Subject: Raildate 25th April 2014
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 25/04/2014, 16:50
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Walking Tour: "How the Railway Changed Somers Town"

A recent exploration of GWR railway tunnels in Devon and Somerset
(Spotter: Tom Baldwin)

A recent exploration of the Standedge Tunnels

Some recent photos of the remains of the Severn Railway Bridge

Railway clocks web site
Memories of Shannon (the airport, not the loco at GWS Didcot!)
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

4566 charter, Severn Valley Railway, 7th April
Battlefield Line Spring Gala 11th April
How to fire a steam locomotive (LMS film)
A German steam tractor
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Experience the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing in real time
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

The baffling map of England's counties



Network Rail admits 'considerable problems' with £1bn rail electrification project

Pudding Mill Lane DLR station moved for Crossrail

Underpass 'slotted in' to Rochester station

Oxford Parkway station plans unveiled

Good times for the railways

East Midlands safety trains scheme hailed a success as trespassing incidents drop

Glossop station’s poetry platform

£70m railway depot plan to bring 160 jobs

Plans on track to reopen Leamside railway line

Morpeth could lose rail services as East Coast train franchise sold on

Heathrow Express workers plan 48-hour strike

Borders to Edinburgh railway: Carlisle extension would be 'wonderful'

Scotland would beat UK to high speed rail - Salmond

Scottish and Welsh train travel get most subsidies (who chose the photo?)

Tributes to inspirational Derby company boss and loco enthusiast Richard Shaw

Great Central bridge planning application

Swanage Railway Wareham service undergoes restoration

Swanage Diesel Gala

Purbeck explorer railtours Class 20s & 4TC

SVR head office to move & new contact details

Eurostar reports strong first quarter growth

Pensioner escapes with minor injuries on a rail crossing in the Czech Republic

Senator nearly hit by train at press conference

Canada to drop 'flawed' tankers after Lac-Megantic blast

My Day: Pakistani station master

DR Congo train in deadly Katanga derailment

Isle of Man village 'reinvigoration' begins

£1.5m investment will revive Derby firm's project for revolutionary tram

Northampton Greyfriars: Demise of the Brutalist 'mouth of hell'

Bugsworth basin reopens after restoration

Work to develop the next phase of Staveley basin gets underway

The book shop on a boat

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal reopens after £1m repair

Windermere ferry out of service for refit

Are passenger Ro-Ros inherently unsafe?

FlyBe move to London City Airport

Fuel pipeline illegally tapped

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Richard Maund, Reg Nerps, Mike Price, Alan Rushworth



27/04/14  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "For the Love of Cars"  2/6 Land Rover Series 1

28/04/14  BBC1 1930-2000
         "Bang Goes the Theory"  Improvements to the railway network

28/04/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys goes to Ireland"  Killarney to Cobh

28/04/14  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "Classic Car Rescue"  3/8 Mercedes SL

28/04/14  BBC1 2030-2100
         "Panorama: Bernie Ecclestone - Lies, Bribes and Formula One"

29/04/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys goes to Ireland"  Charleville to Waterford

29/04/14  BBC4 2200-2300
         "Britain's Park Story"  with Dan Cruickshank

29/04/14  BBC4 2300-0000
         "Caravans: a British Love Affair"

30/04/14  BBC Radio 4 1100-1130
         "Voices from Our Industrial Past"  Contemporary accounts

30/04/14  BBC4 2000-2030
         "Great British Railway Journeys goes to Ireland"



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

Until       Priest's House Museum, Wimborne, Dorset, UK
30/06/14    Lost Tracks - Remembering East Dorset's Railways
           Exhibition to mark 50 years since East Dorset's last scheduled passenger trains

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

26/04/14    Fareham Rotary Club: "Rotarail 2014"
           Fareham College, Bishopsfield Road, Fareham, PO14 1NH
           Adult: £5.00, Child: £2.50
           Raildater Derek Gillkerson will be attending with Boden am See and
           Coniston Junction

26/04/14-   Epsom & Ewell Model Railway Exhibition
27/04/14    North East Surrey College of Technology, Reigate Road, Ewell, Surrey, KT17 3DS

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

08/05/14-   Swanage Railway: Diesel Gala & Beer Festival

09/05/14-   Great Central Railway: Swithland Gala

10/05/14    Ecclesbourne Valley Railway and Trent Barton: Big Bus and Train Bash
           Wirkswirth station

10/05/14    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

10/05/14-   Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway: Steam & Diesel Gala Weekend

10/05/14-   Derby Model Railway Exhibition
11/05/14    Moorway Sports Centre, Moorway Lane, Derby, DE24 9HY
           1000-1700 both days

Cheers, Howard.
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