Subject: Raildate 24th May 2013
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 24/05/2013, 16:51
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

RAILDATE - your free weekly guide to what's happening, what's new and what's on


A day out in the North West of England, 4th May
Union of South Africa and The Great Marquess at Dalmeny and Dolphinton, 6th May
(Andrew Cook)

Heart attack train driver's dramatic rail rescue
45699 - Galatea, What a Birthday party
2013: Steam Locomotive Parade at Wolsztyn in Poland
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Past and future of ISRE
Archive of Birmingham New Street drawings
Crossrail station cavern at Stepney Green
Contrast of Wakefield Kirkgate and Westgate
Kiwi Rail Tranzalpine service
Rail Freight Group
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

An extract from Anthony Asquith's silent classic Underground, digitally restored by the BFI
National Archive

The feature on signal boxes in last Monday's "The One Show" is available until next Monday
(jump to 20m 10s)
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Station Colours
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly the Atlantic

Save The Trident the preservation of Trident 1C G-ARPO
Imperial Airways Compendium
Flight of the Connie: National Airline History Museum
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

The Cambrian Mines Trust



Patrick McLoughlin defends High Speed Rail 2 as 'right for Britain'

HS2 compensation row could lead to class action lawsuit

c2c Rail will continue to operate Essex Thameside franchise until September 2014

New £7m Stratford Parkway railway station opens

Construction of IEP factory confirmed

Waterloo International reopening

RAIB report into de-wirement at Littleport

FGW driver injured by thrown brick near Salisbury

Fatality at Portchester

Stainforth landslip rail line 'could reopen in July'

East Riding Council 'lacks vision' over rail route

North Dorset Trailway extension connects Blandford and Stourpaine

National Railway Museum celebrates refurbishment and award win

Ducklings saved minutes before being hit by train

Transport of delight: Museum is the best in Europe

Man struck by train on Wrexham rail line at Gwersyllt

Pye Corner, Newport, railway station secured with grant

Dozens injured in head-on train crash in Connecticut

Railroad bridge fire and collapse over the Colorado river in Lampasas County Texas

New AMTRAK locos delivered.

Let’s improve Kenya’s rail transport system

Pendolino order for Polish Railways

Links between Indian and Swiss Railways

World's most luxurious station planned by Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah

Sherwood Forest Railway needs your help

Sheffield Supertram track renewal

Nottingham tram bridge inched into place

Edinburgh trams: Overhead cables to go up during summer

Bakers Dolphin Operating Licence restrictions

Proposed bus strike during TT event

US road bridge collapses into Skagit River, Washington

Ark Royal leaves Portsmouth for scrap yard
Ark Royal sets sail on final journey to scrapyard
Captain 'sad' at Ark Royal scrapping
Who, what, why: How do you scrap an aircraft carrier?

Cruise ship grounded off Oban

New problems for Pentland Firth ferry

Twice Forgotten: Heroes of the R12 Submarine

102-Year-Old Abandoned Ship is a Floating Forest

Mega-ships head for shipping firm amid global sea trade battle

From 'seagoing White House' to ghost ship: Truman's yacht rusts far from home

Two held after RAF Typhoon jets escort Pakistan plane over UK

Heathrow Airport runways closed after plane 'fire'

Wind shelter for Airbus transport aircraft

Additional flights from Cambridge to European destinations

Light aircraft crash in North Wales

Landing crash plane 'was too fast'

Braintree: Unravelling 70 year old mystery of horror plane crash

RAF Voyager launches tanker operations with Tornado

Plane catches fire on landing at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport

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


TV and RADIO - abbreviated this week due to the non-arrival of our Radio Times!

26/05/13    BBC2 1900-2000
           "Racing Legends"  Stirling Moss

26/05/13    BBC2 2100-2200
           "Australia with Simon Reeve"

27/05/13    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Britain's Best Drives"  The Wye Valley

27/05/13    Channel 5 2000-2100
           "Motor Morphers"

28/05/13    Channel 5 2000-2100
           "WWI's Tunnels of Death: the Big Dig"

28/05/13    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Britain's Best Drives"  Scotland

28/05/13    BBC4 2000-2100
           "The Golden Age of Steam"  2/2 The revival of standard-gauge railways

28/05/13    BBC2 2100-2200
           "Town with Nicholas Crane"  2/4 Saffron Walden

28/05/13    BBC4 2100-2200
           "The Joy of (Train) Sets: The Model Railway Story"

29/05/13    BBC2 1900-1930

29/05/13    BBC4 2000-2030
           "Dan Cruickshank's Written in Stone"  1/4 Forts and Castles of Ulster

29/05/13    BBC4 2030-2100
           "Dan Cruickshank's Written in Stone"  2/4 Country Houses of Ulster

29/05/13    BBC4 2315-0015
           "The Golden Age of Steam"  2/2 The revival of standard-gauge railways

30/05/13    BBC4 2330-0030
           "The Golden Age of Steam"  2/2 The revival of standard-gauge railways

31/05/13    Channel 5 2000-2100
           "Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers"  5/8



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

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    Ram Hill Colliery Open Day

26/05/13    Trent-Barton's 100th Birthday Party

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

27/05/13    220 Years of History - Cromford Canal Guided Walk with Mike Kelley
           Two hour walk/talk from Cromford wharf to the Pump House and High Peak Junction
           Depart: 1430 from the wharf
           Charge: £3 for charity

27/05/13    Aln Valley Railway: Car Boot Sale
           Lionheart Station Site, Alnwick, NE66 2HT

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    Gauge 0 Guild Summer Show
           North Bridge Leisure Centre, Halifax, HX3 6TE

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

06/06/13    West Somerset Railway: Fathers Day Special

07/06/13-   West Somerset Railway: Mixed Traction Gala

08/06/13    SS Shieldhall: 2-hour morning cruise to see 5 cruise liners

08/06/13    SS Shieldhall: 2-hour afternoon cruise to see 4 cruise liners

08/06/13-   Wingfield Railway Group: Peak Model Railway Exhibition
09/06/13    Agricultural Business Centre, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1AH
           1000-1600 both days
           Raildater Derek Gillkerson will be attending with Boden-am-See & Coniston Junction

09/06/13    SS Shieldhall: Cruise and Dine

Cheers, Howard.
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