Subject: Raildate 18th April 2014
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 18/04/2014, 17:37
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Kestrel Railway Books has updated its selection of mystery pictures - there are still some old
favourites alongside the new ones!

Steam Tube - the home of steam on the net

175 years of Derby's railways - list of commemorative events
The LMS Carriage Association celebrates

Everything GWR

Look At Life: Turn Of The Wheel (1964) 'celebrating' scrapping coaches and locomotives!
First Great Western videos
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Chris Osment's West Somerset Railway Spring Gala videos

Llangollen Railway Spring Gala 5th April
Michael Taylor's  photo gallery and audio pages
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

New RMT boss appointed on 1st April
Saving the Settle & Carlisle
Billingshurst SB moved to Amberley museum
1940 films of RAF Aldergrove
50 years of CALMAC roll on  - roll off car ferries
Ordnance Survey refute Telegraph article about giving up printed maps for sale
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Rail Traction Photos by Richard Smith
Metropolis II by Chris Burden
We've seen the beaching of Ostend Spirit before
This is what happened the first time they tried
Lidia - the recovery of a DC3T that crashed in Antarctica
Friends of Stow Maries Aerodrome
Aviation Graveyard - Kingman Arizona
USA aircraft crash sites
Vintage Transports, photos by Friends & Guests
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Red Arrows - the view from the inside
A recent exploration of the NBR's Glenfarg Tunnel
(Spotter: Tom Baldwin)

The Lone Ranger - Riding the Rails of the Lone Ranger (fascinating!)
(Spotter: Niall Ferguson)

Is this the best London Underground map ever?  It includes closed lines and abandoned stations.
French site with English annotations...
Barry Coward's video of buses on 13th April when they were diverted due to the Marathon (a bus
inspector claims that filming buses is aiding terrorists!)
Austrian railways photographed in the 1960s
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

SNCF "Mikado" 141R568 plus service carriage for sale



Dawlish line reopens

Storm-hit Dawlish rail line compensation payout revealed

Network Rail New Measurement Train (43013 & 43014) at Dawlish

Derby technology protected storm-battered rail lines in west country

The level crossing wars

Government confirms £2.7 billion deal to build new state-of-the-art trains

‘Huge’ difference in train subsidies across UK

Travellers warned of rail disruption around Southampton

Marlborough £30m railway line restoration plan

Norton Bridge railway flyover plans given go-ahead

Northampton rail station's £200K name plan attacked

Great Train Robbery: Luton Model Railway Club re-creates heist

Worcestershire railway line to close for two months

Greater Anglia service improvements

Bacon Factory Curve opens to traffic

Two month closure to double track Reddish branch

Settle to Carlisle line: Shortage of trains 'hampering growth'

RAIB report into landslips in 2012 & 2013

RAIB report into derailment and fire at Ordsall Lane in January 2013

East Coast train staff hit out at shiny uniforms

Tube staff plan five days of strikes

'We've created a market garden... under the Northern Line'

Tube driver charged with endangering passengers as he 'drove train while intoxicated'

Funds allocated for Aberdeen-Inverness improvements

Cup final fans face travel headache as trains cancelled

New services for Cambrian and Heart of Wales lines

M4 relief road could stop rail upgrade, warn campaigners

Wensleydale railway reopens for Easter after major feat of restoration

Trainspotting exhibition coming to the National Railway Museum in September

Railway writer and former train worker says farewell to historic steam engines in Shildon

New display to open chronicling the industrial ‘railway corridor’

New Apedale Valley Railway station officially opened – despite travellers setting up camp

Restored historic steam locomotive moves to Carmarthen

Bryn Terfel receives Snowdon Mountain Railway honour

Artist appeals for spanners to put into her work

Channel Tunnel train delays cause 'chaos'

Midland Metro extension: Colmore Circus closes for Birmingham tram works

Fresh legal action against guided busway builder

Luton and Dunstable busway figures 41% of those forecast

Ipswich Trolleybus restored

App under development for bus running details on Guernsey

Bicycle carrying bus service launched on Isle of Wight

Stagecoach to cut its fleet by 14 after depot closure

Lough Swilly buses in receivership (formerly Londonderry & Lough Swilly Railway company)
Lough Swilly: Union says bus company to stop trading

