Subject: Raildate 2nd August 2013
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 02/08/2013, 16:54
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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


9th August - usual publication
16th August - will be published on Thursday 15th August
23rd August - no Raildate
30th August - no Raildate
6th September - back to normal


P2 Locomotive Trust "Cock O' The North" new build project

Crossrail: Where is it in the list of 'big digs'?

Campaign for Better Transport - lines that should reopen

UK Loco Picture Index

Interactive maps of past and present railways

James May reveals he loves trains, but is adamant he is not a trainspotter

A BBC article about Adrian Vaughan

A remarkable exploration of the "mothballed" (ie, closed) Post Office Railway
Network Rail's Signal Box Database (Excel file)
"Men Of The Footplate", a 1939 LMS documentary
New York's Penn station – and other ugly train terminals around the world
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

A recent exploration of Clawson tunnel (GNR & L&NWR Joint)
(Spotter: Tom Baldwin)

Midland Railway Centre 1960s Gala, 13th July
A ride on the HMRS "Plemsworth" layout:
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Bizarre and tragic aircraft accidents
Lancaster KB976
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

End of the road for Jeepneys in the Philippines?



Green light for Crossrail station at Woolwich

Manchester Piccadilly lightning strike disrupts trains

Greater Anglia and East Midlands trains in Norwich station crash

East Midlands Trains rail action injunction rejected

Nottingham Station: Commuter's tales of closure chaos during rush hour
Nottingham Station: 'Five weeks of pain' and how it affects you

ORR decision on West Coast track access application

Network Rail completes upgrade in Warrington and Preston section of WCML

Virgin calls for 135 mph running on West Coast Main Line

200-year-old railway discovered along banks of River Tyne

Locomotive traverser at the Port of Felixstowe

Hitachi unveils new train interiors

How British will Britain’s new trains be?

Railcare jobs to go in Glasgow and Milton Keynes

Railway signal boxes granted Grade II listed status

Station safety campaign launched by Network Rail

Trains delayed throughout Cornwall after body found on tracks at Scorrier

RAIB investigation into LC incident on South Humberside

RAIB investigation into passenger trapped by train  doors

RAIB investigation into collision at Norwich station, 21 July 2013

RAIB investigation into signalling technician struck by train near Poole

RAIB investigation into level crossing accident near Woodbridge

RAIB report on freight train derailment at Shrewsbury

RAIB report on level crossing incident and errors in resignalling

Four-hour Edinburgh-London train journeys in 2019

Edinburgh Haymarket upgrade revealed

Call for action over West Highland Line

New Conon station hailed at national awards

Rail Freight Group calls for Perth-Inverness line upgrade

Trains resume after latest thefts on Aberdeen to Inverness line

Rail electrification: North Wales councils aim to show benefits

£36m Wrexham-Chester rail re-doubling plans 'in limbo'

Part of London Bridge station to be rebuilt in mid-Wales

Watford Metropolitan line Tube extension gets go-ahead

Monument unveiled to victims of Moorgate underground crash 1975

Winston Churchill Battle of Britain locomotive bid hits halfway and calls for donations

The Flying Pig returns to the Severn Valley Railway

Boys, 15, held after rail vandal attack at Foxfield Railway

Strathspey Railway to mark line's Victorian opening

Strathspey steam train 'may have caused grass fire'

A platform to build on at Manuel

Swiss train crash: Dozens hurt in Granges-pres-Marnand
Switzerland Crash: Driver's body recovered

Spanish train crash caught by CCTV camera
Spain train driver 'on phone' at time of deadly crash
Why a train crash like Santiago is thought to be unlikely in Britain

Paris Lyon station reopens Hall 2

Union Pacific Railroad Acquires Big Boy Locomotive No 4014

Trains’ horn blowing: Citizen wants an end to the noise

Rolling through the world's largest rail yard

Investigation into oil train derailment at Lac-Meganic

Keeping track of Indian railway history

Hauling new treasure along the Silk Road

CSR to sell 18 trains to Kazakhstan

Japan commuters free woman trapped under train

Perth rail tunnel opens

Guernsey bus passenger numbers decrease

Transpeak bus loses roof after hitting Stockport bridge

'Chaos' predicted as Birmingham's A38 tunnels close for six weeks

Fire at bus garage in Salsburgh 'started deliberately'

Blue plaque honour for Iron Man of Racing Reg Parnell

Italy coach crash: At least 38 dead near Avellino
Italy coach crash: 'No sign of braking'

