Subject: Raildate 22nd November 2013
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 22/11/2013, 17:19
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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Steam sounds

The man who can taste the Tube map

An interesting discussion, with photographs, of a project to 3D-printed a Warwell, including other wagons (military and industrial)
Great Central Railway: "Last Hurrah" 16th November
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Unbelievable ferry docking
D1015 working rail train from Scunthorpe
Norwich in 90 minutes? (only if the rest of the service is slashed.)
Historic Scottish Railway photographs
Preservation scheme for Swindon Panel
50 years of the Dartford Tunnel
Where to buy a biz-jet

(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

New British Railways Southern Region Steam, around Greater London in the 1960s
1965 Super Guppy dive test goes bad (not a bird strike!)
Shackleton Preservation Trust
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)



HS2 is bad value, and that’s a fact

Crossrail reveals its first completed tunnel

Lord Adonis joins Crossrail extension to Reading call

Work starts on Walsall and Rugeley Trent Valley rail electrification

Salisbury to Andover train disruption expected as track relaid

Plans to close Folkestone Harbour branch line

Direct Shrewsbury-to-London train services to restart

Shrewsbury to London rail plans 'do not go far enough'

Bombardier to overhaul British EMUs

Train crashes into Chester Station barrier

Work planned on Sheffield to Manchester rail route

Passengers showered with glass after brick smashes through train window

Spencer’s £140m turnover target as demand set to soar

Yarnton level crossing death: Stalled car led to train crash

RAIB report on injury of lookout near West Drayton

26 gadgets stolen on the UK's railways every day

London Underground in 24-hour plans as ticket offices shut

Northern line extension enquiry

Borders railway decision 'insane', says Institute of Economic Affairs

Borders to Edinburgh rail route work 'is damaging houses'

Gleneagles station link upgrade starts

Rail on track for ‘new golden age’

Pembrokeshire rail line to remain closed for days

Early Winter preserved steam railway news

Victorian cottage with its own STEAM TRAIN goes on the market for £550,000

Madrid mothballs 11-year-old suburban line

EU to finance Danish electrification work

End of Japanese sleeper services

LNG fuelled loco trails on CSX

SBB starts work on Gotthard base tunnel depots

No need to privatise Pakistan Railways: Saad

Egypt train and bus crash kills 26 outside Cairo

Strict action being taken against mafia occupying Railways land: Saad

Nottingham trams start street running tests

Driving Edinburgh trams

Emirates cable car has 4 regular users

More trams delivered for Brisbane

The smart cab that spots if you leave anything behind

Camden Lock drained and opened to public

Medway Queen returned to home waters

BAE Portsmouth retains Solent ferry recertification work

Anthem of the Seas cruise ship set for Southampton

'Iconic' VC10 aircraft arrives at East Midlands Aeropark

Helicopter firm reviews workforce size after "fall off" in work

Mobile phone use on planes cleared for take-off

Wrong airport plane returns to skies

FlyBe service cuts

Air Serbia - financed by Ethiad Airlines

Sandstorm disrupts Dubai airshow

Russian air crash

Kazan crash captured on airport cameras

Crashed 737 pushed into dive during go-around

Restoration news – English Electric Lightning T5 XS422

'Dullest' calendar - of telephone boxes of Wales - fails to sell

Margate Dreamland site reopens for open day

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



24/11/13  BBC2 2000-2100
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  New series: 5/6 Prague to Munich

24/11/13  BBC1 2100-2200
         "Britain and the Sea"  David Dimbleby looks at us and the sea - 2/4

24/11/13  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Madness in the Desert: Paris to Dakar"

25/11/13  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  The Dean Forest

26/11/13  BBC Radio 4 0900-0930
         "The Politics of Architecture"  2/3

26/11/13  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Cardiff and Barry

26/11/13  BBC Radio 4 2130-2200
         "The Politics of Architecture"  2/3

27/11/13  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Port Talbot

29/11/13  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "Stobart: Trucks, Trains and Planes"  Series 6  4/7



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

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

28/11/13    Coal Aston Methodist Church - Illustrated Talk
           Eckington Road, Coal Aston, Dronfield, S18 3AW
           “Walking the Railways With a Dog” by Stephen Gay
           Starts 1930
           Admission £3.00 including refreshments
           To book: 01246 414847

30/11/13    South Hants MRC: Portsmouth Model Railway Exhibition
           Admiral Lord Nelson School, Dundas Lane, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO3 5XT

Santa Specials

23/11/13-   Great Central Railway: Santa Specials

30/11/13-   Mid-Hants Railway: Santa Specials

30/11/13-   West Somerset Railway: Santa Trains

30/11/13-   Great Central Railway: Santa Specials

Cheers, Howard.
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