Subject: Raildate 18th November 2011
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 18/11/2011, 18:12
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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Driving the APT:

Rick Eborall's photos of Caprotti Standard class 5 73129 on a photo charter at the Midland
Railway Cantre, 12th November:

Cornish mine images:

A World of Welsh Copper - copper mining in Wales (with an interesting video on the main page):



Bombardier boss says Derby plant depends on two government contracts

Extra platforms proposed at Bristol TM

Thameslink platform extensions

New central engineering depot at Gateshead for Network Rail

Review of historic signal boxes (already done by the Signalling Record Society!)

Train hits car on level crossing in Oxfordshire

Train driver returns football

Class 56s on their last move before scrapping

Glasgow to Mallaig train hits object 'deliberately' left on track

Rail accident on North Yorkshire Moors tourist line

'Runaway' diesel train probe at Pontypool heritage line

Bombardier to supply Mnchen airport peoplemover

Wroclaw - Barking through freights operated by DB Schenker

Loan to Polish Railways for route upgrade

Alstom supply more suburban trains to Sweden

New locos approved for operation in Belgium

Fresh shake-up for Hampshire bus passengers

Guided bus 'missed trick with single-decker policy'

Stirling Bridge surveyed by remote 'drone' aircraft

Stranraer harbour bids farewell to ferries
A "Last Day" event is being held on Saturday 19th November

Food distribution by boat

Arson attack on 14 Locks canal visitor centre in Newport

Dubai Airshow: Emirates places 'record' Boeing order

Airbus owner EADS reports profits fall and A350 delays

Comtel Air probe after passengers 'told to buy fuel'

Blue Island Airline sells withdrawn Trilanders

Light aircraft ditches off Alderney

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps, Glynn Waite


20/11/11    BBC4 1900-2000
           "The Story of British Pathe"  Part 3 of 4

20/11/11    BBC2 2000-2100
           "How to Build... A Supercar"  The McLaren road car

21/11/11    BBC1 South East 1930-2000
           "Inside Out"  HS1 in Kent

21/11/11    BBC2 2350-0050
           "How to Build... A Supercar"  The McLaren road car


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

19/11/11-   Warley National Model Railway Exhibition
20/11/11    NEC Birmingham

21/11/11    Friends of Cromford Canal - Talk
           Ironville Church Hall, Casson St, Ironville NG16 5NN
           "The High Peak Trail" by Andy Pollock
           Starts: 1930

21/11/11    Peak Railway Association (Sheffield Branch) Filmshow
           The Library Theatre, Tudor Square, Sheffield, S1 1XZ
           Flying Scotsman & The East Coast Main Line, Rob Foxon
           Starts 1930 (doors 1900)
           Tickets: 6.50 (6.00 concessions) on the door.

26/11/11    The "Thames-Ecclesbourne Express" from Wirksworth to London
           Dep Wirksworth 0715, Idridgehay 0733, arr Duffield transfer to main line
           Dep Duffield 0807, arr St Pancras 1006
           Dep St Pancras 1825, arr Duffield 2025, arr Idridgehay 2042, arr Wirksworth 2100
           Fare: 58, with reductions for children and railcard holders (41)
           Tickets by phone: 01629 823076
           Book online at:

28/11/11    Cromford Canal: High Peak or Leawood Rail Aqueduct reopening
           Meet at Wharf Shed, High Peak Junction (Cromford Goods) at 0930
           Free parking available at Lea Bridge car park (High Peak Junction) until 1130

01/12/11    Rob Foxon Film Show
           Palace Theatre, Newark - 7.30pm

02/12/11-   West Somerset Railway: Dunster by Candlelight

03/12/11    Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Wirksworth Christmas Extravaganza

03/12/11-   Swanage Railway: Santa Specials

03/12/11-   Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Santa Specials

03/12/11-   West Somerset Railway: Santa Specials

04/12/11    Romsey Signal Box Open Day
           Admission free (donations welcome!)
           ex-Romsey Infants School, Plaza Parade, Winchester Rd, Romsey
           Car park in old school grounds

04/12/11    Peak Rail: Santa and Steam Specials

10/12/11    Main Line Steam: Cathedrals Express to Winchester
           4-6-2 70000 Broitannia
           Southend 0915, Basildon 0930, Upminster 0945, West Hampstead 1100,
           Winchester 1330
           Winchester 1730, West Hampstead 2045, Upminster 2145, Basildon 2200,
           Southend 2215

10/12/11    Hayle Model Railway Club Exhibition
           Hayle Day Care Centre, Commercial Road, Hayle, TR27 4DE

10/12/11-   Swanage Railway: Santa Specials

10/12/11-   Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Santa Specials

10/12/11-   West Somerset Railway: Santa Specials

10/12/11-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Santa Specials

10/12/11-   Peak Rail: Santa and Steam Specials

10/12/11-   Wigan Model Railway Exhibition
11/12/11    Robin Park Arena & Sports Centre, Loire Drive, Wigan, WN5 0UH
           1000-1730 (Sat), 1000-1630 (Sun)

12/12/11-   West Somerset Railway: Carol Trains

14/12/11    Main Line Steam: Cathedrals Express to Sherborne
           A1 4-6-2 60163 Tornado
           Victoria 0845, Woking 1005, Guildford 1020, Haslemere 1035 Hedge End 1130,
           Eastleigh 1200, Sherborne 1415
           Sherborne 1715, Eastleigh 1945, Hedge End 2015, Haslemere 2010,
           Guildford 2130, Woking 2145, Victoria 2245

Cheers, Howard.
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