Subject: Raildate 11th October 2013
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 11/10/2013, 16:37
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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Kestrel Railway Books has updated its "Mystery Pictures" pages: and follow the mystery pictures link

A 1999 re-make of the BTF classic by South West Trains narrated by Bernard Cribbins instead of
Stanley Holloway
Unveiling ceremony of the new Master Cutler service at Sheffield Victoria, 1958
Barry Coward's video of the Midland Metro tram to Wolverhampton
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Meon Valley Railway revival proposal

A train trip through the UK's industrial past
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

What became of our long-lost railway lines?
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Passenger etiquette guides
Arriva Premier service menu
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Great Central Railway Autumn Gala 5th October
Railway With A Heart Of Gold - the Talyllyn Railway in the 1950s (warning: a bit corny!)
Hitler's Stealth Fighter 720P
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Striking pictures of the St Pancras Renaissance London Hotel (formerly the Midland Grand)

A recent exploration of East Norton Tunnel (GNR & LNWR Joint)
And Barry Railway tunnel
(Spotter: Tom Baldwin)

The National Library of Scotland has made 5ft to the mile (1:1056) maps of London (dated 1893
to 1896) available online

London Underground map translated into German

26 haunting photos Of the London fog

RAF Waddington, Vulcan Bomber 1960
(Spotter: Neil Ferguson-Lee)



Nationalised East Coast line returns £209m to taxpayers

Rail companies' power to raise fares in England to be curbed

The case for HS2

Derbyshire communities 'horrified' at HS2 proposal

Work started on Basingstoke ROC (Campus?)

Rebuilding Saltburn Viaduct

First Chiltern 168 unit refurbished

First Great Western cleaners strike over pay and contracts

Work to eradicate the "pendolino pong"

New Reading Depot

Man's body found after fire in former Derby warehouse (ex-GNR Engine House at Derby Friargate)

Comment: Nationalise our Railways

UK’s first tram-train project coming along

Closed Lancashire rail line to cause disruption

Greater Anglia trains plans bike ban

Work to begin on repairing collapsed Liverpool Overhead Railway tunnel

Glasgow commuter trains get a £7m upgrade

Edinburgh-to-Glasgow rail line to close for tunnel work

Views of the Forth for rail passengers

The Borders Railway: a £350m ticket to nowhere?

Train drivers to vote on new pay rise offer

Blooming good idea brightens up stations

Unsafe electricity pylon closes Cambrian Coast line at Llandecwyn

Londonderry line resignalling delayed

Silly excuses see train passengers fined for evading fares

Isle of Man Electric Railway revamp to cost £700,000

Mallard returns to National Railway Museum to prepare for starring role

Chatham Steam Engineering moving to North Norfolk Railway

Locomotive to be restored for Severn Valley Railway after 27-year absence

Line around French capital that was abandoned in the 1930s has become an oasis of beauty

Dutch railway operator to cut 600 jobs

Eurostar to Amsterdam from 2016

SNCF orders bi-modal trains for “classic” inter city routes

Government approval for split up of Spanish rail operator RENFE

Norwegian signalling upgrade planned

Accommodation problems for Vancouver railfan group

Delivery trips for San-Paulo metro stock

Train hits truck at Texas crossing

Russian station has tiny church for passengers

Indian Railways exploring natural gas to fuel for diesel locomotives

Indian Railways plans dollar bond after one-year lull

India and Japan sign MoU for feasibility study of high speed railway system

Thailand: Buying high-speed rail with rice

Ashton Metrolink opened 9th October

Manchester city centre tram route's green light by Government

Edinburgh trams: Testing programme begins

Cuts to Plymouth school bus services

Fire destroyed bus in Leyton

Henry Ford: A century of the car assembly line

Cromford Canal's trip boat Birdswood is now running on Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday
Times for October are 1030 (may change to 1100) and 1400

Grant for Montgomery canal

Towpath opened

A plan to save the USS Olympia

HMS Endurance to be scrapped

Huge salvage vessel may help lift Costa Concordia wreck

Majestic ruling the waves of international trade

Time-lapse of building the Maersk Majestic container ship

Traverser at Felixstowe North container terminal

Air ambulance comes off Aberdeen Airport runway

Passenger lands plane at Humberside Airport after pilot falls ill

How hard is it to land a plane?

