Subject: Raildate 23rd May 2014
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 23/05/2014, 17:03
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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Rolls Royce - Our target for a sustainable future

Derby Celebrates 175 Years of Rail

Who on earth chose this picture?!

Didcot Railway Centre - TV & Film credits
Southern Steam in London - Brixton, Clapham and Wandsworth Road in the 50s
Irish Rail live maps
West Coast (of Africa) High Speed rail project

(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Great miscalculations: The French railway error and 10 others

Mike Morant's new USA steam & diesel traction gallery

Project 22 - ?recreation of a lost class of locomotive
The First of the Few : British Aviation Pictures
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Live steam at Penn Live Steamers
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)



New investment causes Yorkshire rail timetable changes

Train to commemorate famous poem

Middlesbrough James Cook Hospital railway station opens

Extra trains planned for Tour de France in Yorkshire

St Blazey turntable in need of repair

No share dividend being paid by First Group again

Folkestone Harbour closure consultation completed

Engineering works over-run at Colchester

Engineering works over-run Poole - Dorchester resignalling

Valuable Derby railway poster sold at Christie's in London

Belper gets a Southbound Mainline train service

Govia wins Thameslink rail franchise

Talks to resolve Tyne & Wear Metro strike fail

Cumbernauld electrification completed

Serco on track to run Caledonian Sleeper service

CGI "fly-through" of Pontypridd's railway station

New lines proposed in Northern Ireland rail plan

National rail link puts Wirksworth on the map

Revamp of historic Wycombe Brunel Sheds underway

Steam trains will no longer run to historic Liverpool Road station at MOSI

Pete Waterman: steam heritage must be sacrificed for Manchester's commuters

West Somerset Railway sell-off plans shelved by council

Restored steam engine back in service for first time in 50 years

£1.3m railway station to be unveiled in Porthmadog

Talyllyn Railway turns to Ffestiniog Railway for train repair

French red faces over trains that are 'too wide'

DB to maintain Veolia DMUs

Dutch trains to be wind-powered from 2018

Collision near Moscow

Essex 21-tonne steam engine falls off lorry trailer

Towed bus hit shops in Glossop

Bendy bus rapid transit for Belfast

Car fires caused by starlings

Jaguar E-types to be handmade in Coventry

US fire engine narrowly avoids blazing bus

Maltese ferries to be built in Exeter

Weymouth Council fails to get Government funding for new Condor Ferries vessel

QE2 crew on strike ahead of Asia hotel refit

$79,100 bid lands seat on Lancaster bomber Europe trip

Ryanair profits drop for the first time in five years

Loganair flight diverted to Inverness due to icing.

Nature inspires flying robot design

Ruins on New York's abandoned island reclaimed by nature

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



24/05/14  Channel 4 1905-2000
         "The Restoration Man"  A WW2 RAF bunker becomes a home

25/05/14  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "For the Love of Cars"  6/7 A De Lorean

26/05/14  Channel 5 1830-2050
         "The Dam Busters"  1954 feature film

26/05/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Shropshire & Cheshire

26/05/14  Channel 5 2100-2240
         "What the Dambusters Did Next"  Portrait of 617 Squadron

27/05/14  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "Classic Car Rescue"  6/8 A Ferrari Mondial

27/05/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Chester to Conwy

27/05/14  Channel 4 2100-2200
         "The Complainers"  A visit to TfL's complaints department

28/05/14  BBC4 2250-2350
         "The Golden Age of Steam Railways"  1/2 Narrow gauge rescues

29/05/14  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Clydebuilt: the Ships that Made the Commonwealth"  1/4 The Cutty Sark

29/05/14  BBC4 2250-2350
         "The Golden Age of Steam Railways"  2/2 Standard gauge rescues

29/05/14  BBC Radio 4 2330-0000
         "Lives in a Landscape"  Freeminers in the Forest of Dean

30/05/14  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "Eddie Stobart's Excellent Adventures"  2/4



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

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-   Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Spring Gala - Dinosaurs of Island Steam

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

24/05/14-   Peak Rail: Mixed Traffic Weekend

24/05/14-   Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum: Spring Bank Holiday Trolleydays

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

25/05/14-   The Battlefield Line: Model & Toy Trains Weekend

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

02/06/14    Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           Underhill Centre, St John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
           “Royal Naval Cordite Factory”
           by Bob Duke
           1930 for a 1945 start

02/06/14    Peak Railway Association (Sheffield Branch)
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           “Narrow Gauge Niceties” a slideshow by John Holroyd
           Starts at 1930
           For a requested £3 donation on the door, all welcome

06/06/14-   Epping Ongar Railway: Steam Gala

06/06/14-   West Somerset Railway: Mixed Traction Weekend

06/06/14-   Keighley & Worth Valley Railway: Diesel Gala

07/06/14-   Wingfield Railway Group Model Railway Exhibition
08/06/14    Agricultural Business Centre, Bakewell, DE45 1AH
           Raildater Derek Gillkerson will be attending with New Stanton Lees Mk3
           1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1600 (Sun)

07/06/14-   Friends of the  Cromford Canal - Horseboat trips

07/06/14-   Leawood Pumping Engine Steaming Day, Cromford Canal
08/06/14    Engine in motion 1200-1700

07/06/14-   Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum: Diesel Weekend & Trolleydays

07/06/13-   Wigan Finescale Railway Modellers Show
08/06/13    Robin Park Arena & Sports Centre, Loire Road, Wigan, WN5 0UH

07/06/14-   Middleton Railway: Summer Diesel Gala

08/06/14    The Friends of St James' Park (Southampton)
           Shirley Parish Hall, St James Road, Shirley, Southampton
           "Southampton from Blitz to D-Day" by Jake Simpkin
           1500-1700, admission free

Cheers, Howard.
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