Subject: Raildate 30th September 2011
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 30/09/2011, 17:46
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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Rick Eborall's photos of the Severn Valley Railway Autumn Gala:

Fancy a job with the RAIB?
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)



Llangollen Railway 1960s gala, 30th July 2011 (including a near-accident):
More clips of the recently restored GWR Railmotor:
The Great Orme Tramway (see other links as well):
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

A real gem from 1902 - the Mount Beacon Incline Railway:
(Spotter: Mike Morant)



Level crossing accident near Kings Lynn:

Brighton main line closed for a day:

RAIB report on ice-fall and derailment Summit Tunnel

Metal theft: Britain's most annoying crime wave:

Glow sticks to be provided for stranded passengers:

Borders rail link tender process scrapped:

Glasgow to get a glittering new gateway:

Network Rail announces Queen Street development partner:

Scottish Railway investment proposals:

Melrose station restoration (Waverley Route):

Train crashed into Kidwelly farmer's parked trailer:

35005 Canadian Pacific back inside Eastleigh Works:

Thieves steal miniature locomotive:

Coleraine - Londonderry upgrade delayed again:

TGV project launched in Morocco:

Shanghai Underground accident

Freight Facility Grants in Scotland for shipping:

Expansion at Port of Felixstowe:

Bus & Ferry service cuts proposed in Norfolk:

First Group sell German bus operation

Third Menai bridge suggested

Criticism as 4x4 is driven to Snowdon summit again:

Catalina flyingboats return to Lough Erne:

New fire tenders for Southampton Airport:

First Boeing 787 delivered three years late

Air South West to leave Newquay Airport

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


02/10/11    BBC4  2000-2100
           "The Maharaja's Motor Car: the Story of Rolls-Royce in India"

02/10/11    BBC4  2100-2200
           "The Secret Life of the Airport"  3/3 The Final Approach

03/10/11    BBC2  1900-2000
           "Coast"  Kings Lynn to Felixtowe

04/10/11    BBC4  2000-2030
           "Britain's Best Drives"  3/6 North Cornish Coast

05/10/11    BBC Radio 4  2100-2130
           "Costing the Earth"  Britian's high-speed railways

06/10/11    BBC Radio 4  1330-1400
           "Costing the Earth"  Britian's high-speed railways

06/10/11    Channel 5  1930-2000
           "How Do They Do It?"  American petrol and Swiss Army knives

06/10/11    BBC4  2200-2300
           "The Secret Life of the National Grid"  1/3 History of the network


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

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

15/10/11    Manchester Victoria signalling school layout operating day
           National Railway Museum, York

15/10/11-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Model Railway Weekend

15/10/11-   The National Festival of Railway Modelling
16/10/11    East of England Showground, Peterborough, PE2 6XE
           1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1630 (Sun)

15/10/11-   Institute of Railway Studies & Transport History, York
16/10/11    Details and booking form are now available for the two-day symposium and special
           train commemorating the life, work and legacy of preservation pioneer,
           environmentalist and social commentator LTC (Tom) Rolt

16/10/11    Isle of Wight Bus Museum Running Day

Cheers, Howard.
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