Subject: Raidate 16th May 2014
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 16/05/2014, 17:45
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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BrownhillsBob's Brownhills Blog: A decent mate, but an idle sod

An Evening at Carstairs 9 May 2014 by Andrew Cook

All aboard for a taste of luxury! Inside some of the most opulent private trains in America
8 terrifying train journeys that’ll make you pretty happy with National Rail
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Settle & Carlisle 25 years after political reprieve
The rise of intermodal traffic (complete with inappropriate pictures)
Rail safety summit
Statement of commercial faith?
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Costa Concordia sponson knocked out of position
Canadian Lancaster UK tour programme
Virtual Aircraft Museum
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)



Warning over Dorchester to Bournemouth rail disruption

Derailment at Angerstein Jn

New train service from Sheffield and Chesterfield to Belper

Station access bid is finally on track

Dingle tunnel collapse families anger at repair costs

Signalling problems cause disruption to railway services at Colchester Town

Man on motorbike dies at railway crossing near Stroud

Bombardier opens gates to celebrate 175 years of Derby train-building

‘Oldest railway station in the world’ threatened by Network Rail plans

Side swipe collision between "S" stock on District line

What are London's WWII deep-level air-raid shelters used for?

New seat plaque is a fitting tribute to The Railway Man

£350m Borders Railway nearly half complete

Borders to Edinburgh railway bridge lifted into place at Galashiels

Flintshire railway cable thieves 'putting lives at risk'

RAIB report into a near-miss at Llandovery level crossing, 6th June 2013

RAIB report on level crossing accident near Coleraine

Locomotive collision at Great Central

Prized WWII steam engine returning to railroad museum

Lac-Megantic train explosion: Three charged in Quebec

China to build new East Africa railway line

Edinburgh Tram ticket prices confirmed

Douglas tram horse dies at work

1954 West Bridgford bus in centenary celebrations

Cornwall coach crash: Two people dead and 48 injured

Landslip damaged road in Calstock to reopen

Gloucester bus station to be redeveloped.

Express Motors (Caernarfon) bus fire

Expansion at Wright Bus, Antrim

1950s Greek buses looking for home

Truck almost flipped by storm force winds

Christopher Columbus's Santa Maria wreck 'found'

Duke of Cambridge visits restored HMS Alliance submarine

Costs mount for stricken cargo ship MV Sea Breeze

Heathrow and Gatwick unveil revised expansion plans

Bid to buy Manston Airport rejected

Counting down the hours (Manston Airport)

Guernsey WW2 airmen memorial design unveiled

Middle Wallop crash pilot lost control, inquest hears

US and RAF pilots 'had mid-air row' over Norfolk

RAF Marham to be maintenance base for European F35 aircraft

Perth's Boeing 777 simulator reconstructed disastrous flight of MH370

Inmarsat offers free airline tracking

Norwich Airport alert: KLM aircraft makes emergency landing

Brazil's battle to upgrade airports for the World Cup

Mini-satellites send high-definition views of Earth

Southsea's South Parade Pier 'will not be demolished'

Lives of the First World War 'digital memorial' goes live

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Adrian Hirst, Neil Kearns, Ted Millward, Reg Nerps, Mike Price, Alan



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

18/05/14  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "For the Love of Cars"  5/6 The MG TC

19/05/14  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "Classic Car Rescue"  5/8 A De Lorean

19/05/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Ely

19/05/14  Channel 5 2100-2235
         "D-Day's Sunken Secrets"  Underwater exploration

19/05/14  BBC4 2335-0035
         "Ford's Dagenham Dream"  Rise and fall of the car plant

20/05/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Cromer

20/05/14  BBC4 2200-2200
         "The Horizon Guide to Space Shuttles"

21/05/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Herefordshire

21/05/14  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "Kings Cross - Inferno on the Tube: Minute by Minute"

22/05/14  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Horizon: 40 Years on the Moon"

23/05/14  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "Eddie Stobart's Excellent Adventures"  1/4



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

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-   Kent & East Sussex Railway: 40th Anniversary Gala

24/05/14-   Didcot Railway Centre: Diesel Shed Bash

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

26/05/14-   Great Central Railway: Midweek Running

26/05/14-   Mid-Hants Railway: Peppa Pig

27/05/14-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Half Term Operating Days

31/05/14-   Mid-Norfolk Railway: West Coast Railways Gala

Cheers, Howard.
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