Subject: Raidate 5th July 2013
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 05/07/2013, 17:00
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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


Gone for a decade: The invalid carriage

Last Tuesday's "One Show" (BBC1) came from the National Railway Museum - it is available here until Tuesday
(Spotter: Philip Godfrey)

Mike Morant continues to update his SmugMug site - latest additions are here...

"Why Risk Your Life?" - 1940s railroad safety film
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Alternative uses for disused railways
Annesley shed web site
Restoration of 45596 Bahamas
Electrificiation work to Blackpool North
Conductor beams used for Thameslink upgrade
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Another facebook group: Island Railways

Public transport learns from F1's speed and reliability

Taking a look at the past, from above



Mallard anniversary: Steam locomotive Bittern marks record run
Steam enthusiasts welcome Bittern to York
Fastest steam locomotive Mallard at anniversary gathering
On board a classic A4 class steam engine
Locomotive gets a final clean and polish ahead of celebrations to mark the 75th anniversary
Mallards steam in to York
Mallard and sister locos united at National Railway Museum York
Magnificent Mallard: The world's fastest steam locomotive
The first of the NRM's Mallard75 talks which will take place throughout the event

HS2 "could boost East Midlands' economy"

£50bn question: do we want faster trains or limitless clean energy?

East Midlands Parkway railway station fails to meet target

HS2 rail link ‘to create jobs for 89,000’

Repairing Hatfield  Colliery slip

RAIB report on track workers "near Miss" at Roydon

Glastonbury festival-goers descend on Castle Cary station
See also: BBC Radio 4FM, 12/07/13, 1100-1130

Kelsale: Trains resume after level crossing crash

Network Rail invites bids for Scottish electrification

Campaign to reinstate Caerphilly-Machen-Newport railway link

RAIB report on LC near miss at Llandovery

Level crossing incident Ballymoney

Video of 41001's first start up in 27 years with Valenta engine S508

£100,000 needed to keep whole Alresford to Alton heritage line open

Clan Line working steel trains in Sheffield

Great Central Railway link appeal raises £100,000

Benefits of the Channel Tunnel after 20 years

Thomas Cook's European Rail timetable reaches end of the line

Talking train window adverts tested by Sky Deutschland

English group tours railroad museum

Australian train passengers sick of overcrowding, says survey

Government backs Auckland City Rail Link project

New York Subway extension

Arriva trains in Poland

Thousands flock to tour 'Train Lady's' massive model locomotive filled estate garden

Tram Trains for South Yorkshire 2016

Track renewal of Sheffield tram tracks

Edinburgh Trams: Line may be open for Christmas

Contract awarded for first tram system in Equador

Opening date for new bridge at Walton on Thames

National Express West Midlands investment plans

New Forest National Park bus tour drivers given horse safety advice

New curvaceous lorries aim to save cyclists' lives

Bloodhound 1,000mph car schedule slips

York ice cream boat makes a splash

1944 shipwreck off Sheerness

Orfordness Lighthouse switched off

Salvage bill for Rena grows

Rolls-Royce defends claims it concealed engine defects

BA's first A380 superjumbo arrives at Heathrow airport

KLM service to Manston

FlyBe service between Southampton and Ronaldsway to be withdrawn

Great Western Air Ambulance cannot land on BRI helipad

Planes abandoned at Athens ghost airport

Aerospace museum opening scheduled at former Falls airport

Egypt crowds cheer Tahrir Square military flypast

Deal nearly in place to launch private space planes from old shuttle runway

Alaska aviation centennial gets special gift from 91-year-old bush pilot

10 inventors who didn't get mega-rich from their inventions

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



06/07/13    BBC4 1900-1930
           "Heritage! The Battle for Britain's Past"  2/3

07/07/13    BBC2 1730-1800
           "Coast"  Western Europe

07/07/13    Channel 4 2000-2100
           "The Lost Submarine of WWI: a Time Team Special"

07/07/13    BBC4 2000-2100
           "Timeshift: Between the Lines - Railways in Fiction and Film"

08/07/13    Channel 5 1900-2000
           "Titanic: the True Story"

10/07/13    BBC4 2335-0035
           "Heritage! The Battle for Britain's Past"  2/3

12/07/13    BBC Radio 4FM 1100-1130
           "Lives in a Landscape"  4/4  Castle Cary station during Glastonbury

12/07/13    ITV1 2000-2030
           "Harbour Lives"  A look at Poole Harbour  5/8

12/07/13    Channel 5 2000-2100
           "World's Busiest... Train Station"  1/4 Tokyo



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

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-   Wiston Steam Rally
07/07/13    Wiston Park, Steyning Road, Steyning, West Sussex, BN44 3DZ

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

15/07/13    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet School, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start, finish 2150
           Steam in the 1950s and 60s by David Cable with his own photos
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome
           1930-2200 (approx) - doors open 1900

20/07/13    Larkrail 2013 (formerly Camrail)
           New Oriel Hall, Brookleaze Buildings, Larkhall, Bath, BA1 6RA
           Admission £4 (no concessions), accompanied children free

20/07/13-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Classic Transport Weekend

20/07/13-   Rushden, Higham & Wellingborough Railway: Teddy Bears Picnic

21/07/13    Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum: Stars & Stripes - An American Day
           Coal Park Lane, Swanwick, Southampton, SO31 7GW

21/07/13    Eastleigh Lakeside Railway: Summer Steam Gala

21/07/13    Mid-Hants Railway Bus Rally and Running Day, Alton

Cheers, Howard.
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