Subject: Raildate 19th July 2013
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 19/07/2013, 16:47
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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

Owning to the Editor celebrating (?) a significant birthday next week, there will be no
Raildate on Friday 26th July!


Life too exciting?  Enter the calming world of full-length train journey videos...

Meet the Lost Mount Washington Railway, Closed in 1919
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Tyne to Tweed by Train - a video compiled by Barry Coward from footage in his library taken in
1989, 1993 and a week ago
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

The Best of British Steam Compilation 2012
The lost steam rail network - Isle of Wight - a short film
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

For all computer geeks out there...  Alec Bray has built the "GWR Locomotive Sketchpad" to
allow you to design and mock-up steam locomotives based on the design principles of the Great
Western Railway.  It has been developed for the Raspberry Pi...

California's vast oilfields seen from the air

2013 Dream Machines Castle DC-4 Take-off
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

How aerial photographs tracked down Hitler's flying bombs

Incredible skill of old-fashioned fairground sign-writer



Network Rail plans more trains through Manchester

Network Rail’s newest train takes to the rails

HS2 Derby route to "be considered"

Derby-based Bombardier wins £180m train contract

Hitachi wins £1.2bn train carriage contract

Crossrail design for Abbey Wood released

"Super train" poised to overhaul Great Western tracks

WCML Engineering work

Bodies found on GW mainline near Bridgwater

Great Train Robbery: How Bruce Reynolds became a writer

Memorial for Great Train robbery train crew to be unveiled at Crewe

Railway arch-repurposing housing scheme in London nothing to laugh at

40-mile round trip to exit station for the disabled

York misses out on £9m development bid

Direct rail link between Liverpool and north Wales urged

Penmaenpool signal box to become nature observatory

Train crashes with tractor near Welshpool crossing

Lego underground maps

Metro apology after Newcastle mum stuck on roasting train with baby

Mid Hants steam workings replaced by diesels in hot weather

Mid Hants autumn gala visiting locos.

New man in charge at rail museum

Steam train Willy's journey back home

Loose rail connector 'may have caused' France crash

Altered images: 'Nazi logo' deleted from club website

Russian Railways keen to participate in Indian track electrification

Cuba’s railroad museum packed with history

Ryde Pier Tram project

Melting Roads

Fangio's rare F1 Mercedes sells for £17.5m

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars creates more than 100 new jobs

Nissan's Datsun brand is re-born after more than 30 years

Sun guzzler: New solar family car pioneered in Holland

Portsmouth park-and-sail service launched

Salvage crews rush for one chance to move Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia

Boeing Dreamliner: Air investigators urge action over fire

Heathrow submits third runway plan to Davies Commission

Thomsom 787 flight returned to Manchester

70 Years of RAF mountain rescue

617 squadron to be disbanded and reformed

RAF Waddington plane spotters get Typhoon shock

Classic Air Force announces sale of DC-3

UK government excited by 'disruptive' Sabre engine

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



20/07/13  BBC4 1900-2000
         "John Sergeant on Tracks of Empire"  1/2

21/07/13  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "The Plane That Saved Britain"  The Mosquito

22/07/13  ITV1 2000-2030
         "The Dales"  Features the Wensleydale Railway

22/07/13  BBC4 2000-2030
         "Britain on Film: A Woman's Place"  Look at Life films

23/07/13  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "Aircrash: Hudson River Landing"

23/07/13  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "I Survived a Fatal Flight"

23/07/13  BBC2 2100-2200
         "The Route Masters: Running London's Roads"  5/6

23/07/13  BBC2 2320-0020
         "The Tube: an Underground History"

24/07/13  BBC2 2320-0020
         "The Route Masters: Running London's Roads"  5/6

24/07/13  BBC4 2330-0030
         "John Sergeant on Tracks of Empire"  1/2

25/07/13  BBC4 2140-2240
         "The Golden Age of Liners"  1/3

26/07/13  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "Monster Moves"  2/6 Moving a Spitfire from Duxford to the USA

26/07/13  ITV1 2000-2030
         "Harbour Lives"  A look at Poole Harbour  7/8

26/07/13  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "World's Busiest... Border Crossing"  3/4 San Ysidro



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

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

30/07/13-   Great Central Railway: Teddy Bears' Picnic

01/08/13    Ffestiniog Railway: Summertime Jazz

02/08/13-   Spa Valley Railway: Summer Diesel Gala

03/08/13    Exmoor Rail 2013 Model Railway Exhibition
           Minehead Eye (next to station), TA24 5BJ

03/08/13-   Tinkers Park Rail Gala & Model Railway Exhibition
04/08/13    Hadlow Down, East Sussex, TN22 4HS (between Uckfield and Mayfield)

03/08/13-   London Transport Museum: Discover Forgotten Metro-land
04/08/13    At the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre

03/08/13-   Rushden, Higham & Wellingborough Railway: Holiday Specials

03/08/13-   Great Central Railway (Nottingham): Model Rail Extravaganza

03/08/13-   Leawood Pumping Engine Steaming Day, Cromford Canal
04/08/13    Engine in motion 1200-1700

03/08/13-   Cromford Steam Fair
04/08/13    Tansley Crossroads, A615 Brackenfield, Derbyshire

03/08/13-   Peak Rail: 1940s Weekend

03/08/13-   Cleveland Model Railway Club - 2013 Exhibition
04/08/13    Redcar & Cleveland College, Corporation Road, Redcar, TS10 1EZ
           1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1600 (Sun)

04/08/13    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

04/08/13    Twyford Waterworks: The Edwardian Waterworks Open Day
           Hazeley Road, Twyford, Hampshire, SO21 1QA

04/08/13    Provincial Society Bus Rally, Stokes Bay

04/08/13    Great Central Railway: Toy and Train Fair

Cheers, Howard.
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