Subject: Raildate 11th May 2012
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 11/05/2012, 19:03
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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Regular readers will know that Kestrel Railway Books likes to challenge you to identify some of
its mystery pictures.  The current selection has just been refreshed... what can you spot?

Kestrel has also announced on its website that it is making its collection of photographs
generally available.  There are around 2,500 black and white negatives and about 5,000 colour
slides covering all manner of subjects.  No lists (yet) but if you are looking for previously
unpublished shots, contact Kestrel Railway Books with your requirements.

Wolferton station on the Sandringham royal estate has been slowly restored to its pre-museum
condition for the last 15 years, and the owner evidently enjoys showing visitors around what is
now his home.  He is particularly keen to do this in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, as
this was the royal station for Sandringham.  He has a wonderful website at:
(Dominic Belgin, via Andy Sollis)

This year the Middleton Railway celebrating 200 years of steam:

A recent exploration of Haddon Tunnel on the Midland Railway's Derby to Manchester route:
(Spotter: Tom Baldwin)

3803 on the Battlefield Line, 6th May:
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

The Epping & Ongar Railway:
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

The LNER exhibition at Norwich Thorpe in May 1939 captured on film:

A working model of Stephenson's steam engine made of glass:
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

BBC iPlayer - "Never Mind, I Stopped the Train".  The heroism of railwaymen in a horrific
explosion in 1898.  Martin Sorrell's recreation of a real event.  Stars Martin Jarvis.
(A week left to listen)

A new model shop in Eastleigh (well - new to me!)

Southampton's new Sea City Museum:

The original air aces - the RFC 100 years on:

Raj pictures found in shoe box at Edinburgh national collection



MPs criticise government's railway plan

Further setbacks for HS2

First Great Western train gets Diamond Jubilee livery

Near misses caught on film as rail campaign launched

Trespass at Leeds City

Loughborough station refurbished


Bridge Strike at Salfords near Gatwick

How a Victorian railway guide has become the book world's most surprising hit

Chaos as Aberdeen freight train derails

Swindling rail ticket clerk stole 90,000 in refunds

ScotRail and Network Rail apologise over train services

ScotRail to distribute West Highland Line postcards

ScotRail to bring back Club 55

Details of ScotRail train services for Scottish cup final announced

Plans for refurbishment of Rhyl station proposed.

Security alter blocks railway at Lurgan

DLR suspended 2 May

MHR advertising on a lorry

Plans to rebuilt part of the Southwold Railway

Locomotive 60008 leaving the USA for London

Freight Train Late? Blame Chicago

Google gets Nevada driving licence for self-drive car

Tourists hurt after bus crashes over cliff in Taiwan

Ferrari 250 GTO painted on garage door of Hampshire home

Has the airport experience become horrible?

Belfast George Best Airport changes in operators

Government in U-turn over fighter planes

Air ambulance services grounded over safety fears

Solution found to cracked brackets in A380 wings

Turbulence ahead: Flight heads into storm's heart

Indonesia searchers find bodies at Russia jet wreckage

New Zealand skydive crash report blames overloading

Air India pilots continue strike

Green Port at Hull

Crew set to leave arrested ship

Olympic boat takes to the water in Emsworth

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps



13/05/12    BBC2 2100-2200
           "Coast"  New series 1/6  Western Isles and Shetland

13/05/12    BBC4 2000-2100
           "Shock and Awe: the Story of Electricity"  3/3

13/05/12    BBC4 2100-2200
           "Grand Prix: the Killer Years"  Safety in Formula One

14/05/12    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Julia Bradbury's Canal Walks"  1/4 The Caledonian Canal

14/05/12    BBC4 2000-2100
           "The First World War from Above"

15/05/12    Channel 5 1900-2000
           "Dirty Great Machines"  3/4 Drill ships and pipeline-layers

15/05/12    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Enfield to Cambridge

15/05/12    BBC4 2000-2100
           "The Story of British Pathe"  3/4

16/05/12    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Ely to Kings Lynn

16/05/12    BBC4 2100-2200
           "Metalworks!"  3/3 Blacksmiths with Dan Cruickshank

18/05/12    BBC2 2100-2200
           "Coast"  New series 1/6  Western Isles and Shetland

18/05/12    Channel 5 2000-2100
           "Dirty Great Machines"  4/4 Mining and tunnelling



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

11/05/12-   Scottish Transport and Industry Collections and Knowledge Network
12/05/12    Newcomen and Beyond: A Celebration of 300 Years of Steam
           Dundee Art Gallery and Museum, Albert Square, Meadowside, Dundee

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-   Mid-Hants Watercress Line: A weekend with Calbourne

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

14/05/12    North East Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology Society (NEDIAS)
           St Thomas Church Centre, Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield, S40 3AW
           Talk: "The Cromford and High Peak Railway" by Andy Pollock
           Starts 1930

18/05/12    Newbury and District Transport Group
           Bayer House, Strawberry Hill, Newbury, West Berkshire, RG14 1JA
           David Brace will talk about his occupation as a tour operator
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome
           1930-2200 (approx) - doors open 1900

18/05/12    West Somerset Railway: Exmoor Mystery Tour

19/05/12    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

19/05/12    West Somerset Railway: Art Train Day

19/05/12    Railway & Canal Historical Society, East Midlands Branch: Heritage Day
           Trent 150: Trent Station 1862-1968
           18.00 for the day

19/05/12-   AEC 100th Anniversary, Milestones, Basingstoke

19/05/12-   Severn Valley Railway: 1862 - A Victorian Experience

22/05/12    Railway Industry Memorial
           British Transport Pensioners Federation dedication of memorial to railway staff
           National Memorial Arboretum, Croxall Road, Alrewas, Staffordshire, DE13 7AR
  Memorial Arboretum

25/05/12-   Bodmin & Wenford Railway: Bodmin Branch 125 Gala

25/05/12-   Keighley & Worth Valley Railway:Heritage Diesel Weekend

26/05/12    West Somerset Railway: Come and See Peppa Pig
           West Somerset Railway: Summer Evenings at the Seaside
           West Somerset Railway: Murder Mystery

26/05/12-   Welsh Mines Preservation Trust: Heritage Weekend
27/05/12    Ystrad Einion Mine, Ceredigion
           Free car park at Dyfi Furnace:

27/05/12    Aldershot & District Centenary Bus Running Day

Cheers, Howard.
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