Subject: Raildate 3rd May 2013
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 03/05/2013, 19:07
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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The Cornwall Railway Society

The Hereford, Ross and Gloucester Railway

Dumpman Films

Great Central Railway derailment... oops!
And the aftermath
Local paper coverage

Hindenberg in pictures
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Abandoned Pennsylvania Railroad Alco RS-3 8479
The Parbuckling Project - Concordia wreck removal project informative website
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)



Birmingham New Street station gets new concourse

West Coast Main Line to receive major improvement work

Some stations used by 'fewer than 30' people

Stoke-on-Trent viaduct restored in £1.6m project

East Anglia: New trains still several years away

Archaeologists find 'world's oldest railway tunnel' in Derbyshire

First converted 458 unit nearing completion

HS2 tunnel proposed under West London suburbs

Selby swing bridge possession postponed due to Hatfield waste tip slip

Super’ freight trains set for Scots railways

RAIB report on Possession Irregularity

Midlothian rail depot plan

Commonwealth Games railway station set to reopen

Plockton railway station adopted by local high school

Newport (Gwent) station

Flying Scotsman restoration hold up costing the National Railway Museum millions

North Yorkshire Moors Railway celebrates 40th anniversary

Low-loader carrying steam engine demolishes traffic lights in Keighley

Jubilee line closure for tunnel repairs

LUL record reliability

Siemens train delivery to Eurostar delayed

Eurostar financial results

Skanska wins Norwegian new line construction project

Model trains forced out by Union Station renovation are not certain to return

Kingston parks truck on tracks so dilapidated train cars can't be brought into city

Jumbo safety: Train speed norms soon

Consultation started for Midland Metro extension in Wolverhampton

Lothian Tram work finished in City square

Forth Replacement Crossing name shortlist revealed

Soviet Steam Car Powered With Wood: The First And The Last

Kings Norton Guillotine lock restored

Permits granted for ship recycling at Swansea

Shipping service to Alderney reduced

Titanic find washed up on Porth beach?

New space antenna developed to track maritime shipping

Time-lapse of New York Harbor

Aurigny Airways to replace Trilanders

Boeing 787 returned to service

Bolton Paul Defiant replica moved to RAF Cosford

Final flight of  last airworthy BAC 1-11

Last Atlantic Airlines L-188 Electra departs Coventry for final time

Dornier 17: Salvaging a rare WWII plane from the seabed

Middle Wallop replica crash plane kills Horsham pilot

National Air Cargo 747-400 crash in Afghanistan

How the Sukhoi Superjets are being built

Mine shaft collapse

Llechwedd caverns tour

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



04/05/13    BBC4 2000-2100
           "A303: Highway to the Sun"

05/05/13    BBC2 1800-1900
           "Coast"  5/6  The Secret Life of Sea Cliffs

06/05/13    Channel 5 1900-2000
           "Building the London Underground"

06/05/13    BBC4 1900-1930
           "Brushing Up on... British Towers"

06/05/13    Channel 5 2000-2100
           "Motor Morphers"  Turning a cement mixer into a boat (why?)

07/04/13    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Cromford, Derbyshire

07/04/13    BBC4 2000-2100
           "NASA: Triumph and Tragedy"  1/2

08/04/13    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  Wallsall to Bourneville

08/05/13    BBC2 2000-2100
           "Coast"  6/6  All at Sea

08/05/13    BBC4 2315-0015
           "A303: Highway to the Sun"

09/05/13    BBC4 2030-2100
           "Brushing Up on... British Factories"

09/04/13    BBC4 2350-0050
           "NASA: Triumph and Tragedy"  1/2

10/05/13    Channel 5 2000-2100
           "Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers"  2/8



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

03/05/13-   45th Annual Bristol Model Railway Exhibition 2013

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

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

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

04/05/13-   Midland Railway, Butterley: Vintage Train Event

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

13/05/13    Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           Underhill Centre, St John's Church, St John's Road, Hedge End
           History of Liverpool Docks by John Murden
           Starts 1945

13/05/13    Peak Railway Association, Sheffield Branch
           The Library Theatre (by The Crucible), Tudor Square, Sheffield, S1 1XZ
           "Railways Remembered", a film show with Rob Foxon
           1900 for a 1930 start
           £6 on the door or £5.75 in advance

16/05/13    Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Steam

18/05/13-   Four Marks 9th Model Railway Exhibition
19/05/13    Four Marks Village Hall, Lymington Bottom, Four Marks, Nr Alton, GU34 5AA
           1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1600 (Sun)
           Adults: £4, Child: £2, Senior: £2.50, Family (2+2): £8
           Raildater Derek Gillkerson will be attending with New Stanton Lees
           In aid of Four Marks Scout Group
           Free Vintage Bus to and from Medstead & Four Marks railway station
           (Aldershot & District Omnibuses Rescue & Restoration Society)

18/05/13-   Nene Valley Railway: Diesel Gala

18/05/13-   Rushden, Higham & Wellingborough Railway: Class 31 Running Weekend

18/05/13-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Steam Weekend

19/05/13    Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum: Big Wheels & Small Tracks
           Coal Park Lane, Swanwick, Southampton, SO31 7GW

Cheers, Howard.
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