Subject: Raildate 8th February 2013
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 08/02/2013, 16:28
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*** Next week's Raildate will be published a day earlier than normal on Thursday 14th February.


A recent exploration of Ashby Tunnel on the Midland Railway's Derby & Ashby branch
(Spotter: Tom Baldwin)

Nottingham Victoria, 3rd September 1966, the closure of the Great Central Railway

A short silent film in the East Anglian Film Archive about a journey from Norwich to Liverpool
Street, which features class 40s and includes some cab shots
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

The Way We Were: All aboard to see how Manchester steamed through the ages
Rare and antique steam locomotives restored to working condition
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

The Kestrel Railway Books "Mystery Pictures" pages have had some updates since the last appeal - and follow the mystery pictures link

The Transport Ticket Society

Don Valley Railway

Southall train crash, 1997 - clever amalgamation of CCTV footage and CGI
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Andy Morin's Canadian railway pictures 1942-1959
(Richard Courage of WCRA via Neil Kearns)

Concorde SST - the definitive Concorde aircraft site on the Internet
The story of the Maybank Model Railway
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Routemaster bus takes the tidal ferry
(Mike Morant via Alan Rushworth)



Privatised train fares rise three times faster than cost of living

Six inch gap on 125mph railway line

Proposals for Crossrail 2

HS2 to force people from homes in East Midlands

Derby Midland railway station 'runner-up' in race for site of HS2 station

Probe after train splits in two

Waterloo International plans hit setback

London Overground introduces five-car trains to meet increasing demand

Battery-powered intercity trains possible, says government study

Refurbishment of Brighton station starts

Repairs to Selby swing bridge

Rail disruption as North Yorkshire bridge closes for repairs

Complaint over electrification safety work.

RAIB comments on derailment of 47500 near Manchester

RAIB investigation into derailment near Sheet Stores Junction

Court case into Moreton-on-Lugg crossing fatality

Sneak preview of Metrolink's brand new East Manchester Line to Droylsden

Borders railway: Thousands apply for train driver jobs

Car left on island of asphalt by Edinburgh Waverley workers

Traffic halted after Dunragit railway bridge hit

Rainham MP’s concerns over new tube trains

Manchester tramlink fatality

Concessionary travel plans on Edinburgh Trams

Date set at last for Bluebell Railway trains to East Grinstead

European Community Fourth Rail Package

French TGV halted by flare wielding youths

An inside look at work on new Alps tunnel

Swiss love affair with rail turns sour

Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed link may cost more than Railway's annual plan

To modernise, Indian Railways introduces heavy haul trains for goods

West Coast railway out of puff

Extension to Seattle tram network

Mount Beacon Incline Railway Society is working to improve its fund raising

Lagos is latest city to plan cable car

Buy an old Lothian bus for £12k

China's Geely saves London cab maker Manganese Bronze

Forth Replacement Crossing: Bridge names pour in

Investment required in canal system

Condor Ferries may change ports

Final block for aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth leaves Portsmouth

Drama in the Suez Canal – Engine Room Flooding on the Emma Mærsk

Airbus components ship aground in River Dee

Rise in laser pen attacks on airline pilots over London

Boeing gets permission for Dreamliner test flights

Popham Airfield targeted by burglars for second time

Extra Ryan Air routes to be opened from East Midlands Airport

'Pieces of history' still soar at Opa-locka airport

Thai navy flying boat returns to service after 10 years on the ground

An exploration of the bunkers of World War II

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



10/02/13    BBC2 1715-1815
           "In Orbit: How Satellites Rule Our World"

10/02/13    Channel 5 1915-2055
           "Inside the Titanic"  Drama documentary

11/02/13    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Coalbrookdale and Chirk Castle

11/02/13    BBC4 2030-2100
           "Britain on Film"  'Look at Life' documentaries

12/02/13    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Chester and Rhydmwyn

12/02/13    BBC2 2100-2200
           "The Railway: Keeping Britain On Track"  1/6 King's Cross

12/02/13    BBC4 2200-2300
           "The Ten Thousand Year Old Computer"

12/02/13    BBC1 2235-2325
           "The Hunt for Britain's Metal Thieves"

13/02/13    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Betws-y-Coed

13/02/13    BBC2 2320-0020
           "Genius of Invention"  3/4 Communication

14/02/13    BBC2 2100-2200
           "Genius of Invention"  4/4 Visual Image

14/02/13    BBC2 2320-0020
           "The Railway: Keeping Britain On Track"  1/6 King's Cross

15/02/13    BBC2 2030-2100
           "Sea City"  Documentary about the port of Southampton 1/3



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

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

22/02/13    Derbyshire Archaeological Society Industrial Archaeology Section
           St Mary's Parish Hall, Darley Lane, Derby
           "Coal Mining in the Dalley - Belper" by Mike Allan
           Starts 1930
           Non-members welcome

22/02/13-   Model Rail Scotland
24/02/13    Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow
           1100-1800 (Fri), 1000-1800 (Sat), 1000-1700 (Sun)

23/02/13    Durham Locomotive Preservation Group: Swapmeet
           Rosa Street School, Rosa Street, Spennymoor, Co Durham, DL16 7NA
           Diecast models, kits, scenic materials, tools, equipment, model railways

23/02/13-   Solent Model Railway Group: Eastleigh Model Railway Show - Eurotrack 2013
24/02/13    Fleming Park Leisure Centre, Passfield Avenue, Eastleigh, SO50 9NL
           1000-1700 (Sat), 0930-1630 (Sun)
           Raildater Derek Gillkerson will be attending with Boden-Am-See

23/02/13-   Nene Valley Railway: Winter Gala

23/02/13-   Churnet Valley Railway: Winter Steam Gala

23/02/13-   East Lancashire Railway: Steam Weekend & Transport Collectors Fair

Cheers, Howard.
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