Windermere Steamboat Museum gets £9.4m lottery boost

Butley ferry service

Funding for Bristol harbour ferry service

China admits secretly salvaging British submarine HMS Poseidon

A380 superjumbo lands at Cardiff Airport

Iconic aircraft leaves Coventry Airport for new home in Germany

Increase in Highland airports passenger numbers

Local council windfall from Manchester Airport profits

Luton Airport to be sold

Nose gear penetrated Southwest 737 electronics bay

Boeing requests examination of emergency transponders

Photos of the Breitling Constellation at Fairford

25th Sunderland International airshow

'Jetman' Rossy takes to the air in the United States

Atlantis: The museum at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Spotters: Martin Allen, Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, George Moffat, Reg Nerps, Mike Price, Alan



04/08/13  BBC2 2100-2200
         "Das Auto: the Germans, Their Cars and Us"

05/08/13  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Portillo in London

05/08/13  Channel 5 1830-1900
         "The Billion Dollar Wreck Hunt"

05/08/13  BBC4 2000-2030
         "Britain on Film: Down to Business"  Look at Life films

05/08/13  BBC4 2300-0000
         "The Box That Changed Britain"  Shipping containers

05/08/13  BBC2 2320-0020
         "Das Auto: the Germans, Their Cars and Us"

06/08/13  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Maidenhead

06/08/13  BBC4 2000-2030
         "Britain on Film: Dedicated Followers of Fashion"  Look at Life films

07/08/13  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Alton and Whitchurch

08/08/13  BBC Radio 4 1500-1530
         "Open Country: Firth of Forth"  Profile of the bridges old and new

08/08/13  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Winchester and Eastleigh

08/08/13  BBC4 2120-2220
         "Caravans: a British Love Affair"

09/08/13  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  The New Forest

09/08/13  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "World's Busiest... Train Station"  Tokyo



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

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

05/08/13    Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           Underhill Centre, St John's Church, St John's Road, Hedge End
           Looking at Industrial Archaeology by Bob Smith
           Starts 1945

05/08/13    Peak Railway Association, Sheffield Branch
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           “Ken Boulter collection & Hancock’s Half Hour”
           A digital presentation by Ted Hancock
           Starts 1930 for a requested £3 donation on the door

06/08/13-   Great Central Railway: Teddy Bears' Picnic

07/08/13    London Transport Museum: Discover Forgotten Metro-land
           At the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre

07/08/13-   Blackburn & East Lancs Model Railway Exhibition
08/08/13    Hyndburn Leisure Centre, Henry Street, Church Accrington, BB5 4EP

08/08/13    SS Shieldhall: Cruise and Dine

08/08/13    Ffestiniog Railway: Summertime Jazz

09/08/13    SS Shieldhall: Afternoon Cruise of the Solent to view Cowes Week

09/08/13    SS Shieldhall: Evening Cruise for Cowes Week Firework Finale

09/08/13-   Talyllyn Railway: Beer Festival

10/08/13-   Dean Forest Railway: Severn Bridge Toll Refund Days

10/08/13-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Multiple Memories Weekend (DMUs)

10/08/13-   Mid-Hants Railway: Day Out with Thomas

11/08/13    Twyford Waterworks: Guided Tour Open Day
           Hazeley Road, Twyford, Hampshire, SO21 1QA

11/08/13    SS Shieldhall: Start of the Fastnet Race

11/08/13    Great Central Railway (Nottingham): Phoenix Summer Gathering

11/08/13    West Wales Model Railway Exhibition
           Near Aberaeron, Ceredigion
           16 layouts/displays and featuring a display of Rowland Emett related exhibits
           Enquiries: Nigel Bird - 01974 821281

15/08/13    Ffestiniog Railway: Summertime Jazz

16/08/13-   Dean Forest Railway: Day Out with Thomas

17/08/13    Winchester: Chesil Railway and Tunnel Guided Tour
           1115-1245, Adult: £5, Child: £2

17/08/13    Winchester: Chesil Railway and Tunnel Guided Tour
           1415-1545, Adult: £5, Child: £2

17/08/13-   Eastleigh Lakeside Railway: Visiting Locomotives Weekend

17/08/13-   SS Shieldhall: Old Gaffers Jubilee Festival

17/08/13-   Rushden, Higham & Wellingborough Railway: 1960s Weekend

17/08/13-   Island at War - the Isle of Man

18/08/13    Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum: Trains, Trains, Trains
           Coal Park Lane, Swanwick, Southampton, SO31 7GW

18/08/13    Twyford Waterworks: Guided Tour Open Day
           Hazeley Road, Twyford, Hampshire, SO21 1QA

Cheers, Howard.
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