Subject: Raildate 12th July 2013
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 12/07/2013, 17:08
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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Loddiswell station for sale for £750,000 (but under offer...)

Petition supporting the Planning Application for the Helston Railway

Stainmore Railway Company "Climbing the Summit" Appeal

Steam in the Sixties - an excellent slide-show of images by Nigel Kendall

Broadway station

Paul Bartlett's wagon photographs
And his other railway photographs

Four Seasons Of Steam: 61 steam locos in action!
Carrying The Load - a London Midland & Scottish Railway documentary
The PAL-V Flying Car
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Sheffield, north Notts and north Derbyshire signalling
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

A recent exploration of Greenock Tunnel
(Spotter: Tom Baldwin)

British Railways Amateur Radio Society GX4LMR
Russian special transport aircraft
National Aviation Heritage Register is now online
Air Tankers at Wenatchee in the Golden Age - 1970
How much would the sea level fall if every ship were removed all at once from the Earth's
The QE2 Story: Keeping the Legend Alive
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Twyford Waterworks' new animation

Old tech: are you hoarding out-dated gadgets?



Why not... nationalise the railways?

Siemens Crossrail pull-out hands Bombardier UK a lifeline

First Great Western submits rail franchise bid

Trains disrupted by weather being ‘too hot’

Ambitious plans to run HS2 rail route through centre of Derby
County council veto for HS2 alternative

Concrete block put on railway lines

Trains running again from Cleethorpes to Doncaster

Scottish rail chiefs could be brought in to help Northumberland

Scottish Trains disrupted by hot weather

Doors open to a bird's eye view at Glasgow Central Station

Both trains were carrying passengers says union

Derailed train explodes in Lac-Megantic, Quebec
Brakes had been disabled in fatal oil train crash
Quebec-crash CEO to monitor trains as threats precede visit
Canada train disaster: Blast missing 'probably dead'

NS replaces Fyra with Canadian locomotive

Trains services at Harris Park Station return to normal after landslide

Railway museums host treasure hunt for youngsters

BBFC gets first Railway Children complaint

Goering’s model trains found

Railway enthusiast unveils his 96th book at museum

Midland Metro's new tram fleet being made in Spain

Derbyshire tram museum at Crich celebrates 50 years

Wey & Arun Canal-blocking causeway removal planned

HMS Alliance restoration: New hull unveiled

Wrexham Lager plans expansion over Titanic demand

Jet crash lands at San Francisco airport
Asiana crash – the facts so far

Crowds flock to RAF Waddington Air Show in Lincolnshire
Avro Vulcan XH558 at Waddington 7th July 2013

Spitfire races Range Rover

UK flights affected by computer problems

What is it like to fly an A380?

Solar Impulse plane completes US journey in New York

RAF to receive sixth Shadow surveillance aircraft

Royal Air Force lifts lid on Sentinel's role in Mali

Glasgow's 'Bridge to Nowhere' finally completed

Twyford Waterworks engine reconnected

Spotters: Paul Bartlett, Richard Buckby, Ted Millward, Reg Nerps, Mike Price, Alan Rushworth



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

13/07/13  BBC Radio 4 2000-2100
         "Archive on 4: The Crime of the Century"  The Great Train Robbery 50 years on

14/07/13  BBC2 2100-2200
         "Hunt vs Lauda: F1's Greatest Racing Rivals"

14/07/13  BBC4 2100-2200
         "London: a Tale of Two Cities with Dan Cruickshank"

14/07/13  BBC4 2200-2300
         "Grand Prix: the Killer Years"

16/07/13  BBC2 2100-2200
         "The Route Masters: Running London's Roads"  4/6

16/07/13  ITV1 2100-2200
         "Robson Green: How the North Was Built"  2/2

16/07/13  BBC4 2200-2300
         "Magnificent Machines: the Golden Age of the British Sports Car"

16/07/13  BBC4 2300-0000
         "Madness on Wheels: Rallying's Craziest Years"

16/07/13  BBC2 2320-0020
         "Hunt vs Lauda: F1's Greatest Racing Rivals"

17/07/13  BBC4 2330-0030
         "Heritage! The Battle for Britain's Past"  3/3

17/07/13  BBC2 2350-0050
         "The Route Masters: Running London's Roads"  4/6

18/07/13  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Timeshift: The Men Who Built the Liners"

19/07/13  ITV1 2000-2030
         "Harbour Lives"  A look at Poole Harbour  6/8

19/07/13  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "World's Busiest... Airport"  2/4 Hong Kong



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

13/07/13    Dean Forest Railway: Bygone Branchline Day

13/07/13-   Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre: Railway Gala Weekend

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

19/07/13-   Mid-Norfolk Railway: Steam Gala

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    Severn Valley Railway: Peep Behind the Scenes

20/07/13-   Dean Forest Railway: Mixed Traction Weekend

20/07/13-   Foxfield Railway: Summer Steam Gala

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

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

20/07/13-   Derwent Valley Light Railway: Centenary Gala Weekend

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

23/07/13-   Great Central Railway: Teddy Bears' Picnic

26/07/13-   Gloucester & Warwickshire Railway: Diesel Gala

27/07/13    West Somerset Railway: Fish & Chip and Ale Train Special

27/07/13    Dean Forest Railway: Heritage Railcar Day

27/07/13-   Whitwell & Reepham Railway: Steam Rally Weekend

27/07/13-   East Lancashire Railway: 1968 End of Steam Festival

28/07/13    SS Shieldhall: 25th Anniversary Solent Celebration

28/07/13    West Somerset Railway: Toy & Train Collectors Fair

26/07/13-   The Battlefield Line: Rails & Ales

Cheers, Howard.
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