Subject: Raildate 9th March 2012
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 10/03/2012, 09:57
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Apologies for the late running.  This edition of Raildate will be sent just as soon as Virgin
Media restores my internet access.


British Locomotive Catalogue 1825-1923 Volume 6:
GER, NBR, GNoSR, M&GNJR and Minor Lines
Compiled by Bertram Baxter
Edited by David Baxter and Peter Mitchell

Throughout the history of public railways in Britain there have been over 370 locomotive-owning
railway companies, and the volumes in this series have recorded the known data of every
locomotive built for them from 1825 to the 1923 'grouping'.  Volumes 1 to 5 were published by
the Moorland Publishing Company between 1977 and 1988, but the three final volumes (which would
have completed the LNER group and added the GWR and SR constituents) were never published.

The late Bertram Baxter's magnum opus commenced with a general summary in Volume 1, and ended
(prematurely) with Volume 5b, which covered the GNR and GCR.  Much of the work for the
remaining LNER companies (Volume 6) had been done, but his son David, who had painstakingly
marshalled his father's data into the original volumes, died before seeing it published.  He
had been assisted by Peter Mitchell, and he has now completed the work needed to bring the
final volume of this important survey of pre-grouping locomotives to fruition - albeit nearly
25 years after the last volume was published.

Details of every known locomotive are included for the following companies and their
- Great Eastern Railway
- North British Railway
- Great North of Scotland Railway
- Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway
- Colne Valley and Halstead Railway
- East and West Yorkshire Union Railway
- Mid-Suffolk Railway

For each company, there is a brief history and a comprehensive bibliography, which includes
books and magazine articles.  The book is uniform with the original volumes.

Softback: 288 pages
148 x 210mm
ISBN: 978-1-905505-26-5



Small Prairie 5542 has a completely revised website with up-to-date progress reports on the
current 10-year boiler overhaul at the South Devon Railway, and photos of her in action on a
number of ex-GWR Heritage Railways:

Follow the progress on 7820 "Dinmore Manor":

The Charnwood Forest Railway at Rothley Station on the GC:
With lots of videos:
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Rick Eborall's photos of 70013 "Oliver Cromwell" passing Cathiron lane footbridge on a
light-engine movement to Southall on 1st March together with a couple of previous collections
from the SVR:



Government proposals on railway cost cutting

Would you pay 'peak peak' train fares?

Lancashire Railways discussed in Parliment (Hansard)

Railway plans for the Olympics

Desiro units ordered for London Midland  & First Trans Pennine

Details of derailment at Winsford

Network Rail's 5m to upgrade level crossings in Morecambe

Chiltern Railways: Oxford - London line statement

Stop ignoring us, say worried HS2 homeowners

Jail for Catford cable thieves

Early Inverness commuter train service to be restored

Waverley escalators flawed

Little-used stations 'should be closed'

Union members vote to strike in support of sacked colleagues

RMT strike threat during Olympics

Overhauled Duchess of Sutherland rolled out

And on trial at the Midland Railway Centre

502 train Merseyrail set for new life

Great Central Railway takes over Greenacres Centre

Heritage railway safety warning in County Durham and North Yorkshire

Rail honour for Carol Vorderman

Eurostar trains disrupted by French power cable fault

Channel Tunnel mobile phone service for the Olympics (PDF)

Poland suffers deadly train crash near Szczekociny

Soller train set to honour 100 years

RAIB investigation into tram derailment in Croydon

Your chance to be a part of tram history

Railway charity hoping for funds to get trams on track

Edinburgh trams: No details of pay-off for TIE boss Richard Jeffrey

Bus crashes into shop on Isle of Wight high street

Running buses on time in Rwanda

Public to name new Forth crossing

M4 widening requires Welsh government borrowing, warns first minister

F-35: BAE Systems faces turbulent times over carriers

Cunard's cruise liners mark Diamond Jubilee

Ship                 Operator Arrive       Terminal  Depart
Quest for Adventure  Saga     05/6/12      QEii      05/6/12
Queen Victoria       Cunard   05/6/12 7:00 City      05/6/12 22:00
Queen Elizabeth      Cunard   05/6/12 7:00 Mayflower 05/6/12 22:00
Queen Mary 2         Cunard   05/6/12 6:30 Ocean     05/6/12 22:00

Cruise ship schedule website

Cargo ship captain faces drink charge after collision

MoD hands Portsmouth-based HMS Victory to charity

Thames Barrier test closure to be on Jubilee pageant day

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



10/03/12    BBC4 1900-2000
           "The Golden Age of Canals"  After WW2

11/03/12    BBC2 1900-2000
           "World's Most Dangerous Roads"  Peru

12/03/12    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Britain's First Photo Album"  Francis Frith: Chelsea to Tower Bridge

12/03/12    Channel 5 1900-2000
           "Stansted: the Inside Story"  Documentary series 2/6

12/03/12    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Edinburgh-Kirkaldy

12/03/12    BBC2 2100-2200
           "The Tube"  Continuing documentary about London Underground 4/6

13/03/12    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Britain's First Photo Album"  Francis Frith: Gravesend to Broadstairs

13/03/12    Channel 5 1900-2000
           "Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers"  New series 2/8

14/03/12    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Britain's First Photo Album"  Francis Frith: Reigate to Hythe

14/03/12    BBC4 2200-2230
           "Britain's Best Drives"  6/6  The Trossachs

15/03/12    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Britain's First Photo Album"  Francis Frith: IoW to Stonehenge

15/03/12    BBC2 2320-0020
           "The Tube"  Continuing documentary about London Underground 4/6

16/03/12    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Britain's First Photo Album"  Francis Frith: Lyme Regis to Barnstaple

16/03/12    Channel 5 2000-2100
           "Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers"  New series 3/8



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

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
           Raildater Derek Gilkerson will be attending with "Boden-Am-See"
           Free heritage bus from station, free parking

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 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

24/03/12-   London Festival of Railway Modelling
25/03/12    Alexandra Palace, London, N22 7AY

Cheers, Howard.
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