09/11-   Dean Forest Railway: 1940s Wartime Weekend in the Forest

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

01/10/11-   Scottish Railway Preservation Society Diesel Gala
02/10/11    Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway, Bo'ness, West Lothian, EH51 9HQ

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

03/10/11    Peak Railway Association (Sheffield Branch) Slideshow
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield S3 8GG
           New England in the Fall by Train, Bob Gellatly

06/10/11    Main Line Steam: Cathedrals Express to Bath/Bristol
           BB 4-6-2 34067 Tangmere
           Victoria 0900, Woking 1025, Guildford 1040, Haslemere 1100 Hedge End 1145,
           Salisbury 1245, Bath 1345, Bristol 1400
           Bristol 1730, Bath 1745, Salisbury 1900, Hedge End 2000, Haslemere 2100,
           Guildford 2115, Woking 2130, Victoria 2245

08/10/11-   Farnham and District Model Railway Club Exhibition
09/10/11    Connaught Leisure Centre, Tongham Road, Aldershot, GU12 4AS
           1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1630 (Sun)

08/10/11-   Wilmington Model Railway Exhibition
09/10/11    St Michael's Church Hall, Wilmington, Dartford, DA2 7EG
           1000-1700 both days

09/10/11    Warminster Vintage Bus Running Day

Cheers, Howard.
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