Subject: Raildate 17th May 2013
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 17/05/2013, 17:35
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The 1939 LNER Exhibition, Norwich

Early colour footage of London

Why are 80s cars less loved than those from other eras?

The Dambusters raid: How effective was it?
Dambusters: From despair to hope
Dambusters raid: Retrace the daring journey
Dambusters Derwent flypast on 70th anniversary of raid
National Memorial Arboretum plants Dambusters tribute
Dambusters 70th anniversary

The Rheine-Emden line in the early 1970s with 012s and other goodies that were running on that
line at the time
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

You've seen "the man with a train in his basement" - now a railroad-inspired bathroom
RAAF F-111 Belly Landing
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Underground Leeds: Rare tour below City Station
Photos of the day after the grounding of the SS Antilles off Mustique in 1971.  The ship was
close to the coast and it hit a reef, the fuel tanks ruptured and the ship caught fire and
burned out.  The wreck broke its back and was there for many years after.
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Steam-powered mill
(Spotter: Ted Millward)



HS2 rail benefits to economy 'unclear', says National Audit Office

HS2 tunnel planned under M6 motorway near Birmingham

High Speed 2 tunnel could be extended

Crossrail 2 consultation opens

Ilkeston station bid wins £4.5m investment

New £1.44 million railway station to be built in Devon

Cambridgeshire railway stations' reopening proposed

Lindsey Inger death: Calls for inquiry into level crossing safety

Railway line on track to open

Joining the Borders railway dots after 40 years

Borders rail link: £150m plan for Penicuik spur

Free wi-fi for 25 Scottish railway stations

Level crossings: Wales safety work after 33 near misses

National Railway Museum seeks Mallard crew for anniversary

Railway holds poignant tribute

Former railway brought back into use as footpath

Cairngorm funicular railway walks plan talks

Abraham Lincoln's funeral train: A mystery is solved

Russian train blast hurls wreckage to sixth floor apartment

Public transport lost in transit

Rail museum star attraction restored

End of the line for model railway fan

Western Greyhound bus depot fire 'may have been arson'

Hillman Imp: The car that drove Linwood to disaster

"Longbridge tunnel" Mini goes to auction

Rolls-Royce to back Bloodhound 1,000mph supercar project

Chirk Aqueduct: First horse-drawn barge to cross in decades

Tall Ships regatta deal sealed for Greenwich 2014

Shipwrecked tale of pearl-laden ship run aground endures today

HMS Edinburgh arrives in the capital as part of 'emotional' final trip

Last UK BAC 1-11 flight as ZH763 arrives in Cornwall

Pilotless flight trialled in UK shared airspace

Lion 737 crash crew had no visual contact with runway

EasyJet plans live trial of ash-detection technology

RAAF base could stand in as second Sydney airport

Varteg Hill: Warning over opencast mine 'expense'

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Ted Millward, Reg Nerps, Mike Price, Alan Rushworth



18/05/13    BBC Radio 4 0607-0630
           "Open Country"  The Minack Coast

18/05/13    Channel 5 1535-1805
           "The Dam Busters"  1954 feature film

18/05/13    BBC2 1615-1800
           "The Great St Trinians Train Robbery"  1966 caper

18/05/13    Channel 5 1805-1855
           "Last of the Dambusters: Revealed"  "Johnny" Johnson

19/05/13    BBC2 1900-2000
           "Racing Legends"  Jackie Stewart

19/05/13    BBC2 2100-2200
           "Australia with Simon Reeve"  The Indian Pacific Railway

20/05/13    BBC1 1900-1930
           "The One Show"  Features English Heritage's signal box survey

20/05/13    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Britain's Best Drives"  North Wales

20/05/13    Channel 5 2000-2100
           "Motor Morphers"  A beet harvester into a wrecker

20/05/13    BBC4 2100-2200
           "The Somme: Secret Tunnel Wars"

20/05/13    BBC4 2200-2300
           "Timewatch: The Last Day of World War One"

20/05/13    BBC4 2300-0000
           "The First World War from Above"

21/05/13    Channel 5 1900-2000
           "WWI Top Gun: Revealed"  Development of the fighter plane

21/05/13    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Britain's Best Drives"  St Ives to Land's End

21/05/13    Channel 5 2000-2100
           "WWI's Tunnels of Death: the Big Dig"  Messines, Belgium

21/05/13    BBC4 2000-2100
           "The Golden Age of Steam"  1/2 The revival of narrow-gauge railways

21/05/13    BBC2 2100-2200
           "Town with Nicholas Crane"  1/4 Oban

21/05/13    BBC4 2250-2350
           "Glamour's Golden Age"  The Luxe Experience

22/05/13    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Britain's Best Drives"  The Lake District

22/05/13    BBC4 2000-2100
           "The Golden Age of Steam"  1/2 The revival of narrow-gauge railways

23/05/13    BBC4 2305-0005
           "The Somme: Secret Tunnel Wars"

24/05/13    Channel 5 2000-2100
           "Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers"  4/8



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

17/05/13-   Welsh Highland Railway: Real Ale Festival

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
           "How not to build a Canal" - Dr Geraint Coles on the Chesterfield Canal
           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

30/05/13    Palace Theatre, Newark
           The Handley Page Story – introduced by Rob Foxon
           Starts 1930
           £7.50, £7 concessions

01/06/13    50th Anniversary of the End of Silver Star of Porton
           The three surviving Silver Star vehicles gather in Salisbury

01/06/13-   Leawood Pumping Engine Steaming Day, Cromford Canal
02/06/13    Engine in motion 1200-1700

02/06/13    Romsey Signal Box Open Day and AGM (box will close early to public)
           Admission free (donations welcome!)
           ex-Romsey Infants School, Plaza Parade, Winchester Rd, Romsey, SO51 8JA
           Car park in old school grounds

02/06/13    Twyford Waterworks: Railway Gala Open Day
           Hazeley Road, Twyford, Hampshire, SO21 1QA

03/06/13    Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           Underhill Centre, St John's Church, St John's Road, Hedge End
           Buriton Chalk Pits by Carolyne Haynes
           Starts 1945

03/06/13    Peak Railway Association, Sheffield Branch
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           “Beside the Seaside: Railways & Resorts” & “The Bass Railway Trips 1865-1914”
           Digital presentations by Rod Pearson
           1930 for a 1945 start, for a requested £3 donation on the door

Cheers, Howard.
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