Subject: Raildate 29th June 2012
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 29/06/2012, 20:47
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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Nigel Bird's new catalogue (76) is now available:

Yet another exploration of Manchester Mayfield:
A recent exploration of Merthyr (Abernant ) Tunnel:
And another exploration of Haddon Tunnel
Badgers Oak Tunnel, Hawkhurst, Kent
(Spotter: Tom Baldwin)

A jigsaw of the narrow gauge loco and skip wagons from Beswicks Lime Works, now at Apedale
Heritage Centre (a great timewaster!):
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester (on the site of the original Liverpool & Manchester
station), 12th June:
(Spotter: David Moore)

Train travel revisited - private railcar owners bring trains' "Golden Age" to life again:
(Spotter: Terry Bye)

Jazz junctions - riding New York's A Train

The ghost subway station of New York
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

A very nice American model railroad:

"The Lost Days of Steam" - a programme about various aspects of railway industry featuring
stories from railway workers and songs from folk singers who have an interest in railways past
and present.

"See the Cinders Fly" - Dave Evardson presents a handful of songs to propel us back to that
'Golden Age of Steam'.

"Ballad of the Miners' Strike" - Radio 2 explores how lives were changed by the year-long
dispute (1984-85).

What Britain used to look like from the air:
The Scottish version:
And the Welsh version:

Always worth a look - Death By Health & Safety links:
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)



London Olympics 2012: Extra trains for Dorset sailing

Rail disruption due to flooding

New Royston railway underpass connects town

East Coast franchise consultation launched

Passengers to help keep rail services on track

Warwick Parkway sees 2.5m car park expansion

Trains from Hereford to Great Malvern disrupted over 'badger' hole

Network Rail tree felling opposed

Electrocution linked to cable theft attempt in Essex

Digging up the dead for HS2

Diamond Jubilee steam train trip for Goring

RAIB Investigation into blow-back at Wood Green, north London

Perth firm Stagecoach reports dip in profits

Cardiff rail commute top - Campaign for Better Transport

South Wales cable theft rail delay arrests

RAIB report into incident at Llanbadarn crossing, near Aberystwyth

RAIB report into shunting accident at Margam

Cambrian Lines film shows teens how to behave on trains

GWR Steam Railmotor certified for main line use

Enhanced operations at St Albans signalbox

World's oldest railway celebrates two centuries of steam engine power

Northumberland man reunited with locomotive

One train failed to yield right of way in fatal Oklahoma collision, NTSB says

English Electric 2-car Electric Multiple Unit for sale (in New Zealand)

Shanghai Metro 'dress code' warning sparks debate

Bristol's 100m Metro rail bid for Government cash

Thames cable car opens for passengers

M6 widening scheme begins from Castle Bromwich to M5 link

London 2012: More bus strikes in Olympics bonus row

Property developer spends 11,000 turning double-decker bus into home

Birmingham Airport calls for focus on regions

Call to develop Cardiff Airport as regional hub

Queen unveils RAF Bomber Command memorial

Bomber Command fliers in their own words

History preserved of Lancaster bomber crash in Leicestershire

Three Rolls Royce Griffon engines put up for auction

Doctor's last Titanic letter comes home to Belfast

Olympic torch rehersal at Black Country museum, Dudley

Ex-Rugeley miners win 70,000 for memorial to pits

Stoke-on-Trent mine water 'could be used for heating'

Welsh mining memorial appeal launched at Senghennydd

Polluted legacy: Repairing Britain's damaged landscapes

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



01/07/12    BBC4 1900-2000
           "Between the Lines - Railways in Fiction and Film"

01/07/12    BBC4 2000-2100
           "African Railway"  The Tazara Railroad

01/07/12    BBC4 2100-2200
           "India's Hospital Train: Lifeline Express"  Hospital on rails

01/07/12    BBC4 2330-0030
           "Behind the Scenes at the Museum"  National Waterways Museum

02/07/12    BBC4 2030-2100
           "London on Film"  Archive film - the suburbs (3/3)

03/07/12    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Time to Remember"  Early 20th century technology

03/07/12    ITV1 2100-2200
           "Bomber Command"  Some of the last survivors

03/07/12    BBC4 2300-0000
           "India's Hospital Train: Lifeline Express"  Hospital on rails

03/07/12    BBC2 2320-0020
           "The Secret History of Our Streets"  4/6 Portland Road

04/07/12    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Time to Remember"  War and revolution

04/07/12    BBC4 2000-2100
           "Timeshift: The Modern Age of Coach Travel"

04/07/12    BBC2 2100-2200
           "The Secret History of Our Streets"  5/6 Reverdy Road

05/07/12    BBC2 2320-0020
           "London: a Tale of Two Cities with Dan Cruickshank"

05/07/12    ITV1 2235-2335
           "Bomber Command"  Some of the last survivors



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

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

13/07/12    West Somerset Railway: Exmoor Mystery Tour

13/07/12    West Somerset Railway: Cheese & Cider Lunch

13/07/12    West Somerset Railway: Steam & Cream Specials

14/07/12-   Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre: Railway Gala Weekend

14/07/12-   Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Island Motor Show

15/07/12    Bursledon Brickworks: A Day Out With The Victorians

Cheers, Howard.
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