Subject: Raildate 20th September 2013
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 20/09/2013, 09:31
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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Photos from inside an abandoned tube tunnel

Railway photographs - The Paul Claxton Collection

North Norfolk Railway: Autumn Steam Gala 30th August
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

"Little and Often" LMS instructional film
Flagging an "auto" signal - NSE Instruction film (Selhurst & Three Bridges ASC)
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Want to buy a V200? (Finance available?)
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

RailCam - "Britain's Premier Railway WebCam Broadcaster"
How British Rail designed the journey to the high-speed train
Crashed Dakota DC3 at Airport Valkenburg
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Wonderful colour photos of American locomotives in the 1940s
(Spotter: Neil Ferguson-Lee)

Highlights of Friends of King Alfred Buses (Winchester) celebrating their acquisition of an
Albion Victor coach, and commemorating the 40th anniversary of the final day of King Alfred
Motor Services

Hard to believe, but this is a model...

UK Grid Reference Finder

The joy of Letraset



Modernising the world’s oldest railway

Thameslink tunnels to transform the railway in London and the south east

Blackburn to Manchester link set to get massive improvements

Manchester Piccadilly and Victoria rail link plans submitted

Proposal for HS2 station in Manchester

Regions to benefit from HS2

Possession over-run on Berks & Hants line (tamper failure at Kintbury)

First Capital Connect fined over stranded passengers

Chiltern Railways toilets become 'inspiration stations'

Chiltern Railways extension to Oxford

Firm date to electrify main Derby-London line

Staffordshire railway network consultation held

Steam train arrives through New Street tunnels for the first time in 40 years

Imprisonment for thieves who stole MOD explosives from a train near Warrington

Investment at Eaglescliffe station

Sellafield train derails in South Cumbria - but no risk to public, say Network Rail

Lorry driver bailed following arrest for blocking railway line in Northamptonshire

Boy suffers leg burns playing by Bilston railway line

RAIB report into DCR SPAD at Stafford

Moor Bridge rail and tram footbridge built

Trains trial for Speyside whisky deliveries

ScotRail drivers to vote on action

Rail services face Sunday shutdown in pay dispute

Brian Monteith: Borders railway will never pay

Borders Railway bats moved to new roosts

Borders to Edinburgh rail route interchange preparations begin

Progress so far on the Borders railway...

...and how it used to be

Heads of the Valleys steam train heritage re-lived

Uncontrolled evacuation of train at Holland Park (Central Line)

Central Line and Waterloo & City service improvements

Boston Metro system map competition

Moscow Metro concept train displayed

Mallard 75: The 76-year history of the mighty Dwight D Eisenhower A4 locomotive

Come and pick up your Fyra trains, NS tells Italian maker

Train driver will face criminal charges for fatal crash

Six die in crash between bus and train in Ottawa

Close shave for man on Australia train track

Japanese railway operator unveils super-luxury train

Train fanatic puts home up for sale with a mile of track, two level crossings & a tunnel

Edinburgh trams: Services 'will be running by next May'

Battery powered trams proposed for Sydney

Alexander Dennis workers go on strike over pay

Guernsey bus drivers given revised pay offer

Jersey winter bus services given approval

Costa Concordia: Stricken ship set upright in Italy

Titanic II: Replica of proposed liner tested

Torpoint ferry refit

Herm to Guernsey ferry luggage swept overboard

Rolls-Royce wins large engine order from German airline

Dublin Flightfest

United Airlines to honour tickets issued for $0 in glitch

Coulson loses BC contract for Martin Mars
(Alan Rushworth comments: A sad day as the last flying Martin Mars water bomber is retired.
Apparently the aircraft has been pulled out of the water at Sproat Lake and joins the other
Mars that was retired a few years ago.  What their future holds is unknown at the moment.)

