Subject: Raildate 13th June 2014
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 13/06/2014, 16:45
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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Borders Railway - new website

Mark Higginson explores the Midland Railway's Stonehouse to Nailsworth branch line

First Great Western's (frankly weird) Scalextric-based model railway

Latest Andrew Cook videos...
Manchester Metrolink May 2014
Manchester Victoria Freight May 30, 2014

Mid Hants Autumn gala guest locos
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Class 40 40345 to visit Mid-Hants railway in September
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

London Transport Museum heritage vehicle outings
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Stafford railway memories
Steamsounds - Australian steam and diesel recordings
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

30 stunning pictures of Birmingham’s Age of Steam
Sandaoling Stall
10 amazing transport inventions
DC4 Skymaster Flight Sequence - SAAF Harvard 50 Year Anniversary
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Farnborough Airshow



Network Rail reports £1bn profit

Crossrail 2 changed following consultation

Lincoln–Worksop line closed after flooding

New West Coast open access operator

London Midland rail franchise extended to 2016

Windsor Link Railway funding on track

GW electrification

Bidding for Northern and Trans Pennine franchises started

Haddenham and Thame Parkway station's revamp unveiled

Rebuilding Todmorden curve

Police hunt angle grinder ticket machine thieves

HS2 National High Speed Rail College shortlist announced

Fury as Derby's London Road bridge work faces four-month delay

Storm-hit Dawlish rail line: Brunel seawall row starts again

Cambridge NCP road painters in '20 minuites' spelling lessons

RAIB report into derailment at Paddington

COLAS purchase ten class 60 diesels

COLAS/TNT freight trial to Euston to be continued

Freight train trial could lead to railway rebirth

£1k reward over Black Country rail arson attacks

St Blazey turntable vital to steam tours

New rail company steams into Radstock

Rail staff help with project

Borders to Edinburgh railway role offered to fashion students

Borders to Edinburgh railway: Galashiels transport interchange work starts

125th anniversary of Armagh collision (and legislation for continuous brakes)

£1.88m appeal launched to lay full Aln Valley Railway track

Watercress Line searching for new apprentices

West Somerset Railway sale investigation launched

US Army locomotive given warm 1940s welcome at County Durham museum

Downton Abbey cast film Christmas scenes at station (with a BR Standard 4 or 5!)

Better weather boosts Snowdon Mountain Railway visitors

DB order TRAXX multi engine diesel locos

Chile and Argentina discuss Northern Transandine revival

The ruin-hunters who drove a car down Mexico's forgotten railways

End of LUL "C68" stock

No Midland Metro trams in Wolverhampton city centre for five months

Automation of RATP line 14

Contract awarded for tunnelling new Copenhagen metro line

Mumbai opens first metro line

Salvador metro opens in time for World Cup

Fatal accident on under construction Sao Paolo monorail

Trams v Buses: Video race for supremacy

Guernsey bus services for tender

Bus stuck in hole created by burst water main

Bus fire in Birmingham

Bus fire at Coventry University

Bus fire in Essex

Changes to First Group bus fares in Bath & Weston

Tesla boss Elon Musk hints at technology giveaway

Inside the Bloodhound 1,000mph car

Section of Montgomery canal reopened

MV Balmoral safety checks complete

Kylerhea Straits ferry repainted

Norwich airport sold

FlyBe to start Southampton-Hamburg service

Dornier bomber: The smelly job of saving a unique plane

Newcastle Airport concern over Scottish Independence vote

Logan air to operate Dundee to London service

Long-lost US plane finally found - 56 years after vanishing

Karachi airport reopens after Pakistan Taliban assault

A350: The aircraft that Airbus did not want to build
Airbus shows off A350 after a year of testing
Emirates cancels 70 A350s after A380 deal

Killed Royal Navy co-pilot honoured at ceremony in Dorset

Eurofighter crashes at Spain's Moron base near Seville

Bomber pilot helped in airline cockpit during emergency

Official opening of Dorset Clay museum

South Georgia: The lost whaling station at the end of the world

Update and background of Google streetview

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



16/06/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  London

16/06/14  BBC2 2100-2200
         "A Very British Airline"  A look at British Airways 3/3

16/06/14  BBC4 2200-2300
         "Deadliest Crash: the Le Mans 1955 Disaster"

17/06/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Maidstone

17/06/14  BBC2 2100-2200
         "Horizon: Where is Flight MH370?"

17/06/14  BBC2 2320-0020
         "A Very British Airline"  A look at British Airways 3/3

18/06/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Canterbury

18/06/14  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Majesty and Mortar: Britain's Great Palaces"  1/3

18/06/14  BBC1 2240-2330
         "The Trouble with Mobility Scooters"

18/06/14  BBC2 2320-0020
         "Horizon: Where is Flight MH370?"

19/06/14  BBC2 1820-1900
         "Building Dream Homes"  Extending an old railway station

19/06/14  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Clydebuilt: the Ships that Made the Commonwealth"  4/4 HMS Hood



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

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

16/06/14    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet School, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           "Trains and Ships" by Terry & Justin Foulger
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

16/06/14    Friends of the  Cromford Canal: Talk
           "The Building of the Falkirk Wheel" by Peter Travis

17/06/14    Monmouthshire Railway Society
           Lecture Theatre A10, Newport Riverside City Campus
           "Railways of Central Wales in the 50s & 60s" by Mike Clemens
           Starts at 1915 prompt, admission for non-members is £3.00

18/06/14-   Dorset Vintage and Classic Car Auction
19/06/13    Athelhampton House, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7LG
           Wednesday: viewing, Thursday: auction

19/06/14    Severn Valley Railway: Peep Behind the Scenes

20/06/14-   Great Central Railway: 8-mile Long Model Railway & Engineering Exhibition
22/06/13    In association with the Soar Valley Model Railway Club
           EMT link:

21/06/14    Rushton, Higham & Wellingborough Railway: Armed Forces Day

21/06/14-   Mid-Hants Railway: Dene Rally

21/06/14-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Diesel Locomotive Weekend

21/06/14-   European Railways Association: Cromford 2014
22/06/14    Cromford Community Centre, Market Place, Cromford, Derbyshire, DE4 3QF
           Raildater Derek Gillkerson will be attending with New Stanton Lees Mk3
           1030-1700 both days

21/06/14-   Churnet Valley Railway: Anything Goes Gala

21/06/14-   Llangollen Railway: Heritage Railcar Gala

21/06/14-   Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum: Worldwide Weekend Trolleydays

22/05/14    Peak Rail: Vintage Car Rally

26/05/14-   Mid-Norfolk Railway: East Coast Summer Steam Gala

28/06/14    Winchester: Chesil Railway and Tunnel Tour

28/05/14-   The Battlefield Line: Fireman Sam

29/06/14    Ilkeston Heritage & Classic Vehicle Show
           Ilkeston Market Place, Derbyshire

Cheers, Howard.
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