Subject: Raildate 4th July 2014
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 04/07/2014, 16:15
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Recent additions to Howard Benson's excellent Woodlesford Station website

The Railway Stations of Tynemouth. A history by Charlie Steele

Pendon celebrates its 60th birthday this month

Blue Bus Services (Tailby & George)

Railway Chaplains
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Mid Norfolk Railway: Summer Steam Gala 27th June
In western Texas, Audi finds the last Horch, and ships it back to Germany for a 2-year
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Want to know where lightning is striking?
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Some truly remarkable model photography here

The aircraft carrier that never was

An eclectic mix of... er... stuff...
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Living history: The man who lives in 1946



Railfreight traffic increases

Patrick McLoughlin backs paying HS2 bosses more than PM

Plea for investment in regional lines

C2C franchise awarded to National Express

Trespasser shuts Waterloo in evening peak

Will London Bridge work mean misery for South East rail commuters?

Crossrail reveals more of London's hidden history

Plea for investment in "slow and old" Cumbria railways

Carnforth train campaign reaches the top

Technical fault halts trains across West Yorkshire

Refurbishment of Skegness station completed

Work to begin next summer on electrification of railway through Bath

Campaign to reopen Weymouth seafront train line

Dawlish railway track alternatives 'too expensive'

Government expected to announce multi-million pound investment project for Cornwall’s rail

The train dispatcher who defines what it means to be a gentleman

Fire in Eastleigh Depot (not works) Voyager 220 007

Chorley railway worker gets top award

Record number of deaths on railways

Boy, 16, electrocuted at railway station depot

Drunken Cromford man fell under train

French firm wins 7-year Docklands Light Railway franchise

Rail warning system “ears” can hear landslide

Tractor rolls on to railway line near Golspie

Glasgow Subway strike threat lifted

Cambrian coast line bridge further delayed

Valleys rail upgrade plan 'at risk' says David Jones

Direct rail between Wrexham and Liverpool to return

King's Cross team on board for Belfast transport hub

Renowned painting damaged as railway museum sets up event

35005 Canadian Pacific through first stage of Lottery application

Great Central Railway bridge gets go-ahead

Full steam ahead for railway’s next 25 years

DB opens its first CO2-free station

NS: no new inter-city trains until 2021

Road and rail disruption as A4 crash leaves lorry on railway tracks

Harsco to supply OHLE maintenance trains to SBB

Keolis takes over Boston area commuter services (in addition to DLR)

British train enthusiasts break NYC Subway speed run record

Work starts on Thomson Line in Singapore

Trolley Museum celebrates 75 years

Rapido 3D scan party at Locomotion - the first 00 gauge production model of APT-E

Hornby to bring some production back to UK

Hornby to leave historic Margate site

Kenyan minibuses change to cashless fare payment

'Broken-up' Ferrari sold for £10.8m at Goodwood auction

Formula E Cars Race Across London Bridge

Electric Formula E car gets Donington Park outing

Restoration starts on Severn car ferry

Queen christens new Royal Navy aircraft carrier in Rosyth

Epic rough seas Medevac video

Costa Concordia refloating phase detailed

'Lifeline' Aurigny jet starts on Guernsey-Gatwick route

Ryanair jets damaged in Stansted Airport collision

Ryanair to begin flying from Glasgow

Qantas A380 makes air turn back due to water leak

Dutch F-16s fly last mission in Afghanistan

Norwegian's LA route revives budget long-haul hopes

Operating day at Leicester Abbey pumping station

Plea to delay the demolition of Didcot cooling towers

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



06/07/14  BBC2 2100-2200
         "A Cabbie Abroad"  A London cabbie in Fiji

07/07/14  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "Skyscraper: London's Cheesegrater"

07/07/14  BBC4 2350-0020
         "Britain by Bike"  Yorkshire

08/07/14  BBC Radio 4 1600-1630
         "The Devil's Rope"  A history of barbed wire

08/07/14  BBC4 1900-1930
         "Britain by Bike"  The Highlands

09/07/14  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Ride of My Life: the Story of the Bicycle"

10/07/14  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Precision: the Measure of Things"  History of measurement 3/3

10/07/14  ITV1 2235-2335
         "Robbie Coltrane: B-Road Britain"  In a 1950s car

11/07/14  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "On the Yorkshire Buses"  East Yorkshire Motor Services 1/8

11/07/14  ITV1 2235-0035
         "Senna"  2010 biopic



All details are correct to the best of my knowledge, but no responsibility is accepted for
inaccuracies or changes.

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

06/07/14    Rhyl Miniature Railway: Race the Train

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

14/07/14    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet School, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           "50 years of Road Transport" by Steve Wimbush
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

19/07/14    Railway Film Show
           St Mary's Church Hall, Thornhill Road, Ponteland, Newcastle, NE20 9PZ
           Archive films (BTF films shown with the permission of the BFI)
           Admission free, retiring collection, doughnuts at the interval
           1500 and 1930

19/07/14    The Battlefield Line: Anstey Royale Chalfort Morris Dancers

19/07/14-   Rushton, Higham & Wellingborough Railway: Teddy Bears Picnic

19/07/14-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Classic Transport Weekend

20/07/14    Mid-Hants Railway: Alton Bus Rally

Cheers, Howard.
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