Subject: Raildate 21st February 2014
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 21/02/2014, 18:10
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York workshop is left with one qualified machinist and one qualified electrician, but the
workshop office is staffed by three people.  It is understood that neither the Engineering and
Rail operations Manager nor the Engineering Co-ordinator have engineering qualifications, but
the Rail Operations Co-ordinator does have an engineering qualification and oversees all the
rail movements on and off site.

At Shildon, there are three workshop staff - an Engineering and Rail Operations Co-ordinator
and two apprentices, who will leave when their contracts expire in the next few months.

New positions currently being advertised all have either "Manager" or "Senior Executive" as
part of their job titles (with salaries to match).  In total, there are 19 job cuts elsewhere.


The North Yorkshire Moors Railway featuring LNER B1 No 6126
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

The beauty of the UK's loneliest bus stops

Huge model railroad layout
What do those squiggles on the pavement actually mean?
(spotter: Richard Buckby)

My Journey to Burma 1940 by Flying Boat
Aussie Airliners
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)




The rerouting railway line plan that Adolf Hitler put paid to

Cornwall main line rail services resume after storms

Reaction to West Country rail disruption

Brighton Mainline closed due to flooding at Pangdean and Patcham

Rail services resume at Harbury Tunnel landslip site

Landslip between Chesterfield and Sheffield partly shuts rail line

Crossrail tunnel boring update

Tallington villagers call for level crossing bypass

'Witness' appeal after Newark Northgate Station train death

Disaster simulation practice for emergency services

TransWilts rail service on track to exceed target

Railway landmarks to be sold at auction

Queensbury Tunnel could be Europe's longest underground cycleway

Most train users unaware of rights, says rail regulator

Train service satisfaction shockingly low, says Which?

Beattock station campaign gathers steam

Hardengreen bridge's first part installed

Cardiff metro: Plan encourages people to 'leave cars at home'

Classic locomotives in Wales on new Royal Mail stamps

Reunited one last time - Mallard and its five surviving sister locomotives

Bluebell Railway on track to come to Haywards Heath

Join the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway set

Moors railway set for £2.8m improvements

North York Moors Railway mourns death of Charlie Hart

Tata Steel Scunthorpe wins nostalgic order for steam loco No 2007 Prince of Wales

NS loses millions on Fyra high-speed train: 'passengers to come first'

High-speed trains: Thalys benefits from Fyra fall-out

Germany's Frankfurt-London high-speed rail link put on ice

MM&A management at fault for Lac Megantic disaster

MM&A is to be renamed Central Maine & Quebec by its new owners

Pricing old tank cars out of use on Canadian National

BNSF to move into tank car ownership with safer oil fleet

Derbyshire rail tunnel confirmed as oldest in world by Guinness World Book of Records

Race to repair damaged Devon tramway

Arbroath miniature railway’s fate to be decided

Luton-Dunstable busway vehicle crashes through fence

Cobh’s historic Titanic pier sold

Missing Nepal plane: Wreckage found

Ethiopian airliner hijacked to Geneva

Concrete runway at Redhill turned down by planning authority

'End of an era' as DC-10 makes last international trip

Terminal extension at Southend Airport

Screens to replace windows on proposed supersonic aircraft

Carbon fibre aircraft construction

South Yorkshire to Isle of Man new airline service

Spotters: Paul Bartlett, Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Richard Maund, Ted Millward, Reg Nerps,
Jim O'Brien, Mike Price, Alan Rushworth



22/02/14  Channel 4 1900-2000
         "The Restoration Man"  Restoring a Staffordshire flint mill

22/02/14  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Walking Through History"  3/3 North Norfolk

23/02/14  BBC2 1900-2000
         "Hunt vs Lauda: F1's Greatest Racing Rivals

23/02/14  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Bunkers, Brutalism & Bloody-mindedness: Concrete Poetry"  Architecture 2/2

24/02/14  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great Continental Rail Journeys"  Dresden to Kiel

24/02/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Reel History of Britain"  Mining in the 1930s

25/02/14  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great Continental Rail Journeys"  Copenhagen to Oslo 1/2

25/02/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Reel History of Britain"  Life in the 1920s

26/02/14  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great Continental Rail Journeys"  Copenhagen to Oslo 2/2

26/02/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Reel History of Britain"  World War 2

26/02/14  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "The Restoration Man"  Restoring a Northumberland water mill

27/02/14  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great Continental Rail Journeys"  Prague to Munich 1/2

27/02/14  BBC2 2100-2200
         "Jumbo: the Plane That Changed the World"

27/02/14  BBC4 2100-2200
         "The Brits Who Built the Modern World"  3/3 The 1980s

28/02/14  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great Continental Rail Journeys"  Prague to Munich 2/2



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

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    Kidderminster Railway Museum: Illustrated talk
           Station Approach, Comberton Hill, Kidderminster, Worcs, DY10 1QX
           Research Avenues of the Great Western Railway with Mike Fenton

22/02/14    Mickleover Model Railway Group: Trains-Only Swap Meet
           Mickleover Community Centre, Uttoxeter Rd, Mickleover, Derby, DE3 0DA
           1030-1430, admission: £1.00
           Free parking, refreshments

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

22/02/14-   Great Central Railway: Mixed Traffic Weekend

22/02/14-   New Mills & District Railway Modellers: Model Railway Exhibition
23/02/14    Chapel-en-le-Frith High School, Long Lane, Chapel-en-le-Frith, SK23 0TQ
           1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1630 (Sun)

27/02/14    Mickleover Model Railway Group: Film Show
           Royal British Legion, Poppyfields Drive, Mickleover, Derby, DE3 9GB
           Preserved Steam on Video
           Starts 1930, admission: £3.00
           Free parking, refreshments

01/03/14    Welsh Railways Research Circle
           Rhiwderin Community Centre, Newport, NP10 8RJ
           Railway book sale (mostly second-hand)
           Starts at 1100

01/03/14-   Romsey & District Railway Modellers Society Exhibition
02/03/14    Crosfield Hall, Broadwater Road, Romsey, SO51 8GL
           1030-1700 (Sat), 1000-1630 (Sun)

02/03/14    Dean Forest Railway: You say what you pay

03/03/14    Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           Underhill Centre, St John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
           “Been there, Seen it”
           by Tony Yoward
           1930 for a 1945 start

07/03/14    RCTS Bristol
           St Peters Church Hall, Church Road, Filton, BS34 7BX
           "Rebirth of the Great Western main lines and the IEP" by Stuart Baker (DfT)
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members are very welcome

07/03/14-   Mid-Hants Railway: Spring Steam Gala

08/03/14    Kidderminster Railway Museum: Illustrated talk
           Station Approach, Comberton Hill, Kidderminster, Worcs, DY10 1QX
           An evening of the MNA with Derek Huntriss

08/03/14    Railway Film Show
           St Mary's Church Hall, Thornhill Road, Ponteland, Newcastle, NE20 9PZ
           Archive films (BTF films shown with the permission of the BFI)
           Admission free, retiring collection, doughnuts at the interval
           1500 and 1930

08/03/14-   Great Central Railway: Meet Peppa Pig

Cheers, Howard.
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