Subject: Raildate 2nd May 2014
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 02/05/2014, 16:13
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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It's always sad to hear when a member of our little community passes away, but Lawrence was
with us from the beginning, when Raildate was the newsletter of the Hursley Park Model Railway
Society.  RIP my friend.


Paul Bartlett's photos of the building of the Network Rail York Campus over the past 12 months

Swindon Panel Preservation
Spotter: Neil Kearns)

The Bovey Tracey Heritage Centre is situated in the old Bovey station building, and is open
until the end of the season at the end of October

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway in Spring

Industrial Explorer Weekend: Derby and the Derwent Valley 19th–22nd June 2014

Scotland's secret tunnel under the Forth, 50 years old and forgotten

The refurbished railcar website
The Colonel’s salute
Australian steam locomotive 3265 returns to service
An epic struggle on Como bank
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Photos of Ron Fisher's 2010 visit to the Deutsches Dampflok Museum at Neuenmarkt-Wirsberg
Photostream starts here:
The museum is well worth a visit, especially when they are having a "Dampffest" and running
steam shuttles up and down the 5-mile, 1 in 40, "Schiefe Ebene" which they are doing on 7th-9th
June and 20th-21st September - details here (in German):
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

The train tunnel in this 1898 film is now part of the Pacific Coast Highway
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Support the restoration of Runcorn locks



HS2: MPs back first phase of rail link despite rebellion

HS2 tunnel 'could protect Chilterns'

Temple Meads station's handover marks start of a rail revolution

Passengers reminded to plan their journeys ahead of Watford railway upgrade

Crowded Brockenhurst station taxi rank 'danger to pedestrians'

Norwich station crash train driver in previous incidents

North Yorkshire station to get share of £100m of government funding

Bid goes in for York to host high speed rail college

Siemens wants to discuss 'opportunities' with Alstom

Emma Lifsey rail death crash: Network Rail apologises

Woman detained for endangering train at Yarnton level crossing

London Underground pre-selects Thales for SSL signalling

‘Masterpiece’ Ballochmyle Viaduct gets major award

Reston station council support increased

Elgin station upgrade

Glasgow-built steam train stops off at Edinburgh

Barmouth to Harlech Cambrian Coast railway line reopens

Scruton station on Wensleydale Railway reopens after 60 years

Action urged over dirty trains as cleaners strike begins to bite

Mysore Rail Museum set for expansion

Derailed US train in bursts into flames in Lynchburg

Fatal derailment in Katanga DR Congo

Rail fans say goodbye to locomotive

Devon couple build £32K train set in garden

Blackpool council agrees to pay £4.7m for tram extension

Edinburgh tram starting date revealed as 31 May

Bus fire at Marlborough

Sheffield's FreeBee city bus service ends

New Dundee Museum of Transport opens to the public

M25 widening: Kent and Surrey 'smart motorway' opens

Solent submarine wreck becomes tourist attraction

Titanic: Last letter sells for £119,000 at auction

New ships being built by Appledore shipyard

Costa Concordia gets new hardware

East Midlands Airport reopens after day-long closure

Computer glitch causes UK airport delays

Simulated air crash exercise in London Docklands

Leeds to Pakistan airline service withdrawn

Everest climbers take-off from Lukla, Nepal

Asiana 767 crew grounded after flying on one engine

CBS broadcasts report on aging air tankers

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



03/05/14  Channel 4 1905-2000
         "For the Love of Cars"  1/6 Ford Escort Mexico

04/05/14  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "For the Love of Cars"  3/6 Triumph Stag

06/05/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys goes to Ireland"  Newbridge to Roscrea

06/05/14  BBC4 2300-0000
         "The Bridges that Built London with Dan Cruickshank"

07/05/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys goes to Ireland"  Athlone to Galway

08/05/14  BBC Radio 4 1500-1530
         "Open Country"  Brooklands racetrack



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

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
           Wirksworth 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    Pathfinder Tours: charity special train visiting lines in the Carlisle area
           Passenger and freight-only lines

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

11/05/14    Derby 175 - The Midland Railway
           Quad, The Market Place, Derby, DE1 3AS
           Historic films celebrating Derby's 175 years of railway heritage
           Presented by Rob Foxon
           Starts 1430
           Tickets: £6.50, Box Office: 01332 290606

12/05/14    Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           Underhill Centre, St John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
           “The Motor Industry”
           by John Murden
           1930 for a 1945 start

12/05/14    North East Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           St Thomas’s Church Centre, Chatsworth Road, Brampton, Chesterfield, S40 3AW
           “The Lancashire, Derbyshire and East Coast Railway”
           by Martin Smith
           Starts 1930, £2 admission for non-members

13/05/14    Great Western Society (Bristol Group)
           Room 7, BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RG.
           Vintage Colour Slides with Philip Lovell
           1930 for 1945
           There is no admission charge, but a donation of at least £2 is appreciated

14/05/14    RCTS South Wales
           Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
           "Steam on the Main Line 2013" by Karl Jauncey and Dave Richards
           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

15/05/14    Monmouthshire Railway Society
           Lecture Theatre A10, Newport Riverside City Campus
           "Chile, Argentina & South Brazil - 1974" by Peter Gray
           Starts at 1915 prompt, admission for non-members is £3.00

16/05/14-   Nene Valley Railway: Diesel Gala

17/05/14    South Devon Railway Trust: Museums at Night
           The Ashburton branch comes back to life
           Starts 1930 at Buckfastleigh station
           Adult: £3.00, Child: £2.00, Family: £8.00
           No need to book – just turn up on the evening

17/05/14-   Great Central Railway: Classic & Vintage Vehicle Festival
18/05/14    Real Ale Train, Saturday only

18/05/14    Mid-Hants Railway: Watercress Festival

Cheers, Howard.
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