Subject: Raildate 10th January 2014
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 10/01/2014, 16:59
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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The map that saved the London Underground

Apples and orchids on Burma's slow train

Shanghai metro: 52km in under two minutes

Dornier WWII bomber: How the RAF museum is restoring the plane (with something looking like a
diesel locomotive - top-left of picture - at 1min 35sec)

Manchester Victoria station - 9 days of work in 2 minutes
(Spotter: Richard Buckby) - the place for like minded people to discuss "just about anything" railway
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

One of the top ten most dangerous railroads
Medway Queen weekend, December 14th, 2013 in two parts
Ralph M Pettersen's Constellation Survivors Website
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

La Belle Epoque: Paris 1914



Train fares eat into savings made from moving out of London

UK commuters spend vastly more on rail fares than others in Europe

Train operator meets silver standard for investment in people

China backs bid to reopen old rail line after 100 years

Repairs to storm-hit Cumbrian rail line 'to take a week'

Disability discrimination at Alfreton rail station

Swindon rail worker wins £8,500 hearing loss pay-out

Train near-miss list

Can you give old wagon a new home?

Cumbria coastal rail line reopening 'a priority'

Earthslip problems on Tonbridge-Hastings Line

Greater Anglia dispute over station cleaning

Steel's regret at £300m rail bill

New bid for Glenluce train station

New Dumfries and Galloway railway station funds pursued

Bangor to Caernarfon train driver says it was a mistake to close the line

Northern and Bakerloo lines will not stop at Embankment

Tube 48-hour strike dates announced by RMT union

New age of steam pumps around £30 million into region's economy

South Devon Railway landslip clearance work begins

Steaming for railway's anniversary

Canada crude train still burning after derailment

Traction supply upgrade agreed for Zurich-Winterthur

Finnish Railways order 80 electric locos

National Express wants to run subsidized rail lines in the Czech Republic

Nottingham-Kimberley tram extension should go ahead, says government

Closure of Salisbury bus station

Wirelessly charged electric buses set for Milton Keynes

Rolls-Royce reports record sales in 2013

Restoration work on Staffordshire canals to cost £300k

Less than a month to save the Chesterfield Canal (threatened by HS2)

A rough day at Dover - force 7 - 31st December 2013 - in three parts

Isle of Scilly supply ship hits rocks

Kegworth air disaster:
Flowers laid on 25th anniversary
Plane crash survivors' stories

Planning inquiry into replacing grass runways at Redhill Airfield

Aircraft lands at Gatwick without clearance

New Cityjet service Cardiff to Jersey to be introduced.

Emergency landing at Medina

Fatal biz jet crash at Aspen Colorado

Norfolk fatal US helicopter crash at Cley

Plane makes emergency landing on New York highway

Singapore Airlines A380 plane in emergency landing

Could Scotland house European spaceport?

Stotfold steam museum plan goes to council

New Ollerton hit by 20 small earthquakes in four weeks

Taking a walk on Europe's highest suspension bridge

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



12/01/14  BBC4 1900-1930
         "The Golden Age of Steam Railways"  Rescuing narrow gauge railways

12/01/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "The Golden Age of Steam Railways"  Rescuing standard gauge railways

12/01/14  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Speed with Guy Martin"  Breaking speed records  3/4

13/01/14  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  New series 6/20 Euston to Cheddington

14/01/14  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  New series 7/20 Bletchley to Newport Pagnell

15/01/14  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  New series 8/20 Northampton to Nuneaton

16/01/14  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  New series 9/20 Leicester to Loughborough

17/01/14  BBC Radio 4FM 1100-1130
         "The Welsh M1"  A trip along the A470  2/2

17/01/14  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  New series 10/20 Nottingham to Leeds



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

10/01/14    Railway Club of Wales
           Dyfatty Community Centre, Chapel Street, off High Street, Swansea, SA1 1NB
           “Swansea‘s Railways in Wartime“, by Alan Williams
           There is a donation box at all meetings (but no compulsion to put anything in it)
           Starts at 1930 (meetings finish by 2130)

13/01/14    North East Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           St Thomas's Church Centre, Chatsworth Road, Brampton, Chesterfield, S40 3AW
           “Amber Mill” by Richard Patilla
           Starts 1930, £2 admission for non-members

13/01/14    Peak Rail Sheffield Branch
           The Library Theatre (by The Crucible), Tudor Square, Sheffield, S1 1XZ
           "Railways Remembered, End of Year Special" a film show by Rob Foxon
           1900 for a 1930 start
           £6.50 on the door

14/01/14    Monmouthshire Railway Society
           Lecture Theatre A10, Newport Riverside City Campus
           "Brunel's Neyland terminus" by Martin Davis
           Starts at 1915 prompt

15/01/14    Dronfield Civic Society
           St Andrews Church, Pentland Road, Dronfield Woodhouse, Derbyshire, S18 8ZQ
           "Dronfield Station - Past, Present and Future, the role of the Friends of
           Dronfield Station" by Dr Peter Hayward
           After the success of the revitalised Dronfield station what does the
           future hold for rail travel and public transport?
           Members: £2-00, non-members: £4.00 to include refreshments

17/01/14-   London Model Engineering Exhibition
18/01/14    Great Hall, Alexandra Palace, London, N22 7AY

18/01/14    Industrial Art in South Wales 1750-1900
           Reardon Smith Lecture Theatre , Cathays Park , Cardiff, CF10 3NP
           A talk by Brian Davies, Curator of Pontypridd Museum
           Starts 1030
           £10 payable on the door
           Pre-booking (before 15th January): Ann Saer on 02920 562756

20/01/14    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet School, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start, finish 2150
           "Life of a Coachman" by Mervyn Annetts
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome
           1930-2200 (approx) - doors open 1900

25/01/14-   Southampton Model Railway Exhibition
26/01/14    Barton Peveril College, Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 5ZA
           (Satnav use SO50 5BX)
           1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1630 (Sun)

Cheers, Howard.
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