Subject: Raildate 22nd June 2012
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 22/06/2012, 17:38
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

RAILDATE - your free weekly guide to what's happening, what's new and what's on


British Railways as it was in the 1960s.  Gives a picture of BR as it was c.1960 with the aid
of a set of rule books and the Sectional Appendix.  Lists all running lines and all locations,
along with point to point mileages.

Your pictures: Heritage

Volumes of "The Engineer" are being made available online for the years 1862-1918:
(Via Richard Buckby)

Interesting website dedicated to the Itchen Navigation, Hampshire:



Call for Midland mainline investment

Siemens' 1.4bn Thameslink trains contract close to being signed

Bombardier battle must stay on track to protect the company's UK future

ASLEF/EMT strikes called off

More meetings for views on new rail flyover near Stafford

West Midlands rail proposals 'would create 4,400 jobs'

Consultation over Norton bridge flyover

Chris Gibb seconded from Virgin Trains to Network Rail

Derailment in Reading Depot

Fatality at Northallerton

OHLE problems at Cambridge

The world's most famous train - The Flying Scotsman celebrates 150 years

Fatal accident at Mexico footpath crossing (near Penzance)

Scots want escape from 'perverse' railway laws

5bn masterplan from Keith Brown to keep Scotland's trains on track

Edinburgh-Glasgow rail route welcomes arrival of free wi-fi

Station master awarded MBE for two decades of service

Lorry crashes into Inverness railway bridge and spills girders

Delayed trains after track damage at Stonehaven

South Wales cable theft rail delay arrests

Level crossing crash: Van driver Daniel Bellis jailed

Progress on Kings Cross Bridge at Ropley

Mainline excursions to Swanage railway

Railway restoration is 'living tribute' to enthusiast David

Steam train delivers Olympic torch to Pickering

Flame boards steam train for York to Carlisle leg

Railway photo ban to be 'dropped'

Vale of Rheidol line reopens after landslide in flood

These people can't get enough of trains

World's largest railroad car being built in America

South Africa accident

Highest railway bridge to open in 2015

Edinburgh tram costs soar again

Edinburgh tram project bosses payments revealed

Seattle's classic waterfront streetcars stuck at dead end

Thames cable-car opening date

Edinburgh Princes Street reopens for buses and taxis after tram work

One Ticket for all bus services in York

Breathalyser fitted coaches in Co Louth

Canals added to Google Maps

Olympic torch crosses Lake Windermere
Although "Tern" has been diesel powered since 1958!

Weymouth ferry service to resume in 2013

Blue Islands ATR42 undercarriage collapse at Jersey

Aer Lingus move to Belfast City airport

Staff cuts at Air France

Inside the world's largest iron ore mine

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



23/06/12    BBC4 2250-2350
           "The Space Shuttle: a Horizon Guide"

25/06/12    ITV1 2000-2030
           "Countrywise"  Includes a look at the Snaefell Mountian Railway

25/06/12    BBC4 2030-2100
           "London on Film"  Archive film - The East End (2/3)

26/06/12    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Time to Remember"  Archive film of the Great War

26/06/12    BBC2 2320-0020
           "The Secret History of Our Streets"  3/6 Caledonian Road

27/06/12    BBC4 2000-2100
           "The Golden Age of Coach Travel"  The 1950s

27/06/12    BBC2 2100-2200
           "The Secret History of Our Streets"  4/6 Portland Road

28/06/12    BBC Radio 4FM 1100-1130
           "You Must Take the A Train"  Exploring New York's subway route

28/06/12    BBC2 1700-1750
           "Bomber Command: a Tribute"  HMQ unveils a new memorial

28/06/12    Channel 4 2100-2200
           "The House the 50s Built"  Constructing a 1950s house 4/4



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

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

03/07/12    P&O 175th Anniversary Event
           All seven P&O cruise ships will be together in Southampton
           A first in the history of the company
           The ships will be alongside at seven different points in the port
           They will leave their berths and sail past in a procession from Southampton
           Water out into the Solent
           In the open water, the ships will meet again to salute each other

06/07/12    West Somerset Railway: Exmoor Mystery Tour

07/07/12    Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Midnight Train to Smallbrook

07/07/12    Train Collectors Society Sandy Exhibition
           Sandy Upper School, Sandy, Bedfordshire, SG19 1BL

07/07/12-   The Lavender Line: Diesel Gala

07/07/12-   West Somerset Railway: Day Out With Thomas

08/07/12    Twyford Waterworks: Miniature Steam Power Open Day

Cheers, Howard.
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