Subject: Raildate 25th May 2012
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 25/05/2012, 17:11
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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A recent exploration of Park Bridge Tramway Tunnel (between Oldham & Ashton-under-Lyne):
And one of the LB&SCR's Grove Tunnel, Tunbridge Wells:
(Spotter: Tom Baldwin)

Keynsham and Somerdale Models:

Fantastic landing by a Jumbo.  A number of people within the aviation community feel that this
sequence might be faked.  Some of the reasons given are that there are no visible navigation
nor landing lights on the Jumbo, the crosswind component appears to change significantly
between the two final segments shown in this video, and braking appears to be too sudden.  You
(Spotter: Steve Tickle)



Devolution on the East Midlands route

Moped rider killed in Ufton Nervet level crossing crash

Two cows hit by train in Chorley after vandals remove gate

Refurbishment of Andover Station

York rail control centre plan approved

RAIB report into FCC train failure at Kentish Town

Penalised train passengers fight ticketing rules

Track applications of steel technology

The Royal Train

Borders railway: Galashiels flats cleared from route

Welsh rail electrification 'cannot happen on a whim'

Delays after train hits four cows in the Vale of Glamorgan

Rail workers' memorial at National Memorial Arboretum

Diamond Jubilee livery on Jubilee Line

Diamond Jubilee tube train was faulty

Tracey Emin tube map

Metro line in North Tyneside to be shut for revamp work

Outcry at Glasgow Subway photo ban

Fatal accident on North Yorkshire Moors Railway

NYMR reopened after fatality

Olympic torch: Flame carried on SVR steam train

Epping/Ongar line to re-open this week

Surprise guest at Epping Ongar Railway

Threat to London Transport Museum - facebook page

Double treat for Barry rail enthusiasts

Swiss company moves 6,200 tonne building 60 metres

Spaghetti Junction: Gravelly Hill Interchange opened 40 years ago

Classic and historic cars exempted from MoT

Bomber Country past and present

Falling passenger numbers at Newquay Airport

Southend Air Festival set to attract thousands to resort

BA2012 aircraft used to transport flame to start of torch relay

London 2012: Heathrow Airport in numbers

ASR Sea King crew stop for ice creams

Ryanair reports record 503m euro profit

Brunel's ss Great Britain 'floated' on sea of jelly

Window memorial to Gresford colliery disaster's 266 miners

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



27/05/12    BBC4 2000-2100
           "Cobra Ferrari Wars"  Profile of the late Carroll Shelby

27/05/12    BBC2 2100-2200
           "Coast"  New series 3/6  Harbours

28/05/12    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Julia Bradbury's Canal Walks"  3/4 The Kennet & Avon Canal

28/05/12    BBC4 2000-2100
           "How Britain Took to the Air"  Air travel in the '20s and '30s

28/05/12    BBC4 2100-2200
           "Around the World by Zeppelin"  A 1929 circumnavigation

28/05/12    BBC4 2325-0025
           "Cobra Ferrari Wars"  Profile of the late Carroll Shelby

29/05/12    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Coalbrookdale and Cheshire cheese

29/05/12    BBC4 2000-2030
           "Bristol on Film"  Archive film

29/05/12    BBC4 2030-2100
           "Harold Baim's Britain on Film"  Documentaries from the '40s to the '80s

30/05/12    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Chester and Rhydmwyn

31/05/12    BBC1 2000-2100
           "Britain's Lost Routes with Griff Rhys Jones"  Royal progress

31/05/12    BBC4 2000-2100
           "Pugin: God's Own Architect"  Story of the Victorian architect

31/05/12    BBC4 2230-2330
           "Around the World by Zeppelin"  A 1929 circumnavigation

01/06/12    Channel 5 2000-2100
           "Mega Builders: The Olympic Aquatic Centre"  Precision building



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

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    Portsmouth "Back to the '70s & '80s" Bus Running Day

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

27/05/12    Final departures from Cheltenham COach Station
           Free coach rides and static display

02/06/12    West Somerset Railway: Fish & Chip Specials

02/06/12-   Leawood Pumping Station Open Day

02/06/12-   Middleton Top Engine House Open Day

02/06/12-   Crofton Beam Engines in steam

02/06/12-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Wirksworth Carnival and Jubilee Open Days

02/06/12-   National Railway Museum: Rail Festival
10/06/12    National Railway Museum, York
           Hoping to be Britain's largest railway event

03/06/12    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

03/06/12    Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Festival of Transport

03/06/12    Andover Bus Running Day

03/06/12    Clacton Bus Rally
           Clacton Factory Outlet

03/06/12    Harrington Gathering, Amberley

05/06/12    Cunard's cruise liners mark the 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

07/06/12    Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Half-term operating day

08/06/12    West Somerset Railway: Steam & Cream Specials

09/06/12-   Vintage Vehicle Show
10/06/12    Royal Victoria Country Park, Netley, Southampton

09/06/12-   Peak (Bakewell) Model Rail Exhibition

10/06/12    Bursledon Brickworks: Jazz at the Brickworks With Real Ale

10/06/12    Twyford Waterworks: Railway Gala Open Day

Cheers, Howard.
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