Subject: Raildate 9th May 2014
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 09/05/2014, 17:01
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Rabies and four other things the Channel Tunnel did not deliver
Inside the Eurotunnel service tunnel on its 20th anniversary

London's derelict stations and railways

Building steam locomotives in the 1930s
North Yorkshire Moors Railway Spring Gala 2nd May
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Kings Cross Canal Tunnels
Future of passenger rolling stock
Rebuilding Conisborough Tunnel
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Retronaut - the photographic time-machine

Five Titanic myths spread by films

In 1938, Dutch photographer, Willem van de Poll, travelled on the "Flying Scotsman" and the
streamlined "Coronation", accompanied by model, Doreen Sinclair.  His photographs can be seen
here (you can select an English language version).
Other albums of his work, and that of other photographers, many of which feature other railway
photographs, are available from the main page.
(Spotter: Kees Wielemaker)

Xingyang Brickworks Railway clay train
Wilfred Potter's Ford 302 V8 Powered 1954 Sunbeam-Talbot Alpine
Timelapse video of Costa Concordia
Super Constellation trailer
The ten most unbelievable airplane junkyards in the world
FlightAware - live flight tracking
Latest participation details for IWM Duxford D-Day Anniversary Air Show
First-person view of Felix Baumgartner’s space jump
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)



Labour should reform the railways, prospective MPs say

Government must work with us to keep our railways on track, not seek a return to

London mainline railway station workers to strike

Tube strike to go ahead with no further talks planned
Strike suspended

Plaque unveiled at former Southampton Terminus station

Network Rail and Chiltern Railways platform extension work commences

Derby train firm could be put up for sale

Future of Derby's Friar Gate Bridge in doubt

70-tonne 'ribs' of £44m Victoria Station revamp are lifted into place

Bridge to be built over death rail crossing

Malton rail level crossing crash victim, 77, dies

Dauntsey railway bridge prepared for demolition

Highlands told to look at glass-roofed trains

Clan Line volunteer recruitment

Locomotion No. 1 replica marks Tanfield Railway anniversary

Newcastle and North Shields Railway set to celebrate 175th anniversary

Bala Lake Railway bid to extend line to town

'Largest' model railway with miniature worlds opens in Wroxham

Volunteer steals nearly $100,000 from railroad, allegedly

Restoration project for C&O 1309

Perry County business lets off steam

The Hambaweheli Express

Chinese experts 'in discussions' over building high-speed Beijing-US railway

Nigerian Coastal Railway framework agreement signed

Fatal accident at Prestwich, Manchester Tramlink

Lorry plunges from motorway bridge near Goole in flames

Poole bus service cuts 'will hit elderly', says Age UK

'Greener' freight key to more sustainable global trade

National Motor Museum completes toy car record

Toxic algae shuts Basingstoke Canal stretch

Cruise liner marks 10 years at sea in Southampton

Was the Lusitania carrying munitions in 1915? Newly released documents raise questions

Cruise firm Cunard scraps 10,000 balloon release plans

Heathrow Airport congestion charge proposed

Manston Airport closed

Air traffic chaos in Western USA caused by U2 spy plane

Drone technology used in aircraft safety checks

Human power flying club to maintain UK summer meet tradition with June-July Lasham event

71 more jobs go as copper firm closes

Southsea's South Parade Pier 'music venue' plans

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



10/05/14  BBC Radio 4 0607-0630
         "Open Country"  Brooklands racetrack

11/05/14  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "For the Love of Cars"  4/6 The Mini

12/05/14  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "Classic Car Rescue"  4/8 A camper van

12/05/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Surrey

12/05/14  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Groundbreakers: the Man who Shrank the World"  First transatlantic cable

13/05/14  BBC Radio 4 1630-1700
         "Great Lives"  Isambard Kingdom Brunel

13/05/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Waterloo to Canary Wharf

14/05/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Enfield to Cambridge

14/05/14  BBC2 2110-2200
         "Coast Australia"  1/8 The Kimberley

16/05/14  BBC Radio 4 2300-2330
         "Great Lives"  Isambard Kingdom Brunel



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

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    Nation Train Day in the USA

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

19/05/14    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet School, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           "The Berks & Wilts Canal" by Brian Stovold
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

19/05/14    Friends of the  Cromford Canal: Talk
           "The Fossdyke - a watery tale of mystery and intrigue" by Ian Morgan

19/05/14    Peak Rail Sheffield Branch
           Central Library Theatre (by The Crucible), Tudor Square, Sheffield, S1 1XZ
           “Railways Remembered” a film show by Rob Foxon
           1900 for a 1930 start
           £6.50 on the door or £5.75 in advance

23/05/14    WC&P Railway Group
           St Andrew’s Church Centre, Old Church Road, Clevedon, BS21 7UF
           “Chronicling the WC&PR - Part 2” by Christopher Redwood
           Starts 19:30
           Visitors are welcome - cost £2 (refunded if you join)

24/05/14-   Dean Forest Railway: A Day Out with Thomas

24/05/14-   Gloucester Warwickshire Railway: Festival of Steam

24/05/14-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Wirksworth Carnival Open Days

25/05/14-   Rushton, Higham & Wellingborough Railway: Superheroes & Villains

Cheers, Howard.
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