Subject: Raildate 24th January 2014
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 24/01/2014, 16:38
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The NRM, one of the two partners in the Institute of Railway Studies & Transport History at the
University of York, yesterday announced a wide-ranging restructuring.  As part of this, all
direct financial support from the NRM to the IRS&TH will be withdrawn by the end of the current
financial year.  The NRM and the University of York intend to retain the Institute and
discussions are in hand about its future development.  As a result of these changes, Prof Colin
Divall will be leaving his post as head of the Institute on 14th February 2014 and take early
retirement, although he will continue (on a part-time basis) as Professor of Railway Studies in
the University of York until November 2015, solely to supervise his existing research students.
The Institute's lectureship is not affected.  Dr Sinha is currently on research leave until the
summer of 2015.  This term's programme of research workshops will continue, but will not then
resume for the foreseeable future.  No more applications will be accepted for any of the
Institute's teaching and research programmes before the 2015-16 session at the earliest.
However, the Centre for Lifelong Learning is intending to offer a new Postgraduate Diploma in
Railway Studies from the 2014-15 session.
This move has not yet been reflected on the Internet, but was predicted in this news item...

The Bluebell Line's DMU service using units on loan from the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway to
maintain a winter service between Horsted Keynes and East Grinstead during track maintenance

The world's fastest train journeys
Great British rail journeys - 10 of the best

Rod Stewart's secret addiction: Booze? Broads? Drugs? No... This...

Latest British material added to Mike Morant's website

HS2 website
Review of prospects for Via Rail Canada serving Thunder Bay
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

UK Main Line and Heritage Railway Steam during August and September 2013
Secret History: The Great Train Robbery (Channel 4, 1999)
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

A recent exploration of the Barry Railway's Walnut Tree Tunnel
(Spotter: Tom Baldwin)

Derby Trolleybuses

RMS Aquitania: The Last Voyage of the "Ship Beautiful"
David Whitworth's photostream (aircraft)
Interesting way to pick up a flag
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)



Victoria Tube line reopens after wet concrete flood

HS2 through Derbyshire may cost jobs, say county council

HS2 challenge stopped by Supreme Court

Crossrail's army working underground for new London railway

Crossrail passenger estimate 'under by 65 million' at three stations

Solar bridge unveiled at Blackfriars station

Network Rail says 10% of Britain's level crossings closed

Network Rail orders Robel maintenance vehicles

Newark Northgate railway worker seriously injured by train

Rail workers escape as train hits maintenance truck near Shrewsbury

Superfast broadband approved for UK transport

Tunnel work to cause rail disruption to services to and from the South West

Derelict railway tunnel could become cycleway

Campaigners call on MPs to restore Ripon railway link

Sheffield rail line bid is on right track

Engineering work at Whiteball Tunnel

Fawley branch not to reopen to passengers

Isle of Wight railway line services resume after storms

Years of delays on Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine line

Cambrian Coast rail flood repairs at Barmouth and Pwllheli to take months

Removal of class 158 by road on Youtube

Docklands Light Railway strike dates announced by RMT

35028 to appear at MHR Gala

Update on 4472

French run Europe's longest freight train

DB Schenker expands HS1 freight operations

The Grand Canyon Railway brings back "Green Steam" in 2014

The abysmal state of Indian Railways

Possibly the loneliest bus stop in the UK

Strike by First group bus drivers in Dorset

North Yorkshire cut off Bus subsidies

New bus lane in Bath

First Group bus orders

Trolley buses could run again, says bus project

Jaguar Land Rover's post-recession success story

Tardebigge lock repair work done after quarter-century

Plans revealed for life-size Titanic simulation attraction in China

Alderney Airport grass runway is still closed due to bad weather

Jobs at risk at Aurigny

Jersey Airport terminal listed

Monument to 1989 Sahara crash

The world's last 747-100 makes final flight with Iran Air

UK reveals repair bill after Afghan hailstorm

New Forest target of Britain's biggest WW2 bomb probed

£1.2 million facelift to bring new life to Darley Abbey's long neglected mills

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



25/01/14  Channel 4 1900-2000
         "Speed with Guy Martin"  Breaking speed records  3/4

26/01/14  BBC4 2100-2210
         "Storyville: The Big Melt - How Steel Made Us Hard"  Sheffield steel

27/01/14  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  15/20 Norwich to Brandon

28/01/14  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  16/20 Ipswich to Chelmsford

29/01/14  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  17/20 Ilford to Rochester

30/01/14  BBC Radio 4 1500-1530
         "Open Country: Adlestrop"  Celebrating 100 years of the famous poem

30/01/14  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  18/20 Faversham to Dorking

30/01/14  BBC4 2030-2100
         "London on Film"  Archive footage of the East End

31/01/14  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  19/20 Brighton to Chichester

31/01/14  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "Building the London Underground"  A history



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

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

03/02/14    Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           Underhill Centre, St John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
           “PATHH - Providing Access to Hampshire Heritage”
           by Stephen Fisher
           1930 for a 1945 start

04/02/14    Monmouthshire Railway Society
           Lecture Theatre A10, Newport Riverside City Campus
           A selection of video films shown on A10's big screen
           Starts at 1915 prompt

07/02/14    RCTS Bristol
           St Peters Church Hall, Church Road, Filton, BS34 7BX
           "Post-War Years in the St Pancras District from steam to diesel"
           Arthur Turner recounts his time in the St Pancras District
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members are very welcome

08/02/14    Newbury Model Railway Exhibition
           St Batholomew’s School, Andover Road, Newbury, RG14 6JP

08/02/14-   Barrow Hill Roundhouse: East Coast Giants

Cheers, Howard.
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