Subject: Raildate 2nd March 2012
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 02/03/2012, 17:52
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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Network Rail has started to put some of its archive online:

Guardian article about above:

Photographs by "actonwellsjunction":

Edge Hill station:

How to secure a load of gravel:
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Churnet Valley Railway Gala: Cauldon Low 26-2-12:
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

According to RailwayEye, the Ian Allan stable of magazines, which includes "Modern Railways"
and "Railways Illustrated", has been sold.  The new owner is Key Publishing of Stamford, better
known for its aviation titles.  An interesting move in view of IA's recent link up with the
online magazine, "Railway Herald".

SBB Historic excursions brochure
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Masson Mills, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire:

Videos of large and small marine engines and assorted other shipping pictures:
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

More from those mini quadrotors - this time playing the James Bond theme!



Call for Devon Tarka Line stations to be closed

First TransPennine Express and London Midland announce extra seats

Prince Charles drives a train at Bombardier

Tunnel to avoid Dawlish seawall suggested again

Heathrow Express drivers dispute & strike

Derailment at Winsford affects football fans

Security improvements by Greater Anglia

Level crossing accident at Littleport

1bn Crossrail trains contract race open

Minister signals that Derby train maker will get fair shot at vital contract

NetworkRail signalling work policies

Gauge clearance for Hi-cube containers

History of the Institute of Locomotive Engineers.

Former GWR Herbert Street goods depot Wolverhampton burnt down

Gran who drove along rail track in Brockenhurst gives up licence

RAIB report into possession irregularities near Wimbledon

Glasgow 'ring of steel' complete

Reston station case 'impresses' minister

Train upgrade on hold as promised 50m diverted

Glasgow-Edinburgh train passengers to be first to benefit from free wi-fi

A century on: The death express

Fatal level crossing accident at Ballymoney

Flying Scotsman - statement from Steve Davies, Director of the NRM

Bluebell Railway extension to East Grinstead in final phase

Return of steam on the Underground

Maintenance agreement for Via-Rail

Canadian train derailment

Paris Metro modernisation

Trail of the unexpected: Streetcars in San Francisco

New Routemaster bus starts running on London roads

Exhibition of abandoned Manchester transport proposals

Anglesey council cuts 34 bus services after reduction in grant

The American bus revival

Educational funding may help Derby's Silk Mill museum

City of Adelaide clipper ship occupied by campaigner

Costa Allegra adrift after fire and power failure

Meet the only man alive who has been to the deepest ocean

Jersey Airport staff work late to clear backlog

Ordnance Survey mapping flight unit moves from Blackpool to East Midlands

Opening date for "Twin Sails" bridge at Poole

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



04/03/12    BBC4 2100-2200
           "The Golden Age of Canals"  After WW2

05/03/12    Channel 5 1900-2000
           "Stansted: the Inside Story"  Documentary series 1/6

05/03/12    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Carlisle to Glasgow

05/03/12    ITV1 2000-2030
           "The Dales"  Features the Settle-Carlisle line

05/03/12    BBC2 2100-2200
           "The Tube"  Continuing documentary about London Underground 3/6

06/03/12    Channel 5 1900-2000
           "Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers"  New series 1/8

06/03/12    Channel 5 2000-2100
           "Nazi Titanic: Revealed"  A forgotten WW2 propaganda film

07/03/12    BBC4 2200-2230
           "Britain's Best Drives"  5/6  The Wye Valley & Forest of Dean

08/03/12    BBC1 2000-2100
           "The Great British Countryside"  With a seaplane flight & the Battle of Britain

08/03/12    BBC2 2320-0020
           "The Tube"  Continuing documentary about London Underground 3/6

09/03/12    Channel 5 1900-2000
           "Nazi Titanic: Revealed"  A forgotten WW2 propaganda film

09/03/12    Channel 5 2000-2100
           "Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers"  New series 2/8



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

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

03/03/12    The Midland Railway Society
           Showroom 5, Paternoster Row, Sheffield
           An illustrated talk given by Ian Howard:
           The Sheffield Widenings of the Midland Railway: 1890-1904
           Talk commences at 1330
           Guests and non-members are welcome to attend

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

10/03/12    Northampton Model Railway Show
           Malcolm Arnold Academy, Trinty Ave, Northampton, NN2 6JW

10/03/12-   Basingstoke & North Hampshire MRS Model Railway Show 2012
11/03/12    Aldworth Science College, Western Way, Basingstoke, RG22 6HA
           1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1600 (Sun)
           Adult: 5.00, Concession: 4.00, Family (2+3): 14.00
           50 stands including layouts in Z, N, TT, OO, EM, 009, 0 & G3 scales
           Children's layout, refreshments
           Free heritage bus from station, free parking
           Raildater Derek Gilkerson will be attending with "Boden-Am-See"

10/03/12-   Macclesfield Model Railway Exhibition
11/03/12    Tytherington High School, Manchester Road, Macclesfield, SK10 2EE

15/03/12    Aln Valley Railway Society
           Barter Books, Alnwick Railway Station, Alnwick
           "How they built the Railways" by Professor Iain Moffat
           1900 for a 1930 start

16/03/12    Newbury and District Transport Group
           Bayer House, Strawberry Hill, Newbury, West Berkshire, RG14 1JA
           "The History of Buses around Reading" by Dave Hall
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome
           1930-2200 (approx) - doors open 1900

16/03/12    Launceston Railway Circle
           Dingley Hall, Castle Street, Launceston, PL15 8BA
           Annual General Meeting - details tbc
           Meetings begin at 1930

17/03/12-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Diesel Locomotive Weekend

Cheers, Howard.
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