Subject: Raildate 12th October 2012
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 12/10/2012, 15:07
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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Hope for Fotopic users?

A4 repatriation - mission accomplished

The Bury Standard Four Group
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Great Central Railway Autumn Gala 6th October
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Before and after Beeching

A recent exploration of the Deepdale and Miley tunnels on the LNW/L&YJt Preston and Longridge
And another Haddon Tunnel exploration:
(Spotter: Tom Baldwin)

Geurrilla signing on the London Underground



Why all the West Coast bids were wrong

West Coast Main Line: McLoughlin on rail operator

West Coast Main Line: Taxpayers 'at risk' in rail bid

WS Atkins implicated in WCML franchise process failure

Tracking down the real rail culprits

Statement by Civil Servant suspended over WCML franchise

London Midland trains disruption 'unacceptable'

Harrow and Wealdstone rail crash: Boy rescuer remembers devastation

Network Rail advert warns rail crossings 'like busy roads'

Man pushed onto track at Portsmouth station

WABTEC purchase LH group

Ryton car plant site to become Network Rail depot

Earthwork Maintenance

Pendolino bogie overhauls

Balfour Beatty awarded contract for London Bridge Thameslink works

Bidding to build Crossrail stations

Proposed station on Slough - Windsor branch

Level crossing upgrades start on West Highland and Far North lines

Dunragit crossing crash driver Andrew Robertson 'improving'

Grants to Translink cut

G&WR reopening date

Cryptic Tube posters challenge commuters to ‘Look for Longer’

Eric Lomax: The Railway Man author dies aged 93

New CEO for Irish Rail

Alstom loco tested in Channel Tunnel

Drive a train for real (well, almost) at Japan's riveting Railway Museum

New York's High Line: Why cities want parks in the sky

Downtown Issaquah Valley Trolley starts service soon

The last years of Chicago streetcars

Is Britain experiencing a golden age of engineering?

India eyes Solar power for electric cars

Manganese Bronze says taxi recall to hit cash flow

Southampton's Itchen Bridge tolls to be automated

Motorists warned of slow-moving lawnmower

Off the streets and into the sky could be the future for London bikes

Liverpool Council repays Pier Head cruise terminal grant

Honister mine owner Mark Weir 'not qualified to fly at night'

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



14/10/12    BBC2 2000-2100
           "Built in Britain"  2/2 includes "our first high-speed train"

15/10/12    Channel 5 2000-2100
           "Classic Car Rescue"  4/6 Ford Mustang

15/10/12    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Dumbarton

15/10/12    BBC4 2000-2100
           "London on Film"  1/3 The West End

16/10/12    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Oban

17/10/12    Channel 5 1900-2000
           "Eddie Stobart Trucks and Trailers"  5/8

17/10/12    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Scotland

17/10/12    BBC4 2000-2030
           "Britain's Best Drives"  1/6 Scarborough to Whitby

18/10/12    Channel 5 1900-2000
           "Classic Car Rescue"  4/6 Ford Mustang

18/10/12    Channel 5 2000-2100
           "Heroes of the Skies"  5/6  Robin Olds

19/10/12    Channel 5 1900-2000
           "Heroes of the Skies"  5/6  Robin Olds

19/10/12    Channel 5 2000-2030
           "Eddie Stobart Trucks and Trailers"  6/8



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

12/10/12-   Bodmin & Wenford Railway: Railmotor Weekend

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

13/10/12    Off the Rails hack day

13/10/12    Scale Seven West Country Group Open Day
           Mark Village Hall, Mark, Somerset TA9 4NY
           Opens 1000, free parking on-site
           Entry fee: £5

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

13/10/12-   Farnham & District MRC 38th Exhibition
14/10/12    Connaught Leisure Centre, Tongham Road, Aldershot GU12 4AS
           1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1630  (Sun)
           Adult £5, Senior £4, Child £2, Family £11
           Two children free with each adult on Sunday
           About 45 layouts and traders, refreshments, disabled access

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

15/10/12    Friends of Cromford Canal - Talk
           Ironville Church Hall, Casson St, Ironville, NG16 5NN
           1811 and all that: 200 years on the Cromford Canal by Hugh Potter
           Starts: 1930

17/10/12-   Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition
21/10/12    Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Fosse Way, Nr Leamington Spa, CV31 1XN

19/10/12    Newbury and District Transport Group
           Bayer House, Strawberry Hill, Newbury, West Berkshire, RG14 1JA
           "Industrial Steam - UK, Europe and Africa" by Neil Kearns
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome
           1930-2200 (approx) - doors open 1900

19/10/12    Derbyshire Archaeological Society Industrial Archaeology Section
           St Mary's Parish Hall, Darley Lane, Derby
           "James Brindley's School of Engineers" by Chris Lewis
           Starts 1930
           Non-members welcome

20/10/12-   National Festival of Railway Modelling
21/10/12    East of England Showground, Peterborough, PE2 6XE

20/10/12-   East Lancashire Railway: Autumn Steam Gala, Lancashire & Yorkshire
21/10/12    Bus Gathering and Transport Collectors Fair

21/10/12    Bursledon Brickworks: Something Steamy & Ghostly Going On

21/10/12    The Lavender Line: Autumn Colours Specials

23/10/12    West Somerset Railway: Exmoor Mystery Tour

23/10/12    Killamarsh Heritage Society
           Killamarsh Leisure Centre
           Slideshow and talk about the railways in the Killamarsh area
           by Ken Grainger
           Starts 1900, £1 on the door

24/10/12-   Great Central Railway: Half Term Trains

26/10/12    Derbyshire Archaeological Society & WEA (Derby Branch)
           Room OL1, University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby
           Free public lecture
           Lord Willoughby's Railway by Rodney E Pearson
           Also known as the Edenham Branch in Lincolnshire
           Starts 1930

27/10/12    West Somerset Railway: Murder Mystery

27/10/12    Midland Railway Society: Study Centre Open Day
           The Silk Mill, Derby

27/10/12    Churnet Valley Railway: Ghost Train

27/10/12-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Wirksworth Model Railway Exhbition

28/10/12    Eastleigh Lakeside Railway: Small Engines Mini Steam Gala

28/10/12    The Lavender Line: Autumn Colours Specials - Goods Train Day
           David Larkin will be attending and will be pleased to discuss wagons

Cheers, Howard.
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