Subject: Raildate 17th January 2014
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 17/01/2014, 17:07
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Railways in Staffordshire

Drawings and papers from railway works and companies

Ordnance Survey maps of London - five feet to a mile, 1893-1896

Rare colour film shows what London looked like in 1927 - shown side-by-side with today's view
"The Railway: Keeping Britain on Track" (originally shown on BBC2) is being repeated on the
Really channel (Freeview 17, Sky 248, Virgin 267) at 8pm (Friday) and 7pm (Saturday)
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Hull & Barnsley Railway Stock Fund

A recent exploration of Ashby Tunnel on the  Midland Railway Derby & Ashby branch
And one of the GCR's Catesby Tunnel
And the NER's Sandsend Tunnel
(Spotter: Tom Baldwin)

Heritage Railways help North Wales economy
Knitting train
Steam snowplough excursions
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

WW1 Narrow gauge train lines in France - World War One Steam
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Coupler knuckle breaks while running (watch for a minute or so, then skip to 5min 20sec)
(spotter: Larry Schwartz)

Melton and Oakham Waterways Society

Conwy Valley Railway Museum

Rhyl Miniature Railway

Miners forced to ride death-defying 'metal coffins' criss-crossing Georgia town

When cars were built on the Isle of Wight

50th anniversary of Hampshire supercar

Take a peek at America's iconic car history



HS2: First Commons debate set to be delayed

HS2: Rail project 'to have dedicated FE college'
City's bid to host 'HS2 academy' could bring thousands of jobs

HS2: Proposed route through Derby 'could create 3,600 jobs' around city station

HS2: Chairman Sir David Higgins pledges to make savings

East Coast rail line shortlist revealed

Storm-hit Carlisle to Barrow coastal rail line reopens

South East road and rail closures after overnight flooding

Anger as Virgin Trains axes Shrewsbury-London service plans

Millbrook railway station body named as Krysztof Miska

Work begins on new Rochester station

Construction can now begin on Bromsgrove Railway Station

Derby rail anniversary plans steaming ahead

MPs support for Bombardier grows as it bids for Crossrail

Ilkeston station plan approved by councillors

Wadhurst landslip

Road closure for electrification work refused

Engineering train collision near Penrith

Level Crossing accident near Arnside

RAIB report on derailment at Castle Donington

RAIB report on fatal crossing accident at Witham, January 2013

Bid to remember North Staffordshire railwaymen who lost their lives during World War One
North Staffordshire Railway Study Group

Kent’s railway expert John Snell dies

Docklands Light Railway staff to strike

Pont Briwet bridge closed over safety as £20m crossing built

Road trip for storm-hit Barmouth marooned trains

Great Central Railway bridge preparation work begins

K&WVR S160 loco 5820 returned to service

Mobile phone coverage in Channel Tunnel

Coal Train derailment in Burnaby, Vancouver

Italian open access operator NVT loadings

Sao Paulo monorail testing

Tunnelling contract awarded for Kashmir railway

Indian Government to seek foreign investment in railways

Fatal accident on Manchester Tram system

Bus fire near Winchester

Plimsoll bridge in Bristol repaired

Southampton's Itchen Bridge to close overnight for roadworks

The muscle car returns to the Detroit motor show

Work starts on Grindley Brook canal refurbishment

Canal restoration 'open to public' at Lock 65, Llangynidr

Businessmen lead bid to take over Wightlink Ferries

Portsmouth-to-Spain gas-powered ferry to be built

Saga Ruby: Final voyage complete for last British cruise ship

Latest pictures of Costa Concordia

Rolls-Royce plant to axe 200 jobs

FlyBe to maintain Liverpool – Isle of Man patient transfer service

Code share on internal Channel Islands flights

New Zealand plane beach take-off fails

Huge Remote-Controlled Airbus A380

SIA and Air New Zealand announce major alliance

Boeing confirms new 787 battery problem in Tokyo

North Pennines zinc mine 'could create 500 jobs'

Secrets of Ramsgate's wartime underground tunnels

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



18/01/14  Channel 4 1830-1930
         "Speed with Guy Martin"  Breaking speed records  2/4

19/01/14  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Speed with Guy Martin"  Breaking speed records  4/4

20/01/14  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  10/20 Southampton to Basingstoke

21/01/14  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  11/20 Winchfield to Crowthorne

22/01/14  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  12/20 Wokingham to Bradford on Avon

22/01/14  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "Terror in the Skies: Scariest Flights"

23/01/14  BBC Radio 4 1500-1530
         "Open Country"  RAF Woodhall Spa and East Kirkby, Lincolnshire

23/01/14  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  13/20 Chippenham to Gloucester

24/01/14  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  14/20 Cheltenham to Wolverhampton



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

Until       Great Western Railway in Art - Bath and the Great Western Railway
02/02/14    Victoria Art Gallery, Bath
           Brunel’s Great Western Railway opened in sections from 1838, transforming
           southern England and making travel quicker and easier.  It broadened the
           horizons of the whole of society.  This exhibition looks at the GWR's
           engineering marvels and its impact on Bath.
           Tickets £2.50

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

20/01/14    Bath & the Great Western Railway, Lunchtime talk
           The Guildhall, Bath
           "Electrification – progress towards the future" by Alastair Byers from Network Rail
           1310 to 1345

24/01/14    WC&P Railway Group
           Jubilee Hall, 49 Slade Road, Portishead, BS20 6BE
           “Cheddar Valley & East Somerset Railways” by Richard Harman
           Starts 1930
           Visitors are welcome - cost £2 (refunded if you join)

24/01/14-   Great Central Railway: Winter Steam Gala

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)

26/01/14    Bristol 'O' Gauge Group 23rd Exhibition
           UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre, Filton Road, Bristol

29/01/14    Siemens/Thameslink: Discover the Shape of Things to Come
           A life-size mock-up of the Desiro City train will be unveiled by Rail Minister
           Stephen Hammond at the ExCeL exhibition centre
           The general public is invited to come on board
           Admission free

01/02/14-   Alton Model Railway Group: FEBEX2014
02/02/14    Eggars School, Alton, GU34 4EQ
           1030-1700 both days
           Raildater, Derek Gillkerson, will be attending with Boden-am-See and
           Coniston Junction

Cheers, Howard.
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