Subject: Raildate 14th June 2013
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 14/06/2013, 16:29
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In pictures: England's landscapes shown at railway stations

Newsreel from the 1930s showing the construction of the North-South rail link under Berlin
Part 1:
Part 2:
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

The Long Drag - an episode of one of the best railway documentary series shown on TV
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Filming of a Norfolk Southern railway commercial
At 100, Grand Central still holds secrets
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

East Midlands Airport celebrates 50 years

TEDGlobal: Visions of the future of flying

Norwegian airline NAS targets budget long-haul market

‘Cemetery’ of ancient shipwrecks in Quang Ngai
Video – Il-76TD Antarctic Mission, primarily focussing on Antarctic Il-76TD operations taking off and landing from an ice runway
Video – watch the 2013 RAF Typhoon Display
WWII Pacific in color - air combat gun camera archive footage
From WWII to the present, 95-year-old Chet Heth has been a propeller plane man
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Britain From Above

Art deco cinemas saved from demolition



Joint venture chosen to oversee Great Western electrification

Burnley and Todmorden rail users urged to find out more about Holme Tunnel upgrade

Stainforth landslip rail line to reopen in July

Birds nesting in waste bin at Warwick Parkway

6,000 jobs to be created at rail hub

Network Rail improves habitats for slow worms at Beeston Sidings Nature Reserve

Network Rail on track for lateness fines

Network Rail told by regulator to cut costs by £2bn

Only way train barons make their profits is through handouts from the taxpayer (shock, horror)

Backlash for Blackpool’s train link to London

Ashington Blyth and Tyne rail line restoration scheme gets green light

Warning over delay ordering Thameslink rolling stock

Changes to Edinburgh/Glasgow electrification

Borders to Edinburgh rail line: Construction talks held

Victorian viaduct will avert city road chaos

Wind turbines to be installed at Bathgate depot to help power railways

Barmouth Bridge in Gwynedd toll-free as staff leave

Fatality near Lisburn (but not with class 80 stock!)

National Railway Museum seeks Mallard crew

Mallard steam locomotive to return to Grantham

A red letter day for steam railway fans as chassis rolls in

Great Central Railway bridges Loughborough gap

VSOE visit to Swanage railway

31806 to visit Swanage railway

Baby on Tube as mother left on South Kensington platform

London Underground maps in Lego

Sweden male train drivers wear skirts after shorts row

Rail strike to hit TGV, French regional transport Thursday

Investors bring trains back to union station

Minister ditches drivers for more frequent trains (Sydney)

Deadly train crash near Buenos Aires

Lille metro line 1

Edinburgh Trams photo update

Tram work starts in Rotterdam

Car park plans for old Stoke-on-Trent bus station

Warning on bus service cuts in Cornwall

Coventry circular bus route

M4 closed after motorway bus fire between J1 and J3

The Nottinghamshire village with eight speed limits

Mercedes 'will cause trouble' says East Grinstead seller

Motorway speed limit may not rise from 70mph to 80mph

New container terminal opened at Felixstowe

Queen's Jubilee barge Gloriana crashes into bridge

Duchess breaks bottle as she names Royal Princess ship

Shipping accidents are a growing threat to UK seas

100-year-old shipwreck found in Lake Superior

Hong Kong airport reopens as cruise ship terminal

Airbus A350 makes maiden test flight

WWII Dornier bomber raised from English Channel

Conservation process for Dornier from Goodwin Sands

IWM Duxford Spring Air Show 2013

Heathrow runway gets £20m makeover

Bike makes riders high-flyers, if only for five minutes

Helicopter used to link pylons

Old Warden airshow pilot died when 'gusty winds caused nosedive'

Pilot rescued after crash landing in Fife

Bob Jones Memorial Air Show urges people to buy tickets

Passenger jet crashes into hangar in California

Lindbergh’s plane being restored at Lambert

National museums in Wales shut due to PCS strike action

Toxic Derbyshire 'Blue Lagoon' dyed black

Shed of the year competition – in pictures

Demolition starts on Wesley Street Mill in Bamber Bridge

Campbeltown cinema celebrates 100 years

New centre of England marked in Fenny Drayton

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



15/06/13    ITV1 2030-2200
           "Goodbye Granadaland"  The closure of the famous Manchester studios

16/06/13    Channel 4 2000-2100
           "Terror in the Skies"  Aviation incidents 2/4

17/06/13    Channel 5 1900-2000
           "Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways"  2/3 Australia

17/06/13    BBC2 2000-2100
           "Airport Live"  A look behind the scenes at Heathrow 1/4

17/06/13    BBC4 2000-2030
           "Britain on Film"  The world of work

17/06/13    BBC4 2100-2200
           "Precision: the Measure of all Things"  2/3 Mass and Moles

18/06/13    BBC2 2000-2100
           "Airport Live"  A look behind the scenes at Heathrow 2/4

18/06/13    BBC2 2100-2200
           "The Routemasters: Running London's Roads"

18/06/13    BBC4 2200-2300
           "A303: Highway to the Sun

19/06/13    BBC2 2000-2100
           "Airport Live"  A look behind the scenes at Heathrow 3/4

19/06/13    BBC2 2320-0020
           "The Route Masters: Running London's Roads"

20/06/13    BBC2 2000-2100
           "Airport Live"  A look behind the scenes at Heathrow 4/4

20/06/13    BBC2 2100-2200
           "Flights and Fights: Inside the Low Cost Airlines"

21/06/13    ITV1 2000-2030
           "Harbour Lives"  A look at Poole Harbour  2/8

21/06/13    Channel 5 2000-2100
           "Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers"  8/8



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

15/06/13-   German Railway Society (Trent Group): Cromford 2013
16/06/13    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-   Battlefield Line: 1940s Weekend

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

15/06/13-   Aln Valley Railway: Vintage Rally
16/06/13    Lionheart station site, Alnwick, NE66 2HT

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

27/06/13   Institution of Civil Engineers HS2 Debate:
           The fast train south is a strain not a gain
           "This house believes that HS2 will redirect resources away from the regions
           to the capital”
           Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds
           In conjunction with with The Royal Town Planning Institute, the Royal
           Institute of British Architects, the Landscape Institute and the Royal
           Institution of Chartered Surveyors
           A drinks reception will follow the debate
           Cost: £10
           To book, go to

28/06/13-   Epping Ongar Railway Celebrates Tube 150

30/06/13    Rushden, Higham & Wellingborough Railway: Class 31 Running Day

01/07/13    Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           Underhill Centre, St John's Church, St John's Road, Hedge End
           Polish Coalmining Headgear by Ray Riley
           Starts 1945

01/07/13    Peak Railway Association, Sheffield Branch
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           “Trains, Trams, Trolleys and Trivia” a slideshow by Frank Greaves
           Starts 1930 for a requested £3 donation on the door

Cheers, Howard.
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