Subject: Raildate 27th April 2012
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 27/04/2012, 17:07
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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Young volunteers at the Wensleydale Railway

Severn Valley Railway - 2857 Charter, 30th March
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Network Rail material for schools, including all sorts of technical explanations  of railway
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

The relocation of NSWGR royal coach GG1 to Thirlmere, New South Wales, Australia:
Dover Harbor goes to Williamsburg with the Trackers
(Spotter: Terry Bye)



A bridge too far for East Midlands rail electrification?

Train fire at Sevenoaks

Freight derailment at Mountfield (GBRf light engine Mountfield, all wheels derailed in the sand
drag following possible SPAD)

English Heritage consults on impact of GWR electrification

Trains to be cancelled as strike nears

East Midlands Trains to run services despite ASLEF planned strike action

Darlington railway station could become regional hub

York South Shed excavated\

Rail cable theft: No more money to help tackle crime

TfL details games rail and tube hotspots

Delay for Edinburgh-Glasgow rail passengers

New railway station planned for Dundee waterfront

Georgemas Junction undergoes transformation

Stirling railway signal staff to strike over rosters

Scotrail: Ayr honours 'Scotland's Brunel'

Mighty steam loco passes through Moray

SNP: Transport is key issue in Borders

Bus and rail fares may rise again as Translink faces huge loss

Clearance starts Almwch branch

Bakerloo line train hits obstruction

RAIB investigation into door interlock incident on Tyne & Wear Metro

W24 Calbourne to visit Mid-Hants Railway

W24 Calbourne to visit Swanage Railway

'Banned' Clan Line steam locomotive's return trip

Steam gala runs on Llangollen Railway extended line

Collision near Amsterdam (with photo of Glasgow Central)

Tending a bar between the tracks

Confused driver 'parks' car in Paris metro station

Gosport to Fareham transit route opens to traffic

Bus just the ticket for wedding couple

Southern Vectis management changes:

In pictures: The Ford Transit

China's small electric vehicles are gaining ground

Fire on Condor ferry

Salvage deal for Costa Concordia agreed

Staffordshire canal boat starts voyage to Diamond Jubilee flotilla

The Dutch village with no roads

Edinburgh airport sold for about 800m

'Jetlag reducing' Dreamliner plane lands in UK

The Dreamliner: 'Handles like a dream, amazing to fly'

Boeing 787 flypast over Rolls Royce, Derby

The new vehicle set to revolutionise the skies

High winds shake planes landing in Bilbao, Spain

Delta Airline bird strike at New York JFK

Planes land on motorway in Taiwan military drill

Ulster Aviation Museum

Key tests for Skylon spaceplane project

Queen Victoria archive goes online

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



28/04/12    BBC Radio 4 0605-0630
           "Open Country"  The Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

28/04/12    ITV1 1520-1745
           "Murder on the Orient Express"  1974 movie

29/04/12    BBC2 1825-1925
           "Countryfile"  Includes a look at old industrial waterways

29/04/12    BBC4 2000-2100
           "Shock and Awe: the Story of Electricity"  1/3

01/05/12    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Coventry to Watford

01/05/12    Channel 5 2000-2100
           "Dirty Great Machines"  1/4 Tunnel boring machines

01/05/12    BBC4 2000-2100
           "The Story of British Pathe"

02/05/12    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Watford to St Pancras

02/05/12    Channel 4 2100-2200
           "The Tallest Tower: Building the Shard"

02/05/12    BBC4 2100-2200
           "Metalworks!"  1/3 The Golden Age of Silver with Dan Cruickshank

03/05/12    BBC4 2000-2100
           "World's Scariest Flights"  1/4

04/05/12    BBC Radio 4 1100-1130
           "Dave Brown's New Highway Code"  A wry look at the Highway Code

04/05/12    Channel 5 2000-2100
           "Dirty Great Machines"  2/4 Bucket-wheel excavators



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

27/04/12    Arkwright Society: Phillip Whitehead Memorial Lecture
           University of Derby
           Guest Speaker: Sir Simon Jenkins, Chairman of the National Trust
           "Heritage Conservation in a period of Austerity"
           Starts 1900
           Free admission plus refreshments after

28/04/12    Bodmin & Wenford Railway: Spring Diesel Day

28/04/12-   Great Central Railway (Nottingham) Ltd: Spring Diesel Gala

29/04/12    Hampshire Narrow Gauge Railway Trust Railway Funding Day
           Bursledon Brickworks

29/04/12    Cobham Bus & Coach Gathering

04/05/12    West Somerset Railway: Exmoor Mystery Tour

05/05/12-   Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Real Ale Festival

05/05/12-   Kent & East Sussex Railway: Gala Weekend

05/05/12-   Bodmin & Wenford Railway: Steaming Thru' the 40s

05/05/12-   Didcot Railway Cantre: Steam Gala

05/05/12-   Crofton Beam Engines in steam

05/05/12-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: May Bank Holiday Open Days

06/05/12    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

06/05/12    Twyford Waterworks: Spring Rally Open Day

06/05/12-   Quainton Steam & Miniature Enthusiast Weekend

06/05/12-   Middleton Top Engine House Open Day

06/05/12-   Leawood Pumping Station Open Day

07/05/12    Quainton Steam & Miniature Enthusiast Weekend

11/05/12-   Swanage Railway: Diesel Gala & Dorset Beer Festival

12/05/12    Didcot Railway Centre: 'Steam Aid' charity event

12/05/12    Stafford Railwayana Auctions

12/05/12-   Derby 2012 Model Railway Exhibition
13/05/12    Moorways Sports Centre, Derby, DE24 9HY

13/05/12    Bursledon Brickworks: Cars, Cars, Cars... & A Few Celebrations

13/05/12    Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Antiques Fayre

13/05/12    Basingstoke Festival of Transport

13/05/12    Snibston Transport Festival
           Ashby Road, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 3LN

Cheers, Howard.
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