Subject: Raildate 12th July 2012
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 12/07/2012, 12:12
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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A new Yahoo! Discussion group for the the Mid-Hants Watercress Line

Great Central Railway "Mail by Rail Gala" 7th July
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Pedalling the French rails (in French)
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

London's canals
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

The story of a car called Miss Belvedere (a little out of date) (latest info I could find)

The search for photos of China's past



Rail punctuality: 'Fewer than 70% of trains' on time

Southeastern fined 65,000 for 'out-of-control train'

Reading remodelling accelerated

billion rail boost will electrify the Midlands

395 unit named for paralympics

Suggested expansion of Boris Rail

Landslip near Saxilby

RAIB investigation into runaway track maintenance trolley near Haslemere

Network Rail to install footbridge over Branston crossing

Hitchin flyover main span lifted into position

Brading railway station recruits mannequin 'staff'

West Highland line repaired after Tulloch derailment

RAIB investigation into derailment near Tulloch, West Highland line

Residents 'in limbo' as rail link plans put on hold

Commemoration for Troon - Kilmarnock line

Last Trainslink 4000 units arrives in Belfast

100 million Bristol Metro train network by 2016

New Siemens tram models

Funicular railway's past is finally being brought to life

Accountant, 80, puts railway through back garden

Irish rail unites twitter dog and owner

CN to move historic steam locomotives to Halifax NS in july

CAF to manufacture rolling stock in India

Heavy Harry waits patiently for plans to get him back on track

Argentina by train: among amigos on La Trochita

Tribunal fine for Cardiff Buses

Final tender from CT Plus to run Jersey's buses approved

M4 repairs averted 'catastrophic collapse'

BMW to invest 250m in UK to expand Mini production

Portsmouth Air Festival 2012 postponed

Airport consultation delayed by coalition tension

Traffic decrease at Edinburgh airport

Highs and lows: Behind the scenes with the Red Arrows

Unmanned drones launch: Next step pilotless planes?

Firms compete for trade at Farnborough International Airshow

Future flight: Aviation advances on show at Farnborough

MoD in 50m order for flight simulator at RAF Brize Norton

First Minister welcomes Bombardier China jet order

Canal and River Trust takes over from British Waterways

Falkirk Wheel 10 years old

Titan crane on Clydebank

Service marks 75th anniversary of Holditch Colliery deaths

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



15/07/12    BBC1 1730-1830
           "World War II Unearthed"  A Spifire is dug up in Ireland

15/07/12    BBC4 1900-2000
           "Wainwright: the Man Who Loved the Lakes"

15/07/12    BBC2 2000-2100
           "Engineering Giants"  1/3 A Jumbo jet is stripped-down

15/07/12    BBC4 2330-0030
           "Wainwright: the Man Who Loved the Lakes"

16/07/12    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  London to Chatham

16/07/12    BBC4 2100-2200
           "The Toilet: an Unspoken History"

17/07/12    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Kent

17/07/12    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Talking Landscapes"  The Pembrokeshire coast

17/07/12    BBC2 2000-2100
           "Coast"  The mysteries of the isles

17/07/12    BBC4 2000-2100
           "Britain Through the Lens: the Documentary Film Mob"

17/07/12    BBC4 2300-0000
           "Timeshift: Hotel Deluxe"  Story of the top London hotels

18/07/12    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Canterbury and Whitstable

18/07/12    BBC2 1900-2000
           "Coast"  The South-West

18/07/12    Channel 5 2000-2100
           "World's Fastest Train"  France's AGV

19/07/12    BBC4 2330-0030
           "The Toilet: an Unspoken History"



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

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

14/07/12-   Bodmin & Wenford Railway: Cina Clay Weekend

14/07/12-   Nene Valley Railway: Vintage & RailMail Weekend

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

20/07/12    Newbury and District Transport Group
           Bayer House, Strawberry Hill, Newbury, West Berkshire, RG14 1JA
           "India Railways" by Geoff Warren
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome
           1930-2200 (approx) - doors open 1900

20/07/12    West Somerset Railway: Exmoor Mystery Tour

21/07/12    Northampton & District Model Railway Club Exhibition
           Weston Favell Academy, Booth Lane South, Northampton, NN3 3EZ

21/07/12    Snibston Discovery Museum: All-day event
           180th Anniversary of the 1832 Leicester and Swannington Railway
           The First Operational Steam Railway in the Midlands
           Illustrated talks on the building and operation of the Railway
           Followed by a site visit to Swannington Incline
           Tickets 5 from Snibston, tel: 01530 278444

21/07/12-   Crofton Beam Engines in steam

21/07/12-   CAMRAIL 2012
22/07/12    A light railway and branch line model miscellany
           St Margaret's Hall, Bradford-on-Avon
           Proceeds to The Railway Children charity
           Organised by Simon Castens of The Titfield Thunderbolt

21/07/12-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Classic Transport Weekend

21/07/12-   Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Day Out With Thomas

22/07/12    Middleton Top Engine House Open Day

25/07/12-   Manx Heritage Transport Festival 2012

28/07/12    West Somerset Railway: Summer Evenings at the Seaside

28/07/12    West Somerset Railway: Fish & Chip Specials

28/07/12-   Llangollen Railway: 1960s Weekend

29/07/12    West Somerset Railway: Toy & Train Collectors Fair

29/07/12    Middleton Top Engine House Open Day

Cheers, Howard.
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