Subject: Raildate 16th August 2012
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 16/08/2012, 22:07
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A Flickr Group dedicated to clerestory coaches

An exploration of Trubshaw's Tunnel, near Cauldon, August 2012

A4 60008 Dwight D Eisenhower being extracted from its American home

Gloucester Warwickshire Railway, 12th August
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Big boy's toys (Fifty Shays of Grey?)
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Extreme car (and truck!) customisation

The Story of the Avro Lancaster
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Help the Friends of Cromford Canal return a trip boat to the canal.  This short film shows what
has been lost since it was made in 1986.



Virgin Trains loses West Coast Mainline franchise

Richard Branson's response

Virgin West Coast trains: Will anyone be nostalgic?

English rail fares will rise by 6.2% in January

RAIB report into derailment at Clarborough tunnel, near Retford

Level crossing accident car driver "colour blind"

Network Rail in U-turn over Waverley Station taxi ban

Two men hurt after being hit by train on Rannoch Moor

Satellite loo-blocker leaves ScotRail chiefs flushed with success

Waverley Route - the life, death and rebirth of the Borders Railway

FirstGroup's north Wales-London rail improvement pledge

Cardiff rail delays 'until Friday' after wall collapses

RAIB report into Accident at Margam Yard, 12 June 2012

Free Wi-Fi to be available on Northern Ireland Railways and Gold Link buses

Rocks by Rail Museum ready to reopen

Local paper review of Welshpool & Llanfair Railway

Scrap metal thieves target train museum

High-speed rail set to start soon on part of Amtrak line

Railway museum lets kids fry eggs on track

Cannabis farm in abandonded Rome metro tunnel

Olympic transport statistics

Bus runs away after handbrake released

Middlesbrough bus station reopened

Hydrogen powered buses to be introduced in Aberdeen

Wrightbus win Singapore order

Contents of Exmoor Classic Car Museum in Somerset for sale

Light aircraft crash at Shoreham

Aircraft scrap yard at Llanbedr approved

Hawarden Airport

Tiger Moth crash near Mold

Hypersonic jet Waverider fails Mach 6 test

Chaos as Italian budget airline Wind Jet halts flights

RAF Cosford flies in to rescue of exhibits

First in-flight weapon release for F-35

Scott's wrecked ship Terra Nova discovered in Arctic

Tug sinks in Holyhead Harbour

Possible closure of Daw Mill Colliery (supplies coal to heritage railways)

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



18/08/12    BBC4 2000-2100
           "The First World War from Above"

19/08/12    BBC1 1900-2000
           "Britain's Hidden Heritage"  1/3

19/08/12    BBC2 2100-2200
           "Toughest Place to Be... a Miner"  Mongolia

20/08/12    BBC2 2320-0020
           "Toughest Place to Be... a Miner"  Mongolia

21/08/12    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Durham to Whitby

21/08/12    BBC4 2200-2300
           "Mud, Sweat and Tractors: the Story of Agriculture"  4/4

22/08/12    BBC4 2100-2200
           "Jet! When Britain Ruled the Skies"  1/2 Military Marvels

23/08/12    BBC4 2150-2250
           "Caravans: a British Love Affair"



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

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

22/08/12    Woolston Railway Station: Tidy Session

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

24/08/12-   South Devon Railway: Rails and Ales Gala Weekend
27/08/12    50 real ales & ciders
           3 steam, 1 diesel loco and the bubblecar running
           GW 0-6-0PT working a one coach autotrain
           Saturday evening only - through train from Exeter St Davids to
           Staverton formed First Great Western class 150/2

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

29/08/12    Churnet Valley Railway: Day Out With Thomas

29/08/12-   The Great Dorset Steam Fair 2012

31/08/12    West Somerset Railway: Exmoor Mystery Tour

31/08/12-   North Norfolk Poppy Line: Tornado Plus! Steam Gala

01/09/12-   West Somerset Railway: Late Summer Weekend

01/09/12-   Peak Rail: Shunter Hunter Extravaganza

02/09/12    Twyford Waterworks: Emergency!

02/09/12    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

02/09/12    Middleton Top Engine House Open Day

06/09/12    Bursledon Brickworks: Heritage Open Day - Free Admission

06/09/12-   Settle Station Water Tower: Heritage Open Days

07/09/12    West Somerset Railway: Exmoor Mystery Tour

07/09/12    West Somerset Railway: Cheese & Cider Lunch

07/09/12    West Somerset Railway: Steam & Cream Specials

07/09/12-   Bodmin & Wenford Railway: Steam Gala & Real Ale Festival

07/09/12-   Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Maunsell Gala

08/09/12    South Devon Railway: Living History Day
           Marking the running of the last goods train from Totnes Quay to Ashburton
           Remember the Ashburton branch as it was in 1962

08/09/12    Sheffield Railwayana Auctions
           The Gateway Centre, Derbyshire County Cricket Club, Derby

08/09/12-   Romsey Signal Box Heritage Open Days
09/09/12    Admission free (donations welcome!)
           ex-Romsey Infants School, Plaza Parade, Winchester Rd, Romsey, SO51 8JA
           Car park in old school grounds

08/09/12-   Gauge 0 Guild Convention - GUILDEX 2012
09/09/12    Telford International Exhibition Centre, St Quentin Gate, Telford, TF3 4JH
           1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1600 (Sun)
           Members: 5, Non-members: 12 (admits purchaser, partner and 2xunder 16)
           15 Layouts in 7mm scale, 128 traders, 15 demonstrators, Guild stands
           Wheelchair accessible, catering provided by the centre
           Membership hotline: 0845 603 6213

08/09/12-   Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Model Railway Exhibition

08/09/12-   West Somerset Railway: CAMRA Real Ale Festival

08/09/12-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Wirksworth Festival Open Days

09/09/12    The Lavender Line: Riley's Miniature Railway
           Evelina Children's Hospital Charity Day

09/09/12    Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway: Bus Rally Day

Cheers, Howard.
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