Subject: Raildate 28th February 2014
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 28/02/2014, 14:45
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How does commuting affect wellbeing?

Mike Morant has recently uploaded some pre-war German and Swiss steam and electric traction

Andrew Cook has uploaded his latest video - a day visit to Merseyside

Churnet Valley Railway Winter Gala 22nd February
Nottingham Victoria 3rd September 1966
Secret Allied aircraft of WWII
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

BR Blue 1970s, part 2
BBC "Horizon" from 1972 about railway signalling
Bulleid electric locos
Fort William - Mallaig 1959 (Railway Roundabout)
Fort William - Mallaig October 2012
When Winter comes - 1952 in Sierra Nevada
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Recent Train Times - Planning a train journey?  Increase your chances of being on time
Park Royal Vehicles
Vintage Aviation Recollections by Richard Nash
A preserved English Electric Lightning in Cape Town
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

All about the North-West electrification project
Falkirk tram workers didn’t always have good conduct
The enduring appeal of the model railway
An exploration of the abandoned Derbyshire Royal Infirmary
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Modelling Bakewell
Tim Arnot's Australian railway photographs
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

In pictures: London street scenes then and now
(Spotter: David Bickell)

The English expressions coined in WW1

World War One: The tank's secret Lincoln origins

World War One: Orford Ness and boffins, bombs and biplanes

Interested in airports?  Interested in carpets in airports?

Hidden history found beneath Alcatraz



Railway reopening could beat target
'500m of wall still missing'
Close-up look at rail line repairs
Rail bosses mull five options on wrecked Dawlish line
Link to Network Rail report

South West Trains reports up to four times more customer contact

Flood damage 'devastated' South West economy

Botley landslip railway line 'closed until mid-March'

Transport minister visits Botley railway landslip site

Submerged Somerset railway line to remain closed for 'many weeks'

Work progressing after landslip between Chesterfield and Sheffield

London railway stations are country's busiest - and getting busier

Curzon Street station's 1,300ft glass facade unveiled

£2m major revamp for Gloucester railway station unveiled

Plans are revived for Shrewsbury-London service

Bristol Parkway: Residents angry over size of new car park

Consultation to reopen Saltford station near Bath

Delayed refurbishment of class 458 stock for SWT Windsor lines

Possible car parking charges at Northern franchise stations

Training for trains: Railway towns bid for HS2 college

London Tube staff handed £25 strike break bonus

Extra Trains planned for Scottish League Cup final

Station improvements for Commonwealth games

Borders Railway: Price and times of services revealed

Borders Railway: Council retains Carlisle rail goal

Public asked for views on new Queen Street Station

Man impaled on station railings cut free by fire crews

Shildon railway museum locomotives attract record visitors

Sir Nigel Gresley steams back to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway from Locomotion

Severn Valley Railway gets grant to restore locomotive 4930 Hagley Hall

It's full steam ahead for "Salmon" on the Deeside Railway

European railway timetable

US railroads to implement oil-by-rail safety measures

Film crew member on Greg Allman biopic killed by train

Manchester Victoria Metrolink station closed for rebuilding

Train built in 1966 using two jet engines is still the fastest locomotive in America

Seaton tramline undergoing 'urgent clean-up'

Bath bus stuck under railway bridge on Jews Lane

Bus fire near Wrexham

Threatened cuts to sponsored bus services in Wales

Sports car reaches 270 miles per hour in record attempt

Paddy Hopkirk: 50th anniversary of Monte Carlo Rally win

Lotus F1 Team hopes technology will give it the edge

Ukraine crisis: Protesters seize 'ex-president's son's cars'

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal storm repairs cost £1m

First chaplain for Monmouthshire and Brecon canal

Chinese firm to build replica of Titanic for theme park in China

Salvors to remove sunken Baltic Ace near Rotterdam

Costa Concordia: Captain boards shipwreck

The return of the Kung?

Rolls-Royce to develop two new Trent-based engines

World's longest aircraft is unveiled in UK

Qantas meets unions over 5,000 job cuts

Remembering the DC-10: End of an era or good riddance?

Canadian Lancaster to visit UK in August

RAF resumes operations with A330 Voyagers

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps, Jim O'Brien, Mike Price, Alan Rushworth



01/03/14  Channel 4 1905-2000
         "The Restoration Man"  Restoring a Brixham church

02/03/14  BBC4 1900-2000
         "The Golden Age of Coach Travel"

02/03/14  BBC4 2000-2100
         "The Fairy Tale Castles of King Ludwig II with Dan Cruickshank"

03/03/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journey Goes to Ireland"  Dublin

03/03/14  BBC2 2100-2200
         "Mind the Gap: London vs the Rest"  Includes a look at Crossrail

04/03/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journey Goes to Ireland"  The Bog of Allen

05/03/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journey Goes to Ireland"  Dundalk

05/03/14  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Bombay Railway"

06/03/14  BBC4 2030-2100
         "Brushing Up on... British Statues"  With Danny Baker



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

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

11/03/14    Great Western Society (Bristol Group)
           Room 7, BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RG
           "South African Steam Finale" by Terry Nicholls
           1930 for 1945
           There is no admission charge, but a donation of at least £2 is appreciated

12/03/14    RCTS South Wales
           Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
           "A Pennine Journey - Attercliffe to Accrington" by Stephen Gay
           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

13/03/14    Monmouthshire Railway Society
           Lecture Theatre A10, Newport Riverside City Campus
           "Reminiscences of nearly 50 years of Rail Travel" by Hugh Gould
           Starts at 1915 prompt, admission for non-members is £3.00

Cheers, Howard.
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