Subject: Raildate 27th June 2014
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 27/06/2014, 17:18
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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I've learned of several cases recently where people have been receiving my notes about Raildate
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ISP's website and examining the spam folder.  If it is there, please label it as "not spam" so
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The Branch Line Society: As well as 24 copies of Branch Line News per year, BLS members get
advanced notice of fixtures and events, discounted fares (and sometimes discounts of purchases
from the Sales Officer too).  Some fixtures with limited numbers etc are "members only".  All
members get a free paper copy of "Passenger Services Over Unusual Lines" and this year a copy
of "Minor Railways" too.  Membership starts at £31 per year for electronic newsletter, but
first and second class paper options, etc, are available.

Victorian Strangeness: The man who hoped to die in a railway crash

Jack Burgess's Yosemite Valley Railroad website has been revamped

Official signal box photos taken by NR signalling engineer
Transfer of Worgret Jn to Motala GF to Swanage Railway
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Steam Engines Of British Railways
Worthingtons Workshop - an Australian resource for Marklin Models, European Railways and
Tasmanian Railways
The Railway Touring Company
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Railway Scenes - a collection of videos and photographs
Honeymoon photos from a lost era
Remains recovered six decades later
Chinese Railway Oddments
Bill Hill's Vintage Aviation Images
Saunders Roe and the Princess Flying Boat
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

The man who carried out one of the world's earliest hijackings



HS3: Chancellor proposes high-speed rail link connecting Leeds & Manchester

Amazon to join railway station parcel pick-up service

East Midlands Trains parent reports rise in sales and profits

First Thameslink train tested at 160km/h at Widenrath

Did children try to derail two passenger trains in Derbyshire?

RAIB report on road vehicle on track at Aspatria

Network Rail worker hit by train between Gatwick Airport and East Croydon

Teenager hit by Cross Country train at Carnoustie

Gleneagles station upgraded for Golf tournament

Borders to Edinburgh railway: Launch party appeal issued

John Bunch owned Maunsell Moguls to move to Swanage Railway

South Tynedale Railway project given another boost

Alstom board votes to accept General Electric bid

Dutch Rail to guarantee you'll reach Schiphol airport, for €5 fee

Indian media urge improvements in rail network

LUL refund system simplified

QDVC-Alstom consortium wins Lusail LRT contract in Qatar

Wellington's cable car seeks broader funding

East Sussex County Council bus service cuts

Coach fire closed A40 in west London during evening rush

Firm pledges to start making first cars in Bradford for 60 years

An icon of Indian roads is set out to pasture

Easy rider? Harley-Davidson's new electric model

Sky cars to be built in Tel Aviv

Wey and Arun Canal lock reopened

BAE Systems awarded £70m contract for Portsmouth Naval Base

£3m needed for new Southampton Spitfire memorial statue

First Spitfire flight for pilot Neville Croucher, 91

Manston airport: TG Aviation in court to seek injunction against closure of Thanet site

Red Arrows celebrate their 50th display season

RAF tornados moved from Leuchars to Lossiemouth

Work starts at former HMS Daedelus

Belfast–Barcelona flight diverted to Cork due to instrument fault

Plane hits antenna mast at Leeds Bradford Airport

Pilot lands faulty fighter jet on a stool at sea

New missing Malaysian plane MH370 search area announced

Pressure loss is explored in vanishing of Jetliner

PIA A310 shot at in Peshawar landing; one dead

'Mayhem' in Northampton as hot-air balloon lands in street

World War One memorial tells story of Morn Hill Camp

Didcot "A" power station cooling towers to be demolished

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



29/06/14  BBC2 2100-2200
         "A Cabbie Abroad"  A London cabbie in Canada

30/06/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Dunbartonshire

01/07/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Oban and Rannoch Moor

01/07/14  BBC4 2000-2030
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Ayr to Skye

02/07/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  How commandos reached their training grounds

02/07/14  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Majesty and Mortar: Britain's Great Palaces"  3/3

03/07/14  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "World's Busiest Train Station"  Tokyo's Shinjuku station
         (Sorrry - I don't choose the titles...!)

03/07/14  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Precision: the Measure of Things"  History of measurement 2/3

04/07/14  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "Flight MH370: 118 Days and Counting"

04/07/14  BBC2 2130-2230
         "The Machine Gun and Skye's Band of Brothers"  The Maxim gun



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

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

05/07/14    Romsey and District Railway Modellers Society Open Day (Romsey Festival)
           Abbey United Reformed Church Hall, The Abbey, Romsey, SO51 8EL
           Free admission, bucket collection in aid of Abbey URC funds

05/07/14    Romsey Signal Box open day (Romsey Festival)
           Admission free (donations welcome!)
           1000-1600 (to be followed by the Friends of Romsey Signal Box AGM)
           off Latham Road, Romsey, SO51 7DB
           Parking available at the Nightingale Surgery near the top of Greatwell Drive

05/07/14    In aid of The Friends of the Cromford Canal:
           Railway Open Day and Garden Party
           14 Millfield, off Wilne Lane, Shardlow, Derby, DE72 2HD
           Admission: £3.00

05/07/14-   Wiston Steam Rally
06/07/14    Wiston Park, Steyning Road, Steyning, West Sussex, BN44 3DZ

05/07/14-   Great Central Railway: Edwardian Weekend
06/07/14    **** Cancelled ****

05/07/14-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Classic Bus Weekend

05/07/14-   Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum: Weekend Trolleydays

06/07/14    Rushton, Higham & Wellingborough Railway: Getting to Know Rushton Week

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

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

06/07/14    Twyford Waterworks: Miniature Steam Power Open Day

07/07/14    Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           Underhill Centre, St John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
           “Itchen Village, Itchen Ferry and the Diaper Family”
           by Cheryl Butler
           1930 for a 1945 start

07/07/14    Peak Railway Association (Sheffield Branch)
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           “Colour-Rail live” a digital presentation by Paul Chancellor
           Starts at 1930
           For a requested £3 donation on the door, all welcome

09/07/14    Rushton, Higham & Wellingborough Railway: Getting to Know Rushton Week

12/07/14-   Swanage 35 Gala

12/07/14-   Hartlepool Model Railway Club: 2014 Hornby Live Exhibition
13/07/14    Hartlepool College, Stockton Road, Hartlepool, Durham, TS24 7LB
           1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1600 (Sun)
           Adult: £6.00, Concession: £5.00, Child: £4.00, Family: £18.00

13/07/14    Romsey Signal Box open day in association with La Ronde Gardens tour of Romsey
           Admission free (donations welcome!)
           off Latham Road, Romsey, SO51 7DB
           Parking available at the Nightingale Surgery near the top of Greatwell Drive

13/07/14    Great Central Railway: Leyland Society Annual Event

Cheers, Howard.
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