Subject: Raildate 6th January 2012
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 06/01/2012, 18:03
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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Launceston Railway Circle meets on the third Friday of each month at Dingley Hall, Castle
Street, Launceston.  Meetings begin at 7.30pm, and they are keen to attract new faces.  Details
of the next few meetings will appear in the Events section.

The Launceston Steam Railway:

Rick Eborall has put together a couple of small collections containing his favorite images
gathered during 2011:

A recent exploration of one of the very few wooden railway viaducts that remain in England:
(Spotter: Tom Baldwin)

Hornby's 2012 releases on Youtube:
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs has released its latest survey of the historic
vehicle movement in the UK.  Details can be had from:



HS2: Campaign backs high-speed rail link in media

Commuter pain as rail fare rises take effect

Chiltern Railways 13% fare increase attacked by watchdog

Waterloo International platforms to be used for domestic services.

Electric upgrade for some Cross Country voyagers

Siemens demands ministers keep financial details of Thameslink deal secret

Thameslink deal: Siemens contract could cost taxpayers an extra 140million

Thieves stole 13m of metal from railways, say police

Trans Pennine electrification will cover Leeds-York and Leeds-Hull

MPs win parliamentary debate on widening rail line between Clitheroe and Manchester

Oldham's Park Road warehouse set for demolition after inspection finds danger of collapse

Work announced on two rail commuter routes in Midlands

Warning over railway trespassing at Dove Holes

Trains damaged by fallen trees

Nine-week Ashford-to-Hastings rail line closure goes ahead

Arguments over Hawkhurst signal box removal

Campaign launched to save Canterbury East signalbox

Crossrail's giant tunnelling machines unveiled

Crossrail recycles disused Connaught Tunnel

TfL suspend acceptance of new "S" class stock

Tyne & Wear Metro - The Musical ..

SVR planned engineering works blockade

Swanage Railway closure anniversary & return of last Corfe signalman

Video clips of DMU operating at Midsomer Norton

Car plunges onto track at Southam (G-WR)

Goodwick railway station near Fishguard to reopen

Bala Lake Railway Santa Special

Brecon Mountain Railway Santa Special

Campaigners in bid to re-open East Linton rail station

Giant's Causeway and Bushmills line extension gets go ahead

Narrow gauge railway in Jersey 'could create new jobs'

Canadian Pacific locomotive news

Bournemouth Central 00 gauge layout

Fire damages Woodlands Scenics factory

Edinburgh Tram Depot handed over to council

London's Beloved Bus Returns, With an Update

Gosport & Fareham Bus way

Daily Post reporter spends time on North Wales buses

Stagecoach bus driver injured by falling tree

Sat-nav problems tackled at government summit

Mexico Baluarte Bridge is world's tallest

Kennet & Avon canal summit level reopened

Llangollen Canal visitor centre

Passengers stuck on Jersey-bound ferry for 24 hours

Oil cargo transfer delayed

Dunsfold Airfield bids for Olympic traffic

Plane hit by bus shelter

Barra Airport voted the world's most scenic

X-37B spaceplane 'spying on China'

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



07/01/12    BBC4 2000-2100
           "Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity"  1/3

08/01/12    BBC2 1800-1900
           "How to Build... A Nuclear Submarine"

09/01/12    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  6/25 Windsor to Didcot

09/01/12    Channel 4 2000-2100
           "The Great Train Robbery's Missing Mastermind"  Who was Mr Big?

09/01/12    BBC4 1930-2030
           "Indian Hill Railways"  2/3 The Nilgiri Mountain Railway

10/01/12    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  7/25 Reading to Alton

10/01/12    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Climbing Great Buildings"  New College, Oxford

10/01/12    BBC4 2000-2100
           "Time Shift: The Men Who Built the Liners"

11/01/12    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  8/25 Winchester to the Isle of Wight

11/01/12    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Climbing Great Buildings"  Layer Marney Tower

12/01/12    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  9/25 Brockenhurst to Poole

12/01/12    Channel 5 2000-2100
           "World's Scariest Plane Landings"  1/4

12/01/12    Channel 4 2100-2200
           "The Restoration Man"  A Grade 2 listed water tower turned into a home

13/01/12    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  10/25 Wareham to Portland

13/01/12    Channel 5 1900-2000
           "World's Scariest Plane Landings"  1/4



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

07/01/12    Marlow, Maidenhead and District Model Railway Club Exhibition
           Cox Green Community Centre, 51 Highfield Lane, Maidenhead

07/01/12-   Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust Model Railway Exhibition
08/01/12    Edington Village Hall, near Bridgwater, Somerset
           All layouts will be S&D themed

07/01/12-   Orpington & District MRS Model Railway Exhibition
08/01/12    Pratts Bottom Village Hall, Norsted Lane, Pratts Bottom, Orpington, Kent
           1000-1700 both days

14/01/12    Bridport and District MRS Model Railway Exhibition
           Beaminister Town Hall, Fleet Street, Beaminister, Dorset, DT8 3EF

14/01/12    Gorleston-on-Sea Model Railway Exhibition
           Cliff Park Junior School, Orde Avenue, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth

14/01/12    Railway/Bus Collectors Fair
           Pudsey Civic Hall, Leeds

14/01/12-   Bognor Regis MRC Model Railway Exhibition
15/01/12    Felpham Community College, Felpham Way, Bognor Regis, PO22 8EL
           1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1630 (Sun)

14/01/12-   St Albans Model Railway Exhibition
15/01/12    The Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans
           1000-1800 (Sat), 1000-1700 (Sun)

16/01/12    Friends of Cromford Canal - Talk
           Ironville Church Hall, Casson St, Ironville, NG16 5NN
           The trade on the Cromford Canal before the Railway Age by Philip Riden
           Starts: 1930

17/01/12    Killamarsh Heritage Society
           Killamarsh Leisure Centre, Stanley Street, Killamarsh, S21 1EZ
           Launch of campaign to reinstate Killamarsh GC station
           Howard Turner talks about his memories of commuting on the GC
           through Killamarsh
           Please bring any information, photographs or memories, etc
           Starts 1930
           Facebook page:

20/01/12    Newbury and District Transport Group
           Bayer House, Strawberry Hill, Newbury, West Berkshire, RG14 1JA
           "From Brownie to Digital - Steam and Diesel Photographs 1958 to Date"
           by David and Marion Canning
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome
           1930-2200 (approx) - doors open 1900

20/01/12    Launceston Railway Circle
           Dingley Hall, Castle Street, Launceston, PL15 8BA
           "South Africa and Isle of Man - Mainly Narrow Gauge"
           by Roger Webster
           Meetings begin at 1930

20/01/12-   London Model Engineering Exhibition
22/01/12    Great Hall Alexandra Palace, London, N22 7AY

Cheers, Howard.
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