Subject: Raildate 10th February 2012
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 10/02/2012, 17:59
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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Please note - there will be no Raildate next week - next issue: 24th February.


This site seems to be tracking an East Coast train in real time, apparently using the Wi-Fi on
a DVT.
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Rick Eborall's photos of an M7 charter.  The loco was renumbered 30023 in BR Southern 1948/50
livery on a short parcels train for the day.

Great Central Railway Gala - The Big One 27th-28th January:
Great Central Railway 4th February - M7 performs:
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Another recent exploration of Manchester Mayfield station:
(Spotter: Tom Baldwin)

Lasercraft Devon Models:

Follow real-time shipping movements here:
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)



Bletchley derailed train 'going too fast' says Network Rail

RAIB investigation into Bletchley derailment

RAIB investigation into derailment of container train at Reading West Junction

Signal failure at Manningtree hits rail services on London line

Damaged rail track delays trains

Bombardier confirms 'short-term future' of Derby plant

Drop in railway cable thefts, Network Rail says

Network Rail chief executive to turn down bonus

HS2 views and rumoured changes

Kings Cross opening date and retailers unveiled

Travel Advice for the Olympics

Trains cancelled after Portsmouth gas leak

Ministers acted unlawfully over train deal, city MP tells Osborne

Drainage and relaying at Swanage

Swanage Diesel Gala announced

G&WR railway rolling stock for sale

'Big man' video: No charges over passenger thrown off train

Network Rail acts on faulty Ross crossing

Machynlleth-Shrewsbury line: normal service to resume

Glyn Valley Tramway restoration gets the green light

Pedal-power velorail trains set for Blaenau Ffestiniog

Eurotunnel Profits

Snow in Europe

The last run of DC EMUs on Bombay's Western Railway

Class 66 manufacturing plant closes

Preferred bidder for Midland Metro new trams

Vancouver Metro extension

Cromford Canal set to open to boats in 300k project

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canals: Bells celebrate anniversary

Swansea-Cork ferry service to close

The ferry at Strome Ferry

Belfast plane makes emergency landing

Airbus A380 cracks are a 'minor safety issue'

New Blue Islands route Cambridge to Jersey

Air India fuel payments

MALEV (Hungarian Airline) collapses

AgustaWestland's Yeovil factory wins 250m MoD contract

Rolls-Royce gears up for Singapore production

How Rolls-Royce defied the downturn and powered through 1bn profit barrier

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



12/02/12    BBC2 2100-2200
           "Toughest Place to Be... a Train Driver"  Peru

13/02/12    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Britain's Heritage Heroes"  Saving Britain's heritage - 6/15

13/02/12    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Manchester to Bury

13/02/12    BBC4 2000-2100
           "Time Shift: All the Fun of the Fair"  The story of funfairs 1/2

14/02/12    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Britain's Heritage Heroes"  Saving Britain's heritage - 7/15

14/02/12    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Todmorden to York

15/02/12    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Britain's Heritage Heroes"  Saving Britain's heritage - 8/15

15/02/12    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Pontefract to Bridlington

15/02/12    BBC4 2200-2230
           "Britain's Best Drives"  2/6  North Wales

16/02/12    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Britain's Heritage Heroes"  Saving Britain's heritage - 9/15

16/02/12    Channel 4 2100-2200
           "Restoration Man"  The restoration Settle Station water tower

16/02/12    BBC2 2320-0020
           "Toughest Place to Be... a Train Driver"  Peru

17/02/12    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Britain's Heritage Heroes"  Saving Britain's heritage - 10/15



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

11/02/12    Newbury Model Railway Club Exhibition
           St Bartholomew's School, Andover Road, Newbury

11/02/12-   Festival of British Railway Modelling
12/02/12    Doncaster Exhibition Centre, The Racecourse, Doncaster, DN2 6BB

14/02/12    Hope Historical Society
           Methodist Church, Edale Road, Hope
           Talk: The Railways Around Hope by Ted Hancock
           Starts 1930

16/02/12    Aln Valley Railway Society
           Barter Books, Alnwick Railway Station, Alnwick
           Slide show: 'Carlisle: Railway Border City: 1980s to the present day'
           by Gordon Hall
           1900 for a 1930 start

17/02/12    Newbury and District Transport Group
           Bayer House, Strawberry Hill, Newbury, West Berkshire, RG14 1JA
           "Rails Around Snowdon" by Max Wilkinson
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome
           1930-2200 (approx) - doors open 1900

17/02/12    Launceston Railway Circle
           Dingley Hall, Castle Street, Launceston, PL15 8BA
           Photographic Competition- lots of entries wanted!
           Meetings begin at 1930

18/02/12    Solent Railwayana Auctions
           Community Centre, Mill Lane, Wickham, Hampshire, PO17 5AL
           Viewing: 0800, Start: 1000

18/02/12    American Model RailRoad Group, Gosport: Public Running Meet & Mini Exhibition
           St Mary's Church Parish Centre, Green Road, Alverstoke, Gosport PO12 2ET
           Opens at 1030
           Adult: 1 adults, Child: 50p

18/02/12    Small & Delightful Railway Group: Narrow Gauge South West
           Whitstone School, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 5PF
           20th anniversary exhibiton - double usual size (40-50 layouts)

21/02/12    Peak Rail, Chesterfield Branch
           New Inn, 229 Mansfield Road, Hasland, Chesterfield S41 0JJ
           (upstairs function room)
           Talk: The Building of Totley Tunnel by Ted Hancock
           Starts 1930

24/02/12-   Model-Rail Scotland
25/02/12    Scottish Exhibition Centre, Glasgow

25/02/12    Association of Larger Scale Railway Modellers Scale "0" Rail
           Bolton School Arts & Conference Centre, Chorley New Road, BL1 4PA

25/02/12-   Solent Model Railway Group: Eurotrack
26/02/12    Fleming Park Leisure Centre, Eastleigh
           Raildater Derek Gillkerson will be exhibiting New Stanton Lees -
           Extended by 4ft this year

03/03/12    Stafford Railway Collectors Fair
           GEC, St Leonard's Avenue, Stafford, ST17 4LX

03/03/12-   Romsey Railway Modellers Society Exhibition
04/03/12    Crosfield Hall, Romsey, SO51 8GL

03/03/12-   Romsey Signal Box Open Days
04/03/12    In conjunction with Romsey Railway Modellers Society
           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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