Subject: Raildate 7th October 2011
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 07/10/2011, 17:46
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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Guided visits are now available around Eastleigh Works for groups of up to 20 people.  A charge
of 10 per person will be made and must be paid at time of booking.  All proceeds will go to
the Mayor of Eastleigh's charities which, for 2011/12 are HCPT Group 170 and Age Concern
Eastleigh.  Remaining dates for this year are already fully booked, but 2012 dates will be
announced in November.

On this day (4th October 1976) British Rail begins its new 125mph Intercity 'High Speed Train'
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

A Yosemite Valley Railroad blog:

Harz Narrow Gauge Railway:
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Video: Caledonian Railway 828 on the Severn Valley Railway, 3rd October 2011:
Video: Mainline Steam Compilation (Jan-July 2011) - play loud!
(Spotter: Ted Millward)



Totton schoolboys' mobility scooter level crossing rescue:

Level crossing incident at Totton (Bluestar Bus):

Body found on railway at Hinton Admiral

Passengers use bottled water to get overheated train started:

More money for Reading station refurbishment:

Solar bridge puts railways on right track to sustainability:

Tim Shoveller moves to South West Trains:

Network Rail fined for Barrow-upon-Soar accident Feb 2008:

Buckshaw Parkway railway station opens:

Robin Hood line changes:

Closure of Marshlink for repairs to Ore Tunnel, renewals and signalling work:

RAIB report: Hatson UWC  Kings Lynn:

RAIB report: Balcombe tunnel lining:

RAIB report: Derailment on Bure Valley Railway:

Way clear for Borders Railway:

Boost for Anglesey tourism as reopening of railway takes step forward:

Ffestiniog Travel new web site:

Flying Scotsman restoration update:

Coleraine - Londonderry modernisation approved: (with a photo of Glasgow Central station throat!)

Canadian company purchases Interfleet Technology:

Lorry driver retires after 2000 cross channel journeys:

Preston bus station on UK monument 'at risk' list:

Flying using cooking oil:

Helicopter crashes into East River in New York City:

Prince Philip opens Ordnance Survey HQ in Southampton:

Spotters: Bill Braham, Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps


10/10/11    BBC4  2300-2400
           "Shock and Awe: the Story of Electricity"  1/3

11/10/11    BBC2  1900-2000
           "Coast"  The Hebrides

11/10/11    BBC4  2000-2030
           "Britain's Best Drives"  4/6 The Lake District

12/10/11    BBC4  1930-2030
           "The Golden Age of Coach Travel"  The 1950s

13/10/11    Channel 5  1930-2000
           "How Do They Do It?"  SatNav and mining aluminium ore

13/10/11    Channel 5  2000-2100
           "Titanic: the True Story"

13/10/11    BBC4  2100-2200
           "Shock and Awe: the Story of Electricity"  2/3 The age of invention

13/10/11    BBC4  2200-2300
           "The Secret Life of the National Grid"  2/3 Impact of the network

14/10/11    BBC Radio 4FM  1100-1130
           "The Bridge"  The centenary of Middlesbrough transporter bridge


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

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

17/10/11    Friends of Cromford Canal - Talk
           Ironville Church Hall, Casson St, Ironville NG16 5NN
           "Canal Boat People" by Wendy Freer
           Starts: 1930

18/10/11    Peak Railway Association (Chesterfield Branch) Slideshow
           New Inn, 229 Mansfield Road, Hasland, Chesterfield, S41 0JJ
           Trains in the Snow, Les Nixon

20/10/11    Holmesfield Village Society: Illustrated Talk
           Holmesfield Village Hall, S18 7WZ
           Picture Postcard Railway Rambles, Stephen Gay
           Rambles from various points along the Hope Valley railway line
           Starts 1930
           Admission: 3, which includes tea/coffee and biscuits

22/10/11    Solent Railwayana Auctions
           Community Centre, Mill Lane, Wickham, Hampshire, PO17 5AL
           Viewing: 0800, Start: 1000

22/10/11-   Swanage Railway: Half Term Fun Week

Cheers, Howard.
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