Subject: Raildate 11th July 2014
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 11/07/2014, 16:26
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It's been a few years since I mentioned Joe Peralta.  He combines his interest in Amercian
railroads with motor-biking and mountain-biking to give very individual accounts of his various
exploits.  Start here:

Mike Morant has been busy with a wide variety of uploads to his web galleries:
Overseas trams in colour and a solitary (Bombay) bus
AT&SF  - Santa Fe Railway -  nearly all pre-war including a spectacular derailment
Cuban sugar mills steam
The last of his 1950s own Brownie 127 negatives finally sorted out
The Ulster steam archive that used to be on his Fotopic web site
Mike's Irish narrow gauge negatives 64 of which have never had a public showing on the web:

Modelling Bakewell Station - DMU Cam
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Carrying The Load - London Midland & Scottish Railway Documentary
48151 with the Fellsman, 10th July
British Rail modern traction locomotive classes - Wikipedia article
Steam locomotives of British Railways - Wikipedia article
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

"Tornado" over Shap
Railhead rotational planing
Rebuilding the "Varsity" line
Railway equipment exhibition
Holiday cottage with private halt
Video of Trawsfynydd branch and FR around Blaenau
Footbaths on Japanese Shinkansen trains
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Nottingham City centre the mid 1960s - with trolleybuses
Live webcam for Union Pacific's Bailey Yard, in North Platte, Nebraska
Safety in Paradise - Air New Zealand safety video
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

See Where They Rust: 1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1A
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Red Arrows founder member Henry Prince on 50 years of flying high

A short history of British Standard Colours



Battle for UK’s railways has only just begun

Should we renationalise the railways?

Network Rail in record £53m fine for late trains

Network Rail fine to help pay for faster train wi-fi (possibly using transmission capacity
reserved for ERTMS cab signalling)

Who, what, why: What's happening to wi-fi on trains?

Plans for railway line between Tavistock and Plymouth to push ahead

Call for further improvements to the railway line between Barnstaple and Exeter

Giant mural unveiled on historic Brunel Sheds

Campaign to reopen Winchester-Didcot railway

Funding plan for £10m Thanet Parkway railway station

Trains delayed after lorry is involved in accident on railway bridge in Trowse

£15m boost for railway station cycling facilities

Daventry freight terminal expansion approved

First glimpse of new Wolverhampton railway station

East Midlands Airport rail project to bypass local planning officers

Partnership is just the ticket for Peak District travel

Two in court over 'Freedom Rider' Sheffield train protest

Sheffield railway worker to raise £100,000 for Poppy Appeal

Compensation offer after Merseyside railway delays

Rail worker hurt as hole collapses in Stafford

RAIB report on trackman hit by a train near Redhill in June
ITV News link to the above incident shows the now withdrawn Gatwick Express class 460 stock!

Double fatality on level crossing near Lincoln

Closure of Barry signal box marks the end of an era

Free public transport threatened in Northern Ireland

DfT makes English regions geography blunders

£1m grant for GCR reunification

Country house with its own railway station goes on sale for £425,000

Funding agreed for Midland Metro expansion

Eurotunnel train stopped in Channel Tunnel by power fault

NS: Off the rails

Train travellers cross about 'basic fee' on smartcards

Boeing 737 fuselages damaged in train derailment

Cuba completes Mariel port rail link

Narendra Modi faces uphill task to put Indian Railways on track

Edinburgh trams will continue to sound bells for public safety

Trams with surfboard racks to enter service in Queensland

Krakow orders new trams

Transport for London makes capital's buses cash-free

Bus accident on Putney Bridge

New £2.9m Andover bus station nears completion

60mph motorway speed limit plan shelved

Motor races could be held on public roads says Cameron

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal storm repairs complete

Torpoint ferry suspended as part of Public Sector pay & pensions dispute

Portsmouth miniature ships launch for charity

Car carrier’s cargo gets tossed in heavy seas

Costa Concordia: Countdown to Refloating and Removal Has Begun

£2bn to move wild-life for Thames Estuary airport

New Scottish Easy Jet routes

RAF Waddington runway to be rebuilt

Planes in 'near miss' at Barcelona airport

Avianca's return to Heathrow

RAF Rivet Joint completes first in-flight refuelling

Jersey aircraft register law passed

Abandoned fleet of WWII fighter planes lie rotting in the backwoods of Ohio

The airborne panopticon: How plane-mounted cameras watch entire cities

Venezuela's airport 'breathing' tax

Miller Argent welcomes £12m Aberthaw coal investment

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



12/07/14  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "MH370: the Flight that Vanished"

13/07/14  Channel 4 1900-2245
         "Titanic"  The 1997 movie (in case you missed it...)

13/07/14  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Ford's Dagenham Dream"

14/07/14  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "Supersyscrapers: Shanghai Tower"

15/07/14  BBC4 2100-2245
         "Made in Dagenham"  2010 comedy drama set at the car plant

15/07/14  BBC4 2245-2345
         "Ford's Dagenham Dream"

16/07/14  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Indian Hill Railways"  1/3 Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

16/07/14  BBC2 2100-2200
         "The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway"  The Crossrail story 1/3

17/07/14  ITV1 2240-2340
         "Robbie Coltrane: B-Road Britain"  In a 1950s car  3/3

17/07/14  BBC2 2320-0020
         "The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway"  The Crossrail story 1/3

18/07/14  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "On the Yorkshire Buses"  East Yorkshire Motor Services 2/8



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

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-   World Heritage Discovery Day Railway Exhibition
20/07/14    Also Railway Walk and Butterley Gangroad Project Update
           No 28 Community Hall, Market Place, Belper

19/07/14-   Foxfield Railway: Steam Gala

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

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

20/07/14    Wimborne District Society of Model Engineers: Open Day

22/07/14    Winchester: Chesil Railway and Tunnel Tour

22/07/14-   Great Central Railway: Teddy Bears Picnic

25/07/14-   The Battlefield Line: Rails & Ales

26/07/14    Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum: Gathering Saturday Trolleyday

27/07/14    Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum: Sandtoft Gathering

28/07/14    Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: British Legion Day

Cheers, Howard.
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