Subject: Raildate 20th January 2012
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 20/01/2012, 18:18
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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Photographer Steve Hughes has featured a member of the Gosport American Model RailRoad Group in
his latest "Weekend Passions" blog:

Fairness For Fife Commuters Facebook page:
(Spotter: Andrew Cook)

Aerial Photographs Of London's Railway Stations:
A Tour Of The New King's Cross Station
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Further to the recent piece about The Newbury and District Transport Group (Raildate, 30th
December), David and Marion Canning produce a monthly online magazine in PDF format called
"Translines".  It contains lots of information and news about all forms of transport in the
wider Newbury area, and is very professionally put together.  David would be happy to send this
to Raildate readers - just let him know if you would like to receive copies (note: it's quite a
large file, so is probably not suitable for anyone still on dial-up):

Rick Eborall's photos of "Sir Lamiel" at the Great Central Railway:

British Leyland's first engineering partnership with British Rail:

Interesting films at the Media Archive for Central England:

A film about the end of steam in Canada dating from 1959 (the page also has links to other
interesting films, including Buster Keaton's wonderful "The Railrodder"):
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

The woman whose office is a luxury train:
(Spotter: Tom Tait)

The People's Mosquito:
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Raw cockpit footage taken during a blue angels air show:
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Tower Bridge, London as you have never seen it before:
(Spotter: Mike Price)

The Association of Lighthouse Keepers:
(Via Nigel Callaghan)



Osborne confirms Newton Aycliffe Hitachi plant on track

Through services proposed beyond HS2

MP sells her home close to proposed route for HS2

Passenger numbers increase on HS1 domestic services

Cable theft at Winchfield

Kings Cross redevelopment work

Campaigners want Ilkeston railway station

Design selected for Stratford parkway

Cornwall woman 'lucky' to escape car and train crash

Power supply problems on Merseyrail

New heritage railway between Sharpness and Oldbury

Nuclear material to be moved by rail Dounreay to Sellafield

Passenger boost for reopened Airdrie-Bathgate rail link

Balfour Beatty OHLE contract in Switzerland

Rail followers banned by KiwiRail

Amtrak Plans for 2012

FRA proposed safety improvements

Fight continues to preserve historic railway depot

Indonesia concrete balls combat 'train surfing'

Power cut tow for supertram

Italian cruise ship disaster
Satellite image

Russian ship delivers fuel to Nome, Alaska

Thames Estuary airport plans to be examined

New Isle of Man to Oxford air service proposed

Welshpool air crash: Two die as light aircraft comes down at Long Mountain

Phantom fighter jet to return to former Wattisham base

A380 wings to be checked for cracks, EASA says

Sustainable Transport Cymru in Wales 80mph opt-out call

Thieves dig tunnel to cash machine in Manchester

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



21/01/12    BBC4 2000-2100
           "Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity"  3/3

22/01/12    BBC1 1900-2000
           "Countryfile"  The industrial heritage of the Wye Valley

22/01/12    BBC4 1900-2000
           "Pugin: God's Own Architect"  The Gothic Revival

23/01/12    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  16/25 Berwick to Morpeth

23/01/12    BBC1 South 1930-1900
           "Inside Out"  Clearing a pilot of blame for a WW2 crash

23/01/12    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Climbing Great Buildings"  Clifton Suspension Bridge

23/01/12    BBC1 2030-2100
           "Panorama: Train Fares - Taken for a Ride?"

23/01/12    BBC2 2100-2200
           "The Real Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines"  Microlights

23/01/12    BBC4 2305-0005
           "John Sergeant on Tracks of Empire"  Indian railways 2/2

24/01/12    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  17/25 Bardon Mill to Wigton

24/01/12    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Climbing Great Buildings"  St Pancras

25/01/12    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  18/25 Cockermouth to Eskdale

25/01/12    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Climbing Great Buildings"  Glasgow School of Art

25/01/12    BBC4 2000-2100
           "John Sergeant on Tracks of Empire"  Indian railways 2/2

26/01/12    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  19/25 Kirkby-in-Furness to Lancaster

26/01/12    BBC4 2000-2100
           "Airline: The Story of Pan-Am"

26/01/12    BBC4 2325-0025
           "Airline: The Story of Pan-Am"

27/01/12    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  20/25 Heysham to Snaefell



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

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

21/01/12-   Calne Model Railway Show
22/01/12    Calne Leisure Centre, White Horse Way, Calne, Wilts, SN11 0SP

21/01/12-   Leamington & Warwick Model Railway Society Exhibition
22/01/12    Hall 1, Stoneleigh Park Exhibition & Conference Centre, nr Coventry, CV8 2LG

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

04/02/12-   Alton Model Railway Group: FebEx 2012
05/02/12    Eggars School, Alton
           Raildater Derek Gillkerson will be exhibiting Zwiesboden

04/02/12-   Stafford Model Railway Exhibition
05/02/12    County Showground, Weston Road, Stafford, ST18 0BD

05/02/12    Romsey Signal Box Open Day
           Admission free (donations welcome!)
           ex-Romsey Infants School, Plaza Parade, Winchester Rd, Romsey, SO51 8JA
           Car park in old school grounds

Cheers, Howard.
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