Subject: Raildate 7th February 2014
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 07/02/2014, 16:44
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Things rumble on...  Raildate learns that 17 jobs are going altogether at the NRM, including 4
out of the of the 5 people employed in the workshop.  In other news, jobs being advertised at
the Science Museum group (the umbrella organisation that includes the NRM) are apparently in
the £60k region.


Planes, trains, automobiles... and sledges: Derby's manufacturing history

The Bombardier UK factory - in pictures

15 ways to improve London’s train network

Yarmouth railway station (IoW) is going to be restored and extended, and opened as a café with
a cycle hire business and a bird hide in the style of a signal box

Mike Morant's Australian vintage steam collection - mostly circa 1971/2

Timber Tracks - laser-cut model railway products, and now full-size replica GWR name and number

45699 Galatea blasts up Wilpshire on a loaded test run, 29th January
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Delay attribution before computers
Preserved Krauss-Maffei loco in California
BLS Thunersee ship charter costs for 2014
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)



Derby train-maker Bombardier wins £1bn Crossrail contract

UK storms wash away Dawlish railway line

Ben Bradshaw says loss of railway line at Dawlish will hit Devon and Cornwall economies

Dawlish storm damage rail closure 'to cost millions'

Mourning the UK’s most celebrated stretch of railway

Aerial pictures of train travelling through floods

No rail services between Eastleigh and Fareham due to landslip

Speed restrictions imposed in Kent due to further bad weather

Tonbridge-Hastings line shut by landslip and ferry delays from Dover

Passengers angry with Nuneaton to Coventry rail scheme delays

Meeting to talk about reopening Saltford railway station

Swindon to Kemble railway line re-doubling delayed

Footbridge to be installed at Stroud

Second Corby to Kettering railway track to be restored

Northern Hub £600m rail work starts at Manchester Airport

New £2.2m railway station at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough

Carillion wins contract to electrify line into St Pancras

Electrifying the railway across Britain moves a step closer

Cable thief ordered to pay back over £25,000

Electric car points located at 44 First Great Western stations

New Gatwick platform
Second part of this article

Heathrow rail link plan unveiled by Network Rail

Network Rail worker John Wright dies after train hits him

RAIB investigation into near-miss involving welding gang at Bridgeway crossing, Shrewsbury

London Underground strike disrupting millions

Second day of London Underground action

Tube strike: Services resume ahead of talks

Photos by people not travelling by tube

Roads to be closed as Hardengreen bridge installed

If the A9 can be dualled, why not tracks too?

Borders Railway: Black Path closure 'unavoidable'

Port Talbot's £11.4m station plans unveiled

Rail service from Swansea to Heathrow announced

Historic steam engine leaves Shildon to return to National Railway Museum

Extra funds needed to restore rare electric Derby locomotive

South Tynedale Railway line to get £4m revamp

Flooding: West Somerset Railway 'open for business'

Light Rail Vehicle order placed with Stadler by AppenzellerBahn

Queensland finalises new train order

GYSEV orders Siemens EMUs

DB order double deck stock for Stuttgart-Zurich services

Clashes at Rio de Janeiro Central Station fare rise protest

London buses to become cashless this summer

Bus hit by high waves and stranded in Pembrokeshire

Cardiff Airport shuttle bus averages four passengers a journey

Exclusive photos show P&O's latest super-ship

SAGA Ruby becomes Burma hotel

Channel Islands ferries cancelled by severe weather

French strike affects island ferry service for second day

Ferry says farewell with a bang

Spain cargo ship splits on France coast at Anglet

Greenland glacier that sank Titanic records fastest-ever speed of 17km per year

Govan shipyard likely to close in BAE revamp of Clyde facilities

Matchstick modeller creates flotilla of miniature ships

First Choice jet diverted to East Midlands after 'emergency'

Rolls-Royce facing legal action over alleged radiation safety failings at Derby site

Batteries on planes pose 'increased fire risk'

A look at the US Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey aircraft

Brighton's ruined West Pier pavilion split in two by storm

Families hold memorial service for Diglake miners

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



08/02/14  Channel 4 2100-2200
         "Walking Through History"  1/3 Wigan Pier

10/02/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "The Boats That Built Britain"  The Reaper

