Subject: Raildate 12th April 2013
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 12/04/2013, 17:28
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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An industrial railway at Barrington Quarry filmed in 1994

News of services on the Dartmoor and Weardale railways
(Spotter: Brian Billing)

Images of listed signal boxes
Southern Railway Films
Steam on the Met, 25th to 27th May
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Gloucester Warwickshire Railway, Easter 2013
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Barry Coward's video of the Saltburn funicular - going about its business unchanged since 1884
Photos at
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Loading a steam loco the Eastern European way
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Titanic photos
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)



Fatal level crossing accident at Great Coates

Sentences for Moreton-on-Lugg level crossing accident

Stainforth slip repairs delayed

Network Rail to open freight line for Hull passengers

Birmingham to London by steam in just over 2 hours

Abandoned bomb disrupts train service at Nafferton

Manchester Victoria station transformation gets underway

Network Rail directors get £600k bonus

Train information now in real time for journey planners

Rail passengers told 'eat breakfast' to avoid delays

Rise in railway station crowding

American investment in IEP project

ScotRail passenger numbers hit record high

Rebuilt Loughor viaduct

Power Supply Upgrade for LUL sub surface lines

Tube challenger pulls out all the stops in latest record attempt

Cycleway through Bath S&D tunnels opened

Fighting fund for Beverley to York railway revival plan

Bolton Abbey heritage railway suffers theft of vital tower

The trains are back at Wensleydale Railway

Locomotive donated to Abbey light Railway in Leeds

Fire at R&ER workshops

Extension plans for Arbroath miniature railway run out of steam

Bombardier denies report it faces Swiss train delivery penalty

KiwiRail winter closure of tourist service

New metro line in Dominican Republic

Commercial use for Gloucester canal

"Passive" radar for air traffic control using TV transmissions

THY to buy Boeing aircraft

Skybus Twin Otter delivery flight

New terminal at Lands End Airport

Jet2 services diverted from Aldergrove and return

Bombardier Belfast benefit from order by Porter Airlines

Kermit Weeks acquires Howard Hughes Sikorsky S-43

Bus only gates in Bath

HGV driven along Cambridge guided bus way

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



14/04/13    BBC2 1730-1830
           "Driven: the Fastest Woman in the World"  F1 hopeful Susie Wolff

14/04/13    BBC4 2300-2330
           "That Petrol Emotion: Motor Racing at the BBC"  4/5

15/04/13    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  The Lake District

15/04/13    BBC4 2000-2030
           "Britain on Film"  Country living seen through Rank films

15/04/13    BBC4 2030-2100
           "That Petrol Emotion: Motor Racing at the BBC"  5/5

15/04/13    BBC4 2100-2200
           "The Golden Age of the Tram - a Streetcar Named Desire"

16/04/13    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  The Borders

17/04/13    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Carluke to Kirkaldy

17/04/13    BBC2 2000-2100
           "Coast"  3/6  Joy of the Coast

18/04/13    BBC4 2030-2100
           "Brushing Up on British... Tunnels"  A comedy documentary...?

19/04/13    BBC2 2100-2200
           "The Genius of Josiah Wedgwood"  An early industrialist



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

13/04/13    Railways Remembered - an archive film show presented by Rob Foxon
           Diesel Power on British Railways
           Central Library Theatre, Tudor Square, Sheffield, S1 1XZ
           Starts 1930, tickets at the door: £6.50

14/04/13    Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum: Big Spring Steam Up
           Coal Park Lane, Swanwick, Southampton, SO31 7GW

15/04/13    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Library, Kennet School, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start, finish 2155
           Trains, Ships, Aircraft and Balloons by Terry and Justin Foulger
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome
           1930-2200 (approx) - doors open 1900

17/04/13    Dronfield Civic Society - an illustrated talk on the Midland Railway
           By Glynn Waite of the Midland Railway Society
           Lower ground floor room, The Peel Centre, Dronfield, Derbyshire
           Starts 1930, £3 entry to non-members (includes refreshments)

19/04/13    The Butterley Gangroad Project
           Mr Brunton’s Engine and the Butterley Company’s Crich Railway
           A talk by Dieter Hopkin (NRM)
           Glebe Field Centre, Crich, Derbyshire
           Starts 1930, free admission
           Prior booking essential: butterleygangroad(at)

26/04/13-   Keighley & Worth Valley Railway: Diesel Gala

27/04/13    Friends of King Alfred Buses
           40th Anniversary of the end of King Alfred Motor Services
           Display of vehicles in Winchester Cattle Market car park
           Free services over ex-King Alfred routes in evening

28/04/13    Pinnock Tunnel Trip: Par-Fowey-Par
           Trips through the privately-owned tunnel on the Fowey Land Train
           The tunnel is used as a road by Imerys to take their china clay lorries
           to the docks at Fowey and access is usually impossible
           First trip: 1400, barbecue from 1300
           Adult: £5, Child: £2.50

01/05/13    Belper Historical Society
           St John’s Heritage Centre, The Butts, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1HX
           A talk: The Belper and Morley Park and other railways
           Starts 1930

01/05/13    Institute of Railway Studies & Transport History Research Workshop
           National Railway Museum/University of York
           In the Edmondson Room, NRM - (Sub)urban Public Transport
           Lynne Baxter, Carolyn Hunter and Abigail Schoneboom (York Management School):
           Shifting space: memory and movement in commuting
           Criag Horner (Manchester Metropolitan University) and Nick Richardson:
           On the Buses: deregulation in the 1980s - dogma or inspiration?
           All welcome, refreshments served

05/05/13-   Leawood Pumping Engine Steaming Day, Cromford Canal
06/05/13    Engine in motion 1200-1700

04/05/13-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: May Bank Holiday Steam Weekend

04/05/13-   Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway: Branch Line Weekend

05/05/13    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

05/05/13    Twyford Waterworks: Spring Rally Open Day
           Hazeley Road, Twyford, Hampshire, SO21 1QA

Cheers, Howard.
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