Subject: Raildate 15th November 2013
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 15/11/2013, 16:48
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British Rail: The Nation's Railway
by Tanya Jackson

This is the most wide-ranging and well-written history and analysis of BR I have read.  Highly
recommended - put it on your Christmas list!
ISBN: 9780752492674
Published by The History Press

Tanya has also set up a discussion group where the kind of  issues discussed in her book (organisation, marketing, strategy, policies, etc) can be discussed


Re-opening Radstock to Frome Rail link November 2013
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

West Somerset Railway: Cambrian Event October 2013
Scumton Junction
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Andrew Cook recently spent a few days in Europe, and has put two videos onto Youtube
Strasbourg railway
Amsterdam trams featuring engineering diversions

Video of 45699 Galatea on railtour over Shap & Settle and Carlisle
K&WVR on 10th November
Removal of 66734 from hillside near Loch Treig
RhatischeBahn web site and anniversary links
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Goodbye to the splendid 1930s world of Poirot

Google Street View of the interior of a submarine - wander around!
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)



HS2: Transport secretary to be quizzed by MPs over report

Network Rail launches competition to inspire girls to enter IT sector

Recycled rail ballast delivered for new Oxford to Bicester line

Taskforce to speed up rail travel in East of England

Low level demand for Waterside railway set to be scrapped

How do we get best value from our railway?

Councils give £45m to Bicester-Bletchley rail section fund

Ilkeston railway station plans on display

New retail choices for passengers at Reading station

End 'disgusting' train toilet sewage - Lady Kramer

Network Rail warning after woman crosses rail tracks in Reading

Man hit by train in Willesden during police chase

LC accident at Yarnton AHB, near Oxford

RAIB report into contactor hit by train at Poole

Holme Tunnel repairs close line for four months

Landslip hits some local services on railway line

A £6.9 million railway station for just 40 passengers a day?

Glossop to Sheffield line to remain closed

First Hull Trains' £100m plan to electrify rail lines could get go-ahead by Christmas

Step forward in bid to electrify the Furness railway line

Daughter of mystery Mallard rail guard comes forward

Civic Society pair on track to aid old bridge

Pictures of a bygone era of the railways

Borders to Edinburgh railway works reach one-year anniversary

Glasgow 2014: Rail workers want bonus for Games

Cambrian Coast line to remain closed for at least another ten days

Northern Line commuters urged to walk or cycle

Steam railway will celebrate its 35th birthday

US and Canada crude-by-rail accidents, spills

Close shave for man on Australia train track

India passenger train derails in Maharashtra

TfGM backs Manchester tram-train proposals

Tram line could link Coventry and Birmingham

Ding Ding! Years after wrenching up rails, American cities bringing back electric streetcar

Luton and Dunstable busway figures lower than projected in first month

Dubai cars: 'I don't want to drive a regular sports car'

Up close with the new 'Formula E' car

Extra ship chartered for Holyhead-Dublin ferry service

Big aero engine orders keep Rolls-Royce on course for stellar year

EasyJet plans to trial Avoid ash detection systems on fleet

Flybe to cut 500 jobs despite return to profit

Flybe to cut 52 jobs at George Best Belfast City Airport

'Boris Island' London Airport designs to be unveiled

East Kirkby’s Avro Lancaster NX611 ‘Just Jane’ November night run

Two die in light aircraft crash at Hawarden Airport, Flintshire

B-24 bomber found in the South Pacific

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



16/11/13  Channel 5 1815-2000
         "D-Day: the Ultimate Conflict"  Recreating key moments of the invasion

17/11/13  BBC2 2000-2100
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  New series: 4/6 Copenhagen to Oslo

17/11/13  BBC1 2100-2200
         "Britain and the Sea"  David Dimbleby looks at us and the sea - 1/4

17/11/13  BBC4 2145-2245
         "The Golden Age of the Tram: A Streetcar Named Desire"

17/11/13  BBC4 2245-2345
         "The Golden Age of Canals"

18/11/13  BBC1 (not BBC West) 1930-2000
         "Caught Red Handed"  How people abuse level crossings

18/11/13  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Weymouth

19/11/13  BBC Radio 4 0900-0930
         "The Politics of Architecture"  1/3

19/11/13  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Oxford

19/11/13  BBC Radio 4 2130-2200
         "The Politics of Architecture"  1/3

20/11/13  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Hartlebury and South Wales

22/11/13  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "Stobart: Trucks, Trains and Planes"  Series 6  3/7



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

16/11/13    Kidderminser Railway Museum
           Station Approach, Comberton Hill, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY10 1QX
           Showing of British Transport Films by Keith Bullock
           Starts 1930, finishes just after 2200
           Tickets: £5 (£4.50 for SVR members on production of a membership card)

16/11/13-   Solent Model Railway Group - a new model railway exhibition
17/11/13    Millbrook TA Centre, Millbrook Road West, Southampton, SO15 0AJ
           1000-1700 (Sat, 1000-1600 (Sun)

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

18/11/13    University of Portsmouth, Portland Building, Portland Street, Portsmouth, PO1 3AH
           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 but you need to register here:

18/11/13    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet School, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start, finish 2150
           Siberian Yorkshire by Ken Mumford
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome
           1930-2200 (approx) - doors open 1900

21/11/13    National Memorial Arboretum
           Croxall Road, Alrewas, Staffordshire, DE13 7AR
           New-build locomotive, The Unknown Warrior will call in on its way to the NEC
           for the Warley Model Railway Exhibition - it will be the its first public
           appearance as the new National Memorial Engine

23/11/13-   Warley Model Railway Exhibition
24/11/13    NEC Birmingham

24/11/13    Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum: Christmas at the Brickworks
           Coal Park Lane, Swanwick, Southampton, SO31 7GW

24/12/13    Great Central Railway (Nottingham): Christmas Eve Steam Specials

25/11/13    Peak Rail Sheffield Branch
           The Library Theatre (by The Crucible), Tudor Square, Sheffield, S1 1XZ
           “Railways Remembered” a film show by Rob Foxon
           1900 for a 1930 start
           £6 on the door or £5.75 in advance

Cheers, Howard.
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