Subject: Raildate 25th January 2013
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 25/01/2013, 15:50
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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Kestrel Railway Books has updated its "Mystery Pics" pages: and follow the mystery pictures link

London Underground 150: Barry Coward's tribute to last week's events, typically well-produced
Michael Clemens Railways - a huge archive of photos, WTTs, tickets, etc
German Steam - colour pictures from the 1970s
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

A collection of old railway photographs (mainly Devon and Cornwall)
Ural Locomotives, a company in Verkhnyaya Pyshma producing freight electric locomotives
Old transport advertising in Russia
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

The Sheffield-Edale Rambler Folk Train

Retours a digital magazine on railway history, design and photography
(Nico Spilt via Mike Morant)

Trains in the snow
A 3 x normal speed walk/drive-through of Combe Down Tunnel with a piece about Tucking Mill viaduct at the end
The Widcombe Association
A very nice model of Evercreech New
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Wymondham Abbey Halt platform resurfacing
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

The renovation of the Royal Albert Bridge, Saltash

Video of Mickleover Model Railway Group and their Duffield station layout

In pictures: Dolgarrog Aluminium Works



HS2 'claimed damage' DVD released

One million passengers for LOROL orbital service since December opening

Have train fares gone up or down since British Rail?

Search for ticket machine vandals

SWT new ticket machines for pre-booked tickets

Derailment and fire at Salford (WCRC 47500)

Signalling failure between Birmingham New St and International

Hitachi acquire train simulator company

Trains slowed by Doncaster cable theft

Northampton Bridge Street station line, last used 2005, to be legally closed

Seconds before freight train, man climbs Lincoln crossing barriers

Lincoln level crossing footbridge plans submitted after lives risked

Researchers test 'bomb-proof' train

Building the UK's largest high speed railway track bed

ScotRail chief’s £54,000 pay rise met with fury

Dundee Railway Station plans approved, but opposition remains

Sleeper service on track for upgrade

Teenage train surfers sought by police after they put their lives in danger

Lineside fire blocks Glasgow-Ayr route

Plans backed for heritage trail on old railway line

North Suffolk steam train museum in expansion bid

Bowes Railway Museum wins lottery fund grant

Four-bedroom home goes on the market, complete with its own railway viaduct

Railway carriage restored at Ffestiniog for Underground

Snowdon 4x4 case: Craig Williams jailed for 22 months

Commuter trains collide in Austria (automatic route setting was switched off)

Athens 10-day metro strike ends

Athens metro extension approved

Spanish CCTV shows dramatic metro rescue

New station opens in Turin

Testing extension on Denver Metro

Metro drives Dubai to hit a million mark

Snow in Wien – image 6 for snowplough tram

New trams delivered for Paris

Tram buses set for Birmingham in public transport revamp

First bus service slated in Dorset County Council report

Bus problems in Winchester

School bus slides off icy road near Abercarn

First Midland-Bluebird fined for poor service

Transport group Stobart warns on full year performance

Bloodhound diary: Piece by piece

Valuable print discovered hanging on garage wall

Another Spitfire joins the BBMF

Dreamliner crisis: Boeing halts 787 jet deliveries

Boeing faces lengthy Dreamliner delay, former US transport chief warns

AirTanker performs first airline operations with A330 Voyager

Airbus details bumper 2012 for military transport sales

UK confirms September retirement for aged VC10s

Bucket falls from US military aircraft leaving hole in building

IAF flies 80-year-old Tiger Moth aircraft from Delhi to Vadodara

Subsidy for Isles of Scilly links rejected.

Norway to launch first electrically powered car ferry

Spectacular bid to transform Derby's Silk Mill

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



27/01/13    BBC2 2200-2300
           "Racing Legends"  Chris Hoy on Colin McRae

28/01/13    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  1/5 Paddington to Warminster

28/01/13    BBC2 1900-1930
           "Welsh Railways"  1/4 The Welsh Highland Railway Part 1

28/01/13    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Brighton to Cromer

28/01/13    BBC4 2000-2030
           "Art Deco Icons"  The Orient Express

28/01/13    BBC4 2030-2100
           "Britain on Film"  Look at Life documentaries

28/01/13    BBC2 2320-0020
           "Locomotion: Dan Snow's History of Railways"  2/3

29/01/13    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  2/5 Salisbury to Castle Cary

29/01/13    BBC2 1900-1930
           "Welsh Railways"  2/4 The Welsh Highland Railway Part 2

29/01/13    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Waterloo to Brookwood

29/01/13    BBC2 2100-2200
           "Locomotion: Dan Snow's History of Railways"  3/3

29/01/13    BBC4 2100-2200
           "Jonathan Meades: The Joy of Essex"

30/01/13    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  3/5 Taunton to Minehead

30/01/13    BBC2 1900-1930
           "Welsh Railways"  3/4 Beating Beeching Part 1

30/01/13    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Enfield to Cambridge

31/01/13    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  4/5 Lynton to Exeter

31/01/13    BBC2 1900-1930
           "Welsh Railways"  4/4 Beating Beeching Part 2

31/01/13    BBC2 2100-2200
           "Genius of Invention"  2/4 Speed

31/01/13    Channel 4 2100-2200
           "The Restoration Man"  Turning a railway water tower into a home

01/02/13    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  5/5 Exmouth to Newton Abbot

01/02/13    BBC2 1900-1930
           "Railway Walks"  Julia Bradbury on the Monsal Trail

01/02/13    BBC1 South 1930-2000 (possibly!)
           "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.

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

03/02/13    Mid-Hants Watercress Line: 40th anniversary of closure event

04/02/13    Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           Underhill Centre, St John's Church, St John's Road, Hedge End
           The Forest of Dean by Nigel Smith
           Starts 1945

04/02/13    Peak Railway Association, Sheffield Branch
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           “Around Yorkshire, the North Midlands and North Lincs”
           A slideshowby Mike Eggenton
           1930 for a 1945 start, for a requested £3 donation on the door

Cheers, Howard.
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