Subject: Raildate 19th October 2012
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 19/10/2012, 16:45
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T9 and U class double up on a charter at the SVR, 12th October

Threat to Launceston's Steam Railway future
Petition to object to the Cornwall Council Planning Application which will prevent extension of
the Launceston Steam Railway
(Via Derek Gillkerson)

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway Autumn Gala 12th October
Keighley & Worth Valley Railway Haworth 1940s weekend 2012
(Spotter Ted Millward)

"Railways in Britain 1959" - development of British diesel, electric and steam trains
(Spotter: Tom Baldwin)

Changing a diamond crossing in the Channel Tunnel
(Spotter: Nigel Callaghan)

Statistics about every make and model of vehicle registered in Great Britain
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Sixteen Spitfires flying together at Duxford
(Spotter Garry Archer)

"Turn To The Wind", a film about windmills made in 1978 by Channel 4



Virgin to run West Coast route 'for at least nine months'

Transport Select Committee start WCML enquiries

Power failure affecting Waterloo (power failure Clapham Jn)

RAIB investigation into level crossing near miss at Bursough Bridge

Expansion work at Salford Crescent

Balfour Beatty win Lancashire electrification contract

Appointment of director to oversees Merseyrail stock replacement

Cumbrian Coast line blocked by flooding at St Bees - and reopened

Flooding in Cornwall including Liskeard–Looe branch

Second weekly UK-Poland service started

Proposed Chiltern Railways service to Oxford approved

Mock level crossing crash staged in Fratton

CCTV appeal after man pushed on to train track

East-West Rail video

Whitwell Tunnel rail diversion

Borders railway 'could be next capital tram debacle'

SVR share purchases

RAIB report into Grosmont fatality

Cyclists' dangerous trespass on West Somerset Railway condemned

Bluebell Railway honour Bernard Holden

Heritage rail line hosts academy at Worcestershire base

Apple licenses Swiss Railway clock design for iPad's iOS 6 clock app

'Mushroom garden' offers tunnel vision for a greener London

Line closure proposals in Switzerland (not to be considered as a definitive list of closures –
some of the lines are heavily publicised for tourist traffic - buses to Rigi Kulm are

Marine & Rail Museum may face end of line

High Speed train concept designs

Fall and rise of British tram systems

Birkenhead heritage trams operation suspended

Blackpool "Boat" is back (in San Franscisco!)

New LRV (trams) delivered to Minneapolis

Dorchester college bus carrying 56 students crashes

Industrial problems for Bus Mannin

M&S lorry gets stuck under York's Micklegate Bar

A83 'old military road' to reopen

Lancaster Bomber remains found 68 years after D-Day crash

Vulcan XH558 to be grounded

Heathrow third runway 'worse for public health'

Gatwick expansion including second runway

Glasgow Airport: Passenger tells of panic on Jet2 plane

Shuttle Endeavour driven through Los Angeles

Titanic II to set sail from Southampton in 2016

Sussex team test restored Bluebird at speed

Aircraft carrier section ready for loading onto Clyde barge

Cruiser collides with nuclear sub off US East Coast

2012 top ten endangered buildings

Cold War missile sites get listed status

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps, Alan Rushworth, Nick Wheat



20/10/12    Channel 4 2115-2320
           "The Taking of Pelham 123"  2009 action movie

21/10/12    Channel 4 2000-2100
           "How Britain Worked"  1/6 Overhauling a steam loco on the SVR

22/10/12    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Lochailort

22/10/12    Channel 5 2000-2100
           "Classic Car Rescue"  5/6 1950s Cadillac

22/10/12    BBC4 2000-2100
           "London on Film"  2/3 The East End

22/10/12    BBC4 2200-2255
           "The Maharaja's Motor Car: the Story of Rolls-Royce in India"

23/10/12    BBC4 2000-2100
           "George Clarke's Amazing Spaces"  Turning a bus into a holiday home

24/10/12    Channel 5 1900-2000
           "Eddie Stobart Trucks and Trailers"  6/8

24/10/12    BBC4 2000-2030
           "Britain's Best Drives"  2/6 North Wales

25/10/12    Channel 5 1900-2000
           "Classic Car Rescue"  5/6 1950s Cadillac

25/10/12    ITV1 1930-2000
           "Off the Rails?: Tonight"  Report into the state of our railways

25/10/12    Channel 5 2000-2100
           "Heroes of the Skies"  6/6  "Gabby" Gabreski

26/10/12    Channel 5 1900-2000
           "Heroes of the Skies"  6/6  "Gabby" Gabreski

26/10/12    Channel 5 2000-2030
           "Eddie Stobart Trucks and Trailers"  7/8



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

19/10/12-   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    Abingdon and District Model Railway Club: Didcot-Rail 2012
           The Civic Hall, Britwel Road, Didcot, OX11 7JN
           Raildater Derek Gillkerson will be attending with New Stanton Lees

20/10/12    Keighley & Worth Valley Railway: Haworth Haddock Train

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

25/10/12-   Keighley & Worth Valley Railway: Beer & Music Festival

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

27/10/12-   Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway: Hallowe'en Specials

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

29/10/12-   Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Peppa Pig

29/10/12-   Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Wizard Week

30/10/12-   Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway: Halloween

30/10/12-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Half-term operating days

31/10/12    Eastleigh Lakeside Railway: Halloween

31/10/12    Great Central Railway: Halloween Fright Night

02/11/12    Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway: Fright Night Train

02/11/12-   Model Engineer Exhibition
04/11/12    Sandown Park Racecourse

03/11/12    Solent Railwayana Auctions
           Community Centre, Mill Lane, Wickham, Hampshire, PO17 5AL
           Viewing: 0800, Start: 1000

03/11/12    Wensleydale Railway: Bedale Bonfire Express

03/11/12-   Leawood Pumping Station Open Day

04/11/12    Farnham & District MRC Open Day
           Wrecclesham Community Centre, Greenfield Road, Farnham, GU9 8TJ
           Admission £1, refreshments available

04/11/12    Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway: End of Season Winter Parade

04/11/12-   Wight Model Railway Group 2012 Exhibition
05/11/12    Medina Leisure Centre, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2DX
           1000-1700 both days
           Raildater Derek Gillkerson will be attending with Boden-Am-See

Cheers, Howard.
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