Subject: Raildate 13th January 2012
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 13/01/2012, 17:48
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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The newly-formed Killamarsh Heritage Society is launching a project to restore the old
Killamarsh GCR station.  The Society's website will be formally launched at a meeting on 17th
January, when Howard Turner will talk about his memories of commuting on the GCR through
Killamarsh.  The meeting starts at 7.30 pm at Killamarsh Village Centre, and people are invited
to bring information, photographs or memories, etc.  The Society has a Facebook page:

A Heritage Day is being organised by the East Midlands Branch of the Railway & Canal Historical
Society, and will be held on Saturday 19th May in Long Eaton.  The subject is "Trent 150: Trent
Station 1862-1968".  Cost is 18.00 for the day.

Frome's missing links:

Stations may have gone but no-one can take away memories of the last journey through Borrowash:

All sorts of stuff here:

The inaugural Portsmouth Air Festival will be held on 18th August 2012, and will provide a
memorable day's entertainment and celebration of Britain's Armed Forces, in the air, on the
ground and at sea:

Translated from German: In the home of aged people "Geriatriezentrum am Wienerwald", in the
Viennese district of Lainz, a tiny railway ran up to 27th November 2011.  With a gauge of 500
mm and a length of 4 km approx.  Originally transporting all, what's needed in a hospital, from
coal to bed linen, only food for inhabitants was moved in insulated containers in recent years.
The home for aged people will move elsewhere in a few years - albeit without the railway.  The
closure of it was obviously the first step for that.
(Spotter: Terry Bye)

A Deutsche Bahn temporary railway graveyard:
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

The History of Yosemite Valley Railroad No 21

Here's a holiday idea... Walt's Sierra Adventures, 17th/18th March 2012.  Emeryville to Reno
aboard a chartered Vista Dome dining car:
(Spotter: Terry Bye)

One man's view on what might happen when the oil runs out:

Trams DownUnder is a Yahoo discussion group/mailing list pertaining to trams, trolleys, light
rail and urban transport in Australia and New Zealand.  A separately-maintained website
supports the discussion group, details of which are included on the site:

Video of a flight in a Lancaster over Ontario:
(Dave Grindrod, via Ted Millward)



HS2: Phase one of high-speed rail line gets go-ahead

Tory shires furious as high-speed rail link gets go-ahead

Transport Secretary Justine Greening in HS2 jobs pledge

Nottinghamshire Council renews calls for improved Midland Main Line

Network Rail to be prosecuted over Grayrigg crash

King's Cross public square plans given the go-ahead

Late notice possession for bridgework at Doncaster

Direct Rail Services orders 15 Vossloh EuroLight UK locomotives

DRS to run commuter service for Sellafield

Blackfriars 12 car works

RAIB investigation into can on line at Stowmarket

Engineering at Buckshaw Parkway

Review of ETRMS

Sound barriers for engineering works

Woman killed trying to retrieve phone from tracks

Concern over effect of new Rail hub on wildlife

United train back on track (I only forward the links...!)

First minister queries tunnel costs in Welsh secretary's constituency

RAIB report on Whitland LC accident

Man struck by train dies at Bagillt, Flintshire

Llangollen Railway line extension to Corwen approaches half way mark

Open crossing barrier plan for Ayrshire and Highlands

Keith Brown makes Stranraer rail pledge:

Cars could go on rails to end 140-mile detour in Wester Ross

Mobile Phone tickets on NIR

Jersey narrow gauge railway trial a step closer

Three trains in accident in northwest Indiana

Investment agreed for Illinois high speed project

Merger of Canadian National subsidiary companies in US of A

More road works for Edinburgh Trams

London bus crashes into Wandsworth Sainsbury's supermarket

School bus hit overbridge in Warrington

Optare buses purchased by Ashok-Leyland

New Thames bridge to be built

New Chesterfield Canal basin full

Llangollen Canal proposals

Ferry company Sea France to shed 127 Dover jobs

New Ferry company to take over from Sea France

Round-the-clock repairs in Falmouth for cruise ship

Investigation into shipwreck off Lleyn Peninsula in November

Safety concerns for A380 airbuses

Helicopter crash in Salisbury

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



14/01/12    BBC4 2000-2100
           "Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity"  2/3

15/01/12    BBC1 1900-2000
           "Countryfile"  Along the banks of the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal

15/01/12    Channel 5 2100-2150
           "World's Scariest Plane Landings"

16/01/12    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  11/25 Oxford to Pershore

16/01/12    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Climbing Great Buildings"  Burghley House

16/01/12    BBC4 2000-2100
           "Indian Hill Railways"  3/3 The Kalka-Shimla Railway

16/01/12    BBC4 2300-0000
           "John Sergeant on Tracks of Empire"  Indian railways 1/2

17/01/12    BBC4 0000-0100
           "Indian Hill Railways"  3/3 The Kalka-Shimla Railway

17/01/12    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  12/25 Hartlebury to Great Malvern

17/01/12    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Climbing Great Buildings"  The dome of St Pauls

18/01/12    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  13/25 Lydney to Newport

18/01/12    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Climbing Great Buildings"  Blenheim Palace

18/01/12    BBC4 2000-2100
           "The Last Days of the Liners"  Post-war popularity

19/01/12    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  14/25 Cardiff to Brecon

19/01/12    BBC4 2000-2100
           "John Sergeant on Tracks of Empire"  Indian railways 1/2

19/01/12    BBC4 2100-2200
           "Pugin: God's Own Architect"  The Gothic Revival

20/01/12    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  15/25 Port Talbot to Milford Haven

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.

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 Village Centre, Sheffield Road, Killamarsh, S21 1DY
           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

28/01/12-   Southampton Model Railway Society Exhibition
29/01/12    Barton Peveril College Eastleigh

Cheers, Howard.
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