Subject: Raildate 28th September 2012
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 28/09/2012, 17:43
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RAILDATE - your free weekly guide to what's happening, what's new and what's on


Mike Morant's SmugMug site, which replaces his massive Fotopic presence, which disappeared
"around the u-bend of business inadequacy"

Railway signs and signals of Great Britain

Ian Rathbone Model Railway Painting

Severn Valley Railway Autumn Steam Gala photographs

A quaint period piece - complete with wobbly music!  Not sure abut '60s though - I'd have
guessed early '70s.
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

An interesting account of how the recent DVD release from the BFI was put together.

A couple of ambitious reopening schemes...
The Didcot, Newbury & Southampton Railway Revival
And the New Somerset and Dorset Railway

And a petition to reopen the Aberystwyth-Carmarthen line

A new book celebrating 40 Years of Sheffield Power Box

A wonderful video of A4 Dominion of Canada being unloaded at Halifax, Nova Scotia ready for its
trip back home

A thrown piston
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Grace's Guide to British Industrial History
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Campaign to save RAF Bicester Technical Site
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)



Government announces finance for rail project

New smartcard billing on the railways will always find you the cheapest fare

SWT class 455 refurbishment (again)

MTU to provide diesel power packs for IEP trains

Hereford – Great Malvern closed by flooding

Flooded lines in Staffordshire

Exeter area train services disrupted by flooding

Reduction in disruptive engineering works in East Anglia

A new line on the legacy of Beeching's axe

Delight as Conon Station reopening date fixed

RAIB report into level crossing accident near Whitland

Man injured after being hit by train at Llanelli

Wensleydale Railway to the rescue of flood victims

County's steam train fans are well chuffed

Rocks By Rail is a blast at Rutland Railway Museum

New book on ex-South African locos running in Wales

Strike ballot over tests for driverless tube trains

Steam on London Underground

RAIB report into OHLE failure on Midland Metro

Amtrak to Test High-Speed Trains on Northeast Corridor

New stock for Hong Kong Metro

New carriage works opening in India

New rolling stock displayed at InnoTrans 2012-09-21

A train's spectacular electrical fault... scarey!

Rescue as Sydney monorail fails amid soaring heat

Change of operator for long distance Welsh bus route

Wrightbus contracts

New Volvo buses and Scania coaches ordered for Translink

New Bus station for Blackburn

'Nemesis' electric car breaks UK land-speed record

Severn Bridge closed for engineering works.

Channel Islands freight ship hits rock on maiden voyage

Southampton container berth building starts

More talks in Brittany Ferries dispute

Firm suffering amid Brittany Ferries strike

Brittany Ferry deal is rejected by employees

Rebuilding of berths 201 & 202 at Southampton Container port

Cost of rebuilding Weymouth ferry terminal increases

Increase in profits for Carnival Cruises

RNLI waterjet-powered lifeboat is launched in Dorset

How the Costa Concordia will be raised

Plane crashes in Nepal capital, killing all 19 on board

Aircraft off the runway at Birmingham International Airport

Airship developments

Olympics air traffic security operation

Barnes Wallis: Dam Busters inventor's birth marked

De Havilland DH 98 FB26 Mosquito engine run and taxi, 22nd September

Final flypast for shuttle Endeavour

NASA Boeing 747-123 (N905NA) final take-off from Los Angeles

Hayling Island World War II heritage trail opens

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



30/09/12    BBC4 1900-1930
           "Julia Bradbury's Canal Walks"  The Kennet & Avon Canal

01/10/12    Channel 5 2000-2100
           "Classic Car Rescue"  2/6 Porsche 911

01/10/12    BBC4 2200-2300
           "A303: Highway to the Sun"  A enjoyable drive along the trunk road

02/10/12    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Canterbury to Whitstable

03/10/12    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Sandwich to Folkestone

03/10/12    Channel 5 2000-2030
           "Eddie Stobart Trucks and Trailers"  4/8

04/10/12    Channel 5 1900-2000
           "Classic Car Rescue"  2/6 Porsche 911

04/10/12    Channel 5 2000-2100
           "Heroes of the Skies"  3/6  Norman Jackson VC

04/10/12    BBC4 2000-2100
           "Explosions: How We Shook the World"

05/10/12    Channel 5 1900-2000
           "Heroes of the Skies"  3/6  Norman Jackson VC

05/10/12    Channel 5 2000-2030
           "Eddie Stobart Trucks and Trailers"  4/8



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

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

01/10/12    Peak Railway Association (Sheffield Branch)
           "Ken Boulter Collection + Hancock's Half Hour" by Ted Hancock
           Starts 2000
           Requested £2 donation on the door
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery St, Sheffield S3 8GG
           Bus routes 47, 48, 53 and 87 pass the door

04/10/12-   West Somerset Railway: Autumn Steam Gala

05/10/12-   Durley Light Railway Auction Sale
06/10/12    Viewing on 5th, sale on 6th
           PDF of catalogue:

06/10/12-   Fareham & District MRC Exhibition
07/10/12    Wickham Community Centre, Mill Lane, Wickham, Hants, PO17 5AL
           1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1630 (Sun)
           Adult: £5, Senior: £4, Child: £3, Family (2+2) £13
           17+ layouts booked plus trade support including Squires and
           for the first time Lord & Butler (aka Dirty Boy weathering)
           Raildater Derek Gillkerson will be exhibiting
           Historic Bus by Southampton & District Transport Heritage Trust
           from Fareham railway station to Buddens Road (adjacent to venue)

06/10/12-   The Lavender Line: Vintage Transport Gala

06/10/12-   Crewe Signalling Gala
07/10/12    Crewe Heritage Centre
           Public launch of a new range of signalling simulations for the
           home PC to be sold under the brand name "Block Post Software"
           Kidderminster Railway Museum will bring their photographic archive
           Additional displays including the Signalling Record Society
           The Centre's three signal boxes (Crewe North Junction, Crewe Station A
           and Exeter West) will be open to visitors

06/10/12-   Leawood Pumping Station Open Day

07/10/12    Twyford Waterworks: Autumn Rally

07/10/12    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

07/10/12    Churnet Valley Railway: Folk Festival & Classic Cars

07/10/12    Middleton Top Engine House Open Day

12/10/12-   Keighley & Worth Valley Railway: Steam, Oil & Smoke

13/10/12    Off the Rails hack day

13/10/12-   Eastleigh Lakeside Railway: Big 4 Weekend

13/10/12-   16th Annual Charity Wilmington Model Railway Exhibition
14/10/12    St Michael's Church Hall, Church Hill, Wilmington, Dartford, DA2 7EG
           1000-17000 both days
           Adult: £3.50, Child/OAP: £2.50, Family (2+2): £9
           In aid of Demelza House Children's Hospice, The Railway Children,
           Cherished Memories & St Michael's Youth Work

13/10/12    Romsey Signal Box Anniversary Open Weekend
           Admission free (donations welcome!)
           ex-Romsey Infants School, Plaza Parade, Winchester Rd, Romsey, SO51 8JA
           Car park in old school grounds

Cheers, Howard.
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