Subject: Raildate 27th September 2013
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 27/09/2013, 13:34
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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Some subscribers have told me that things are back to normal, while others report no change. As far as I can see (at the time of writing!) if you read Raildate on the Yahoo website, the links are all working again, but this might not be the case in the emails you receive.  It all seems to depend on which email client you use, where you use it and what settings you have on Yahoo.

I did pursue the matter with Yahoo, and was told that the problem "should have been resolved last week" which sounds like an admission that changes were made to Yahoo that have now been reversed.  Someone has told me that it is in Yahoo's interest for you to read posts on the website as this drives you to their adverts.  There may be some truth in this, but links in emails that I receive from other Yahoo groups all seem to work OK for me.

One final thought if you use Windows Live Mail (formerly Outlook Express) - it will disable links in emails that it thinks are "phishing", and the large number of links in Raildate might trigger this.  When you are viewing an email, therefore, try clicking on the little arrow under the "Junk" icon (top-left).  This pulls down a menu, where there is an "unblock" option.  (It will be greyed out if it has already decided there's nothing wrong with the email.)


The P2 Steam Locomotive Company

Wonderground underground - MacDonald Gill's maps

British Railways as it was in the 1960s

Time Capsules - a site containing photo-graphical time capsules found in shoe boxes and on attics everywhere

Last week, Barry Coward visited Croydon, and here is the result.  (He asks why this form of transport has not spread across London.)
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Lostock Hall MPD
TA restoration of railways in Iraq
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Main Line Diesel - the story of LMS 10000
Severn Valley Railway, 21st September
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Historic railway tunnel opens to public
(spotter: Tom Baldwin)

P&O Cruises - Animation of Britannia

Airbus wide-body family flight with the A350 XWB, A380 and A330
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

The Giants - flying boats
History of the B52
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Behind the scenes with the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

In pictures: English Heritage celebrates post-war architecture

VW camper: Growing up in the back of the van

Why do so many Americans live in mobile homes?



Labour ready to cancel HS2 'if costs rise'

HS2: 12 arguments for and against

New Chief Executive for Network Rail

DB Schenker runs first London Gateway train

Adelante units planned for Grand Central after 2016

King's Cross Square opens to the public

Network Rail apologises over East Coast delays

Time to end the myths about nationalisation and East Coast

Direct Rail Services the nuclear train company orders dual powered locomotives

Bromsgrove railway station plans approved

Another stage of consultation on Ordsall Chord line

South Milford station crossing to be closed

Wartime bomb found near Ramsgate station

RAIB report into fatal level crossing accident near Finningley

Campaign group forms to save city's historic railway bridge

‘Bring tilting trains to Aberdeen, Inverness’ call

Underground station record broken

Brompton Road station on sale for £20 million

RAIB report into Tyne & Wear Metro electrical fault January 2013

First steam train in 50 years arrives at Robertsbridge

Work started on 35005 in Eastleigh Works

Steam railway to be extended from Cheltenham Racecourse to Broadway

NS involves Fyra train maker's Italian parent company in claim

National Express wins contract to run German trains

TGV of the future

New loco depot opened at Nurnberg

SBB access agreement agreed for Simplon Tunnel

Speedy trains transform China

Tunnel Boring machines being built for Sydney “metro” system extension

£18.2m scheme to extend Blackpool tramway

New Trams for Nottingham

RAIB report on Fatal tramway accident near Nottingham

Old streetcars and trolleys celebrated at Northern Ohio Railway Museum in Medina County

New Queensland trams with surfboard racks

Petition calls for rural bus cuts in Dorset to be stopped

Preston Bus station given Grade 2 listed status

Luton and Dunstable guided busway 'good for economy'

Three ‘as new’ Triumphs for auction next weekend

Repairs to Leeds & Liverpool canal towpath

Fifth generation of family to row a Suffolk ferryboat

Portsmouth-Isle of Wight passenger ferry 'will be profitable'

New Channel Island company offers freight service

City of Adelaide leaves Scotland for Australia

Royal Princess power failure

Trial ferry service between South Uist and Mallaig

Costa Concordia captain blames helmsman for crash

Type 45 destroyer HMS Duncan 'christened' at Portsmouth Naval Base

Pilots 'asleep in cockpit' as passenger plane on auto

Ryanair's O'Leary to end 'abrupt culture'

Vickers VC10 jetliners fly last mission from RAF Brize Norton

Vickers VC10 ZA150/J arrives at Dunsfold to join Brooklands Museum

End of an era as last flying Vickers VC10 lands at Bruntingthorpe

VC10 retirement speeds RAF airlift transition

Empty F-16 jet tested by Boeing and US Air Force

Wreckage of flight W3998 found 70 years after crash

Recovering a WWII bomber hidden in a French cave

Apple Maps flaw results in drivers crossing airport runway

Wadebridge looks 'back to the future' on energy

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



28/09/13  Channel 4 2100-2310
         "The Taking of Pelham 123"  2009 New York subway thriller

29/09/13  BBC2 1800-1830
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Portillo in Weymouth and Portland

29/09/13  BBC2 2000-2100
         "The Crane Gang"  Life with a big crane  2/3

30/09/13  BBC1 South East 1930-2000
         "Inside Out"  Is Balcombe Tunnel safe?

30/09/13  BBC4 2000-2030
         "Welsh Railways: Beating Beeching"

03/10/13  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "The Railway: First Great Western"  Fly-on-the-wall series - 6/8

04/09/13  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "Monster Moves"  Moving a helicopter from the USA to Shetland



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

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
           Trips run at 1030 and 1400
           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 Cross,
           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

30/09/13    Nantwich and Market Drayton Railway Society
           Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the arrival of the first line to Drayton
           Royal British Legion Club, Church Street, Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9 1AF
           A film show of the history of railways around Market Drayton
           Non-members will be made very welcome
           Starts at 2000

03/10/13-   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 (including Raildater, Dereh Gillkerson's, Zwiesboden) 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

07/10/13    Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           Underhill Centre, St John's Church, St John's Road, Hedge End
           A Cornish Industrial Square Mile by Peter Stanier
           Starts 1945

07/10/13    Peak Railway Association, Sheffield Branch
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           “Doug Copley’s Lineside Images”, films taken by the late Doug Copley
           Starts 1930 for a requested £3 donation on the door

11/10/13-   Keighley & Worth Valley Railway: Autumn Steam Spectacular

12/10/13    Tring and District Model Railway Club: TaD-Rail 2013
           Cottesloe School Wing, nr Leighton Buzzard, Buckinghamshire

12/10/13-   Bodmin & Wenford Railway: Victorian Gala

12/10/13-   Farnham & District Model Railway Exhibition
13/10/13    Connaught Leisure Centre, Tongham Road, Aldershot, GU12 4AS

12/10/13-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Annual Wirksworth Model Railway Exhibition

13/10/13    Warminster Bus Running Day

13/10/13    Great Central Railway (Nottingham): Road Transport Event

Cheers, Howard.
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