Subject: Raildate 27th July 2012
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 27/07/2012, 18:23
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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LNWR Micklehurst loop - Butterhouse tunnel, Diggle exploration (July 2012)
Dingle tunnel "revisited" exploration (July 2012)
MR Bootle Tunnel exploration (July 2012)
"The Cuckoo Line" - Heathfield Tunnel exploration (July 2012)
An exploration of Skippool Creek Boat Graveyard, Fleetwood (June 2012)
(Spotter: Tom Baldwin)

Raildate editor features in railway video!

Foxfield Summer Steam Gala 22nd July
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

The Old Station B&B, Egloskerry, Cornwall

BLS Lotchberg base tunnel
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Gunther Holtorf's 23-year road trip

Route 66 in 6 Minutes and 66 Seconds

The Canal and River Trust - open for donations



Signal failure delays commuters travelling west of London

Cable theft at Bedford affecting First Capital Connect

Hitachi train contract will create 900 jobs in Newton Aycliffe

Is HS2 steaming ahead or in danger of going off track?

Great Western's high speed future in the Thames Valley

South West Trains staff in Olympics action

Midland Mainline rail deal almost derailed by Treasury

Skegness tourists put off by work at Nottingham station

Demolition begins on Derbyshire accident bridge

Grantham and Nottingham rail services resume after bank slip work

Train speeds across east cut to 80mph in hot weather

Homes near Toxteth tunnel collapse checked for safety

Study signals support for St Andrews rail link

Overnight alcohol ban on Scotrail

LUL strike and work to rule

Olympic flame on LUL District line

Baby born on train to be Delhi Metro mascot

Emirates Air Line Thames cable car breaks down

Fatal accident at Beamish museum

New bus depot in Shrewsbury

Double decker bus does push-ups
It's red, so despite the Isle of Wight registration, it must be a London bus!

Stagecoach to replace First Group in North Devon

First Group bus restructuring

Stagecoach purchases Coach America

Boy, 11, boards plane to Italy at Manchester Airport without passport

Fatal light aircraft crash in Cornwall

Fly-Be flight engine failure at Inverness

Red Arrows set for Belfast fly-past to herald Olympics

The landmark buildings that never were

Airfix model collection sold for 8,800 at Newcastle auction

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps



29/07/12    BBC2 1455-1525
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Oban

29/07/12    BBC Radio 4 1945-2000
           "The 8.51 to Brighton"  Drama - 2/3 Anywhere Else

29/07/12    BBC2 2000-2100
           "Engineering Giants"  3/3 A North Sea ferry is stripped-down

30/07/12    BBC2 1900-2000
           "Coast"  The riddle of the tides

30/07/12    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Snowdon and Anglesey

31/07/12    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Talking Landscapes"  The Fens

31/07/12    BBC4 2100-2200
           "The Secret Life of the Motorway"  2/3

31/07/12    BBC4 2200-2300
           "Mud, Sweat and Tractors: the Story of Agriculture"  Milk distribution

01/08/12    BBC2 1900-2000
           "Coast"  The Netherlands

01/08/12    BBC4 2300-0000
           "The Two Thousand Year Old Computer"  Fascinating

02/08/12    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Newcastle and South Shields

03/08/12    BBC2 2000-2030
           "Coast"  Norway: Lillesand to Geirangerfjord

03/08/12    BBC2 2100-2200
           "The Great British Story"  Industry and Empire



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

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

28/07/12-   Plymouth & District Model Railway Club Exhibition
29/07/12    Plymouth Guildhall, Royal Parade, Plymouth

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

29/07/12    Middleton Top Engine House Open Day

04/08/12    Exmoor Coast Railway Modellers: Exmoor Rail
           The Methodist Church Hall, The Avenue, Minehead, TA24 5AY

04/08/12-   Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Victorian Weekend

04/08/12-   Great Bush Railway Gala & Model Railway Exhibition
05/08/12    Tinkers Park, East Sussex

04/08/12-   West Somerset Railway: Steam Fayre & Vintage Vehicle Rally

04/08/12-   Southwold Model Railway Exhibition
05/08/12    Saint Felix School, Halesworth Road, Southwold, Suffolk
           1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1630 (Sun)

04/08/12-   Peak Rail: 1940s Weekend

04/08/12-   Leawood Pumping Station Open Day

05/08/12    Twyford Waterworks: The Edwardian Waterworks Open Day

05/08/12    Romsey Signal Box Open Day (followed by AGM at 1530)
           Admission free (donations welcome!)
           ex-Romsey Infants School, Plaza Parade, Winchester Rd, Romsey, SO51 8JA
           Car park in old school grounds

05/08/12    The Lavender Line: Goods Train Days

05/08/12    Middleton Top Engine House Open Day

11/08/12    American Model RailRoad Group, Gosport: Public Running Meet & Mini Exhibition
           St Mary's Church Parish Centre, Green Road, Alverstoke, Gosport PO12 2ET
           Opens at 1030
           Adult: 1 adults, Child: 50p

10/08/12-   Model Railway Exhibition
11/08/12    Chalkwell Park Methodist Church, Westcliff, Southend-on-Sea, SS0 9XF
           1000-1600 both days

11/08/12-   Wells Railway Fraternity - Railwells
12/08/12    Wells Town Hall, Market Square, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2RB
           1030-1730 (Sat), 1030-1700 (Sun)

11/08/12-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Diesel Locomotive Weekend

12/08/12    Twyford Waterworks: Guided Tour Day

12/08/12    Middleton Top Engine House Open Day

Cheers, Howard.
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