Subject: Raildate 1st June 2012
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 01/06/2012, 17:37
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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(Spotter: David Canning)

How's this for a truly awesome model railway feature...?



East Midlands Train staff threaten Jubilee strike over pay and pensions

Railway cable theft: eleven men charged

More space for Waterloo commuters after first stage of redevelopment

Slough station modernisation completed

Teesside station improvements

Passengers' views sought on new rail franchise for London and the south

RAIB report into door incident at Kings Cross

Esk valley bridges to be rebuilt

Colas to purchase Pullman Rail workshops & business

Railways could be taken over by Greater Manchester transport chiefs

Woman killed after being hit by train at Keith in Aberdeenshire

Forth Bridge to bid for Unesco world heritage status

Changes to Holyhead-Cardiff service 'will save 500,000'

RAIB investigation into a fatal accident at Grosmont

Oliver Cromwell steam train returns to Peak District

Bishop Auckland woman guilty of 36,781 fraud

W24 Calbourne on Swanage Railway

925 Cheltenham completed

New London Underground wi-fi put to the test

RAIB report into fatal tram accident in Manchester

Biofuel steam loco

Rare car buried under a Gloucestershire shed wins an award

Treasury seeks views on future of Vehicle Excise Duty

Hundreds of passengers diverted from Gatwick Airport

Former RAF Machrihanish bought for 1

Aircraft carrier section arrives in Rosyth in Fife

Port of Tilbury Strike

Shipwreck in Solent is Flower of Ugie boat

Tudor Gresham Ship wreck moves to National Diving Centre

Moment cruise ship hits bridge in China, caught on CCTV

Where the world's ships go to die

New lights for Tower Bridge

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



03/06/12    BBC4 2000-2100
           "The Two Thousand Year Old Computer"  (Excellent!)

03/06/12    BBC2 2100-2200
           "Coast"  New series 4/6  Peril from the seas

04/06/12    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Brighton to Crystal Palace

04/06/12    BBC4 1900-1930
           "Highlands on Film"  Archive documentary footage

04/06/12    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Julia Bradbury's Canal Walks"  4/4 The Llangollen Canal

04/06/12    Channel 5 1935-2100
           "World's Most Extreme Airports"

04/06/12    BBC4 2000-2100
           "The Lighthouse Stevensons"  19th century engineer Robert Stevenson

04/06/12    BBC2 2100-2230
           "The Battle of Britain"  With Ewan and Colin McGregor

05/06/12    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Waterloo to Canary Wharf

05/06/12    BBC4 1900-2000
           "Timeshift: The Golden Age of Trams - a Streetcar Named Desire"

06/06/12    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Enfield to Cambridge

06/06/12    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  The Conwy Valley

06/06/12    BBC2 2100-2200
           "The Secret History of Our Streets"  1/6 Deptford High Street

07/06/12    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Ely to Kings Lynn

07/06/12    BBC1 2000-2100
           "Britain's Lost Routes with Griff Rhys Jones"  Thames Barge

07/06/12    Channel 4 2100-2200
           "The House the 50s Built"  Constructing a 1950s house 1/4

07/06/12    BBC4 2300-2400
           "Timeshift: The British Space Race"

08/06/12    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Dereham to Cromer

08/06/12    BBC2 2000-2030
           "Coast"  The Welsh coast



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

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    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 at Clacton Factory Outlet

03/06/12    Harrington Gathering, Amberley

04/06/12    Peak Railway Association (Sheffield Branch)
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery St, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           "Another Around Britain Tour" a digital presentation by John Morten
           A return visit from John who is digitising his own and his father's
           (the late ER Morten) pictures taken around the country from the
           1920s through to the 1960s
           Starts 2000 - requested 2 donation on the door

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

15/06/12    Newbury and District Transport Group
           Bayer House, Strawberry Hill, Newbury, West Berkshire, RG14 1JA
           "Shipping with railway connections - Southampton Docks" by Paul Gosling
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome
           1930-2200 (approx) - doors open 1900

15/06/12-   West Somerset Railway: Mixed Traction Weekend

16/06/12    Solent Railwayana Auctions
           Community Centre, Mill Lane, Wickham, Hampshire, PO17 5AL
           Viewing: 0800, Start: 1000

16/06/12    Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Midsummer Jazz

16/06/12    Sheffield Railwayana Auctions
           The Gateway Centre, Derbyshire County Cricket Club, Derby

16/06/12-   Crofton Beam Engines in steam

16/06/12-   Trent Group of the German Railway Society Exhibition
17/06/12    The Cromford Community Centre, Market Square, Cromford, DE4 3QF
           1030-1700 both days
           Adult: 4, Child: 2, Family: 6
           Raildater Derek Gillkerson will be exhibiting Boden-am-See (German N gauge)

17/06/12    The Lavender Line: Fathers Day Specials

Cheers, Howard.
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