Subject: Raildate 15th August 2013
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 15/08/2013, 17:29
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“The Ladykillers” (Ealing Studios, 1955) – locations, then and now (recently updated)
King's Cross webcams
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

A download of a Word file that contains the 28 longest disused railway tunnels in the UK
(Spotter: Tom Baldwin)

The Fifteen Guinea Fellsman - 7th August
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Michael Clemens Railways

Campaign for Better Transport

Stainless-Steel's Paintings

Getting inside a man's shed



Rail fares 'to rise by 4.1%' in England as unions protest

Swindon to Kemble railway work shuts line for three weeks

Bristol Henbury Loop railway line case pushed by MP

'Cracking' closes gateway to £2.2m Derby station

Manchester Victoria station refurbishment - temporary concourse closure

Windermere branch added to electrification schemes.

Grand Central consultation on longer agreement and fleet changes

SWT starting procurement of new rolling stock

RAIB enquiry into water catchment structures in Balcombe Tunnel

Rebuilding bridges in Leicestershire

'Key stops' on rail line improved in County Durham

Thefts on rail network targeted in police campaign

New UK railway line digs up London history

Experts seek repairs to historical North-East railway bridges

Alternative railway plans proposed at Falahill

All London Tube ticket offices to close, union claims

Name confirmed for new Met line station in Watford

Edith Nesbit celebrated in Google Doodle

Britain’s busiest signal box – Restored

Lost Edinburgh: The Scotland Street Tunnel

Borders Railway pub claim arrives at court

Spain announces response to Santiago disaster

Famed Big Boy locomotive to depart Pomona's train museum

Canada train blast: Lac-Megantic rail firm sanctioned

25-year labour of love nears end for rail project

Nottingham Express Transit

Edinburgh trams: Contractors admit concrete blunder

Elon Musk unveils 'Hyperloop' idea

Is there any such thing as 'road tax'?

Caversham Bridge in Reading closed for repairs

Free breakfast for Derbyshire 'bus war' commuters

Consultation started on reducing bus service grants in North Yorkshire

Cuts to county sponsored bus routes in Shropshire

New Forest National Park gets funding for pedal buses

Classic British cars feature on new set of stamps

Inside the campervan fit for a boy racer

Jersey Post trials electric vans

Winter lock closures on River Thames

Fare changes proposed on Corran ferry

The love boat sails final voyage to the ship-breakers

Japan: Stranded tsunami ship to be scrapped

Tiger Moth planes to be flown from Sywell to Woburn

Over 1 Million passengers in July at Edinburgh airport

Guernsey-Dinard service to continue, says Aurigny

Aurigny order plane for Gatwick route

US moves to block merger of American Airlines and US Airways

NASA’s new WB-57F, N927NA, flies for the first time in 41 years

Could these five projects improve life in the UK?

And another five

Derelict Hastings Pier to undergo £14m restoration

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Noel Leaver, Reg Nerps, Mike Price, Alan Rushworth



17/08/13  BBC2 1730-1800
         "Coast"  Kent

17/08/13  BBC2 1900-2000
         "Precision: The Measure of all Things"  1/3

18/08/13  BBC2 2100-2200
         "The Hairy Bikers' Restoration Road Trip"  2/3

18/08/13  BBC4 2200-2300
         "The Fairytale Castles of King Ludwig II with Dan Cruickshank"

19/08/13  BBC2 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Oxford to Pershore

19/08/13  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Plastic: How it Works"

19/08/13  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Dreaming the Impossible: Unbuilt Britain"  Grand designs never built 2/3

20/08/13  BBC2 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Hartlebury to Great Malvern

20/08/13  BBC2 2320-0020
         "The Hairy Bikers' Restoration Road Trip"  2/3

21/08/13  BBC2 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Lydney to Newport

21/08/13  BBC4 2200-2300
         "Dreaming the Impossible: Unbuilt Britain"  Grand designs never built 2/3

22/08/13  BBC2 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Cardiff to Brecon

23/08/13  BBC2 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Port Talbot to Milford Haven



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

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-   Midland Railway Butterley: Midland Railex

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

28/08/13    Dean Forest Railway: Evening Scenic Supper Cruise

30/08/13-   North Norfolk Railway: Grand Steam Gala

30/08/13-   Llangollen Railway: Steam Gala

31/08/13    Dean Forest Railway: Steam Family Fun Day

31/08/13-   West Somerset Railway: Late Summer Weekend Celebration

01/09/13    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

01/09/13    Twyford Waterworks: Emergency!! Open Day
           Hazeley Road, Twyford, Hampshire, SO21 1QA

01/09/13    Great Central Railway: Quorn Swapmeet

01/09/13    Peak Rail: Fire Engine Rally

01/09/13    Crosville Motor Services Bus Rally, Weston-Super-Mare

02/09/13    Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           Underhill Centre, St John's Church, St John's Road, Hedge End
           Petersen's Sway Tower, the use of concrete by Paula Freeland
           Starts 1945

02/09/13    Peak Railway Association, Sheffield Branch
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           “Pottering Along to Crewe”, a slideshow by Martin Bromley
           Starts 1930 for a requested £3 donation on the door

06/09/13-   Bodmin & Wenford Railway: Steam Gala & Real Ale Festival

06/09/13-   Swanage Railway: Grand Steam Gala & Classic Transport Rally

06/09/13-   Welsh Highland Railway: Super-Power Weekend

07/09/13    SS Shieldhall: Merchant Navy Day

07/09/13    Dean Forest Railway: Diesel Traffic Day

07/09/13-   Eastleigh Lakeside Railway: A Day out with Thomas

07/09/13-   West Somerset Railway: CAMRA Real Ale Festival

07/09/13-   The Battlefield Line: Shackerstone Family Festival

07/09/13-   Mallard Returns to Grantham

07/09/13-   International N Gauge Show
08/09/13    Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Fosse Way, Nr Leamington Spa, CV31 1XN

07/09/13-   Great Central Railway: Diesel Gala

07/09/13-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Wirksworth Festival Open Days
08/09/13    Tunes and Chips Evening Land Cruise on the Saturday

07/09/13-   Rushden, Higham & Wellingborough Railway: Model Weekend

08/09/13    Great Central Railway (Nottingham): TVRCC Pre-80s Extravaganza

14/09/13-   Romsey Signal Box Heritage Open Days
15/09/13    Admission free (donations welcome!)
           ex-Romsey Infants School, Plaza Parade, Winchester Rd, Romsey, SO51 8JA
           Car park in old school grounds

14/09/13-   South Devon Railway: Heritage Transport Gala & Behind the Scenes

14/09/13-   Nene Valley Railway: Steam Gala

14/09/13-   Manchester expoEM North
15/09/13    George H Carnall Leisure Centre, Kingsway Park, Davyhulme, M41 7FJ

Cheers, Howard.
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