Subject: Raildate 31st August 2012
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 31/08/2012, 17:02
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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An 'artistic' re-interpretation of the BTF's "Blue Pullman"

Meanwhile, Bachmann's artistry can be seen here
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Shunting "Dominion of Canada" at Exporail

A4 "Dwight D Eisenhower" arrives in Halifax 19th August 2012

Unloading A4 "Dwight D Eisenhower" 21st/22nd August 2012

Moveright International has a flickr page of photographs of "Dwight D Eisenhower" being moved

Waushakum Live Steamers Summer Invitational Meet, August 24-26, 2012
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Norfolk Southern commercial
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Tamar Valley Industrial Archaeology website

Some interesting links on the history website for the parish of St Breward in Cornwall

Flying Over America
(Spotter: Larry Schwartz)



Brian Souter steps down as Stagecoach group CEO

West Coast Main Line deal will go ahead, Greening says

Virgin Trains offer to run WCML "for free"

West Coast Mainline petition signatures top 100,000

WCML franchise award goes to High Court

News Biscuit spoof report on WCML franchise

Parking plans hit buffers at station

Mobility scooters banned on East Midland trains

Vandals try to derail train

Tree fall blocks line

Cycle path fundraising project for Peak District

On-track machine derailed at Bletchley

Plans to transform Preston railway station

Derailment due to flooding near St Bees

Satnav systems being fitted with level crossing warnings

Crossrail tunnelling machine reaches Paddington

Level crossing developments

Flash flooding & landslip near Dunblane

RAIB report into detailment in Edinburgh July 2011

Translink level crossing mis-use

Eurostar stock modified for paralympians

Swindon and Cricklade Railway opens new track extension

Mallard repainted

NRM hit by nepotism row over work for painter

Rail museum faces 200,000 bill after blow over ticket sales

North Yorkshire Moors Railway plans anniversary celebration

Railway museum in Shildon celebrates African links

Railway group keen to pick up steam

25 years of Docklands Light Railway

Costs of high speed rail in California

Greek tanker seized off Togo

Horse drawn boat on London canals

Memorial for WW2 loss of merchant ships at Newry

Virgin Domestic flights proposed

Stanstead Airport to be sold by BAA

Schipol airport closed by suspected bomb

50 years of RAF service for VC10

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



01/09/12    BBC Radio 4 1030-1100
           "All Lit Up: a Century of Illumination in Blackpool"

02/09/12    BBC1 1830-1930
           "Britain's Hidden Heritage"  3/3

02/09/12    BBC2 1915-2000
           "Richard Hammond's Crash Course"  An Abrams M1A2 tank

02/09/12    BBC4 2000-2100
           "The Thirties in Colour"  Around the world

03/09/12    BBC4 1930-2030
           "Metal - How it Works"

03/09/12    BBC2 2200-2230
           "James May's Things You Need to Know"  Speed

04/09/12    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  South Yorkshire

04/09/12    BBC4 2200-2300
           "Jet! When Britain Ruled the Skies"  2/2 Civil aircraft

04/09/12    BBC4 2300-0000
           "Madness on Wheels: Rallying's Craziest Years"

05/09/12    ITV1 2310-0100
           "Memphis Belle"  1990 WW2 movie about a B17 bomber

06/09/12    BBC4 2125-2225
           "The Toilet - an Unspoken History"

06/09/12    BBC2 2350-0020
           "James May's Things You Need to Know"  Evolution



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

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

03/09/12    Peak Railway Association (Sheffield Branch)
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery St, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           Railways of Greater Nottingham - a slideshow by Martin Bromley
           Bus routes 47, 48, 53 and 87 pass the door
           Starts 2000
           3 donation on the door to cover expenses

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!)
           1000-1800 (Sat), 1000-1700 (Sun)
           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

14/09/12    West Somerset Railway: Exmoor Mystery Tour

15/09/12    West Somerset Railway: Summer Evenings at the Seaside

15/09/12    West Somerset Railway: Fish & Chip Specials

15/09/12-   Eastleigh Lakeside Railway: Day Out With Thomas

16/09/12    Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Ventnor West Day

Cheers, Howard.
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