Subject: Raildate 1st March 2013
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 01/03/2013, 17:33
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East Midlands on the East Coast - 43073 through Dalmeny 23rd February
(Andrew Cook)

The NRM's events to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Mallard's run

A recent exploration of High Street tunnel, Lincolnshire - GNR Louth to Bardney line
(Spotter: Tom Baldwin)

East Lancashire Railway Steam Gala 23rd February
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Main line railways of North Wales
Keeping water out of structures
London Transport Acton Museum Guided tours
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Railroad safety film: "Count the seconds" - Santa Fe railroad training
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

The first test run of Yosemite Lumber Company No 4
(Note that the engine is running on compressed air due to the fire danger)
The story of how the museum was able to purchase the locomotive
A new video of Jack Burgess's model of the Yosemite Valley Railway

Robert Smith-Barry: The man who taught the world to fly
Frank McClean: Forgotten pioneer of the sky

Wings of Russia - an 18-part series about Russian aviation - part 1 starts here
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Got a missing piece or pieces in your old railway jigsaw?  Try The Benevolent Confraternity of
Dissectologists.  Apparently, Rev Tom Tyler used to be the President and he has made excellent
replacement pieces for among others, GWR jigsaws.
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)



Signalman and Network Rail guilty over level crossing death

ORR comments on Network Rail weather precautions

Cost of aborted West Coast franchise

Worcester Foregate Street bridge restored

Detonators stolen near Nottingham

£5m bid for new Kenilworth railway station

Public quizzed on Poulton-Fleetwood railway bid

Olympic cyclist Dani King opens Hockley Viaduct bike route

Woman critical after railway viaduct fall

Call to boycott ‘rip-off’ station shops

Rail crossing barriers plan ‘could cause chaos’

Borders Railway ‘Meet the Buyer’ opportunity for local contractors

Anglo-Scottish sleepers to be split from Scotrail franchise

Nuclear fuel called 'exotics' to leave Dounreay

Whitland train crash: Oswald Davies suspended jail term

Public consultation of NIR development plans

New low-cost train service launched in France

Gear up for a steamy ride at Indian rail museum

These trains run on brake power

Testing new signalling on LUL sub surface lines

Princess returns to Paddington to celebrate 150th birthday

A new tram bridge for Nottingham by the railway station

House for sale in Biddenden with 10¼-inch gauge railway

Hornby 150th anniversary celebrations get under way

Sheffield bus service boost after £18m grant

Proposal for bus only tunnels under Cambridge

Bristol Bus Boycott 50 years ago

McKendry’s coaches fleet halved by traffic commissioner

Bus demolishes lamp-post in Kansas City

Foot-launchable sail plane

737 Fuselage moving by road from RAF Kemble

Airbus owner EADS reports strong profits

Nineteen PIA planes grounded

Montrose air station, the UK's first airbase, marks centenary

(Still) on a mission to find WWII Spitfires in Myanmar

Red Arrows' relief after future secured

Jet packs: the transport of the future? - video

£10m scheme to double commuters on the Thames

Narrow boats set for return to Cromford Canal as dredging gets underway

As of 14th Feb 2013 Butterley tunnel is scheduled as an Ancient Monument

Billionaire unveils plans to rebuild the Titanic

Giant Chinese cranes dock at Thames Estuary

Building 17 at Cromford Mill will be brought back to life by Arkwright Society

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Ted Millward, Reg Nerps, Jim O'Brien, Mike Price, Alan



03/03/13    BBC2 1830-1930
           "The Sea King: Britain's Flying Past"

03/03/13    BBC4 1900-2000
           "The Story of British Pathe"

04/03/13    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  London

04/03/13    BBC2 2100-2200
           "The Flying Scotsman: a Rail Romance"

05/03/13    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Kent

05/03/13    BBC2 2100-2200
           "The Railway: Keeping Britain On Track"  4/6 West Coast Main Line

05/03/13    BBC2 2320-0020
           "The Flying Scotsman: a Rail Romance"

06/03/13    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Kent

06/03/13    BBC2 2200-2230
           "Going Underground: a Culture Show Special"  150th celebrations

06/03/13    BBC2 2320-0020
           "The Railway: Keeping Britain On Track"  4/6 West Coast Main Line

07/03/13    Channel 4 2100-2200
           "What Destroyed the Hindenburg?"

07/03/13    BBC4 2100-2200
           "Heritage! The Battle for Britain's Past"  1/3 protecting monuments

07/03/13    BBC4 2200-2300
           "The Bridges That Built London with Dan Cruickshank"

08/03/13    BBC2 0020-0050
           "Going Underground: a Culture Show Special"  150th celebrations



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

02/03/13    Stafford Railway Collectors' Fair
           St Leonard's Hall, St Leonard's Avenue, Stafford

02/03/13-   Romsey & District Railway Modellers Society Exhibition
03/03/13    Crosfield Hall, Broadwater Road, Romsey, SO51 8GL
           1030-1700 (Sat), 1000-1630 (Sun)

02/03/13-   Romsey Signal Box Open Day
03/03/13    Admission free (donations welcome!)
           1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1600 (Sun)
           ex-Romsey Infants School, Plaza Parade, Winchester Rd, Romsey, SO51 8JA
           Car park in old school grounds

02/03/13-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Diesel Locomotive Weekend

02/03/13-   Northern Modelling Exhibition
03/03/13    Event City, Manchester, M17 8AS

04/03/13    Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           Underhill Centre, St John's Church, St John's Road, Hedge End
           Liverpool Crown Street to Liege Guillemins - how did we get there?
           by Bill Fawcett
           Starts 1945

04/03/13    Peak Railway Association, Sheffield Branch
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           “British Transport Films”, a filmshow by Nick Wheat
           1930 for a 1945 start, for a requested £3 donation on the door

06/03/13    Institute of Railway Studies & Transport History Research Workshop
           National Railway Museum/University of York
           In the Edmondson Room, NRM - North-west Canals as Carriers & Businesses
           Peter Maw (Northumbria University):
           What was carried on Britain’s canals? Evidence from Manchester during the
           industrial revolution
           Grahame Boyes (Railway and Canal Historical Society):
           The business of running a canal: evidence from the Peak Forest Canal
           All welcome, refreshments served

08/03/13-   North Norfolk Railway: The Standards Gala (Part 1)

15/03/13    Derbyshire Archaeological Society Industrial Archaeology Section
           St Mary's Parish Hall, Darley Lane, Derby
           "Clay Cross Tunnel - Plans and Reality" by Philip Cousins
           Starts 1930
           Non-members welcome, but note that the Society AGM will be held beforehand

16/03/13-   The Midlands Garden Rail Show
17/03/13    Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Fosse Way, Leamington Spa, CV31 1XN

16/03/13-   North Norfolk Railway: The Standards Gala (Part 2)

16/03/13-   West Somerset Railway: Spring Gala (Part 1)

18/03/13    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Library, Kennet School, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start, finish 2155
           British Steam 1947 to 1959 David Cable
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome
           1930-2200 (approx) - doors open 1900

18/03/13    Friends of Cromford Canal - Talk
           The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire
           The Butterley Company 1790-2009, the rise and fall of an industrial superstar
           by Gwilyn Roberts CBE, past President of the Institute of Civil Engineers
           Starts: 1930, admission: £3.00

Cheers, Howard.
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