Subject: Raildate 3rd August 2012
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 03/08/2012, 17:23
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The Evesham Vale Light Railway

Torbay Express - steam trains from Bristol, Weston-Super-Mare and Taunton

60009 Union of South Africa, Crewe; 48151 on Fellsman 22nd and 25th July
60009 around Cheshire 22nd July
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

The Last Train to Woodford Halse (only be available to view until 24th August)
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

"Wash and Brush Up" 1953 - Trains & British Railways
(Spotter: Tom Baldwin)

Clifton Rocks Railway Exhibition at Bristol Record Office until 28 September.
An exhibition of photographs, documents and objects exploring the history of the Clifton Rocks
Railway.  This Victorian funicular railway was built inside the cliffs of the Avon Gorge to
carry passengers up to Clifton from Hotwell Road.  Although popular after opening in 1893,
steadily declining trade led to its closure in 1934.  This new display tells the story of the
railway and ongoing work by the Trust to preserve and research this unique piece of Bristol's

A bit of Olympic fun from BA



Hockley viaduct given new lease of life

Southeastern's Olympic train timetable begins

National Express profits down after loss of East Anglia franchise

New traction control and refurbishment for Greater Anglia 317 units

First phase of Derby railway station facelift completed

Coventry City stadium railway station plans 'to be approved'

Trespassers on Eskmeals viaduct

GWR structures listed

DfT justification for proposed IEP trains

IEP factory could build Crossrail trains.

Inspectors fine ScotRail 373,000

How Government's secret rail cuts could damage flagship project

Official opening for Gourock's 8m station

Harry Potter Hogwarts express train sparks problems

Whitland level crossing train-lorry crash injures three

Queues at Cardiff station as fans head home after Team GB football win

Rail passengers promised extra seats for Team GB match

Llandudno's Great Orme Tramway's a 'trip back in time' 110 years after it was built

Coleraine - Derry/Londonderry upgrade work

LUL  A60 stock farewell on 29 September

Railway book shop at Minehead shop raises 150,000

Death of NVR pioneer

Llangollen Railway's 1960s weekend as track extends

Penrhyn Quarry Railway, "George Sholto" visits from Bressingham

Budget trains steam into Bahn monopoly

India train fire kills 47 in Andhra Pradesh

Trains stranded due to power cuts

Indian Railways increase in freight traffic

VIA Rail improved financial performance

Lost Glasgow: the end of the trams

Arson attack at Paignton bus station

Zil lanes: From Moscow to London 2012

Spitfire remains found in Berwickshire

Sunk Catalina found In St Lawrence River

Isle of Scilly helicopter service to close

Vueling considers more flights at Cardiff

Aircraft spotting at Myrtle Avenue

2012 Olympics plane forced to land at Cambridge

Redhill airfield proposal for concrete runway

Plans for aircraft scrap yard at Llanbedr on hold

BA and Iberia parent group reports losses

Virgin Atlantic makes annual loss after high fuel costs

Aer Lingus operating loss

Three planes in near miss at Washington airport

Emirates Air-Line stopped during storm

Qantas passenger kept on hold 'for 15 hours'

Bloodhound 1000mph technology

Streetview shows canals

Mission to recover sunken HMS Hood's bell

Titanic menu sells for 46,000 at auction

Exxon Valdez to be scrapped in Gujarat

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



04/08/12    BBC2 1800-1830
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Glenroy and Glenfinnan

05/08/12    BBC2 1630-1700
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Lochailort

06/08/12    BBC2 1900-2000
           "Coast"  Devon and Cornwall

07/08/12    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Talking Landscapes"  The Cairngorms

07/08/12    BBC4 2100-2200
           "The Secret Life of the Motorway"  3/3

07/08/12    BBC4 2200-2300
           "Mud, Sweat and Tractors: the Story of Agriculture"

08/08/12    BBC2 1900-2000
           "Coast"  Western Isles and Shetland

08/08/12    BBC4 2000-2100
           "Ian Hislop Goes off the Rails"  How Beeching affected us

08/08/12    BBC4 2200-2255
           "Arena: Routemasters! The Double Decker Bus Conductors"

09/08/12    BBC2 1900-1930
           "Coast"  Skye



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

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

04/08/12-   Ribble Steam Railway: Guild Steam Reunion

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    Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway: Dungeness Lifeboat Day

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 Weekend

12/08/12    Twyford Waterworks: Guided Tour Day

12/08/12    Middleton Top Engine House Open Day

17/08/12    Newbury and District Transport Group
           Bayer House, Strawberry Hill, Newbury, West Berkshire, RG14 1JA
           My Life With Trains, part 1, Reading to Newbury by David Canning
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome
           1930-2200 (approx) - doors open 1900

17/08/12-   Bristol Model Engineering & Hobbies Exhibition
19/08/12    Thornbury Leisure Centre, Alveston Hill, Thornbury, Bristol
           1000- 1800 (Fri), 1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1600 (Sun)

18/08/12-   Midland Railway-Butterley: Midland Railex
19/08/12    Butterley, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3QZ
           1000-1630 both days

18/08/12-   Isle of Man Steam Railway: Island at War

19/08/12    Twyford Waterworks: Guided Tour Day

19/08/12    Bursledon Brickworks: From Bikes to Steam Trains

19/08/12    Middleton Top Engine House Open Day

Cheers, Howard.
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