Subject: Raildate 28th June 2013
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 28/06/2013, 18:33
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This year sees the 150th anniversary of the Bishop's Waltham branch, so to celebrate, there is
an exhibition at the Bishop's Waltham museum.  The website implies the exhibition ended on 8th
June, but in fact it is open between 2.00 and 4.00pm every Saturday and Sunday until the end of

Alderney Railway

A lovely pot-pourri of images
Lee Kenny has created a loco blog spot for those of you who follow the fortunes of the Class
Forty Preservation Society
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Memories of wagon building written by someone who built wagons in Doncaster in the 1930s

Reopen the Okehampton to Bude Railway facebook group
Reopen the Taunton-Barnstaple Railway facebook group
(Spotter: Lawrence Hanney)

Rails of Hampshire facebook group
Rails Around Portsmouth facebook group
Didcot, Newbury and Southampton Railway - past, present and future facebook group
Didcot, Newbury and Southampton Railway Revival (DNSRR)

The National Library of Scotland digital collection has put up copies of the 10 miles to the
inch planning maps of Great Britain published between the late 40s and in the 50s
Sheet 1: North (Scotland & Northern England)
Sheet 2: South (the rest of England and Wales)

Archive film of Derby in 1966

The unbearable sadness of the Welsh valleys

Naples' past revealed in underground dump



HS2 may cost £10bn more than planned, minister tells MPs

GOBLIN to be electrified, West Anglia Franchise devolved

East Coast capacity boosted by new £47m link

Trespasser causes Birmingham New Street station delays

MP welcomes feasibility study into Lakes rail electrification

Network Rail chiefs in secret plan for £10m 'double bonus'

Treasury gives £12bn Crossrail 2 project funds to get started

£40m of improvements announced for West Coast main line railway

Heathrow Express replica train cake marks anniversary

Portsmouth's Northern Road bridge reopens ahead of schedule

Historic locos to take passengers on Settle to Carlisle line

Campaigners to walk old railway route to highlight the need for it to be rebuilt

Borders rail link must be given clear timetable

Rare eels zapped to make way for Borders rail link

185 new jobs for Fountainhall

Platforms at historic Bridge of Dun station are back in use

Call for debate on Edinburgh-Perth rail link

NRM pioneer’s hard work deserved a medal

End of the line for North Yorkshire Moors Railway’s Engine 825

Keighley and Worth Valley Railway plans expansion

John Travolta visits Leighton Buzzard Railway with son

Opposition sinks plans to split Deutsche Bahn

Belgian Train Museum had a hard time getting on Track

Death Railway Museum shelved due to land issues

Calgary bridge failure caused by flooding

Laser scanner preserves train history with precisely printed models

Dualling the A303 to be looked at in feasibility study

Bridge over Firth of Forth named 'Queensferry Crossing'

Britain’s Motorsport Valley – the home of Formula 1

Shearings coach driver suspended after 'mobile call at wheel'

New Forest National Park bus tour route launched

Speed record 'shows future potential of electric cars'

Cromford Canal newts increase dredging cost

HMS Iron Duke leaves Portsmouth on return to service

Does WWII wreck SS Richard Montgomery threaten Thames airport?

Kittyhawk plane restored

Old aerial photographs may hold the key to solving the Amelia Earhart mystery

BA's first 787 lands at London Heathrow

Jet engine problem captured on film at Manchester Airport

Flying Over Mojave – Apr 2013

German air force to bid 'Pharewell' to last F-4Fs

Russia’s latest fighter wows crowds at Paris Air Show

FedEx to retire historic aircraft

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



29/06/13    BBC4 1900-1930
           "Heritage! The Battle for Britain's Past"  1/3

30/06/13    BBC1 2000-2100
           "Countryfile"  Includes "a ride on a steam train" in the Lake District

30/06/13    Channel 4 2000-2100
           "Terror in the Skies"  Aviation incidents 4/4

01/07/13    Channel 5 1900-2000
           "Classic Car Rescue"  A Porsche 911

01/07/13    BBC4 2000-2030
           "London on Film"  Archive film - the suburbs

02/07/13    BBC2 2100-2200
           "The Route Masters: Running London's Roads"  3/6

02/07/13    BBC4 2000-2100
           "Crossing England in a Punt: River of Dreams"  A journey along the Trent

02/07/13    BBC4 2200-2300
           "The Golden Age of the Tram - a Streetcar Named Desire"

03/07/13    BBC2 2320-0020
           "The Routemasters: Running London's Roads"  3/6

04/07/13    BBC4 2030-2100
           "London on Film"  Archive film - the East End

04/07/13    BBC4 2230-2330
           "The Fairytale Castles of King Ludwig II with Dan Cruickshank"

04/07/13    BBC4 2330-0030
           "Crossing England in a Punt: River of Dreams"  A journey along the Trent

05/07/13    ITV1 2000-2030
           "Harbour Lives"  A look at Poole Harbour  4/8

05/07/13    Channel 5 2000-2100
           "Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers"  Series 4 6/8



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

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

09/07/13    Winchester: Chesil Railway and Tunnel Guided Tour
           1800-1930, Adult: £5, Child: £2

09/07/13    Winchester: Chesil Railway and Tunnel Guided Tour
           2000-2130, Adult: £5, Child: £2

13/07/13-   Nene Valley Railway: Rail Mail Weekend

14/07/13    Bus & Coach Preservation Newbury Bus Rally
           Newbury Showground (M4/A34)

14/07/13    Great Central Railway (Nottingham):
           Trent-Barton and East Midlands Buses Gathering and Running Day

Cheers, Howard.
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