Subject: Raildate 20th June 2013
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 20/06/2013, 21:27
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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

Back to our normal day next week!


1988 BR advert remastered in HD

Chaos on the railways, Manila, Philippines

Recent videos from Andrew Cook
A1 Tornado at Dunfermline
A4 Union of South Africa
A view of Nice Ville
Nice Trams

It is 140 years since the first horse tram clopped along the cobbled streets of Sheffield. Here's Barry Coward's celebratory video to mark the event
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Images of Crossrail at Liverpool Street
LUL sub surface upgrade programme
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Advert for the Washington State Lottery
North Korea’s “Torure” Rail Transport System
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

A350 marks new phase in aero-engines
Airbus A350 Rolls Royce XWB engine: Close up look
A350: The aircraft that Airbus did not want to build

Heathrow Airport: a step back in time

These buildings are made out of ships (well, some of them...)
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)



Train travel: why must we endure this?

New addition to ticket barriers especially for Huddersfield Railway station’s cat Felix

Thameslink stock contract to be awarded to Siemens

Waterloo station clocks running fast

Tyne Valley 175th Anniversary

Drinking restrictions on Rail Ale route

Derailment near Norwich

Portsmouth's Northern Road bridge to reopen early but delays will continue

Slip repairs at Stainforth

Two killed by train at Elstree & Borehamwood station

St Albans council refused judicial review over rail depot

£60,000-a-year surveyor was a graffiti gang king

R4E renews Virgin Train’s 5-star certification

Edinburgh-Glasgow rail faces train upgrade delay

£10,000 reward offered to find vandals who targeted rail network

Shell-shocked station staff

Ropley "Handyside" footbridge opens

Severn Valley Railway shares raise £1.5m

Armed forces day on Swanage Railway

North Yorkshire Moors Railway agreement is ‘good news for tourism’

Culture minister: No threat to northern science museums

Minister gives green light for tram-trains

Ticket system changes for Glasgow Subway

Britain and France to allow Deutsche Bahn to use Channel Tunnel

Spain's obsession with high-speed trains runs into budget reality

Doha metro contract awarded

Contract awarded for California high speed line

Line around French capital that was abandoned in the 1930s has become an oasis of beauty

Eurozone crisis: The ghost tramway haunting Spain

First tram delivered to Besancon

How children were ordered off a model train... due  to 'health and safety'

Special pint honour of bus centenary

Walt Arfons, 94, was pioneer in drag racing

Ryanair and Easyjet: The history of the peanut airlines

Easyjet agrees Airbus deal for 135 new planes

Project Zero: Half plane, half helicopter

WWII Dornier bomber to undergo conservation at RAF museum
Dornier 17 arrives at Cosford RAF museum
Dornier bomber already a big hit at RAF Cosford

WWII pilots who survived crash into Greenland glacier

Preston grandfather makes trip to Cumbria after Second World War aircraft is found

Former investigators question crash

Avro Vulcan XH558 arrives at Manston International Airport

High hopes for Bombardier C-series

Egypt Air diverted to Prestwick after security alert

Saab Viggen at Volkel by PlanesTV

Yellow Duckmarine sinks in Albert Dock in Liverpool

Ship grounded in the Sound of Mull

Container ship MOL Comfort breaks in two off Yemen

Divers search for old Griffin ship in Lake Michigan

Futuristic transport ideas of the 1960s revealed

New Danube bridge opened

Cycleway bridge repairs stopped by nesting birds

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



22/06/13    BBC4 1900-1930
           "Britain on Film"  TImes of change

23/06/13    Channel 4 2000-2100
           "Terror in the Skies"  Aviation incidents 3/4

24/06/13    Channel 5 1900-2000
           "Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways"  3/3 India

24/06/13    BBC4 2000-2030
           "Britain on Film"  Road, rail and runways

24/06/13    BBC4 2100-2200
           "Precision: the Measure of all Things"  3/3 Heat, light and electricity

25/06/13    BBC2 2100-2200
           "The Route Masters: Running London's Roads"  2/6

25/06/13    ITV1 2100-2200
           "Secrets from the Workhouse"  1/2 The last resort

25/06/13    BBC4 2200-2300
           "Ian Hislop Goes off the Rails"

25/06/13    BBC4 2300-2350
           "Metroland"  Classic John Betjeman

25/06/13    BBC4 2350-0050
           "Precision: the Measure of all Things"  3/3 Heat, light and electricity

26/06/13    BBC2 2320-0020
           "The Route Masters: Running London's Roads"  2/6

27/06/13    BBC4 2030-2100
           "London on Film"  Archive film - 1/3 The West End

28/06/13    ITV1 2000-2030
           "Harbour Lives"  A look at Poole Harbour  3/8

28/06/13    Channel 5 2000-2100
           "Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers"  Series 4 5/8



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

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

30/06/13    Reading Buses Open Day
           Great Knollys Street depot

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

05/07/13-   East Lancashire Railway: Summer Diesel Gala

06/07/13-   Eastleigh Lakeside Railway: A Day out with Thomas

06/07/13-   The Lavender Line: Diesel Gala

06/07/13-   Rushden, Higham & Wellingborough Railway: Get to know Rushden

06/07/13-   Great Central Railway: Summer Steam Fayre

06/07/13-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Wirksworth Classic Bus Rally

06/07/13-   Talyllyn Railway: Garden Railway Weekend

06/07/13-   Llanberis Lake Railway: Penrhyn Gala

07/07/13    Romsey Signal Box Open Day
           Admission free (donations welcome!)
           ex-Romsey Infants School, Plaza Parade, Winchester Rd, Romsey, SO51 8JA
           Car park in old school grounds

07/07/13    Twyford Waterworks: Miniature Steam Power Open Day
           Hazeley Road, Twyford, Hampshire, SO21 1QA

07/07/13    Leawood Pumping Engine Steaming Day, Cromford Canal
           Engine in motion 1200-1700

Cheers, Howard.
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