Subject: Raildate 1st February 2013
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 01/02/2013, 16:04
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Great Central Railway: Winter Gala 25th January
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Crowle Community Forum railway photo gallery

The world's most spectacular railway stations

Futuristic station design
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Worst tramway accidents
(Mike Morant via Alan Rushworth)



Transport minister says 'upset' is inevitable
Route details announced
Initial preferred route plan and profile maps
More of an overview
HS2 under Manchester
Station for 225mph trains to be built 10 miles outside Derby
How will HS2 affect the quiet suburb of Toton?
Long Eaton Victorian railway cottages may be flattened
The South Yorkshire street welcoming demolition
20 reasons why it can take 20 years to build a railway
HS2 route to affect canal restoration plans

Beeching stations could reopen with Government cash

Ilkeston railway station plans to be submitted

Study undertaken into reinstatement of Harrogate to Northallerton railway

Nottingham station to shut for six weeks

Updated plans for Northampton station refurbishment

Great Western London to south Wales rail contest scrapped

“Plastic” footbridge installed at Dawlish

London Bridge station chemical fear after four fall ill

Crossrail: A rare look deep under London

East Anglia rail: call for help to improve train speeds

East Coast gets record satisfaction rating

Train delays at record high

Fire-damaged 47854 rerailed...
...and "dumped" at MOSI

Train delays through Reading after fatality

Reading West derailment caused by poor packing

RAIB report on defective structures in Balcombe Tunnel

RAIB report into container train derailment at Reading West Junction

Fences to stay around Carlisle Railway Viaduct

Nine out of ten ScotRail customers satisfied with train services

Conon Bridge station opening imminent

Carillion wins £40m Cumbernauld electrification contract

Collision on level crossing in Pembrokeshire

Arriva train hits tree in Rhymney Valley

Swanage station revamp

Historic steam engine's overhaul before summer season

Three Mk 1 coaches arrive at Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

North Yorkshire Moors Railway guard crushed by train

‘Rocket’ confirmed for Great North Festival of Transport

Bowes Railway gets much-needed boost

Full steam ahead for bid to reopen train line

Siemens Vectron loco on test through Channel Tunnel

Report into derailment, Quebec Central station

CSX investment

Award for Washington Union station redevelopment

60 years after barreling through Union Station, GG-1 rusts away in Baltimore

New York's Grand Central station is 100 years old

Grand Central original lights refitted for centenary

South Africa commuter trains collide near Pretoria

WW2 bomb found at Japanese depot

New Sheffield supertram line in ‘transport revolution’

Public inquiry into new city centre route for Tramlink

Princes Street could ban all traffic except trams

Prince Charles and Camilla take Tube to mark its 150 years

Commemorative £2 coins issued

Chennai eyes London-type transport model

Bus has roof torn off in Hampshire railway bridge crash

Premiere Travel collapse: Nottingham bus firms take on routes

Bus fire near Dolgellau

Driver wedges lorry in Somerset village street

Timewarp Aston Martin tow car discovered in garage

Commencement of Oxford-Edinburgh air service

BA transatlantic flight diverted to Cardiff

Undercarriage fault on KLM flight from Norwich

Security alert at Guernsey Airport

Boeing 787 batteries “not faulty”

Hybrid wing uses half the fuel of a boring old normal plane

China’s Y-20 transport conducts maiden flight

Canal network 'needs millions in investment'

Work starts to repair breached Trent and Mersey Canal

Andover's town mill waterwheel rebuilt

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



03/02/13    BBC4 1900-1930
           "The Story of British Pathe"  1/4 The birth of the news

04/02/13    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Great British Railway Journeys Goes to Ireland"  1/5 Killarney

04/02/13    BBC2 1900-1930
           "Railway Walks"  2/6 Discovering Snowdonia

04/02/13    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Ely to Kings Lynn

04/02/13    BBC4 2000-2030
           "Decisive Weapons"  The Russian T-34 tank

04/02/13    BBC4 2030-2100
           "Britain on Film"  'Look at Life' documentaries

04/02/13    Channel 4 2235-0010
           "The Plane Crash"  A staged crash to aid research

04/02/13    BBC2 2320-0020
           "Locomotion: Dan Snow's History of Railways"  3/3

05/05/13    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Great British Railway Journeys Goes to Ireland"  2/5 Waterford

05/02/13    BBC2 1900-1930
           "Railway Walks"  3/6 Cornwall

05/02/13    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Norfolk

06/01/13    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Great British Railway Journeys Goes to Ireland"  3/5 Kilkenny

06/02/13    BBC2 1900-1930
           "Railway Walks"  4/6 The Whisky Train

06/02/13    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Ledbury to Holyhead

07/02/13    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Great British Railway Journeys Goes to Ireland"  4/5 Co Tipperary

07/02/13    BBC2 1900-1930
           "Railway Walks"  5/6 Weymouth and Portland

07/02/13    BBC2 2100-2200
           "Genius of Invention"  3/4 Communication

08/02/13    BBC2 1830-1900
           "Great British Railway Journeys Goes to Ireland"  5/5 Galway

08/02/13    BBC2 1900-1930
           "Railway Walks"  6/6 Gateway to the Highlands



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

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    Romsey Signal Box Open Day
           Admission free (donations welcome!)
           ex-Romsey Infants School, Plaza Parade, Winchester Rd, Romsey, SO51 8JA
           Car park in old school grounds

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 slideshow by Mike Eggenton
           1930 for a 1945 start, for a requested £3 donation on the door

16/02/13    Solent Railwayana Auctions
           Community Centre, Mill Lane, Wickham, Hampshire, PO17 5AL
           Viewing: 0800, Start: 1000

16/02/13-   South Devon Railway: Winter Gala & Ale Festival
24/02/13    Featuring GWR steam railmotor No 93
           Details & timetables at

18/02/13    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Library, Kennet School, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start, finish 2155
           The rise and fall of The Strathallan Collection (old aircraft)
           by Dick Richardson
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome
           1930-2200 (approx) - doors open 1900

18/02/13    Friends of Cromford Canal - Talk
           Ironville Church Hall, Casson St, Ironville, NG16 5NN
           The Derby Canal by Doug Flack and Chris Madge
           Starts: 1930, admission: £2.00

Cheers, Howard.
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