Subject: Raildate 15th June 2012
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 15/06/2012, 16:44
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"Coastal Rail Termini of Britain and Ireland" by John Hillmer

From the north of Scotland, down the east coast into England to Kent, along the South coast to
Penzance, up the north coasts of Cornwall and Devon, along the Bristol Channel, west into Wales
to Fishguard, north to Aberystwyth and along the Welsh coast to Holyhead, east along the North
Wales coast, round the Wirral, up to Southport, Blackpool and then north into the west of
Scotland to Mallaig and to The Kyle of Lochalsh at the end.  Plus the coastal termini in
Northern Ireland and Eire.

John Hillmer has assembled a selection of photographs of all coastal termini in Great Britain
and Ireland.  Modern views sit side by side with earlier images to show how the stations have
changed - or not changed - over the years.  This is probably the first time that all the extant
stations on Britain and Ireland's coastline, including heritage lines, have ever been brought
together in one book.

Paperback - 128 pages with approximately 250 colour and black & white illustrations
ISBN: 9781857943634
RRP: 20.00
Published by Silver Link Publishing Ltd


The development of railways in East Dorset:

West Moors railway History:

Scotland's golden age of steam:

Look up fares for any train journey in Britain
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Terry Bye's "Pullman & CIWL News" continues to go from stregth to stregth and has just
celebrated its first full year of bi-monthly production.  It's free, and worth every penny!  To
subscribe, email Terry:
(replace (at) with @)

Great Central Railway War Weekend 9th June:
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

The Kent & East Sussex Railway before preservation:
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Salvaging the "Normandie"
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)



Radstock to Frome railway line reopening views sough

East Midlands Trains sees new strike dates set

Saltford railway station receives boost from council

Wellington railway station access 'needs improving'

Woman hit by train at Birchington-on-Sea station

Rail delays after cables damaged in north Cheltenham

Driver charged after Looe railway line blocked by van

Heathrow Express staff get 700 Olympic pay deal

Trains delayed after wires fault at Haymarket station

Old nappies turned into railway sleepers?

Rail sleeper service between Scotland and London to be split off claims union

Strome Ferry bypass proposals
(The area where road traffic was diverted along the Kyle line tracks last winter)

New-look Swansea station opened after 7.6m upgrade

RAIB investigation onto fatal accident at Grosmont

New arrival - N7 at the CVR

Revamp for York's National Railway Museum

Railway museum bans photos of children

Floods wash away rail track bed on Vale of Rheidol line

LUL Olympic pay dispute resolved.

Metrolink trams line to Oldham reopens after 60 years

Metro tram work starts in Birmingham city centre

RAIB investigation into Croydon Tramlink accident

End of the line for the Zig Zag railway

Save the Zig Zag Railway facebook page

Possible bus strike in London

New car export terminal in Southampton Eastern Docks

BMW to make supercar engine in UK

Saab sold to Chinese-Swedish investment group

Manchester Airport nearly runs out of fuel

BMIBaby to end some routes from East Midlands Airport

WWII Lancaster bomber takes flight for RAF celebration

HMS Caroline to be moved from Belfast to Portsmouth

Westwind 11 unfit to sail from Portland

Eurotunnel chosen to take over ex-SeaFrance assets

Maidenhead canals set for revamp

Donetsk founded by Welsh ironmaster John Hughes

Gigapixel 360 Panorama from the Shard

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



17/06/12    BBC Radio 4 0030-0045
           "Platform 3: Union Station"  Short drama (I think!)

17/06/12    BBC2 2100-2200
           "Coast"  New series 6/6  The Secret Life of Beaches

18/06/12    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Newcastle to Chester-le-Street

18/06/12    BBC4 2030-2100
           "London on Film"  Archive film - The West End (1/3)

19/06/12    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Durham to Grosmont

19/06/12    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Time to Remember"  Early 20th century aviators

19/06/12    BBC4 2300-0000
           "The Bridges that Built London"  Dan Cruickshank's again

20/06/12    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  York to Saltaire

20/06/12    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Time to Remember"  Music hall and cinema on archive film

20/06/12    BBC4 2000-2100
           "The Last Days of Steam"  Post WWII

20/06/12    BBC2 2100-2200
           "The Secret History of Our Streets"  3/6 Caledonian Road

21/06/12    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Batley to Sheffield

21/06/12    Channel 4 2100-2200
           "The House the 50s Built"  Constructing a 1950s house 3/4

21/06/12    BBC4 2330-0000
           "London on Film"  Archive film - The West End (1/3)

22/06/12    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Langley Mill to Melton Mowbray

22/06/12    BBC2 2000-2030
           "Coast"  Sweden



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

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

17/06/12    Peak Rail: Peak Park Preserved Bus Gathering

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 Boden-am-See (German N gauge)

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

29/06/12    West Somerset Railway: Exmoor Mystery Tour

29/06/12-   Isle of Man Railways: A Victorian Extravaganza

30/06/12    West Somerset Railway: Summer Evenings at the Seaside

30/06/12    West Somerset Railway: Murder Mystery

30/06/12-   Isle of Wight Steam Railway: 1940s Experience

30/06/12-   Crofton Beam Engines in steam

30/06/12-   Talyllyn Railway: Have a Go & Garden Railwa Gala

01/07/12    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

01/07/12    Middleton Top Engine House Open Day

01/07/12    Leawood Pumping Station Open Day

01/07/12    Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Wirksworth Classic Bus Rally

Cheers, Howard.
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