Subject: Raildate 9th November 2012
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 09/11/2012, 17:05
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

RAILDATE - your free weekly guide to what's happening, what's new and what's on


The new Diesel Traction Group website is now up and running
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

This picture of serious delays at Nairn would perhaps have been more appropriate for last week!
On a serious note, I'm told the cafe on the platform does excellent bacon rolls!
(Spotter: Jim O'Brien)

Two Tunnels project in Bath
Train departure information
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Steam on the London Underground - prices and times
A song and video in praise of an 8F - in Hebrew!
Florida to New Jersey in 156 Seconds (GE Juice Train)
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

A revised and amended SLS booklet "Orion, Darroch and the Alfreds" in pdf format can be
downloaded free from

EMD GT46C-ACe locomotive dropped on delivery (a heavy shunt?)
(Spotter: Everyone)

The world's scariest train rides (scariest?)
A remarkable graveyard for old vehicles in Russia
Barcelona by Tram, made in 1908
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)



TfL fare increases from January

LOROL take over South London Line from December timetable

Bridge replacements for Crossrail & GW ML electrification

London Bridge redevelopment

Siemens confident of winning Thameslink contract

Duvets for FGW sleeper berths

Consultation over Network Rail taking over DBS freight locations (open access to yards without
access agreements is ultimate aim)

Freight train derailment at Mirfield

High output track renewal

First Hull Trains cancellations

Hooley Cutting works (Merstham)

Landslip at Chipping Sodbury

Property and compensation consultation (HS2 London to the West Midlands)

Site of abandoned Norwich train station to be sold

North Doncaster rail chord gets the green light from government

Concern over First dividend freeze after West Coast rail link fiasco

Grimsby's £5m transport revamp approved

London Midland cancel more trains due to driver shortage

Bridge proposed to replace Ufton Nervet level Crossing

Passenger pooch hit by train at Richmond

Borders to Edinburgh rail deal signed

ScotRail to be nationalised (by the Dutch government)

ScotRail apologises after overcrowding complaints

Angus train derailment 'may have been deliberate'

Trains in Midlothian by 2015?

Just track down John to adopt a railway station

Man hit by train in Wales

Pressure to Electrify North Wales Coast line

HST  & 80002 on Keighley & Worth Valley

Dwight D Eisenhower at NNRM

Ropley Update

Snowdon Mountain Railway taking delivery of new carriages

Burma train crash and fire kills 25

Munich-Berlin train 'will soon take four hours'

Six-car 'pump train' helps get subways back on track in wake of Sandy superstorm

F, D, Q trains now running into Manhattan; 2 and 3 lines cross East River and 1 extends to 14th

New York MTA statement on Hurricane Sandy

Alstom gain Boston tram and suburban train contract with MBTA

Rail buff films train crashing into a water truck in Utah - no-one hurt

Fatal level crossing accident in Victoria

Bangladesh trains face little terrors

Bus and car crash in Wakefield leaves 15 people injured

New vehicles for Stagecoach Megabus

Award for Reading buses

Scrapping Severn Bridge Tolls suggested

Rebuilding plans for Beaminster Tunnel

'Landmark' for Forth Replacement Crossing project

Eco-cars in Brighton to London Future Car Challenge

Vulcan Bomber XH558: 'Grace and style' in the sky

Terms of UK aviation review

Simulated collision at Liverpool Airport

AAIB report into fatal mid-air collision over Leicestershire

Light Aircraft crash - Sherburn-in-Elmet

Light aircraft accident at Dornoch

Antique aircraft flips at Lafayette Regional

Nuclear test veteran who flew through a mushroom cloud

Plans for a new canal at Measham

Wightlink jobs to go as overnight island sailings axed

Aircraft carrier section begins journey from Govan to Fife

USS Enterprise completes its final voyage

Tall ships community mourns for HMS Bounty and crew

Lighthouse optics restored

Unesco calls for South Crofty mining halt

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



10/11/12    BBC4 2000-2100
           "Shock and Awe: the Story of Electricity"  1/3  Sparks

11/11/12    Channel 4 2000-2100
           "How Britain Worked"  4/6 A Newcomen beam engine restored at Elsecar

13/11/12    BBC4 2000-2100
           "Canal Walks with Julia Bradbury"  1/4  The Caledonian Canal

13/11/12    BBC4 2030-2100
           "Britain on Film"  Brits at play

14/11/12    BBC4 2000-2030
           "Britain's Best Drive"  5/6 Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean

14/11/12    BBC2 2320-0020
           "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  1/5 London-Monte Carlo

15/11/12    BBC4 2000-2100
           "Shock and Awe: the Story of Electricity"  2/3  The Age of Invention

15/11/12    BBC2 2100-2200
           "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  2/5 Hungary to Austria



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

10/11/12-   Hull Model Railway Show 2012
11/11/12    Costello Athletics Stadium, Anlaby Park Road North, Hull, HU4 6XY
           1000-1700 both days
           Adult: £4, Junior (5-15 years old): £1, under 5 free
           18 layouts in N to O gauge plus traders and demonstrations
           Includes "Leighton Buzzard" (EM) part of the Buckingham Branch built by the late
           Rev Peter Denny

11/11/12    Moors Valley Railway: Tank Engine Day

16/11/12    Newbury and District Transport Group
           Bayer House, Strawberry Hill, Newbury, West Berkshire, RG14 1JA
           "Newbury and District Motor Services" by Paul Lacey
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome
           1930-2200 (approx) - doors open 1900

17/11/12    American Model RailRoad Group, Gosport: Public Running Meet & Mini Exhibition
           St Mary's Church Parish Centre, Green Road, Alverstoke, Gosport PO12 2ET
           Opens at 1030
           Adult: £1 adults, Child: 50p

19/11/12    Friends of Cromford Canal - Talk
           Ironville Church Hall, Casson St, Ironville, NG16 5NN
           Sir Arthur Heywood's Duffield Bank Railway by Pat Morriss
           Starts: 1930, admission: £2.00

19/11/12    Archive film show presented by Rob Foxon
           Central Library Theatre, Tudor Square, Sheffield, S1 1XZ
           Railways Remembered: Freight trains from wagon load to Freightliner
           Starts 1930
           Licensed bar, railway books, films & videos for sale

21/11/12    Institute of Railway Studies & Transport History Research Workshop
           National Railway Museum/University of York
           In the Gibb Theatre, NRM - Tom Rolt as Biographer and Preservationist
           Adrian Vaughan:
           The creation of a legend: a criticism of Rolt's biography of I.K Brunel
           George Revill (Open University):
           Tom Rolt’s High Horse, ecological visions & the origins of railway preservation
           All welcome, refreshments served

23/11/12    Derbyshire Archaeological Society Industrial Archaeology Section
           St Mary's Parish Hall, Darley Lane, Derby
           "Westhouses - A Midland Railway Village" by Dudley Fowkes
           Starts 1930
           Non-members welcome

25/11/12    Bursledon Brickworks: Winter Festival

Santa Specials from here on...

24/11/12-   Great Central Railway: Santa Specials

25/11/12    Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway: Santa Specials

Cheers, Howard.
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