World's longest trolleybus route rolls on in Crimea

Mustang on show at top of Empire State Building

Canal silt dredging scheme starts in West Midlands

Cal Mac ferry service proposed on river Clyde

Titanic II project behind schedule, may have stalled

100th anniversary of Titanic hero Jack Phillips memorial

Aurigny trislanders loan plan goes to Guernsey States

RAF Cosford Air Show ready to dazzle once again

New Photos Uncovered of 1952 TWA Crash Landing at NAS Fallon

Google buys high-altitude drone firm Titan Aerospace

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



19/04/14  BBC Radio 4 0607-0630
         "Open Country"  Heritage Cotton Mills, Derbyshire

19/04/14  Channel 4 1905-2005
         "Grand Designs"  The owners of an airfield (yes) build a house

20/04/14  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "For the Love of Cars"  1/6 Ford Escort Mexico

21/04/14  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "Classic Car Rescue"  2/8 Fiat 500

22/04/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Lynton to Exeter

23/04/14  BBC4 2000-2030
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  The West Country

23/04/14  BBC2 2100-2200
         "Ian Hislop's Olden Days: the Power of the Past in Britain"  3/3

24/04/14  ITV1 2030-2100
         "Ade at Sea"  Adrian Edmondson looks at the Manchester Ship Canal

24/04/14  Channel 4 2230-2335
         "Inside Rolls-Royce"  A look at the car maker



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

Until       Mid-Hants Railway: Day Out with Thomas

Until       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

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

19/04/14    Railway Past Times - a nostalgic reflection of steam travel through Fordingbridge
           Avonway Community Centre, Fordingbridge

20/04/14-   The Lavender Line: War at Isfield

20/04/14-   Rushton, Higham & Wellingborough Railway: Easter Celebration

20/04/14-   Churnet Valley Railway Book Launch
21/04/14    Both days: Basil Jeuda
           ‘The North Staffordshire Railway in LMS Days’ Volume 3
           Sunday only: Allan C Baker
           ‘North Staffordshire Collieries on the Hill  North of Chell’

20/04/14-   Friends of the  Cromford Canal - Horseboat trips

20/04/14-   Leawood Pumping Engine Steaming Day, Cromford Canal
21/04/14    Engine in motion 1200-1700

22/04/14    Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Easter Operating Day

22/04/14-   Great Central Railway: Easter Bunny Express

24/04/14    Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Easter Operating Day

25/04/14-   North Yorkshire Moors Railway: Spring Steam Gala

26/04/14-   Epping Ongar Railway: Spring Diesel Gala

26/04/14-   Great Central Railway: Quorn Bus & Rail Event
27/04/14    Toy and Train Fayre (Sunday only)

30/04/14    Vulcan to the Sky: Talk
           "The Operational History of the Vulcan" by Barry Masefield & Andy Marson
           Royal British Legion, Haig House, Pelican Lane, Newbury, Berks, RG14 1NP
           1800 for an 1830 start - talk lasts about 3 hours, refreshments available
           Tickets £10 available online

01/05/14    Vulcan to the Sky: Talk
           "The Operational History of the Vulcan" by Barry Masefield & Andy Marson
           Wollstonecraft Lecture Theatre, Bournemouth House, 19 Christchurch Road,
           Bournemouth, BH1 3LH
           1800 for an 1830 start - talk lasts about 3 hours, refreshments available
           Tickets £10 available online

02/05/14    RCTS Bristol
           St Peters Church Hall, Church Road, Filton, BS34 7BX
           30-minute AGM followed by members presentations.
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members are very welcome

02/05/14-   North Yorkshire Moors Railway: Spring Steam Gala

03/05/14    Kidderminster Railway Museum: A day of classic railway films
           Station Approach, Comberton Hill, Kidderminster, Worcs, DY10 1QX
           21 films being shown throughout the day and evening
           Starts at 1100

03/05/14-   Bodmin & Wenford Railway: Spring Steam Gala

03/05/14-   Didcot Railway Centre: Steam Gala

03/05/14-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Rocks and Rails Weekend

04/05/14-   Friends of the  Cromford Canal - Horseboat trips

04/05/14-   Leawood Pumping Engine Steaming Day, Cromford Canal
05/05/14    Engine in motion 1200-1700

05/05/14    Peak Railway Association (Sheffield Branch)
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           “Doug Copley’s Lineside Images” - cine films taken by the late Doug Copley
           Starts at 1930
           For a requested £3 donation on the door, all welcome

05/05/14    Dean Forest Railway: Come and see Peppa Pig

05/05/14    Great Central Railway: Bank Holiday Monday Steam Special

Cheers, Howard.
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