Subject: Raildate 11th January 2013
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 11/01/2013, 16:37
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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London Underground 150th anniversary links...
Steam train on the Underground
Stamps celebrate London Underground 150th anniversary
Brand 'worth its weight in gold'
In praise of the silver stairway
How navvies paved way for Crossrail
Families with the Underground in their blood
Exploiting the 'suburban dream'
Your stories
‘Sulphurous’ fumes and class division on Victorian Tube
Pictures track some of the stops on London Underground's 150 year journey
The London underground at 150 - a birthday journey
150 Underground facts
Trade union view of LUL150 events

A nice collection of photographs on the ex-Midland lines of BR by Paul Bartlett

New brewery at Sheffield Midland station
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Severn Valley Railway 5th January
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

50 years ago this week - looks like snow was stopping play
Railtalk appears to be a (currently) free monthly magazine along the lines of Railway Herald, but more pictorially based
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

RAF airfields in Lincolnshire
And an airfield that has its own website - RAF Fiskerton
(Spotter: Ted Millward)



Network Rail unveils £37.5bn investment plan

Network Rail to spend £500m electrifying Midland Mainline

Network Rail's Wessex route to get £1bn investment work

HS2 route: Manchester and Liverpool win while Sheffield loses out

Toy company's West Coast rail bid turned down by DfT

West Coast Railways profits increase

Timelapse of Crossrail demolition of bridges

In pictures: Crossrail's impact on London and South East

Overcrowded Surrey rail services review announced

Kings Cross transformation

New East Grinstead building opened

TfL Olympic legacy presentation

Rail minister Simon Burns denies £80k chauffeur car bill

Platform work to delay Paddington to Cheltenham trains

Low bridge in Ambergate hit five times in six months

Barrow-upon-Soar rail service 'normal' by Monday

British Rail staff abused by disgruntled passenger at Redruth

Member of rail staff allegedly assaulted in Lostwithiel

Water tank stolen near Stratford railway station

Network Rail vows £4bn for Scotland over next five years

Electrification of Swansea to London trains 'by 2018'

Electrification of North Wales' rail network moves a step closer

Cardiff-London trains return to normal after signal problems

Vauxhall tube station on track for £45million revamp

Lydney level crossing improvements begin

Retailers on board for Railway Museum puzzles

Outram’s tunnel could be the oldest in the world

Treffy viaduct over Luxulyan valley to be cleaned

Fares are frozen on Shipley Glen Tramway

Collision at Neuhausen-am-Rheinfall near Winterthur

Portland-Milwaukee light rail bridge

Carbon Neutral shunter

A recreated ViaRail car in the basement

Trains return to Cambodia's Southern Line

Bus fire in Milton Keynes

New school bus fleet for Isle of Wight

Stagecoach group order for 432 vehicles.

Excavating buried Spitfires in Burma

East Midlands Airport shut by Spitfire undercarriage collapse

East Midlands Airport-closure Spitfire 'recently restored'

Firms land £150m Bristol Airport revamp framework

Dreamliner plane review ordered by US regulators

Leicestershire canal landslide work due to start

Hovertravel considers reductions on Southsea and Ryde crossings

QE2 in London 2013?

Ferry hits pier in New York

Salvaging the Costa Concordia - one year on

Gwenda Thomas AM raises concerns about East Pit resort plan

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



13/01/13    BBC2 2200-2300
           "Speed Dreams: the Fastest Place on Earth"  Bonneville, Utah 2/2

14/01/13    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  1/5 Portsmouth to Woking

14/01/13    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Cornwall

14/01/13    BBC4 2000-2030
           "Art Deco Icons"  London Transport HQ

14/01/13    BBC2 2130-2230
           "Why the Industrial Revolution Happened Here"

15/01/13    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  2/5 Woking to Clapham Junction

15/01/13    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Buxton to Matlock

15/01/13    BBC2 2100-2200
           "Locomotion: Dan Snow's History of Railways"  1/3

16/01/13    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  3/5 Victoria to Abbey Wood

16/01/13    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Matlock to Burton-on-Trent

17/01/13    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  4/5 Kings Cross to Peterborough

17/01/13    Channel 4 2100-2200
           "The Restoration Man"  Converting a water mill into a home

18/01/13    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  5/5 Spalding to Grimsby

18/01/13    BBC1 South 1930-2000
           "Sea City"  Documentary about the port of Southampton 2/3



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

16/01/13    Institute of Railway Studies & Transport History Research Workshop
           National Railway Museum/University of York
           In the Edmondson Room, NRM - Railway Towns
           Mark Haydock (University of Central Lancashire):
           The influence of railways on rapid town formation in East Lancs after 1848
           Nitin Sinha (IRS&TH):
           Skill formation and work culture in an Indian railway town of Jamalpur, 1860s-1940s
           All welcome, refreshments served

17/01/13    Aln Valley Railway Society
           The Old Waiting Room, Alnwick Station (Barter Books), Alnwick
           “An Evening with Atholl Swanston”
           Atholl will reminisce about his work at Alnwick and Alnmouth
           1900 for 1930pm

18/01/13-   London Model Engineering Exhibition
20/01/12    Alexandra Palace, London
           1000-1700 each day

21/01/13    Friends of Cromford Canal - Talk
           Ironville Church Hall, Casson St, Ironville, NG16 5NN
           The A1 Steam Locomotive by Alexa Scott
           Starts: 1930, admission: £2.00

21/01/13    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Library, Kennet School, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start, finish 2155
           "The LMS Patriot New-build Project" by John Barrowdale
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome
           1930-2200 (approx) - doors open 1900

25/01/13-   Great Central Railway: Winter Steam Gala

26/01/13-   Southampton Model Railway Club: Model Railway Exhibition
27/01/13    Barton Peveril College, Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh, SO50 5ZA
           Raildater Derek Gillkerson will be attending with Zwiesboden

Cheers, Howard.
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