JAL Dreamliners taken out of service

Glasgow Prestwick Airport 'may be given away for nothing'

Talks over future of Unity Mine after it enters administration

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Andy Cassidy, Neil Kearns, Ted Millward, Reg Nerps, Mike Price, Alan



12/10/13  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "WW1's Tunnel's of Death: the Big Dig"

12/10/13  BBC4 1255-1355
         "Wellington Bomber"  How one was built in 24 hours

13/10/13  BBC2 1800-1830
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Portillo in Berwick-on-Tweed

13/10/13  BBC2 2000-2100
         "How to Build... a Supercar"

14/10/13  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Impact!  A horizon Guide to Plane Crashes"

16/10/13  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Heritage! The Battle for Britain's Past"  2/3

17/10/13  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "The Railway: First Great Western"  Fly-on-the-wall series - 8/8



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

11/10/13    Bamford & District History Group
           Bamford Village Institute, Derbyshire
           "Reservoir Railways of the Upper Derwent Valley" by Ted Hancock
           Begins 1930, Members £1, Visitors £3

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

12/10/13    Siemens Northam Depot, Southampton Open Day
           Includes a visit from M7 30053

12/10/13    Dean Forest Railway: Diesel Traffic Day

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

12/10/13-   Foxfield Railway: Autumn Steam Gala

12/10/13-   The Elizabethan Railway Society Model Railway Exhibition
13/10/13    The Summit Centre, Lowmoor Road, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, NG17 7LL

13/10/13    Warminster Bus Running Day

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

16/10/13    Dean Forest Railway: Railcar Autumn Colour Specials

17/10/13    Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition
20/10/13    Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Fosse Way, Nr Leamington Spa, CV31 1XN

19/10/13-   Rushden, Higham & Wellingborough Railway: Branch Line at War, 1940s

19/10/13-   Crich Tramway Village: Models Weekend

19/10/13-   East Lancashire Railway: Autumn Steam Gala and Bus Running Day

20/10/13    Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum: End of Season Steam Up & Halloween
           Coal Park Lane, Swanwick, Southampton, SO31 7GW

20/10/13    Isle of Wight Bus Museum Running Day

20/10/13    Crich Tramway Village: Red Oktober
           A celebration of Eastern Bloc vehicles including Trabants, Wartburgs and Tatras

21/10/13    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet School, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start, finish 2150
           My Life With Trains by David Canning
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome
           1930-2200 (approx) - doors open 1900

21/10/13    Friends of Cromford Canal - Talk
           Ironville Church Hall, Casson St, Ironville, NG16 5NN
           Black Diamonds by Wendy Freer
           Starts: 1930, admission: £2.00

23/10/13    Dean Forest Railway: Railcar Autumn Colour Specials

23/10/13-   Great Central Railway: Half Term Trains

25/10/13-   Mid-Hants Railway: Autumn Steam Gala

26/10/13    Rushden, Higham & Wellingborough Railway: Hallowe'en Ghost Train

26/10/13    Great Central Railway (Nottingham): Hallowe'en Special

26/10/13    Crich Tramway Village: Starlight Halloween

26/10/13-   Eastleigh Lakeside Railway: Big 4 Weekend

26/10/13-   Media Archive for Central England: Screening of Derbyshire industrial films
27/10/13    The Ritz, Belper, Derbyshire

27/10/13    Bodmin & Wenford Railway: Mike the Knight

27/10/13    Dean Forest Railway: Half Term Week

Cheers, Howard.
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