Subject: Raildate 21st March 2014
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 21/03/2014, 16:43
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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The West Wales Rail Campaign wants to re-instate rail links between Carmarthen and Aberystwyth
and between Afon Wen on the Cambrian Coast line and Bangor

Buxton Spa Express 15th March
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

A recent exploration of Carlisle Upperby Traction Maintenance Depot
And one of the LNWR's Gildersome tunnel, Leeds
And one of Miley Tunnel, Preston (L&YR/LNWR Jt)
(Spotter: Tom Baldwin)

Friends of the Flitch Way railway carriage project
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Sandy's CanCars - hotrod models out of beer cans
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Handsome half-pints: Colin Rule’s tiny tributes to the big Healey
Into Thin Air: 5 Planes That Vanished
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Digitised old photos of Worcester
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)



Fire crews in Dawlish controlled landslip operation
In Pictures: Rebuilding the Dawlish Railway
Dawlish landslip: Army to help clear rail line
Live Dawlish webcam - with sound!
And one without sound (doesn't seem to refresh automatically)
Several photos taken by "Captain Kernow" on 20th March, his piece starts a little way down the
Railway closure for roadworks at Newton Abbot altered to be done during Dawlish closure

Councillors say rail route through Okehampton quickest option

Great Western electrification to create specialist jobs in Swindon

Botley landslips railway line reopens

Selby swing bridge repairs begin after landslip delay

HS2 chair Sir David Higgins urges project speed-up
Derbyshire business leaders welcome plan to accelerate HS2

Hitachi to move rail business to UK from Japan

Acocks Green train station's £1.7m lift work begins

Tawny owl clings to the front of a speeding train for more than 300 miles

Selby Swing Bridge repairs start

Truck stuck under Hindlow bridge

Cheltenham bus roof ripped off in bridge crash

First Great Western reduces First class provision

London Paddington to Bristol rail electrification creates Swindon jobs

Community Railways celebrate 21st year

Clever video editing from railtour 15th March

Passengers trapped in 'runaway' Tube train which ran through four stations without stopping

New tamper purchased by Tyne & Wear Metro

Train evacuation in Glasgow after 'false fire alarm'

Falahill work due to begin

Valleys rail electrification bill row between governments

Barmouth to Harlech Cambrian rail line to reopen ahead of schedule

Cambrian Coast railway line to reopen fully by summer

Pont Briwet temporary bridge plan scrapped

Swanage Railway's rare 1940s Bulleid carriages return

Services at Porthmadog harbour station to resume after £1m makeover

Eurostar expansion

Fyra high-speed train debacle resolved, Italy to take them back

Dutch Rail to modernise double-decker trains

Horror in France as cyclist hit by train carried 40 km

Man dies after being electrocuted while taking selfie on top of a train

Ten of the world’s best train journeys to experience

Tibet Railway extension set for September opening

National Express bus order placed with Alexander-Dennis

Changes to Guernsey bus services

Kennet & Avon Canal blocked by capsized boat in lock near Bath

USS Texas at 100 years old - a proud history and an uncertain future

Paint detectives uncover true colours of Nelson's victorious flagship

Camera trouble led to RAF Voyager grounding, investigation finds

Glasgow Airport train-tram link 'will cost £90m'

Cardiff Airport passengers up 9% since Welsh government takeover

Bristol Blenheim restoration

MH370 Malaysia plane latest
Could this radar spot Malaysia's missing plane?

Trilanders withdrawn from inter-island services

Light aircraft crash near Swansea after bird strike

Witchampton biplane crash investigated by Dorset Police

Two dead in Seattle news helicopter crash near Space Needle

More repairs required on Poole Twin Sails bridge

Stabilisation of Ironbridge gorge

Summons for Southsea South Parade Pier owners

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



22/03/14  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Shipwrecks: Britain's Sunken History"  2/3

23/03/14  BBC1 South 1615-1645
         "Sea City"  Behind the scenes at Southampton Docks 2/3

23/03/14  BBC2 1800-1900
         "The Hairy Bikers: Restoration Road Trip"  Restoring industrial sites

23/03/14  BBC4 1900-2000
         "Magnificent Machines: the Golden Age of the British Sports Car"

24/03/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Who knows where?

25/03/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  London

25/03/14  BBC4 2250-2350
         "Grand Prix: the Killer Years"

25/03/14  BBC4 2350-0050
         "Magnificent Machines: the Golden Age of the British Sports Car"

26/03/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journey"  Who knows where?

27/03/14  BBC4 2030-2100
         "Brushing Up On... Street Furniture"  With Danny Baker

27/03/14  Channel 4 2100-2200
         "Mayday: the Passenger Who Landed a Plane"



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

21/03/14    Holymoorside History Society
           Village Hall, Holymoor Rd, Holymoorside, Chesterfield, S42 7DX
           "The Matlock Tram System" by Glynn Waite
           Starts 1930, £1.50 including refreshments

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    Mickleover Model Railway Group
           Royal British Legion, Poppyfields Drive, Mickleover, Derby, DE3 9GB
           "Steaming to the End" by Mike Dawson
           Starts 1930, admission: £3.00
           Free parking, refreshments

27/03/14-   West Somerset 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

04/04/14-   Llangollen Railway: Croes Newydd 84J

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

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

07/04/14    Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           Underhill Centre, St John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
           “The New Forest & World War 2”
           by Gareth Owen
           1930 for a 1945 start

07/04/14    Peak Railway Association (Sheffield Branch)
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           “33 years as a Railway Civil Engineer” a slideshow by Tony Icke
           Starts at 1930
           For a requested £3 donation on the door, all welcome

08/04/14    Great Western Society (Bristol Group)
           Room 7, BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RG
           "8mm Railway Memories" by Paul Dibbens
           1930 for 1945
           There is no admission charge, but a donation of at least £2 is appreciated

09/04/14    RCTS South Wales
           Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
           "In and Around South Wales - a 1950s and 1960s Railtour" by Noel Thompson
           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

11/04/14-   The Battlefield Line: Spring Steam Gala

12/04/14    Kidderminster Railway Museum: Film show
           Station Approach, Comberton Hill, Kidderminster, Worcs, DY10 1QX
           Railways Remembered with Rob Foxon - Mallard and the Record Breakers

12/04/14-   Tarka Valley Railway: Torrington Spring Gala

12/04/14-   Mid-Hants Railway: Day Out with Thomas

Cheers, Howard.
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