Subject: Raildate 6th June 2014
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 06/06/2014, 16:37
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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I can't remember exactly when I started doing Raildate.  All I know is that it was probably
around this time of year in 1989, so like the Queen, we'll have an Official Birthday in early
June and celebrate Raildate's Quarter Century!

The full history of Raildate is available in the Yahoo group's files section:

And don't forget the new Facebook page:

Here's to the next 25 years...!


The 1980s time-warp of the London-Scotland sleeper train

What Happened to Steam

A trip along the Cattewater branch, Plymouth, 10th May 2014

Let's Get to Alnmouth Appeal

45231 on Jacobite workings Fort William-Mallaig
Train times for Belgium
Scrap locos at Sotteville
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Paul Bartlett's photos of steam locos at Barry in November 1970
His wagon photographs
His other railway photographs

Gloucester Warwicks Railway 17th May
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

How railway landscape (Dudbridge Jn) has changed in 85 years since photo was taken
The Concordia parbuckling project - the birth of a legend
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)



Derby celebrates 175 years of railway heritage

Soldier: 'I rescued woman from Strood railway tracks'

Fatal Nuneaton rail crash remembered on anniversary

New viaduct over main railway line north of Doncaster

HMQ to reopen rebuilt Reading station

Gatwick Airport public transport plans (new rolling stock in 2 years is for Thameslink!)

Cross Rail work starts in Berkshire

Colas Rail and TNT test express rail logistics

£1,000 reward offered for information over Walsall railway arson attacks

Searching for history on former railway station

Heritage plans for 70 Scots signal boxes

Work starts on £3.1m Aberystwyth railway station revamp

Restored railway horsebox ready for passengers

Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway plan station in Caernarfon

Borth Railway Museum features in Hinterland TV hit

French railway workers to strike next week

Ukraine crisis: Ghost train from Moscow to Donetsk

Train drivers shocked by work of art

Driver error "only cause" of Santiago accident, says report

Rio Tinto mines railway automatic operation from 2015

Edinburgh's trams roll into action
First Edinburgh tram takes customers to the city
The melodrama of Edinburgh's trams
Trams back in Edinburgh after 60 years
40000 Tram tickets sold on first weekend of Edinburgh tram operations
Edinburgh tram inquiry announced

Fatal bus accident in East London

School bus crash in Tyne & Wear

Padarn Bus (Llanberis) closed

New royal state carriage celebrates history of the nation

Costa Concordia to Be Scrapped in Italy

Heathrow airport's new Terminal 2 opens to passengers

Ryanair hails coach partner with special livery

Search for MH370 ceases until August

MH370: Searchers given 300 days to find lost 777

China Eastern retires A300-600s

US military Harrier jet crashes into California homes

Dakotas over Normandy
The role of the DC-3 Dakota on D-Day
D-Day anniversary: Historic gathering at WW2 airfield
WW2 planes fly to Normandy to mark D-Day 70th anniversary
D-Day anniversary: Spitfires in special flypast over Bayeux

Calshot and Hamble airfields receive memorials

Paphos–Newcastle flight diverted to Sofia

Flights across Northern Australia cancelled due to Volcanic Ash cloud

Lydd airport reopens to passenger traffic

Bristol Airport fire causes serious power failure

Portsmouth's D-Day museum set for Heritage Lottery Fund £4.1m grant

Solar Impulse 2: Test flight carried out in Switzerland

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



08/06/14  BBC1 1700-1800
         "Countryfile"  How slate mining shaped Snowdonia

08/06/14  BBC4 1900-1930
         "Decisive Weapons"  T-34 - Queen of Tanks

08/06/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "The Science of D-Day"  How science made D-Day possible

09/06/14  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "Classic Car Rescue"  8/8  Corvette Stingray

09/06/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Harrogate and Saltaire

09/06/14  BBC2 2100-2200
         "A Very British Airline"  A look at British Airways 2/3

10/06/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Batley

11/06/14  BBC4 2000-2030
         "Great British Railway Journeys"

11/06/14  BBC2 2320-0020
         "A Very British Airline"  A look at British Airways 2/3

12/06/14  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Clydebuilt: the Ships that Made the Commonwealth"  3/4 CSS Robert E Lee

13/06/14  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "Eddie Stobart's Excellent Adventures"  4/4



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

14/06/14-   Middleton Railway: Families and Fathers Day Event

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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