Subject: Raildate 18th September 2013
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 18/10/2013, 16:03
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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The Malta Railway

Keighley and Worth Valley Railway: Autumn Gala 11th October
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

22 animals who’ve been hiding out in the London Underground map
17 London Underground maps you never knew you needed

Barry Coward's "Trains at Sydenham"
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Trams of Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, 2000
Latest report on restoration of UP4014
September photo gallery in Eastleigh Works, including 35005
Festiniog 150 video including sail propelled rail vehicle.
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Turning the nose from a Blenheim bomber and into a car.  (Be sure to click through the photostream to see other strange vehicles.)
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Lost Paris: Documenting the disappearance of a Medieval city

In pictures: Southampton port marks 175th year



There's a patriotic case for renationalising our railways

Royal train may hit the buffers after Queen's treasurer says cost of replacing it is 'staggering'

Manchester's Mayfield Depot vision set out

Crewe could get new HS2 station, says council leader

Track upgrade will cut Derby to London rail times

Refurbishment of Brighton Station

Gatwick Express service closed over Christmas/New Year (relaying Stoats Nest Jn south of Purley)

FGW cleaners strike

Virgin Trains aspirations

Bid made to electrify Harrogate Line

British ERTMS programme moves to the next level

Rail competition is finally delivering as passenger demand hits new high

Bristol Temple Meads station roof to be replaced

Normans Bay level crossing plan 'will lead to rat run'

Greenway cycle route will link Derby and Ilkeston via ex-GNR line

Investigation after freight train derailment causes temporary closure of busy line

Tesco (DRS) container train derailed at Gloucester

The abandoned Post Office Railway to be opened to the public

Road bypass enables construction of Borders Railway bridge

Abellio has no concerns over Borders Railway

Hamilton Grammar pupils spruce up railway station

Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine railway line needs rebuild

CCTV of level crossing near miss in Carmarthenshire

Great Western's 182-year-old royal carriage restored

Streets of Pickering flooded with wartime glamour

Heritage railway station restorers rally the troops

Life-threatening fad sees kids posing on railway tracks

Shakuntala Express: A slow journey into forgotten time

Foreign investment in Trans-Siberian may create global economic boom

Angels Flight operators used tree branch to override safety system,0,1988909.story

Midland Metro unveils first tram from £40m new fleet

Portsmouth 'luxury' bus fleet unveiled for routes 7 and 8

Travelling Museum of British Invention (in a former First Group bus)

Selly Oak canal plans are revived thanks to £767k pledge

Bringing goods from China on huge container ship

Chinese trade through the port of Southampton

Harland & Wolff HQ building to be restored

Designs for QE2 Asia hotel refit plan submitted

City of Adelaide formally renamed

Gallipoli veteran warship HMS M33 to be restored in time for centenary

A salvage job in the Hudson long before a cruise ship ran aground in Italy

Alitalia cash injection from Italian post office

Manston Airport purchased by Ann Gloag (co-founder of Stagecoach group)

Link road to be built to Robin Hood Airport

Aer Lingus flight suffered burst tyre on landing at Cardiff

Stow Maries WWI aerodrome saved by £1.5m grant

The real story of the Nazi warplanes found in an Indiana field

Views sought on Gatwick and London 'airspace motorway'

US Forest Service water bombers, Lancaster Fox Field

DIY drones: Enthusiasts making their own aircraft

Senghenydd: Centenary of UK's worst pit disaster marked

Britain's lost 'red river' resurrected, 100 years on

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



19/10/13  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "WW1's Tunnel's of Death: the Big Dig"  Belgium

20/10/13  BBC2 1800-1830
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Portillo in Northumberland

20/10/13  BBC2 2000-2100
         "Dive WWII: Our Secret History"  1/2

20/10/13  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Crossing England in a Punt: River of Dreams"  The River Trent

21/10/13  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Impact!  A Horizon Guide to Car Crashes"

23/10/13  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Britain from Above"  How industry has affected the landscape

23/10/13  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Heritage! The Battle for Britain's Past"  3/3

24/10/13  BBC4 2300-0000
         "Impact!  A Horizon Guide to Car Crashes"

25/10/13  ITV1 2100-2200
         "Piers Morgan's Life Stories"  Pete Waterman



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

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

29/10/13-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Half-term operating Days

29/10/13-   Ffestiniog Railway: Halloween Trains

30/10/13    Dean Forest Railway: Half Term Week

31/10/13    South Devon Railway: Halloween Express

31/10/13    Dean Forest Railway: Halloween Ghost Train

31/10/13    Great Central Railway: Hallowe'en Ghost Trains

31/10/13    Welsh Highland Railway: Halloween Train

31/10/13-   Mid-Hants Railway: Wizard Weekend

02/11/13-   Bodmin & Wenford Railway: Half-price Weekend

02/11/13-   Leawood Pumping Engine Steaming Day, Cromford Canal
03/11/13    Engine in motion 1200-1700

02/11/13-   Peak Rail: WWII Winter Camp

03/11/13    Dean Forest Railway: Half Term Week

03/11/13    Burton Railway Society: 2013 Model RailEx
           The National Brewery Centre, Burton-on-Trent

Cheers, Howard.
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