Subject: Raildate 10th August 2012
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 10/08/2012, 16:45
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Tanfield Culvert exploration, July 2012
(Spotter: Tom Baldwin)

A wonderful guide to resources

61994 The Great Marquess on the Fellsman, 8th August
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society (HIAS)

Clebration of the 100th anniversary of the completion of Union Station and the Elevation of the
Railroad Tracks in Joliet, Illinois

An interesting 1949 advert for Timken roller bearings
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)



First look at Wolverhampton's Low Level station revamp

End of the line for 38 signal boxes

Bridge hit in Ambergate crash

Spondon rail crossing redesign considered

King's Cross trains resume after power supply problems

Bridge replacement on the Esk Valley line

Hitchin Viaduct construction

Crossrail Paddington development

C2C punctuality record

RAIB report into container train accident near Althorpe Park

RAIB report into track worker struck by a train at Stoats Nest Junction

Broken down freight train removed from Severn Tunnel

Copycat station is a glass act

Corrour Station House view 'spoilt' by derailed train

Network Rail to upgrade open Scottish level crossings

Cardiff rail services disruption after wall collapse

Biggest re-vamp in Wales begins

Woman dies after hit by a train in Flint

'Trainspotter' bailed over Ballykinlar pictures charges

London 2012: Games bring record London Underground users

DLR Olympic use increases

DMU 55019 preserved

Teenagers arrested over carriage arson at Chinnor

Winston Churchill (34051 on tour)

Gloucester & Warwickshire appeal progress

British 'rail motor car' facing final journey in India

Indian Government supports High Speed Rail

Resurgence of railroads across America creates new jobs

Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev takes his cabinet on a railway journey

Siemens win Qatar light rail contract

The Merlin: The engine that saved the free world?

A Battle of Britain Memorial Flight supporter's club?

Statue planned to mark historic flight in Farnborough

Jet overshoots runway at Durham Tees Valley Airport

Boeing Flies X-48C Blended Wing Body Research Aircraft

X-ray reveals drunk tourist sleeping on baggage belt at Rome airport

High tech dredging at Gloucester Docks

Original Bluebird powerboat restored in Polegate

Cunard Queen Elizabeth visit to Liverpool

New Cranes for Southampton Maritime Container Terminal

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



12/08/12    BBC2 1730-1800
           "Coast"  Rosyth to Sutherland

14/08/12    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Talking Landscapes"  The Vale of Evesham

14/08/12    BBC4 2200-2300
           "Mud, Sweat and Tractors: the Story of Agriculture"  3/4



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

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

11/08/12-   Bala Lake Railway: 40th Anniversary

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

24/08/12-   Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Island Steam Show

25/08/12-   Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway: Dymchurch Day of Syn Festival

25/08/12-   Crofton Beam Engines in steam

25/08/12-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Summer Bank Holiday Open Days

25/08/12-   Churnet Valley Railway: Day Out With Thomas

26/08/12    Twyford Waterworks: Guided Tour Day

26/08/12-   Middleton Top Engine House Open Day

26/08/12-   Leawood Pumping Station Open Day

Cheers, Howard.
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