Subject: Raildate 1st November 2013
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 01/11/2013, 16:55
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All aboard for one last ride on Ashbourne's former railway...
High Peak Radio interview with the author

Peek into the secret world of London's transport

Scotland's closed railways

Death by Health & Safety - Strategic Safety Review
West Highland Steam photo  Charter
West Highlander charter 26 Oct at Horseshoe Viaduct
Vale of Rhiedol photo charter
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

A recent exploration of Merthyr (aka Abernant, Abercanaid) tunnel, Vale of Neath Railway
And Quakers Yard (aka Cefn Glas) tunnel, Vale of Neath/West Midland Railway
(Spotter: Tom Baldwin)

Shunter Blacks Night off 1941
Locomotives for the Second Front 1943
Engine Shed 1938 (LMS)
LNER steam
Railway Bridge Across the Thames
London Terminus - 1944 English Railways Educational Documentary
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Trolleys were once the rule in New Mexico cities
The effects of space weather on aviation
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Streamlining trains running at under 50mph
Hawker Hurricane Mk1 P3717 (G-HITT) rebuild update
Tallmantz Aviation
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

RAF photographer's Tornados, Spitfires and Typhoons



HS2: Cameron hails 'vital programme' as MPs approve funding

HS2: Mixed support from North East MPs

HS2 alternative 'would mean years of rail disruption'

HS2 time savings exaggerated critics say

HS2: George Osborne should halt the train journey no one wants to take

HS2: Labour to examine cheaper rival plan

HS2 will become 'difficult' without Labour support, Patrick McLoughlin admits

Anything makes more sense than the HS2 fiasco

HS2: The train now departing... needs to reach its destination

HS2: Rail Minister to visit Edinburgh and Glasgow

£21bn for rail maintenance and enhancement

Dangerous level crossings to close, says rail regulator

East coast mainline: profitable and publicly owned – so why sell it?

RAIB summary of Tesco train derailment near Gloucester.

RAIB summary of freightliner derailment at Camden Road

Van on line at Aspatria

Second strike by FGW cleaners employed by MITIE

Sale of East Coast franchise launched

Guard bitten by dog

MP's concerns over Thameslink

Delay over Ufton Nervet LC replacement

ORR draft determination for CP5 Network rail funding

NDS distribution depot opens at Ryton

South West Trains passengers told not to travel

One of 29 trees blocking routes across SW Trains network at Dorchester South

Line between Farnham and Alton blocked by tree

Row as train operators set to make millions out of hurricane chaos

Did the railways over-react?

Rail freight plans may hit the buffers

Mines blocked to stop Borders Railway collapse

Borders Railway work steaming ahead

Vandals who put hazards on rail tracks in Llangennech hunted

Whitehead railway station: a journey back in time

Heritage railway doubles turnover

All aboard for railway after official opening

Flying Scotsman restoration update

Future of historic Volks Railway under threat

Manx Electric Railway refurbishment

New TGV route to be built in South West France

Serco get 5 year extension to Dubai metro contract

Trans-Siberian investment

Delay to Newport bus station refurbishment

UK storm: Two hurt as bus blown over in Suffolk

Missing Jaguar E-Type made in Coventry goes under the hammer

Open lock gate grounds Leighton Buzzard canal boats

Rebuilt Medway Queen journey to Kent

Scandinavian's MD-80s bow out with special flight

BMI Regional to scrap five routes

Blue Island acquire additional aircraft for Southampton service

RAF C-130Ks make last operational flight

Hawker Hurricane MkI P3717 (G-HITT) rebuild update

e-Go aeroplane: Norfolk test flight for Cambridge plane

Flying car technology is turning a dream into reality

200 sign up to relaunch Derby's Silk Mill

Spotters: Richard Buckby Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps, Jim O'Brien, Mike Price, Alan Rushworth



02/11/13  BBC Radio 4 0607-0630
         "Open Country"  Restoring Mountsorrel's Long Forgotten Railway

02/11/13  Channel 5 1830-1900
         "Lost Heroes of World War One"  Passchendaele and Arras

02/11/13  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "The Great Escape: Revealed"  Story of the Stalag Luft 3 breakout

03/11/13  BBC2 1900-2000
         "How to Build... a Jumbo Jet Engine"

03/11/13  BBC2 2000-2100
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  New series: 2/6 Turin to Venice

03/11/13  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Dreaming the Impossible: Unbuilt Britain"  2/3 Making Connections

04/11/13  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Essex to London

04/11/13  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Timeshift: When Coal was King"  The lost world of coal mining

05/11/13  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  London

06/11/13  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Paddington and Maidenhead

06/11/13  BBC4 2000-2030
         "Britain by Bike"  North Devon

07/11/13  BBC4 2305-0005
         "Timeshift: When Coal was King"  The lost world of coal mining

08/11/13  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "Stobart: Trucks, Trains and Planes"  Series 6 1/7

08/11/13  BBC2 2100-2200
         "Cold War, Hot Jets"  Britain's post-war aviation industry



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

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

04/11/13    Peak Railway Association, Sheffield Branch
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           Change of presentation...
           “A Selection of BTF Films from the Corporate BR Blue Era”
           by Nick Wheat
           Starts 1930 for a requested £3 donation on the door

05/11/13    Great Central Railway: Bonfire Night and Fireworks

09/11/13    Mid-Hants Railway: Walk the Line

09/11/13    Great Central Railway (Nottingham): Firework Spectacular

09/11/13-   Hull Model Railway Show 2013
10/11/13    Costello (Athletics) Stadium, Anlaby Park Road North, Hull, HU4 6XY
           1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1630 (Sun)

10/11/13    Great Central Railway: Remembrance Event

14/11/13    Phoenix Picturehouse, Walton Street, Oxford
           Danger on Film! Railway Safety Films, 1938-today
           Presented by Mike Esbester
           Films include: Enemy No 1 (LMS, 1938), A Cautionary Tale (LNER, 1944)
           and The Finishing Line (BR, 1977)
           Free admission

16/11/13-   Great Central Railway: Steam Enthusiasts Event

Cheers, Howard.
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