Subject: Raildate 14th September 2012
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 14/09/2012, 16:27
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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To help market the launch of the latest BFI DVD compilation, "London on the Move", the BFI has
posted "Automatic Fare Collection and You" (1969) on YouTube:
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

"Railways Tales" from the Erewash Valley/Ilkeston area

Leycett station house for sale (North Staffordshire Railway).  The surviving wooden station
building and site of the platforms is not included in the sale, and the proximity of pit shaft
should be noted!

Clips from the BBC programme on the IC125

Kinghorn Station Studio and Gallery
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

See Scotland by Train posters
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Friends of the BNSF Railway
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Old Wings - A classic aviation website
Seawings - the flying boat web site
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)



Rail campaigners call for more trains in Blackburn to Hellifield route

Plastic footbridge for Dawlish

FGW complete extending HST formations

Richard Branson claims Virgin's West Coast rail loss 'bad for UK'

Patrick McLoughlin wants FirstGroup rail bid to go ahead

Cheryl Gillan: Ex-minister attacks 'terrible' HS2 plan

Wiltshire station improvements

Works starts of Didcot Parkway station

Horse wanders on to railway track as 60mph train approaches

Weardale railway thief admits stealing from classic car firm

Chiltern Trains increase in traffic

War Memorial plaque unveiled at Middlesbrough

Paralympic passenger loadings

Portillo cuts ribbon on station's revamped loo

ScotRail to increase rail services and cut journey times across Scotland

Cardi Bach: 50 years since train line closed

Skills Academy to open on Severn Valley Railway

Swanage Railway Gala

EU money for rail improvements

Off the beaten track, railroad buffs get stoked by riding obscure routes

El Paso, Texas — streetcar sale on hold

Niantic bridge, Connecticut closes after 105 years

London Underground map gets curves in lecturer's design

Minister transport priorities wrong: Transform Scotland

Bus services need better partnerships, MPs say

Fatal coach accident at Hindhead

Newquay test fixed for Bloodhound land speed rocket

HMS Ark Royal sold for scrap by Ministry of Defence

Cruise ships "dwarf" Venice

Queen Victoria mechanical problems

Dredging Aberdeen Harbour

New Thames Estuary airport proposal unveiled

Final Bmibaby flight from East Midlands Airport

Helvetic airline stop Cardiff – Zurich service

Ryanair emergency descent 'forced by maintenance errors'

Job cuts and reduced winter opening at Black Country museum

Award for Claverdon pumping station

At the Coal Face: Wrexham film festival's mines focus

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Richard Maund, Reg Nerps, Jim O'Brien, Mike Price



15/09/12    BBC Radio 4 1030-1100
           "Punt PI"  The Charfield rail disaster of 1928

15/09/12    BBC2 1815-1835
           "Coast"  Brunel's coastal railway at Bray Head

15/09/12    BBC4 2240-2340
           "The InterCity 125: the Age of the Train"

15/09/12    BBC4 2340-0030
           "The Three Rocketeers"  Pioneering rocket pioneers

16/09/12    BBC4 1900-1930
           "Julia Bradbury's Canal Walks"  The Caledonian Canal

16/09/12    BBC2 1915-2000
           "Richard Hammond's Crash Course"  Striker fire engine

16/09/12    Channel 4 2000-2100
           "Fatal Flight 447: Chaos in the Cockpit"

17/09/12    BBC1 South East 1930-2000
           "The Race for Colour"  Brighton's part in colour film  development

17/09/12    Channel 5 1930-2000
           "World's Scariest Flights"

17/09/12    BBC4 1930-2030
           "Cereamics - How They Work"

17/09/12    BBC2 2200-2230
           "James May's Things You Need to Know"  Chemistry

18/09/12    BBC4 1930-2030
           "Indian Hill Railways"  2/3

18/09/12    BBC4 2030-2100
           "British Passions on Film"  Getting away from it all

19/09/12    BBC2 1930-2000
           "Coast"  Berwick to Aberdeen

19/09/12    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Greenwich and Chatham

20/09/12    Channel 5 2000-2100
           "Heroes of the Skies"  1/6  Douglas Bader

20/09/12    BBC4 2100-2200
           "The Two Thousand Year Old Computer"  Recommended

20/09/12    BBC2 2350-0020
           "James May's Things You Need to Know"  Engineering

21/09/12    Channel 5 2000-2030
           "Eddie Stobart Trucks and Trailers"  New series 2/8



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

15/09/12    West Somerset Railway: Summer Evenings at the Seaside
           West Somerset Railway: Fish & Chip Specials

15/09/12    Railway Exhibition - "Making Tracks"
           Holy Saviour Church, Radcliffe Road, Hitchin, SG5 1QG
           Admission: £3, children under 11 free
           Stands from Network Rail featuring the new flyover), First Capital Connect,
           Letchworth Model Railway Club + layout, Hitchin Historical Society, RCTS,
           St Albans South Signal Box and the Midland Railway Society
           No parking at church but car parks nearer to the town centre
           Church is a short walk from the station

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

15/09/12-   Didcot Railway Centre: Steam Gala

15/09/12-   South Devon Railway Heritage Transport Gala & Behind the Scenes

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

17/09/12    Friends of Cromford Canal - Talk
           Ironville Church Hall, Casson St, Ironville, NG16 5NN
           Saint Pancras by Nigel Lowey
           Starts: 1930

19/09/12    Friends of Welwyn Hatfield Museums
           Focolare Centre for Unity, Parkway, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6JG
           St Albans South Signal Box - a talk by Anthony Furse
           Starts 2030
           Admission: £5.00
           Tickets from Mill Green Museum and Mill, Hatfield, Herts, AL9 5PD

20/09/12    The Rock House Hotel, Clifton Road, Lossiemouth, IV31 6DP
           Illustrated talk: "Dunbar station as it was in 1938"
           Starts 1930

21/09/12    Newbury and District Transport Group
           Bayer House, Strawberry Hill, Newbury, West Berkshire, RG14 1JA
           James Freeman
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome
           1930-2200 (approx) - doors open 1900

21/09/12    West Somerset Railway: Exmoor Mystery Tour
           West Somerset Railway: Cheese & Cider Lunch
           West Somerset Railway: Steam & Cream Specials

21/09/12-   Severn Valley Railway: Autumn Steam Gala

22/09/12-   Nene Valley Railway: Steam Gala

22/09/12-   Churnet Valley Railway: Diesel Gala

22/09/12-   Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre: Model Rail Live 2012
23/09/12    Campbell Drive, S43 2PR Staveley, Sheffield, United Kingdom
           1000-1700 both days

23/09/12    Bursledon Brickworks: Big American Wing-Ding

29/09/12    Bodmin & Wenford Railway: Autumn Diesel Day

29/09/12-   Eastleigh Lakeside Railway: Super Power Weekend

29/09/12-   Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Wine Festival

29/09/12-   Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway: Vintage on the Railway

29/09/12-   Crofton Beam Engines Steam Gala

29/09/12-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Diesel Locomotive Weekend

30/09/12    The Lavender Line: Goods Train Days - Meet David Larkin
           David will be attending and will be pleased to discuss wagons

Cheers, Howard.
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