Subject: Raildate 31st May 2013
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 31/05/2013, 17:07
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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The Great Central Railway is ready to bridge the gap!  £1m is needed and Network Rail has been contracted to do the job.

A recent exploration of Manchester Mayfield station (since the removal of the roof)
(Spotter: Tom Baldwin)

Goucester Warwicks Railway: Cotswold Steam Celebration 25th May
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Photos taken at Barrow Hill of the progress on 40145
Ever wondered in which direction the world's airports luggage carousels turn?
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Behind the scenes of the National Railway Museum in York
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

In 2005, an 83 year-old American WW2 pilot is surprised to see footage of his 1944 Spitfire
crash for the first time
Former WWII co-pilot takes another spin in the B-17 bomber he once flew
Fantasy Island airplane used to smuggle drugs after show finished
Warbirds and Airshows - 2013 Planes of Fame Chino Airshow
The Fighter Collection - Flying Legends Pages
WW2 Aircraft Wrecks!
Saving the Battleship Texas
Interesting motor racing forums
Trigger's Retro Road Tests!
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Mapping flight paths
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

The time when sweets were strictly rationed



Warnings over flagship government projects

Norton Bridge freight train hit by fire

Newts moved ahead of Norton Bridge West Coast Mainline work

Surrey Council backs reinstatement of closed Sturt Lane Curve

Extra patrols to stop rail trespassers in West Midlands

APT-E wins Engineering Heritage Award

Coal crisis hits steam trains

RAIB report on SPAD at Norton West Jn

RAIB report into signal and communications incident at Elephant & Castle

Virgin Trains expands for Glasgow 2014

Edinburgh-Glasgow rail programme on track

Row over plans for faster Glasgow-Edinburgh rail times

'Shocking' CCTV of rail leap man at Crosskeys station

Cyclists in Gwynedd risking lives in railway shortcut

New trains urged for electrified Swansea to London line

Tube tells the clumsy: please mind the mobiles

Bittern tested at 90 mph

Express delivery of Railway's new buffet car

London Bridge station roof set for Aberystwyth museum

Trains bump along in US with repair needs outrunning finances

Massive Missouri train collision takes down highway overpass
Replacing damaged Mo bridge estimated at $3M

Derailment and fire in Maryland
Derailed train's camera shows collision with garbage truck

Investigators say train engineer saw 'unusual condition' on track before Conn derailment

Indiana museum lets guests drive a locomotive

New Private train in Canada

Passengers stranded as train derails

Japan's bullet trains for India

Edinburgh trams operating by December?

All aboard the new Routemaster - it's big, red and made in Britain

Restoration of Ipswich Trolleybus 105

Bus Lanes in Belfast

500 DTC buses break down in May, Goswami says step up maintenance

Titanic's sister ship open to the public

Pilot on world's shortest scheduled flight retires

Amelia Earhart Plane Found? Sonar Image Of Possible Wreckage May Suggest Earhart Died On Island

War hero pilot's Durham grave hidden and unloved

Heathrow emergency landing: Engine doors 'left unlatched'

Emergency landing at Dundee airport

Ryanair: Is it really Europe's most punctual airline?

Dreamliner: Japan's ANA restarts 787 flights

Pioneering Swansea professor's World War II work remembered

Battle of the Atlantic: Liverpool marks 70th anniversary

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


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

01/06/13    BBC2 1920-1805

02/06/13    ITV1 1730-1830
           "Coronation Year in Colour"  Archive film of 1952/53

02/06/13    BBC2 1800-1900
           "The Dambusters: 70 Years On"  Dan Snow

02/06/13    BBC4 2000-2100
           "Crossing England in a Punt: River of Dreams"  The River Trent

02/06/13    BBC2 2100-2200
           "Australia with Simon Reeve"  3/3

03/06/13    BBC4 2100-2200
           "Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams"

04/06/13    BBC2 2100-2200
           "Town with Nicholas Crane"  3/4 Huddersfield

05/06/13    BBC Radio 4 2300-2330
           "Trade-Plating Round Britain"  Delivering road vehicles

05/06/13    BBC2 1900-1930
           "Coast"  Western Europe

05/06/13    BBC4 2000-2030
           "Dan Cruickshank's Written in Stone"  3/4 Ulster's religious buildings

05/06/13    BBC4 2030-2100
           "Dan Cruickshank's Written in Stone"  4/4 Industrial Belfast

06/06/13    BBC4 2330-0030
           "Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams"

07/06/13    Channel 5 2000-2100
           "Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers"  6/8

07/06/13    Channel 5 2100-2200
           "World's Scariest Plane Landings"

07/06/13    Channel 5 2200-2330
           "World's Most Extreme Airports"

07/06/13    Channel 5 2330-0030
           "Ripped from the Cockpit: BA Flight of Terror"



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

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

02/06/13    Great Central Railway: Quorn Swapmeet

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
           Starts 1930 for a requested £3 donation on the door

03/06/13    150th Anniversary of the arrival of railways in Buxton
           Buxton Methodist Church, The Market Place, Buxton
           Photograph display by John Morten (son of ER Morten) and Mike Bentley
           The exhibition will include an 0 gauge model of Buxton Midland in LMS days
           Another display will be in Hargreaves' shop in Spring Gardens

05/06/13-   150th Anniversary of the arrival of railways in Buxton
08/06/13    Buxton Methodist Church, The Market Place, Buxton
           Photograph display by John Morten (son of ER Morten) and Mike Bentley
           The exhibition will include an 0 gauge model of Buxton Midland in LMS days
           Another display will be in Hargreaves' shop in Spring Gardens

06/06/13    150th Anniversary of the arrival of railways in Buxton
           Buxton Methodist Church, The Market Place, Buxton
           John Morten: An illustrated talk based on his father's photographs
           Starts 1930

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

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

07/06/13-   Great Central Railway: 1940s Wartime Weekend

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-   Great Central Railway (Nottingham): Spring Diesel Gala

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

11/06/13    Winchester: Chesil Railway and Tunnel Guided Tour
           1800-1930, Adult: £5, Child: £2

11/06/13    Winchester: Chesil Railway and Tunnel Guided Tour
           2000-2130, Adult: £5, Child: £2

12/06/13    Stapleford Historical Society: Illustrated Talk
           Maycliffe Hall, Toton Lane, Stapleford, Nottingham, NG9 7HA
           “The History of Toton Marshalling Yards"
           by Brian Amos and Phil Burton
           1930 start, admission £2.50
           Further details: 01332 872320

15/06/13-   German Railway Society (Trent Group): Cromford 2013
           Cromford Community Centre, Matlock Road, Cromford, Derbyshire, DE4 3QF
           1030-1700 both days
           Adult: £4, Child: £2, Family: £6
           Raildater Derek Gillkerson will be attending with Boden-am-See

15/06/13-   Gauge One Expo
16/06/13    Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Nr Leamington Spa, CV31 1XN

15/06/13-   Great Central Railway (Nottingham): Miniature Traction Engine Rally

15/06/13-   Apedale Heritage Centre: Mining Gala
16/06/13    Mining museum and mine tours

15/06/13-   Wigan Finescale Railway Modellers Show
16/06/13    Robin Park Arena & Sports Centre, Loire Road, Wigan, WN5 0UH

16/06/13    Rushden, Higham & Wellingborough Railway: Father's Day

16/06/13    Great Central Railway: Father's Day Sunday Lunch Dining Train

16/06/13    Peak Rail: Peak Park preserved Bus Gathering

Cheers, Howard.
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