Subject: Raildate 6th September 2013
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 06/09/2013, 16:33
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A description of a walk on the Black Isle line

New build NER G5 0-4-4T

Bridgnorth Cliff Railway
SVR to NR connection at Kidderminster
Warmley signalbox
Designing a biomass wagon
Thameslink bridge works at London Bridge
How the British film industry helped win World War II
Signalling in Kiruna Iron Ore mine
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

A series of photos taken in the north Bristol area of the lifted LMS line in 1982

A video by Andrew Cook of trams, buses and coaches at Edinburgh Airport

London to Brighton non-stop: Tracking the changes to a seaside rail journey
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Live map of trains in the UK
Tube Map Live lets you view trains in real-time
A steam whistle from the past
Tourist trains to the Wolf’s Lair
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Moving a 'Big Boy' locomotive
An 'interesting' landing in Bhutan
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

A recent exploration of Lissummon Tunnel, County Armagh
(Spotter: Tom Baldwin)

What was behind the Bristol bus boycott?
(Spotter: Adrian Hirst)

Snailbeach Lead Mine, Shropshire

20 historic black and white photos colorized

Does pressing the pedestrian crossing button actually do anything?

Which era of house do people like best?



Network Rail appoints new boss Mark Carne

George Osborne 'passionate' about HS2 rail link

HS2 rail route house valued at £0 bought for £245,000

Waterloo International platforms set to reopen

Smart ticketing trial on c2c

Petition for Shrewsbury to London rail service gets 4,000 signatures

Work starts on £2.3m Burnley railway station revamp

Network Rail creates super signalling centre in York

Railcare business sold

Southend train worker suspended over track rescue

Southend station wheelchair fall: Was woman pushed on to track?

Derailed engineering train damages track

Nottingham railway station: Final tests after five-week closure

Derailment at Carlton, Nottingham

Welcome to the north's forgotten railway station

Ipswich railway station climber Mantas Badauskas jailed

Independently-powered EMU to be tested

Call for new Grangemouth railway station

Plan for viewing platform at top of Forth Rail Bridge

Scottish rail electrification programme

Tavish Scott: Stop the cattle-like train treatment

Queen Street Station to stay open during revamp

Abellio ScotRail issues tender for up to 400 new electric trains

Ministers urged to extend Borders Railway

First Minister Alex Salmond announces tourist trains for Borders Railway

Damage done to bridge on Borders Railway in ‘attack’

Bat flaps used to help clear Galashiels railway tunnel

Concerns remain despite rail barrier installation

Perth to Inverness railway's 150th marked

Dalnaspidal station moved to Insider Festival site

Rail disruption warning as viaduct work to last a week

Train suspended on washed-out track for 12 minutes

Underground, Overground: wifi on trains in the UK

S Stock trains take to Circle line

Tyne & Wear metro LC accident

Sir Keith Park locomotive rededicated after years in scrapyard

Mallard on display at Grantham

Derbyshire volunteers hold signal box vigil to mark rail crash

Ingrow railway museum is on track for TV stardom

Accident at Middleton Railway

Stretch of historic Tyneside railway to be saved

Giant first world war gun on the move across southern England this week

Santiago rail-crash driver in new recording

Three train signallers 'hold key to rail chaos'

SNCF to support development of Corsican rail network

Siemens City-Jet EMUs for Austrian Railways

UK university to train Russian railway bosses

Transnet railway preservation project

Old trains make tracks from local workshops to South Africa

Damaged railway fixed, but trains still on hold

Bridge collapse on Nottingham tram network extension

Stagecoach financial results

Luton Dunstable Busway services to start on 25th September

Westbourne mechanic gets bus wedged under bridge

Roof ripped off school bus as it passed under railway bridge in North Ayrshire

Delays to Ipswich bus station improvements

Steam roller record attempt at Great Dorset steam fair

Sheppey crossing safety calls after 130-vehicle crash

'Walkie-Talkie' skyscraper melts Jaguar car parts

Retired JCB worker carried to his funeral in bucket of the digger

Dresden 'eyesore' Elbe bridge opens after Unesco row

Chesapeake Bay Bridge: Saving drivers too scared to cross

Friends of Cromford Canal's trip boat, Birdswood, reaches High Peak Junction

Volunteers helping to restore historic Swansea canal

Kennet & Avon Canal lock damaged at Devizes

Boat's voyage a shining example of solar potential

Huelin-Renouf shipping ceased trading

Funding for Isle of Scilly ferry improvements

Pilots recreate historic round-Britain flight 100 years on

Ex-RAF Vickers VC10 K3 ZA148 joins Classic Air Force Collection

Ryanair warns that profits may miss forecast

Crashed WWII Spitfire being dug up on Salisbury Plain

Training for additional aerospace workers.

Preserved Hornet Moth to visit former RAF St Athan

Hydraulic fault on FlyBe Dash400

'Damn good pilot' hailed in safe Yellowknife plane crash landing

First world war model battlefield to be dug up

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



07/09/13  BBC Radio 4 2000-2100
         "Archive on 4: Bombing Berlin"

08/09/13  BBC Radio 4FM 2000-2100
         "The Reunion"  The occupation of Jersey in WW2

08/09/13  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Ford's Dagenham Dream"

08/09/13  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Requiem for Detroit"  The demise of Motown

10/09/13  BBC4 2030-2100
         "Britain on Film"  1/10 Messing About in Boats

12/09/13  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "The Railway: First Great Western"  Fly-on-the-wall series - 3/12



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

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-   Epping Ongar Railway: Diesel Gala

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

16/09/13    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet School, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start, finish 2150
           Proposed restoration of part of the DN&S by Rex O'Hara
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome
           1930-2200 (approx) - doors open 1900

16/09/13    Friends of Cromford Canal - Talk
           Ironville Church Hall, Casson St, Ironville, NG16 5NN
           Fame Within 5 miles of Alfreton by Ray Sunderland
           Starts: 1930, admission: £2.00

20/09/13-   Great Central Railway: Beer Festival

20/09/13-   Severn Valley Railway: Autumn Steam Gala

21/09/13    Dean Forest Railway: Real Ale Steam Day

21/09/13    Mid-Hants Railway: Open Day

21/09/13    Alan Keef Ltd: Works Open Day
           Lea Line, Nr Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 7LQ

21/09/13-   Kent & East Sussex Railway: Return to Robertsbridge Gala

21/09/13-   Didcot Railway Centre: All in a Day's Work - The WWII Years

21/09/13-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Diesel Locomotive Weekend

21/09/13-   Peak Rail: Mixed Traffic Weekend

21/09/13-   Model Rail Live
22/09/13    Newark Showground

21/09/13-   Ribble Steam Railway: Steam Gala

22/09/13    Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum: Blitz at The Brickworks
           Coal Park Lane, Swanwick, Southampton, SO31 7GW

Cheers, Howard.
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