Subject: Raildate 25th April 2013
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 25/04/2013, 15:18
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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A day early this week - back to normal next week


The J.W. Sutherland colour slide collection - quite a collection!

The Romance of Indian Railways - first transmitted in 1975, the 150th anniversary of global
rail transportation is marked by a visit to India to survey one of the world’s most impressive
railway networks (50 minutes)

Great Central Railway, Easter, 30th March
Llangollen Railway Spring Gala 20th April
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Introducing Guardian trains - Loco2 partners with the Guardian
The Secret History Of London’s Pneumatic Railways
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Czech steam on video
Meiningen steam locomotive works
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

The Classic Aircraft Trust has relocated from Coventry to a new base at Newquay Airport



Liverpool Lime Street underground station shut for refurbishments

PM’s backing for Ilkeston station campaign

RAIB enquiry into crossing fatality at Witham

Refurbishment of Worcester Foregate Street

Emergency engineering works at Waterloo (London Marathon weekend)

Driver cut free after lorry wedged under Rainham railway bridge

Assistance for blind passengers at Clapham Junction

Cost of petrol drives people on to trains

Unwanted, unreliable – but these trains are the answer

Freight train plan for Fleetwood

Gleneagles Station set for further Ryder Cup boosts

North Norfolk Railway signal box blaze catches fire

Elsecar coalfield heritage railway poised to expand

New platform designed to bring heritage railway into Northallerton

Isle of Wight Railway Workshop news

SVR Shares issue

Research on stories about railways in Eastleigh

Bluebell Railway: Southern at War visiting loco 3205

Ballot for LUL drivers

Central line service suspended due to lineside fire

AC double decker train to Bangalore from Thursday

Canadian Police stop terrorist attack on railway.

Tramspotting in the Economist

Horse drawn tram to be restored

Birmingham to Pakistan bus route delayed

London taxi firm Addison Lee sold for £300m

Monmouthshire canal pioneer Thomas Dadford Jr's plaque honour

Multiple defects on Twin Sails bridge at Poole

Hydrogen powered boat in Bristol Docks

Signing a big deal as Clive's big boat a step closer

Titanic 2 safety and construction review falls to Deltamarin

Royal Navy submarine HMS Alliance restoration under way

Captain 'Winkle' Brown: Is he the greatest pilot ever?

Chinook helicopter carries historic Gloster Meteor jet to new home

Fly-Be losses

RTE losses and redundancies

Boeing begins modifications to the 787 battery system

But Boeing 'may never find battery fault cause'

Inside the potash mine one mile under the North Sea

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



27/04/13    BBC4 2000-2100
           "The Golden Age of Steam Railways"  2/2 Branching Out

28/04/13    BBC2 1800-1900
           "Coast"  4/6  Rivers and seas collide

29/04/13    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  St Austell

29/04/13    BBC4 2000-2030
           "Britain on Film"  Look at Life films - Business

29/04/13    BBC4 2230-2330
           "The First World War from Above"  Looking down on the conflict

29/04/13    BBC4 2330-0000
           "Brushing Up on British... Bridges"

30/04/13    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Cornwall

01/04/13    BBC Radio 4 1100-1130
           "The Big Ditch - How the Panama Canal Changed the World"  2/2

01/04/13    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Derbyshire

01/05/13    BBC2 2000-2100
           "Coast"  5/6  The Secret Life of Sea Cliffs

02/05/13    BBC4 2030-2100
           "Brushing Up on British... Towers"

03/05/13    Channel 5 2000-2100
           "Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers"  1/8



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

26/04/13-   Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Diesel Gala

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
           Craig Horner (Manchester Metropolitan University) and Nick Richardson:
           On the Buses: deregulation in the 1980s - dogma or inspiration?
           All welcome, refreshments served

04/05/13-   Didcot Railway Centre: Steam Gala

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

04/05/13-   Great Central Railway (Nottingham): Closing the Gap Gala

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

05/05/13-   Buckinghamshire Railway Centre: Spring Steam Gala

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

06/05/13    Peak Railway Association, Sheffield Branch
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           “Sheffield to Cleethorpes”, a slideshow by Howard Turner
           1930 for a 1945 start, for a requested £3 donation on the door

09/05/13    Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Steam

10/05/13-   Swanage Railway: Diesel Gala and Beer Festival

11/05/13-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Steam Weekend

Cheers, Howard.
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