Subject: Raildate 8th June 2012
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 08/06/2012, 17:24
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In pictures: Buckley Railway 150th anniversary remembered:
(Spotter: Mike Price)

70013 Oliver Cromwell and Black 5 44932 side by side, 30th August 2011:
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Bristol Docks feeder train, September 1975
Part 1:
Part 2:
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Joseph Stalin's deadly railway to nowhere

Changing gauge on the move - in Spanish:



Adonis: 'Dither and delay' over HS2

East Coast 91110 "Battle of Britain Memorial Flight" unveiled at Railfest 2012

Lord Prescott backs new East Yorkshire rail line plan

Warning over concrete left on rail tracks in Derbyshire

Diamond Jubilee passengers left on railway platforms

Inverness trains slower despite Alex Salmond pledge

Action group to continue fight against railway line

Spitfires and steam in York for Jubilee weekend
Funeral for Yorkshire Moors railway death man

Outrage over Nazi fancy dress as Jewish couple 'asked to play Holocaust victims'

Accountant prepares for 'years' in jail over Weardale Railway fraud

New York to sell rusting trains from failed project

Hornby turns to Moshi Monsters to offset UK profit fall

Concern over rising Luton and Dunstable busway costs

BMW Hams Hall car factory in engine landmark

Vince Cable opens vehicle export terminal in Southampton

Can brine power electric cars of the future?

Pilot's view during Jubilee flypast of Buckingham Palace

Birmingham Airport passenger numbers increase

Qantas forecasts profit to slide by up to 90%

Diamond Jubilee: City welcomes Cunard's Three Queens

Campaign to make D-Day gun boat seaworthy

Meeting over Weymouth ferry berth repairs

700,000 boost for tired Staffordshire towpath

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



09/06/12    BBC4 2245-2345
           "Timeshift: The Golden Age of Trams - a Streetcar Named Desire"

10/06/12    BBC4 1900-2000
           "Behind the Scenes at the Museum"  Commercial Vehicle Museum, Lancashire

10/06/12    BBC2 2100-2200
           "Coast"  New series 5/6  The Riddle of the Tides

11/06/12    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Telford to Wrexham

11/06/12    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Embsay and York

11/06/12    BBC4 2000-2100
           "A303: Highway to the Sun"  Story of the road - recommended

11/06/12    BBC4 2100-2200
           "A Tale of Two Cities"  Dan Cruickshank's history of London

12/06/12    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Chester to Conwy

12/06/12    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Pontefract and Bridlington

12/06/12    BBC4 2100-2200
           "Wellington Bomber"  Story of the plane

12/06/12    BBC4 2200-2230
           "Decisive Weapons"  The P-51 Mustang

12/06/12    BBC4 2230-2300
           "Decisive Weapons"  The Harrier jump-jet

12/06/12    BBC4 2300-0000
           "The First World War from Above"  Aerial film of the conflict

12/06/12    BBC2 2320-0020
           "The Secret History of Our Streets"  1/6 Deptford High Street

13/06/12    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Llanrwst to Porthmadog

13/06/12    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Filey and Scarborough

13/06/12    BBC4 2000-2100
           "The Golden Age of Canals"  Post-WWII

13/06/12    BBC2 2100-2200
           "The Secret History of Our Streets"  2/6 Camberwell Grove

14/06/12    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Llanberis to Holyhead

14/06/12    BBC1 2000-2100
           "Britain's Lost Routes with Griff Rhys Jones"  Highland Cattle Drove

14/06/12    Channel 4 2100-2200
           "The House the 50s Built"  Constructing a 1950s house 2/4

14/06/12    BBC4 2100-2200
           "The Bridges that Built London"  Dan Cruickshank's again

14/06/12    BBC4 2355-0055
           "Wellington Bomber"  Story of the plane



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

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

22/06/12    West Somerset Railway: Exmoor Mystery Tour

22/06/12    West Somerset Railway: Cheese & Cider Lunch

22/06/12    West Somerset Railway: Steam & Cream Specials

23/06/12    Model Railway Exhibition in aid of Diabetic Solent & Hants/IOW Air Ambulance
           Minstead Village Hall, Nr Lyndhurst, Hampshire SO43 7FX
           Raildater Derek Gillkerson will be exhibiting Zwiesboden

23/06/12-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Diesel Locomotive Weekend
24/06/12    Features Shottle Station Opening Day (24th June)

24/06/12    The Lavender Line: Goods Train Days - Meet David Larkin
           David will be attending and will be pleased to discuss wagons

Cheers, Howard.
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