Subject: Raildate 23rd March 2012
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 23/03/2012, 18:10
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

RAILDATE - your free weekly guide to what's happening, what's new and what's on

Happy Easter!  Raildate will be taking a break - the next issue will be on Friday 20th April.


King's Cross - Streetstories: the Guardian's new audio guide phone app:
(Can you spot the Raildate editor's son?)

Jim Pope has prepared indexes for "Midland Record", published by Wild Swan.  For details,
contact him at:

Kevin Delaney's "Upmain Foto Gallery":

Great Western Railway autocoach 169:

British Locomotives (1959) - a promotional film made for the Locomotive and Allied
Manufacturers' Association with rare colour footage of British locomotives in Britain and
around the world in the 1950s.
Part 1:
Part 2:

Interesting articles about the Lartigue "Magnesium" monorail in California, built in the 1920s
in the same way as the Listowel and Ballybunion railway, and also known as the Epsom Salts

The Epsom Salts Railroad is also included in this page of information and photos on old
railroad history from Eastern California and other places:

The latest Majorca Railways newsletter from Barry Emmott:

Moseley Cottage Models was founded in 2006 by Adrian Prescott, and is dedicated to providing a
complete, bespoke, "One Stop Shop" for hand-built and finished railway models:

The Kings Cross range of nameplates is being marketted by Geoff Burton:

On 3rd June, to celebrate P&O's 175th Anniversary, all seven P&O cruise ships will be together
in Southampton - a first in the history of the company.  The ships will be alongside at seven
different points in the port, and will then leave their berths and sail past in a procession
from Southampton Water out into the Solent.  In the open water, the ships will meet again to
salute each other before heading off for their destinations.

Unseen Titanic: the first ever complete views of the wreck

Plaque for Titanic captain's house in Stoke-on-Trent:

The Russian Empire 100 years ago in colour photos:



London King's Cross concourse - review

Transformation plans unveiled for railway station in Burnley

RAIB report into partial failure of Bridge 94, near Bromsgrove

Metal thefts increase near rail lines

Remains of 145 year old historic steam locomotive roundhouses uncovered at York

Victory for West Fife commuters in battle to keep rail service

Work starts on new freight terminal for Dounreay nuclear material

Turner Prize winner Douglas Gordon's mural destroyed

ScotRail dividends 'add 7% to cost of fares'

Harry Potter train on track for the Borders

Rail compensation model should be shunted aside

Rail partnership celebrates successful year

Countdown starts to first train at Fishguard & Goodwick station

Train delays on Rhymney Valley line after cable theft

Lorry hits bridge at Queensferry: Trains between Shotton and Rhyl affected

36m Wrexham to Chester rail project is set to cut journey times

Train buffs plan museum in former railway carriage

North Yorkshire Moors Railway appeal for coal

Scots Guardsman to work train conveying Olympic Torch

Olympic torch to travel on Lincolnshire Coast Light railway

Alan Francis Pegler OBE

NRM admits defeat as Flying Scotsman's return to service is delayed until July

Public invite to view rail heritage museum plans

First major step for Euro Carex, European high-speed rail freight network

New York "high line"

AMTRAK measures carbon footprint

Northern Territory bridge reopened after flood damage

Old Wellington trains return to museum

Maglev train museum draws 1 million visitors in 1st year

Passengers escape double decker bus fire

Massive silo driven through Corby

Race for the fastest car on the planet

Cash boost for Derbyshire's canals

Southampton's Titanic themed exhibition opens

Securing your bootlaces (in the style of rule book supplements)

DOG Initiative

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



25/03/12    Channel 5 1720-2000
           "Battle of Britain"  The 1969 feature film

25/03/12    Channel 5 2000-2055
           "Battle of Britain: the Lost Evidence"  A new look at the battle

25/03/12    ITV1 2100-2200
           "Titanic"  New 4-part drama (erm... follows "Dancing on Ice")

26/03/12    Channel 5 1900-2100
           "Inside the Titanic"  Drama documentary

26/03/12    BBC2 2100-2200
           "The Tube"  Continuing documentary about London Underground 6/6

26/03/12    BBC4 2325-0025
           "Sex and Sensibility: the Allure of Art Nouveau"  1/3 - Paris

27/03/12    Channel 5 1900-2000
           "Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers"  Series 3 4/8

27/03/12    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  The Strawberry Line to Cheddar

27/03/12    Channel 5 2000-2100
           "WWI Top Gun: Revealed"  The development of the fighter plane in WWI

27/03/12    BBC4 2000-2100
           "Bombay Railway"  2/2 Dreams

29/03/12    BBC4 2100-2200
           "Sex and Sensibility: the Allure of Art Nouveau"  2/3 - Britain

29/03/12    BBC2 2320-0020
           "The Tube"  Continuing documentary about London Underground 6/6

30/03/12    BBC1 2030-2100
           "Titanic with Len Goodman"  Len Goodman??

