Subject: Raildate 9th August 2013
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 09/08/2013, 17:04
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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


Pictures of the 130 year celebrations of the Volks Electric Railway last weekend
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Saying goodbye on the rail station platform (Barrow-in-Furness)
Dawlish Air Show – A look at some of our displays for 2013
Buffalo Airways latest addition, a swingtail DC6
The Red Arrows
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

The Great Train Robbery: How it happened

The Cabmen's Shelters: Inside London's secret 'green sheds'



King's Cross Station redevelopment near completion

First Great Western apology over passengers stranded on train

Southeastern to add thousands of seats to trains early next year

Hitachi contract helps secure Knorr-Bremse jobs in Wiltshire

WCML delays due to flooding near Carlisle

Electric route for Lake District

New base required for Royal Train stock

OHL problems on Lea valley line

London-Shrewsbury train service proposals – again

Train failure on Berks & Hants

RAIB report on collision between two engineering machines near Nuneaton

Great Train Robber who got away will be named

Rail cable thefts spark call to ban cash for scrap

RAIB report on LC crossing accident near Welshpool

Brompton Road disused tube station up for sale

Balfour Beatty to build Midland Metro extension

Tyne & Wear Metro line closed for refurbishment

Dorset delight as steam train links pubs with fine beer and new craft brewery

Campaign to reopen Didcot to Southampton railway

Bahamas to be overhauled at Tyseley Loco works

Alpha, bravo makes Dutch railways unsafe

Austrian video to combat level crossing misuse

Bids invited for Polish regional trains

Spain rail crash: 'No malfunction reported'

Thalys traffic increase

Malaysia nation training centre

Derailment of train conveying dangerous goods in Louisiana

Canadian railway company in runaway train crash files for bankruptcy

Canadian minor line closed

St Kitts Scenic Railway to gets a new US$650,000 locomotive

Commuter trains to be restored to Baku suburban settlements

Zhengzhou to Hamburg freight train arrives

IIT-Madras tie up to power AC coaches with solar energy

Dead shark found on New York Subway

Riyadh Metro

New bus service and operator in Romsey

Pensioner's plea to save historic Northampton bus depot

Bus service around wildlife sites from Machynlleth

Classic Jaguar sports cars on display

Sir Henry Birkin and his supercharged Bentley 'Blower'

Last Riley Riviera car returns to Salisbury 'home'

Meet the motor racers powered by the sun

South Korean road wirelessly recharges OLEV buses

In pictures: Mumbai's famous taxis

Canal boat bid to boost Derbyshire Dales tourism

Stenson Lock House coffee shop could close over canopy row

Celebration for Isle of Skye ferry service

Japanese aircraft carrier 'biggest since World War II'

Broxbourne village hit by debris from aircraft

Dreamliner performs fly-past of Rolls-Royce site

Samuel Cody statue unveiled to mark 1908 flight in Farnborough

Four unusual blue-sky ideas to solve airport capacity

Call to ban Gatwick night flights

Abingdon airport plans put forward

Delta Airlines flight that circled over England lands in Amsterdam

Hong Kong flight returns to Heathrow with 'minor fault'

Faulty BA plane 'put lives at risk', passengers say

Nairobi airport closes as fire crews tackle blaze

'Lost' Blue John stone vein rediscovered after 68 years

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



10/08/13  BBC Radio 4 0607-0630
         "Open Country: Firth of Forth"  Profile of the bridges old and new

11/08/13  BBC2 2100-2200
         "The Hairy Bikers' Restoration Road Trip"

12/08/13  Channel 4 2000-2030
         "Ryanair: Secrets from the Cockpit"

12/08/13  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Metal: How it Works"

12/08/13  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Dreaming the Impossible: Unbuilt Britain"  Grand designs never built 1/3

12/08/13  BBC4 2300-0000
         "Pugin: God's Own Architect"

14/08/13  BBC4 2200-2300
         "Dreaming the Impossible: Unbuilt Britain"  Grand designs never built 1/3

16/08/13  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "Building the International Space Station"



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

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-   Buckinghamshire Railway Centre: Mail Rail weekend
11/08/13    Anniversary of the Great Train Robbery

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

19/08/13    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet School, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start, finish 2150
           Basingstoke to Weymouth via Southampton by David Canning
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome
           1930-2200 (approx) - doors open 1900

22/08/13    Ffestiniog Railway: Summertime Jazz

23/08/13-   South Devon Railway: Bank Holiday Rails & Ales

26/08/13    Dean Forest Railway: Evening Scenic Supper Cruise

24/08/13-   East Kent Railway: Real Ale and Cider Festival

24/08/13-   Great Central Railway: Family Fun Weekend
26/08/13    Meet Peppa Pig and George

24/08/13-   Great Central Railway (Nottingham): 20th Anniversary Mixed Traffic Event

24/08/13-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Summer Bank Holiday Open Days

25/08/13    Twyford Waterworks: Guided Tour Open Day
           Hazeley Road, Twyford, Hampshire, SO21 1QA

25/08/13-   Bodmin & Wenford Railway: Scooby Doo

25/08/13-   Leawood Pumping Engine Steaming Day, Cromford Canal
26/08/13    Engine in motion 1200-1700

26/08/13    Dean Forest Railway: Parkend Carnival

Cheers, Howard.
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