Subject: Raildate 28th March 2014
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 28/03/2014, 16:39
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Andrew Cook has put together a slideshow of the Borders Railway works

Gales, Floods and the railway
Railways in Britain and for export 1959
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Severn Valley Railway 21st March
Photographs published for the first time show life on the railway in Norwich in the 1950s
Cockle Train Cab Ride - Victor Harbor to Goolwa
1930s LMS Film "Sentinels of Safety"
Part 1:
Part 2:
Part 3:
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Signal sighting made easy

A recent exploration of Cwmcerwyn (Bryn) tunnel, Maesteg (Port Talbot Railway)
(Spotter: Tom Baldwin)

A time-lapse trip down the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway steam and diesel driving experiences

Ten ways Network Rail can create better railways and save taxpayers £1bn
SY1141 at Yuxia shunting wagons Feb 2014 - final steam locomotive in Shaanxi, China
Tren Crucero A Vapor de Los Andes
Indian Steam Railway Society
Reeves Lockheed Electra with damage engine landing, June 1983
Clay Lacy and the Amazing Human Fly
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

The model railway chase scene from Wallace and Grommet's "The Wrong Trousers"
(Spotter: Jim O'Brien)



Dawlish work from the air

Hastings landslip line to reopen 'early next week'

HS2 will not link to Eurostar confirms minister

DfT and TfL extend Crossrail route to Reading

Bristol train derailment disrupts services

Ipswich: New chord ready for first trains

Holme Tunnel due to reopen following repairs

Uniform dispensation for Bob Crow's funeral

London Midland to shed clerical and management jobs

Invitation to tender published for East Coast franchise

Northern Franchise extended to 2016

Great Barton rail crossing cyclist death 'not suspicious'

Voith to retrofit Class 142 wheelsets for Angel Trains in the UK

Million-dollar offer can't lure away WWII locomotive

Historic police merger talks on take over of railway patrols

Edinburgh to Ayr service from May 2015

Valleys rail electrification row intensifies

Carno villagers consulted on new rail station proposals

Study wanted on reopening Aberystwyth to Carmarthen rail link

RAIB report on LC accident near Welshpool

Steam railway on track for extension

Thieves steal rare locomotive bell from historic South Devon Railway

Porthmadog Harbour railway station reopens after £1.3m rebuild

Eurostar trains halted by lightning strike in Kent

NS cuts costs to cover Fyra losses

Major incidents of theft set back high-speed rail project

Chicago airport train derails, injuring 32
Union: Train operator dozed off

World's oldest working model railway at NRM to enter Guinness Book of Records

August engineering blockade of Uxbridge lines

Extension proposed for Tyne & Wear metro

Nottingham trams disrupted because of ice

Sheffield Supertram marks 20-year journey

Storm-damaged Seaton tramline set to reopen

Last push made to save Vancouver streetcar

Bus fire in Scarborough

McGills buses place £2.5 million order

Scottish Government grant for low emission buses

Mini Day at Brooklands museum

Clever animation shows how Amsterdam's canals developed

Norway: Wealthy sailor 'forgot' boat in Swedish harbour

New Titanic letter gives first-hand account of disaster

Iranian ship, in plain view but shrouded in mystery, looks very familiar

MH370 search: Chinese plane lands at wrong airport in Australia

Edinburgh-Doha flights to start in May

Deal signed for new Channel Island Air Search aircraft

Airbus to supply 70 aircraft to China

Airbus to offer 11-abreast economy seats on A380

Lion Air 737 bounced five times in landing accident: NTSC

RAF Lossiemouth's 'Dambusters' squadron is disbanded

RAF TriStars to fly final sortie
RAF TriStars to be scrapped after US sale falls through

Voyager fleet takes the strain for RAF

Gleision mine deaths: Explosion 'like jet engine'

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



29/03/14  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Shipwrecks: Britain's Sunken History"  3/3

30/03/14  BBC1 South 1615-1645
         "Sea City"  Behind the scenes at Southampton Docks 3/3

30/03/14  BBC4 1900-2000
         "Timeshift: Full Throttle - the Glory Days of the British Motorbike"

30/03/14  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "The Dambusters' Great Escape: Secret History"  The sinking of the Turpitz

31/03/14  BBC Radio 4 1100-1130
         "The Enfield Thunderbolt"  Story of the electric car 1/2

31/03/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  London

01/04/14  BBC Radio 4 1100-1130
         "The Enfield Thunderbolt"  Story of the electric car 2/2

01/04/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Lincolnshire

01/04/14  BBC4 2000-2030
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Stirling

01/04/14  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Building Burma's Death Railway: Moving Half the Mountain

01/04/14  BBC4 2350-0050
         "Timeshift: Full Throttle - the Glory Days of the British Motorbike"

02/04/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journey"  Dundee to Aberdeen

02/04/14  BBC4 2000-2100
         "African Railway"  The Tazara Railroad

03/04/14  BBC4 2300-0000
         "Building Burma's Death Railway: Moving Half the Mountain



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

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)

01/04/14    Priest's House Museum, Wimborne, Dorset, UK
30/04/14    Lost Tracks - Remembering East Dorset's Railways
           Exhibition to mark 50 years since East Dorset's last scheduled passenger trains

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    Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Labour History Society
           Chesterfield Labour Club, Saltergate, Chesterfield, S40 1NF
           “Navvies on the Dore and Chinley Railway” by Clive Leivers
           Starts 1400

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

14/04/14    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet School, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           "Watercress Line - Past and Present" by Dave Yelden
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

14/04/14    North East Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           St Thomas’s Church Centre, Chatsworth Road, Brampton, Chesterfield, S40 3AW
           “Industrial Archaeology of Stoke-on-Trent” by Godfrey Holmes
           Starts 1930, £2 admission for non-members

15/04/14    Monmouthshire Railway Society
           Lecture Theatre A10, Newport Riverside City Campus
           "Strictly Freight only: 50 years of Railfreight, Part 3" by Brian Ringer
           Starts at 1915 prompt, admission for non-members is £3.00

15/04/14    Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Easter Operating Day

15/04/14-   Great Central Railway: Easter Bunny Express

17/04/14    Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Easter Operating Day

18/04/14-   Great Central Railway: Easter Vintage Special

18/04/14-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Easter Open Days

18/04/14-   Isle of Man Railways: Rush Hour on the Railways

Cheers, Howard.
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