Subject: Raildate 7th March 2014
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 07/03/2014, 17:36
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It's 25 years since the Settle-Carlisle railway line was saved
Sri Lankan Leyland railbus
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Gainsborough Rail Action Plan  from Friends of the Brigg and Lincoln Lines (FoBLL) and
Gainsborough Rail and Bus (GRaB)
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

A recent exploration of Queensbury Tunnel
And one of the Hull & Barnsley Railway Barnsdale Tunnel
More on Barnsdale Tunnel here
(Spotter: Tom Baldwin)

The Lynton and Barnstaple Railway Circa 1935
Time up for second hand on Swiss railway clocks
(Spotter: David Sharp)

Definitions of an approaching train
46115 on the mainline, 1st March
A Lego A4
Nostalgia - 1960s photos and another evening lost
More nostalgia 1960s to now including Switzerland & Austria
Railway Technical website – stories
Stagecoach Group timeline
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Photo gallery: Images of Norfolk Railway’s age of steam published for the first time
Take a trip on a Norwegian model railway
Warplanes at War - Spitfire at War
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Visitor Centre
Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre
Newark Air Museum

Abandoned Russian aeroplanes
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Ghost signs: Echoes of Leeds' history hiding in plain view



Storm-hit Dawlish: 'Difficult' to get alternative rail line
Prime Minister's rail pledge to South West
Dawlish thanks the Orange Army (facebook page)
Here's To The Guys At Network Rail!
Dawlish rail line to reopen on 4th April, Network Rail says
MPs welcome news that Dawlish rail line will re-open on April 4
Webcam - live view of works at Dawlish

Engineers assess damage to railway at Bridgwater

Hastings railway line landslips: Full reopening delayed

Relief for Chesterfield and Sheffield train passengers after landslip line to reopen

Worker dies in Crossrail tunnel in Holborn

Network Rail apologises to families over level crossing deaths

Ufton Nervet deaths: Network Rail apology 'late', says MP

RAIB report into open door incident on Croydon Tramlink

London Midland Train Crew Managers on strike

Class 170 units to transfer to Chiltern

Apology issued over noisy Wolvercote railway works

'Two Together Railcard' goes on sale

HS2 training bid by college consortium from West Midlands

Driver dies in Arundel railway station ticket machine crash

Gainsborough Central: Hopes for 'worst' train station

Fire crews could spend 'several days' at Salford plant

Campaign against 60t lorries
Link to finding MEPs if you wish to add your thoughts

Union anger over driverless Tube train plans

London's Brompton Road Tube station sold for £53m

'Rail revolution' demand from Transform Scotland

Eurostar carried 10 million passengers in 2013

Railway museum buoyed by huge rise in visitors

WSR volunteers back plc land bid

60007 not attending North Norfolk Railway gala

Two men killed by Rotterdam Zuid train were 'fooling around'

Canada regulators find volatility of oil in deadly accident similar to gasoline

Nottingham tram: Final stretch of Clifton extension work starts

Nottingham tram site skulls confirmed as human

Tram/train link 'will be better value than Garl'

New bus station opened in Northampton

Traffic congestion at new Northampton bus station

New bus station for Blackburn

Bus slid off road in Somerset

Bus stuck in hole in Road

Stonehenge tunnel only 'realistic solution' to A303 congestion

Stagecoach vehicle investment announced

Service cuts on Cardiff Bus due to reduced grants

Geneva Motor Show: Electric cars no longer the exception?

Time to book a trip on Grantham Canal

Restored Titanic headquarters opens in Liverpool

Free ferry tickets on Scottish Islands ferries

Rolls-Royce imagines a future of unmanned ships

Rolls-Royce Portsmouth naval plant to close

Nuclear submarine to get new core after test reactor problem

British Airways Heathrow flight grounded by 'engine surge'

Light Aircraft crash near Gloucester

Homes plan for Sandown's former art deco Rivoli cinema

Southsea South Parade Pier 'is sold'

Practice WW1 battlefield discovered at Gosport MoD site

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



09/03/14  BBC4 1900-2000
         "The Golden Age of Steam Raiways"  1/2 Narrow gauge

09/03/14  BBC2 2100-2200
         "Fast and Fearless: Britain's Banger Racers"  1/2

10/03/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journey Goes to Ireland"  Belfast

10/03/14  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Bombay Railway"  2/2

10/03/14  BBC2 2320-0020
         "Fast and Fearless: Britain's Banger Racers"  1/2

11/03/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journey Goes to Ireland"  Antrim

12/03/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journey"  The Industrial Revolution

12/03/14  BBC2 2000-2100
         "Collectaholics"  Includes a man with a station in his garden

12/03/14  BBC4 2000-2100
         "The Two Thousand Year Old Computer"

12/03/14  ITV1 2235-2340
         "The Miners' Strike and Me"  30th anniversary of the miners' strike



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

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-   Basingstoke Model Railway Show
09/03/14    Aldworth Science College, Basingstoke, RG22 6HA

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

17/03/14    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet School, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           "Transport Through the Goring Gap" by Mike Hurst
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

17/03/14    Friends of Cromford Canal - Talk
           Ironville Church Hall, Casson St, Ironville, NG16 5NN
           Steam Locomotive A1 Tornado by Alexa Stott
           Starts: 1930, admission: £2.00

19/03/14    Dronfield Civic Society - Talk
           St Andrew’s Church, Pentland Road, Dronfield Woodhouse
           The Leek & Manifold Valley Light Railway by Bib Gratton
           Starts: 1930, Civic Society members £2, non-members £4
           Refreshments included

22/03/14    Dean Forest Railway: Multiple Unit Festival

22/03/14    Kidderminster Railway Museum: Film show
           Station Approach, Comberton Hill, Kidderminster, Worcs, DY10 1QX
           An evening of cine film with Michael Clemens

22/03/14-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Home Fleet Weekend

Cheers, Howard.
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