30/03/12    BBC2 1900-1930
           "Coast"  Devon

30/03/12    Channel 5 1900-2000
           "WWI Top Gun: Revealed"  The development of the fighter plane in WWI

30/03/12    Channel 5 2000-2100
           "Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers"  Series 3 5/8



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

22/03/12-   West Somerset Railway: Spring Gala

23/03/12-   Mid-Hants Railway Watercress Line: Great Spring Gala

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

30/03/12-   Mid-Norfolk Railway: English Electric Extravaganza

31/03/12    Berkshire Area Group N Gauge Society Exhibition & Open Day
           Sindlesham Baptist Church, Bearwood Road, Wokingham, Reading, RG41 5BB

31/03/12-   South West Model & Hobbies Exhibition
01/04/12    Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 6QN
           1000-1700 both days

01/04/12    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

06/04/12-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Easter Open Days

07/04/12    Model railway exhibition
           Landmark Pavilion Theatre, Seafront, Ilfracombe, EX34 9BZ

07/04/12-   Crofton Beam Engines in steam

07/04/12-   Isle of Man: Rush Hour on the Railways

08/04/12    Twyford Waterworks: Easter Sunday Guided Tour Day

08/04/12-   Historic Dockyard, Chatham: Medway Festival of Steam & Transport

08/04/12-   Middleton Top Engine House Open Day

08/04/12-   Leawood Pumping Station Open Day

13/04/12    Altrincham Electric Railway Preservation Society
           Altrincham Methodist Church, Barrington Road, Altrincham, WA14 1HF
           North West Film Archive Evening

13/04/12-   Barrow Hill Roundhouse: "The Fab 4" (minus 1!)
15/04/12    A1, A2, and A4 together, but no A3...

14/04/12    Narrow Gauge South 2012
           Spartshott College, Westley Lane, Sparsholt, Winchester, SO21 2NF

14/04/12    Beckenham and West Wickham Model Railway Club show
           St John's Church, Eden Park Avenue, Beckenham, BR3 3JN

14/04/12    Great Central Auctions
           Royal Showground, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire

14/04/12-   Trainwest
15/04/12    Christie Miller Sports Centre, Bowerhill Industrial Estate, Melksham, SN12 6QU
           1000-1800 (Sat), 1000-1600 (Sun)

14/04/12-   East Dorset N Gauge Bournemouth Model Railway Exhibition
15/04/12    Oakwood College of Technology, Duck Lane, Bournemouth, BH11 9JJ
           1000-1630 (Sat), 1000-1600 (Sun)

14/04/12-   Cheltenham Model railway exhibition
15/04/12    St Margaret's Hall, Coniston Road, Cheltenham, GL51 3NU
           1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1630 (Sun)

14/04/12-   Worthing & District Society of Model Engineers Model Scene
15/04/12    Field Place, The Boulevard, Worthing, BN13 1NP
           1030-1730 (Sat), 1030-1630 (Sun)

15/04/12    BriJan Tours Annual Open Day
           On behalf of Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance
           Units 4&5 Bottings Industrial Estate, Curdridge, Southampton, SO30 2DY
           Preserved buses and coaches, coach trips on preserved vehicles

15/04/12    Bursledon Brickworks: Big Spring Steam Up & Country Fair

18/04/12    Oakwood Press-The First 80 Years - an illustrated talk
           The Feathers Royal Hotel, Aberaeron, Ceredigion
           By Andrew and Jane Kennedy
           Starts 1930
           Terry Mullarkey will be launching and signing copies of his book
           "Oakwood Press the First 80 Years - A Collectors Guide"
           120 pages with 1190 images
           Admission: 2.00
           Further details: Nigel Bird on 01974 821281

19/04/12    Aln Valley Railway Society
           Barter Books, Alnwick Railway Station, Alnwick
           'The Border Counties Line' by Dave Dunn
           1900 for a 1930 start

20/04/12    Newbury and District Transport Group
           Bayer House, Strawberry Hill, Newbury, West Berkshire, RG14 1JA
           "Trains, Ships, Buses and Balloons" by Terry and Justin Foulger
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome
           1930-2200 (approx) - doors open 1900

20/04/12    Launceston Railway Circle
           Dingley Hall, Castle Street, Launceston, PL15 8BA
           "Salute to the GW and SR" by Simon Foote
           Meetings begin at 1930

Cheers, Howard.
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