Subject: Raildate 14th March 2014
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 14/03/2014, 17:02
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North Devon railways since the age of steam

Mike Morant has uploaded some new Dutch material to his web site, but note that in the "New
Smugmug" captions no longer recognise the 'line feed' character, so paragraphs now all run into
each other
Click on the slide show button for a walk through all the images

Keighley and Worth Valley Railway Winter Gala, 7th March
A selection of films about the Southern Railway
And Switzerland and Austria videos - 11 in all, which run sequentially
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

A crash course in British Transport Films
Alan Monk's visit to East Germany almost 20 years ago
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Rhiw Valley Light Railway, including a promotional video
(Spotter: Lawrence Hanney)

Automated operations report
(Spotter:  Neil Kearns)

Railway Codes and other data - revamped web site
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

A recent exploration of Botanic Gardens station and Kelvinbridge tunnel and station, Glasgow
And one of Crow Road station and tunnel, Glasgow
(Spotter: Tom Baldwin)

Look At Life - Air Hostess 1960
Into the Blue - 1950 documentary about Britain's civil airlines
Reel Streets - click on a film, scroll to an image, put the mouse over it and see the present
day location
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

A new project to record WWI remains across the UK
WWI airfields
WWI on land
WWI at sea

Do massive dams ever make sense?

Mechanical v human: Why do planes crash?

The Forgotten Flood: Sheffield's tragic past remembered

The engineering inside Rio's Christ the Redeemer

Five lesser-spotted things Tony Benn gave the UK



Proud rush to repair 'the hole' in Dawlish coastal train line

Dawlish sea wall damage and repairs - a photographic record by Colin J Marsden

Storm-hit Dawlish: Where could a second rail line run?
Film reports

Alternative SW routes - the consultants' report

Bristol-to-Taunton railway line to re-open

Reopening the Wisbech rail line 'a strategic priority'

Bromsgrove £17.4m railway station replacement starts

Report suggests HS2 station in central Sheffield

Bob Crow, RMT union general secretary, dies

Ticket conductors' taxi break-down causes two trains to be cancelled

Great Train Robbery crossing sign to be sold at auction

Pantograph strike at Bedford 05/03/14

11% of the UK rail network to be electrified under National Electrification Programme

South West Trains launches 10-car Windsor line trains

Calls to bring HS2 college to York

Contract awarded for Chiltern line Oxford link

Closing a Wiltshire bridge could cost thousands claim businesses

Moor Bridge deaths: Network Rail apology 'too late'

Council will not accept ‘broken promises’ over station improvements

Apology over Wolvercote freight loop overnight work

Ten Car Waterloo-Windsor services to start at the end of March

Campaign calls for Matlock-Buxton railway to reopen

Let France run Britain's railways

Open Train Times web site closed

Obituary: Alastair McPherson, railway chief

Borders Railway’s bypass plan on track, say bosses

Zero hours concern over rail safety

Stranraer line best in Scotland

Plans approved to open Mail Rail 'secret Tube' as ride

Crowds flock to Keighley railway for Steam Spectacular

Back on schedule: Europe's InterRail timetable is re-born

King opens rebuilt Rotterdam Centraal station

Building moved for railway expansion in Zurich

Edinburgh trams daylight testing

Contract awarded for Doha metro extension

Vintage trolley car to be placed into service

Priceless Ford GT40 found buried in junk-filled garage

Cornwall rescue for sinking cargo vessel

On board a $300m superyacht

Liverpool cruise liner services: Commissioners back state funding

Sinking cargo vessel off Cornwall towed into St Austell

HMS Argyll navy torpedo fired into Devonport wharf

Malaysia Airways flight missing south of Vietnam
Malaysia plane: Indian Ocean search for missing jet
Lost Malaysia plane 'may have flown for five more hours'
Missing airliner: How do transponders and radar work?

RAF Waddington's runway to get £35m upgrade

Front landing gear collapses on Florida-bound plane

Air France flight diverted to Aldergrove due to woman going into labour

Expansion plans for East Midlands Airport

Warnings of “teething problems” for new Heathrow Terminal 2

Flights from Cambridge airport suspended

Derbyshire nuclear fallout bunker goes under the hammer

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



15/03/14  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Shipwrecks: Britain's Sunken History"  1/3

16/03/14  BBC1 South 1645-1715
         "Sea City"  Behind the scenes at Southampton Docks 1/3

16/03/14  BBC2 1800-1900
         "The Hairy Bikers: Restoration Road Trip"  Restoring industrial sites

16/03/14  BBC4 1900-2000
         "The Golden Age of Steam Railways"  2/2 Standard gauge

16/03/14  BBC2 2100-2200
         "Fast and Fearless: Britain's Banger Racers"  2/2

16/03/14  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Timewatch: QE2 - the Final Voyage"  The liner's last journey

17/03/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Birmingham

17/03/14  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  The Potteries

17/03/14  BBC2 2320-0020
         "Fast and Fearless: Britain's Banger Racers"  2/2

18/03/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Dudley to Bridgnorth

19/03/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journey"  Welshpool to Aberystwyth

19/03/14  BBC4 2200-2300
         "Brakeless: Why Trains Crash"

20/03/14  Channel 4 2100-2200
         "Inside Rolls Royce"  Behind the scenes at the car makers

20/03/14  BBC4 2300-0000
         "Timewatch: QE2 - the Final Voyage"  The liner's last journey



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

15/03/14    Sawbridgeworth Model Railway Exhibition
           Sawbridgeworth Memorial Hall, The Forebury, CM21 9BD

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

21/03/14    Bluebell Railway: Diesel Gala

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

27/03/14-   West Someret Railway: Atlantic Coast Express Steam Gala

28/03/14    WC&P Railway Group
           Corpus Christi Church Hall, Ellenborough Park South, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1XW
           “Scenic Railways in the South West” by Peter Triggs
           Visitors are welcome - cost £2 (refunded if you join)

04/04/14    RCTS Bristol
           St Peters Church Hall, Church Road, Filton, BS34 7BX
           "Scottish Steam in the 1950s and 1960s" by David Kelso
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members are very welcome

04/04/14    Oxford House Industrial History Society
           Oxford House Adult Education Centre, Grove Road, Risca, NP11 6GN
           "The Tenby & Pembroke Railway" by Martin Connop-Price
           1900 for a 1915 start (meetings finish by 2130)
           Friends and visitors are welcome to attend: admission £2.00

05/04/14-   Swanage Railway: Spring Steam Gala

05/04/14-   Bodmin & Wenford Railway: Branch Line Weekend

Cheers, Howard.
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