Subject: Raildate 18th January 2013
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 18/01/2013, 16:24
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More on the London Underground 150th anniversary...
Steam train takes commemorative journey
Are driverless trains part of the future?
Oyster card celebrates 150th Tube anniversary
How the Tube opened up London's countryside
In pictures: Vintage London Underground posters
Blair, Cameron and Johnson on Tube

The Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Forum, is open to anyone with an interest in the L&YR and
is supported by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Society, which has over 800 members
worldwide.  The object is to facilitate historical research, interchange of ideas and
assistance with modelling the L&YR in any scale.

The Woodhead route after closure

Amazing film of the GWR/BR Brown-Boveri gas turbine locomotive in Switzerland in 1949
An equally fascinating and historic SBB BLS film taken southwards from Spiez a century ago
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Cab ride on Deltic prototype
Dammpfbahn Furka-Bergstrecke 2013 timetable
Waldenburgerbahn scheduled steam workings 2013
German steam Railtours earlier in the month
European Railtour listing
Rail Replacement Road Services
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Lost Rail - discovering lost lines in the USA
Historic Ships: Mary Rose, HMS Victory, HMS Warrior
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Walt Disney the Railroader
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

De Havilland Mosquito KA114 is now flying after 5 years restoration
(Spotter: Ernie Sollis)



South West Trains services cancelled ahead of snow

Car on railway track near Stowmarket after ice slide

Independent review of rail franchising

Train fire at Victoria (442410)

New Street changes in April

Reading remodelling

Rebuilding Victoria Underground station

EDF £3bn deal with Network Rail makes trains 'mainly nuclear powered'

Rail Minister sees rail history meet rail future in York

RAIB report into fatal level crossing accident near Mansfield

RAIB report into derailment at Barrow Upon Soar

Dispute over roster patterns at Stirling

Treasure trove of old Scottish railway photos found at car boot sale

NIR Adelaide depot opened

High Speed Rail in Spain

Stockholm train crashed into apartments 'by cleaner'

New service between Russia & Finland

Award for new glass roof at Toronto Union station

The guy with the train in his basement

The largest steam loco in the USA on its first excursion train for four years

How to prevent America's next train crash

Egypt train crash kills army recruits

Odisha seeks speed restriction of trains to save jumbos

Serco DLR contract extended

Drivers jobs advertised for Edinburgh Trams

Archaeologists believe no Spitfires buried in Burma

Businessman brings WWII plane home

Helicopter crash at Vauxhall - as it happened

London helicopter crash: What are the rules for pilots?

Debate over airport provision for London

Record year for Heathrow

Monarch Airways new hanger at Birmingham

Plastic matting to strengthen Lands End runway

Boeing 787 planes grounded on safety fears
The impact of safety concerns
US joins Japan investigation
Grounding order moves 787 into uncharted territory

Cost of repairing Grand Western Canal, Tiverton

Hampshire Police boats auctioned

P&O to omit calls at Argentinian ports

Next projected use for QE2

Damaged tug recovered and barge sunk off Torbay

WWII lard washes up on beach at Angus nature reserve

Sedov ahoy! 91-year-old Russian vessel docks in Manila harbour

Salvaging the Costa Concordia

Passengers 'blamed' for Concordia damages

Gleision disaster: Mine manager charged over four deaths

Letter boxes: The red heart of the British streetscape

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



19/01/13    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Dad's Army"  The Royal Train

20/01/13    BBC4 1900-2000
           "Magnificent Machines: the Golden Age of the British Sports Car"

21/01/13    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  1/5 Stirling to Invergowrie

21/01/13    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Walsall

21/01/13    BBC4 2000-2030
           "Art Deco Icons"  A fantasy house in Devon

21/01/13    BBC2 2320-0020
           "Locomotion: Dan Snow's History of Railways"  1/3

22/01/13    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  2/5 Dundee to Aberdeen

22/01/13    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Coventry

22/01/13    BBC2 2100-2200
           "Locomotion: Dan Snow's History of Railways"  2/3

22/01/13    BBC2 2320-0020
           "Why the Industrial Revolution Happened Here"

23/01/13    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  3/5 Dufftown to Aviemore

23/01/13    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  St Pancras

23/01/13    BBC4 2100-2200
           "The Joy of (Train) Sets: the Model Railway Story"

24/01/13    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  4/5 Inverness to Plockton

24/01/13    BBC2 2100-2200
           "Genius of Invention"  1/4 Power

24/01/13    Channel 4 2100-2200
           "The Restoration Man"  Turning a railway water tower into a home

25/01/13    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  5/5 Invergordon to John O'Groats

25/01/13    BBC1 South 1930-2000
           "Sea City"  Documentary about the port of Southampton 3/3



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

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 Society: Model Railway Exhibition
27/01/13    Barton Peveril College, Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh, SO50 5ZA
           Raildater Derek Gillkerson will be attending with Zwiesboden
           1000—1700 (Sat), 1000-1630 (Sun)
           Over 20 Layouts and traders from around the country
           Adult: £6.00, Senior: £5.00, Child (5—15) £3.00, Family (2+2) £15.00
           Hot & Cold Refreshments Available

02/02/13-   Alton Model Railway Group: FebEx
03/02/13    Eggars School, Alton, Hants, GU34 4EQ
           Raildater Derek Gillkerson will be attending with New Stanton Lees
           1030-1700 both days

02/02/13-   Stafford Model Railway Exhibition
03/02/13    Stafford County Showground

Cheers, Howard.
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