Subject: Raildate 10th May 2013
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 10/05/2013, 16:19
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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Business for sale - Langwathby station

London's Termini in the 50s, 60s & Early 70s

The progress of Dominion of Canada at Shildon in pictures

The Great Centrals Swithland Steam Gala 27th April
North Yorkshire Moors Railway 40th Anniversary Festival 3rd May
Operation PLUTO (Pipe-Lines Under The Ocean)
A Plane You Can Park in the garage: The ICON A5
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Not their finest hour: Guy Wulfrunian
Alaska Air Fuel based at Palmer, Alaska have purchased two Douglas DC 4s from Brooks Fuel
All About Guppys
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)



Changes to the National Rail Timetable

Thousands claim free London Midland train tickets

Taxi drivers' fury as New Street Station rank has space for only 11 cabs

Level crossing dangers highlighted

Northern Rail strike ballot

Class 68 locos under construction

Southwark's Cable nightclub shut by landlord Network Rail

Stags and hens face dry train as drink ban gets green light

Gowerton: Trains suspended over World War II bomb discovery

Bombardier wins 88m London order

National Railway Museum looks to improve food facilities for visitors

Letting off steam at North Yorkshire Moors Railway party

Steam engine dispute settled after six years

Train crash: Toxic chemicals on fire near Belgium's Ghent

DB electric loco order

RAIB notification of open door incident on Croydon Tramlink

Luton-Dunstable guided busway delayed and over budget

A5 cash 'must go to other road projects' says CBI

'Rubbish ruins the canal and hurts our wildlife'

Section of Ryde Pier Head gangway collapses into sea

Ship in collision with Ayr West Pier

Dunkirk vessels mark first Southampton Maritime Festival

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics - E/S Orcelle

Thames airport 'should be rejected' - MPs report

Salvage of a Dornier 17 from Goodwin Sands

Solar plane lands in Phoenix on first leg of US journey

Time is up for post-WWII prefabs still lived in today

More coaches for LOROL being built by Bombardier, Derby

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



11/05/13    BBC2 1620-1705
           "Coast"  The Western Isles

11/05/13    BBC2 1705-1805
           "Restoration Home"  Coulton Mill, Yorkshire

12/05/13    BBC2 1900-2000
           "Coast"  6/6  All at Sea

13/05/13    Channel 5 1900-2000
           "Building the Panama Canal"

13/05/13    Channel 5 2000-2100
           "Motor Morphers"  Turning a milk float into a dragster

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

14/05/13    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  St Pancras

14/05/13    ITV1 2000-2100
           "Caroline Quentin's National Parks"  2/3 Snowdonia

14/05/13    BBC4 2000-2100
           "NASA: Triumph and Tragedy"  2/2

15/05/13    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Britain's Best Drives"  Scarborough to Whitby

16/05/13    BBC Radio 4 1500-1530
           "Open Country"  The Minack Coast

16/05/13    BBC2 1900-2000
           "The Dambusters: 70 Years On"

16/05/13    BBC2 2100-2200
           "The Tube: an Underground History"

16/05/13    BBC2 2320-0020
           "Dambusters: the Race to Smash the German Dams"

17/05/13    Channel 5 2000-2100
           "Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers"  3/8



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

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

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

11/05/13-   Grand Centennial Parade of Trains
12/05/13    Vanderbilt Hall, Tracks 34-37, and other locations in Grand Central, NY

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

20/05/13    Friends of Cromford Canal - Talk
           Ironville Church Hall, Casson St, Ironville, NG16 5NN
           The Future of the Cromford Canal by Matthew Rogers
           Starts: 1930, admission: 2.00

20/05/13    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Library, Kennet School, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start, finish 2150
           Narrow Gauge Steam by Neil Kearns
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome
           1930-2200 (approx) - doors open 1900

24/05/13-   Gloucester Warwickshire Steam Railway: Cotswold Steam Celebration

25/05/13-   Didcot Railway Centre: Diesel Shed Bash

25/05/13-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Wirksworth Carnival Open Days

25/05/13-   Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site Walks
02/06/13    Includes a tour of both Crich railways and another following the exact
           route limestone would have taken down the gangroad and along the canal
           to the Butterley Works

26/05/13-   Rushden, Higham & Wellingborough Railway: May Fair

27/05/13    National Bus Company Running Day and Rally
           Operating from St Catherine's Car Park, Bar End, Winchester
           Static display 1000-1630
           Free shuttle service from railway station and The Broadway

Cheers, Howard.
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