10/02/14  BBC4 2000-2100
         "The Men Who Built the Liners"

10/02/14  BBC2 2200-2300
         "The Culture Show: Lego - the Building Blocks of Architecture"

11/02/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "The Boats That Built Britain"  Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter

11/02/14  BBC4 2000-2100
         "The Golden Age of Liners"

12/02/14  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "The Restoration Man"  Converting an RAF WW" bunker into a home

12/02/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "The Boats That Built Britain"  WW2 Landing Craft

12/02/14  BBC4 2355-0055
         "Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams"

13/02/14  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "Titanic: the True Story"

13/02/14  BBC4 2030-2100
         "London on Film"  Fall of Empire

13/02/14  BBC4 2100-2200
         "The Brits Who Built the Modern World"  1/3 The power of the past

13/02/14  BBC4 2300-0000
         "Dreaming the Impossible: Unbuilt Britain"  1/3

13/02/14  ITV1 2335-0030
         "The Great Train Robbery"  Documentary



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

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

10/02/14    North East Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           St Thomas’s Church Centre, Chatsworth Road, Brampton, Chesterfield, S40 3AW
           “The Butterley Gangroad Project” by Trevor Griffin
           Starts 1930, £2 admission for non-members

11/02/14    Great Western Society (Bristol Group)
           Room 7, BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RG
           The Andrew Hook Memorial Meeting
           "Recreating the Golden Age of the Great Western Railway" by Jon Trott
           1930 for 1945
           There is no admission charge, but a donation of at least £2 is appreciated
           Non-members most welcome

12/02/14    RCTS South Wales
           Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
           "Freedom of Wales 1962" by Nigel Wassell
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members are very welcome
           A donation of £1.00 (members) or £2.00 (non-members) is requested

13/02/14    Oceans visitor support and information centre
           13 High Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 2DF
           "Death on the Ocean Wave" - a lecture by Mary South
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900) in the QE2 Suite
           £5 to include refreshments, book signing and the lecture

14/02/14    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)

15/02/14    Warminster & District Model Railway Group Model Railway and Transport Exhibition
           Warminster Leisure Centre, Woodcock Road, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 9DQ
           Adult: £5.00, Concessions: £4.00, Child: £2.00, Family: £12.00

15/02/14    Welsh Railways Research Circle
           St Asaph Room, St David's Hall, The Hayes, Cardiff, CF10 1AH
           "Llanelly Railway - Conflict & Strife" by Mike Denman
           (Author of "The Llanelly Railway and Dock Company", etc)
           Starts 1400
           Non-members are welcome to join the meetings but please contact the Indoor
           Meetings Coordinator so they are aware of likely numbers

15/02/14    Midland Railway Society
           Hallmark Inn, Derby, DE1 2SL
           “St Pancras in Two World Wars" by Roydon Stock
           Starts at 1330

15/02/14-   Ribble Steam Railway: Industrial Steam Gala

17/02/14    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Library, Kennet School, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           "The Wirksworth Branch" by Howard Sprenger
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

17/02/14    The Victorian Society
           Art Workers' Guild, 6 Queen Square, London, WC1
           Starts 1830
           "The North Midland Railway" by Robert Thorne

17/02/14    Friends of Cromford Canal - Talk
           Ironville Church Hall, Casson St, Ironville, NG16 5NN
           The Great Wall of Butterley by Tim Castledine
           Starts: 1930, admission: £2.00

18/02/14    Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Half Term Operating Days

18/02/14-   Great Central Railway: Villains and Superheroes

20/02/14    Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Half Term Operating Days

21/02/14    Aln Valley Railway Society
           Costello Centre, Baliffgate, Alnwick
           "Aln Valley Railway - The story so far" by Roger Jermy
           Admission: £1.50 (minimum or + donation) to include tea/coffee and biscuits
           Proceeds will go to the Alnwick Parkinsons support group

22/02/14-   Solent Model Railway Group - Eurotrak - Eastleigh Model Railway Show
23/02/14    Fleming Park Leisure Centre, Passfield Avenue, Eastleigh, SO50 9NL

18/02/14-   Great Central Railway: Mixed Traffic Weekend

Cheers, Howard.
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