Energy minister Fergus Ewing consults on Scottish coal future

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



22/09/13  BBC2 1900-2000
         "Hunt v Lauda: F1's Greatest Racing Rivals"

22/09/13  BBC4 1900-2000
         "The Golden Age of Canals"

22/09/13  BBC2 2000-2100
         "The Crane Gang"  Life with a big crane 1/3

23/09/13  BBC1 South West 1930-2000
         "Inside Out"  A warplane wreck recently found in Plymouth Sound

23/09/13  BBC4 2000-2030
         "Welsh Railways: Beating Beeching" The Llangollen Railway

24/09/13  BBC4 2200-2300
         "Hunt v Lauda: F1's Greatest Racing Rivals"

24/09/13  BBC4 2300-0000
         "Deadliest Crash: the Le Mans 1955 Disaster"

25/09/13  BBC4 2200-2300
         "Grand Prix: the Killer Years"

26/09/13  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "The Railway: First Great Western"  Fly-on-the-wall series - 5/12

27/09/13  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "Monster Moves"  Moving a monster gun from Wiltshire to Utrecht



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

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

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

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

21/09/13    Dean Forest Railway: Ales on the Rails

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

21/09/13    Welsh Railways Research Circle
           The St Asaph Room, St David's Hall, Cardiff
           150 Years of the Brecon & Merthyr
           An illustrated talk by Ray Caston starting at 1400

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

28/09/13    West Somerset Railway: Fish & Chip and Ale Train Special

28/09/13    Bodmin & Wenford Railway: Autumn Diesel Day

28/09/13    Friends of Cromford Canal: first public run of the tripboat Birdswood
           Followed by The Beeston Big Band Concert
           Ironville Church Hall, Casson St, Ironville, NG16 5NN
           Entrance: £6 per person

28/09/13-   Scaleforum 2013
29/09/13    Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Stadium Approach, Mandeville Rd, Aylesbury, HP21 9PP
           Layouts: Allt-y-Graban Road, Black Gill, Dubbieside, Elcot Road, Halifax King
           London Road, Nottingham Goods, Simington, Stoke by Nayland, West End, Obbeker
           Test track provided by Risborough and District Model Railway Club
           Demonstrations and Help desks
           Modelling the pre-Grouping period, Using Templot, Modelling the diesel and electric
           period, Soldering, Getting started in P4, Track construction, Modelling in P87,
           Layout wiring, Loco construction and loco problem solving clinic, Resin casting'
           Designing and making interlocking lever frames
           Lecture "Earning a living" by Jim Summers - how the prototype railway worked
           Visiting Societies: MERG, DEMU, LNWR Society, Broad Gauge Society
           Traders: A large range of traders will be found in the main hall and the remainder
           on the first floor
           Members: £5.00, Non-members £8.00 (ticket valid on both days)
           Partners and accompanied children free.

28/09/13-   Rushden, Higham & Wellingborough Railway: Jazz and Real Ale

28/09/13-   The Battlefield Line: Heavy Horses (Delivering the Goods)

28/09/13-   Great Central Railway (Nottingham): Autumn Diesel Gala

28/09/13-   Barrow Hill Roundhouse: Barrow Hill Live!
29/09/13    Celebrating 160 years of Doncaster Works

28/09/13-   East Lancashire Railway: Autumn Diesel Gala

03/09/13-   Severn Valley Railway: Diesel Enthusiasts' Gala

03/10/13-   West Somerset Railway: Cambrian Railways Gala

03/10/13-   Great Central Railway: Autumn Steam Gala

05/10/13    Fareham and District MRC Annual Exhibition - Fareham Railex
06/10/13    The atrium of 1000 North Harbour, Cosham, Portsmouth, PO6 3EN
           1000 to 1700 both days
           Up to 20 layouts and full trade support, refreshment facilities, plenty of free
           parking at the site, free bus service from Cosham Bus Interchange to North Harbour
           operated by Southampton & District Transport Heritage Trust at 30 minute intervals
           Adult: £5, Concession: £4, Child: £3, Family (2+2): £10

05/10/13-   Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Autumn Gala

05/10/13-   The Lavender Line: Steam & Vintage Transport Gala

05/10/13-   Great Central Railway (Nottingham): Miniature Traction Engine Rally

05/10/13-   Mickleover Model Railway Exhibition
06/10/13    Mickleover Community Centre, Uttoxeter Rd, Mickleover, Derby, DE3 0DA

05/10/13-   Leawood Pumping Engine Steaming Day, Cromford Canal
06/10/13    Engine in motion 1200-1700

05/10/13-   Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway: 125th Anniversary of opening of line

06/10/13    Twyford Waterworks: Autumn Open Day
           Hazeley Road, Twyford, Hampshire, SO21 1QA

06/10/13    Eastleigh Lakeside Railway: Small Engines Gala

Cheers, Howard.
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