Subject: Raildate 7th June 2013
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 07/06/2013, 16:29
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Malcolm Smith's Railway Archive Pages (seems to be a very slow server!)
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

The 762 Club - financing the construction of the new Lynton and Barnstaple locomotive, "Lyn"

Recent explorations of the MR Ashby tunnel
(Spotter: Tom Baldwin)

World War II Fighters: Supermarine Spitfire
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

The new Mary Rose Museum

In pictures: London's sights as seen from the skies

The web-site for the International Mining History Congress 2014 in Charters Towers, Australia

The spectacles factory unchanged since 1932



Network Rail sees its debt increase to £30bn

Network Rail faces action over late and cancelled trains

Fears raised over meeting Thameslink deadline

Signalling failure at Yatton

Tunnel Boring Machine reaches Canary Wharf

Crossrail: transport miracle or public sector folly?

New Kenilworth train station to be open by 2016, says Minister

East Coast Main Line debate

Man survives fall under train

Dawlish signal box loses listed status

Blazing train brings West Coast Main Line to standstill

Call for Edinburgh-Perth railway line to reopen

Pantyffynnon station: Appeal for help with restoration project

Belfast to Dublin train fire: Investigation under way

Dunmurry train fire: Second blaze within hours

Tube lines could be sponsored to freeze fares, say Tories

Steam track could run for 18 miles from Nottinghamshire to Leicestershire

Museum of Science and Industry faces closure as funding cuts hit the north
And the NRM

Locomotive winched out of Birmingham Moor Street Station

Ffestiniog Railway's 150-year-old steam loco takes ferry to Dublin

Eurotunnel promotion for intermodal freight traffic

TGV Nord improvements

Exploding German ticket machines

New OBB freight service between Netherlands and Slovakia

Dutch rail chief resigns as Fyra high-speed train row rumbles on

Netherlands cancels orders for faulty Finmeccanica trains

Thales contract for South African signalling upgrade

WWII bombshell stops bullet train in Japan

Trains rolling down Santa Fe tracks again

Five workers hurt as LIRR maintenance trains collide

Russian Railways look at Greek transportation assets

Nottingham retirement village residents 'trapped' by tram

Basel (BLT) order for Stadtler trams

Coach recovered from Lake Geneva

Jaguar: Malcolm Sayer - the man behind the curves
Radio feature available until next Wednesday

High Speed Transport Tubes: Travel from New York To LA in Only 45-Minutes?

The rebirth of the Manchester Ship Canal

Eurotunnel blocked from Dover ferry service

HMS Victory undergoes 3D-mapping

Royal Navy warship HMS Edinburgh decommissioned

Royal visit to SS Robin

SS Nomadic open to the Public

Royal Princess liner arrives in Southampton

Ardrossan to Campbeltown ferry service restarted after 70 years

Study finds shipwreck hotspots threaten iconic oceans

Giant fender washed ashore in Norfolk

USS Chesapeake remembered at Chesapeake Mill in Wickham

A 102-year-old ship sprouts a floating forest

Vulcan flying life extended

Salvaging Dornier Do17 from Goodwin Sands

EasyJet purchases Fly Be landing slots at Gatwick

Redhill Aerodrome concrete runway plans rejected

Possible air service to Skye

Airbus pilots outline likely A350 initial test regime

Light aircraft crash-lands in Cheltenham garden

Plane crashes into Virginia living room

Air display show cut short after fatal crash

1929 Ford Tri-Motor airplane takes flight in Elkhart

Maastricht Airlines files for bankruptcy before making a single flight

Japan developing prototype supersonic passenger airplane

RAF Museum celebrates the golden age of Airfix kits

Model maker Hornby reports big loss

Bursledon Windmill wins £94k lottery grant

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!

08/06/13    BBC4 2230-2330
           "Ford's Dagenham Dream"  History of the car plant

08/06/13    BBC4 2330-0030
           "The Deadliest Crash: the Le Mans 1955 Disaster"

09/06/13    BBC Parliament 1900-2300
           "Beeching Night"  An evening of railway programmes

09/06/13    Channel 4 2000-2100
           "Terror in the Skies"  Aviation incidents 1/4

09/06/13    BBC4 2100-2200
           "Britain Through a Lens: the Documentary Film Mob"

10/06/13    Channel 5 1900-2000
           "Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways"  1/3 The Congo

10/06/13    BBC4 2000-2030
           "Britain on Film"  Island nation

10/06/13    BBC4 2100-2200
           "Precision: the Measure of all Things"  1/3 Time and distance

11/06/13    BBC2 2100-2200
           "Town with Nicholas Crane"  4/4 Enniskillen

11/06/13    BBC4 2330-0030
           "Precision: the Measure of all Things"  1/3 Time and distance

14/06/13    ITV1 2000-2030
           "Harbour Lives"  A look at Poole Harbour  1/8

14/06/13    Channel 5 2000-2100
           "Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers"  7/8



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

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

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

08/07/13-   Eastleigh Lakeside Railway: Surrey Border & Camberley Railway Weekend

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-   Bodmin & Wenford Railway: Heritage Transport Festival

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    West Somerset Railway: Fathers Day Special

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

17/06/13    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Library, Kennet School, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start, finish 2150
           Air Work by M McCloskey
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome
           1930-2200 (approx) - doors open 1900

17/06/13    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

21/06/13-   Epping Ongar Railway Celebrates Tube 150

22/06/13    Solent Railwayana Auctions
           Community Centre, Mill Lane, Wickham, Hampshire, PO17 5AL
           Viewing: 0800, Start: 1000

22/06/13    Minstead Model Railway Exhibition
           Minstead Village Hall, Nr Lyndhurst, Hants, SO43 7FX
           Raildater Derek Gillkerson will be attending with Boden-am-See & Coniston Junction
           Adults: £3.50, Senior/Child: £2.50, Family: £9.50
           In aid of Diabetic Solent and Hampshire/IOW Air Ambulance.

22/06/13-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Diesel Locomotive Weekend

23/06/13    Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum: Country Fair
           Coal Park Lane, Swanwick, Southampton, SO31 7GW

Cheers, Howard.
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