Subject: Raildate 26th October 2012
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 26/10/2012, 17:48
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Withernsea to Hull by train - filmed in 1957

On Parallel Lines, Volume 2 published

"Nairn Across Britain" from Leeds into Scotland (1972)
Part 1:
Part 2:
"Nairn's Journeys"  The Orient Express
Part 1:
Part 2:
Part 3:
A Sentimental Journey - Whitby-Scarborough (1966)
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

T9 charter on the Severn Valley Railway, 18th October

A recent exploration of Neidpath (Peebles) Tunnel, Scottish Borders
(Spotter: Tom Baldwin)

1950s steam at Kings Cross
Historic photos of Cardiff docks
A60 stock railtour in September
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Australian Garratt project
Steam videos of North Korea and China
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

"Once Upon a Tram" - the Howth Tram near Dublin (1958)
Luxury Liner Row - quality ocean liner memorabilia
Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North
Aviation News: The Past, Present and Future of Flight - complimentary issue offer
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

The Daddy Long Legs of Brighton
Entries to a competition to design a new tower for London, 1890 (we got The Shard!)
World War Two from the air
Dazzle ships



HS2 compensation to be 'comprehensive'

MEP backs bid to reopen station

Subsidy of Train Operating Companies

40th anniversary of Southampton Maritime Container Terminal

London Midland train cancellations

Chiltern Railways gets powers for Oxford to London project

Level crossing closure near Haltwhistle

Crossing misuse at Crawley

Tragedy narrowly avoided in North Yorkshire railway crossing crash

Upgrade of Wokingham station planned.

Tarka line improvements will make for an easier ride

Engineering Heritage Award given to APT-E by Institute of Mechanical Engineers

Marjorie on track for top UK award

Further delays to introduction of hourly Aberystwyth service

Steam train to return to London Underground

Flying Scotsman report

Romsey SB celebrations

Bernard Holden funeral train on Bluebell railway

Eurostar refurbishment

Fall in Eurostar revenue

Narrow gauge discussion - Ecuador on schedule for December re-opening,226422

Garden railway sold by auction.

Progress with Edinburgh Trams

New Trams for Krakow

Metrolink Fare increase

Ford's Southampton Transit factory closure

In pictures: The Ford Transit era

Manganese Bronze calls in administrators

Sir Henry Royce to have blue plaque unveiled in his honour

Strike action affecting First Devon & Cornwall buses

Arson attack on bus in Walthamstow

Service cuts by South West Coaches

Recovery of Burmese Spitfires could start this month

Oldest surviving pilot from the Battle of Britain dies aged 99

Southampton Airport shuts as plane gets stuck in grass

Stow Maries: How warfare took to the air

AgustaWestland to create hundreds of jobs in Yeovil

Loganair to withdraw Dundee services

Some Bond and CHC helicopters fly again after ditching

Antarctica runway melting: Search for new landing strip

Thames cable car a 'tourist attraction', says Labour

Serco Northlink ferries to cut 36 jobs

QE2 for a hotel or the beach?

Poignant ice tribute to Titanic victims

Yarmouth swing bridge cables cut

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



27/10/12    BBC2 1915-2015
           "The Spitfire: Britain's Flying Past"  75th Anniversary

28/10/12    Channel 4 2000-2100
           "How Britain Worked"  2/6 Overhauling a saw mill in Wensleydale

29/10/12    Channel 5 2000-2100
           "Classic Car Rescue"  6/6 A rusting Mini

29/10/12    BBC4 2000-2100
           "London on Film"  3/3 The Suburbs

30/10/12    BBC4 2000-2100
           "George Clarke's Amazing Spaces"  Making the most of small spaces

31/10/12    Channel 5 1900-2000
           "Eddie Stobart Trucks and Trailers"  7/8

31/10/12    BBC4 2000-2030
           "Britain's Best Drives"  3/6 North Cornish Coast

31/10/12    BBC2 2100-2200
           "How Safe Are Britain's Roads?"

01/11/12    Channel 5 1900-2000
           "Classic Car Rescue"  6/6 A rusting Mini

02/11/12    Channel 5 1900-2000
           "Bomber Boys: Revealed"  The role of Bomber Command in WW2

02/11/12    BBC 1930-2000
           "Coast"  London to Belgium

02/11/12    Channel 5 2000-2030
           "Eddie Stobart Trucks and Trailers"  8/8



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

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

27/10/12-   Derwent Valley World Heritage Discovery Days

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

05/11/12    Great Central Railway: Bonfire Night

09/11/12    Business Archives Council of Scotland & Scottish Council on Archives
           Meet the Archivists Day at the Centre for Business History in Scotland
           Workshop will be held at the University of Glasgow
           Programme includes:
           - Academics on business themes & evidence used in their research
           - Perspectives on business archives: a discussion with archivists
           - Meet the Archivists: lunch and archive displays
           - Finding business archive collections: guide to online resources
           - A review of using business archives for academic research
           Information available:
           The event is FREE but registration is required at

Cheers, Howard.
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