Subject: Raildate 30th May 2014
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 30/05/2014, 16:32
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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Thames Tunnel: Rare access to 'eighth wonder of world'

Britain's 1940s propaganda films made available online

Open Train Times available again with expanded coverage
Dorset Coast resignalling as shown on the train describer screen
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

DRS Vossloh Class 68 No 68002 'Intrepid' on Test Train (5Z69) at Carlisle, 5 Feb 2014
"The Railwaymen" - 1946 - Jobs in the railways
Steam locomotives
Dampfloks - Volldampf vorraus - German steam
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Truck Killer: The A-26A
Chuck Yeager Flies the MiG-15
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)



Crossrail flyover launched over Great Western main line

Further talks on London Midland/RMT dispute

Train delays due to trousers on overhead lines

7,000 jobs predicted if rail freight depot is built in South Derbyshire

Derbyshire villagers fear rail freight hub will bring crime and traffic headaches

Hastings rail worker electrocuted in fall

The Lollipop Express train crash remembered 50 years on

Two new rail stations for West Yorkshire

TfL appoints London Overground operator to run additional services

Oxford researcher pleads guilty on tunnel charge

Edinburgh Waverley to close to vehicles

Furious cab boss lashes Waverley taxi ban plan as 'unworkable'

Fatality at Whitecraigs station

Berwick rail link takes work

Serco wins franchise for Caledonian sleeper train service

Remote Altnabreac cottage put on the market

Station funding will bring big health boost

Warning £30m rail plan to cut journey times could fail North Wales

Cumbrian Coast line Sunday service may be introduced

RAIB investigation into Collision at Loughborough Central, GCR, 12 May 2014

Great Central Railway museum £10m lottery bid fails

Britain’s oldest horse box returns to the rails

TRAXX multi engine loco unveiled

Abandoned railroad could become Philadelphia's High Line park

Concrete sleeper factory opens in Iowa

New intermodal freight service between Chicago and Silao (Mexico)

Deadly train crash in north India

Lightning storm cripples trams for hours

Going off the rails: The Edinburgh trams saga

Guernsey bus company financial penalties revealed

Jowett international rally

Google unveils its own self-driving cars

Motorised suitcase could take you to the airport

Consultation on altered Gatwick flightpath

Loan approved for new aircraft for Aurigny Air Services

Alderney airport runways to open

Malaysia releases MH370 satellite data
Malaysia missing MH370 plane: 'Ping area' ruled out

What the Dambusters did next: The missions that changed the course of WWII

Royal Navy takes over Culdrose air base Hawk jets

SpaceX unveil 'no runway' Dragon V2 space capsule

Star Trek-style 'tractor beam' created at university

Is Surrey really the mining capital of England and Wales?

Campaign to save ancient gold mine in Georgia

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



31/05/14  Channel 5 1745-1900
         "What the Dambusters Did Next"  Portrait of 617 Squadron

01/06/14  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "For the Love of Cars"  7/7 The auction

01/06/14  BBC2 2100-2200
         "Britain's Greatest Pilot: the Extraordinary Story of Captain Winkle Brown"

02/06/14  BBC1 South 1900-1930
         "World War One at Home"  The Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley

02/06/14  BBC1 South East 1900-1930
         "World War One at Home"  The spies of Folkestone

02/06/14  BBC1 South West 1900-1930
         "World War One at Home"  Industrial conflict in Devon

02/06/14  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "Classic Car Rescue"  7/8 VW Beetle

02/06/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Conwy Valley

02/06/14  BBC4 2000-2030
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  The Snowden Mountain Railway

02/06/14  BBC2 2100-2200
         "A Very British Airline"  A look at British Airways 1/3

02/06/14  BBC Radio 4 2230-0000
         "Lives in a Landscape"  The stationmaster at Castle Cary, Paul Mitchell

03/06/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Newcastle and South Shields

03/06/14  BBC2 2320-0020
         "Britain's Greatest Pilot: the Extraordinary Story of Captain Winkle Brown"

04/06/14  BBC4 2000-2030
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Durham to Whitby

04/06/14  BBC2 2320-0020
         "A Very British Airline"  A look at British Airways 1/3

05/06/14  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Clydebuilt: the Ships that Made the Commonwealth"  2/4 CS Mackay-Bennett

05/06/14  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "Angry Britain"  1/6 Travel Rage

06/06/14  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "Eddie Stobart's Excellent Adventures"  3/4



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

Until       Mid-Hants Railway: Peppa Pig

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

01/06/14    Twyford Waterworks: Open Day and Railway Gala

01/06/14    East Midlands Bus and Commercial Vehicle Rally
           Wollaton Park, Notts

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

11/06/14    RCTS South Wales
           Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
           "Looking Back" by Hugh Gould (RCTS President)
           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

13/06/14    Railway Club of Wales
           Dyfatty Community Centre, Chapel Street, off High Street, Swansea, SA1 1NB
           “Welsh Holocaust Continued" by Nigel Wassell
           There is a donation box at all meetings (but no compulsion to put anything in it)
           Starts at 1930 (meetings finish by 2130)

13/06/14-   North Norfolk Railway: Diesel Gala

13/06/14-   Great Central Railway: 1940s Wartime Weekend

14/06/14-   Mid-Hants Railway: War On The Line

14/06/14-   Bodmin & Wenford Railway: Heritage Transport Weekend

15/06/14    Rushton, Higham & Wellingborough Railway: Fathers' Day

15/06/14    Peak Rail: Peak Park Preserved Bus Gathering

15/06/14    Corris Railway: Fathers' Day

Cheers, Howard.
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