Subject: Raildate 18th July 2014
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 18/07/2014, 17:11
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This will be the last Raildate before the Editor's summer break.  The next issue will probably
appear on either Friday 8th July or Saturday 9th July (depending on jet-lag!)


Full steam into the past as images show life in Derby Loco Works

Great Central Railway through Leicester

Former signalboxes, yards and stations in the Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire, Derbyshire and
Humberside regions

Life and the Railway - four generations of railway workers

Buddleia: The plant that dominates Britain's railways

Disc of old railway photos
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Scenic Devon and Cornwall branch railway line walks guide released by ramblers
Downloadable here

All aboard: China's railway dream

Hidden waterways: Britain's lost canals
Love the Meccano bridge at 42 secs?  More about that here

The bridges that define London

Sinclair C5 built in Merthyr in 1984 'was ahead of its time'

Artificial reefs

Rail Staff issue 200
High speed rail-freight
Car train entering Southampton Eastern Docks
WW1 minesweeping by railway owned ships
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

South Devon Railway - Driver's Eye View
"The Art of Stevedore” by Alex Hallajian
Dornier Do 335 Pfeil (Arrow) - fastest piston engine fighter of WW2
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Preserved Perfection - UK Heritage Railway Review - 2013
The Best of British Clag and Thrash Compilation 2013
Railways of Austria - 1st of 12 - the other 11 are available from the menu on the right hand
CSX and Amtrak trains daredevils risk Of death
(Spotter: Ted Millward)



Labour plan to part re-nationalise rail network

Storm-hit Dawlish rail line: Sea wall to be raised

Network Rail: Dawlish rail alternatives 'poor value'

Network Rail's West of Exeter Route Resilience Study

Dawlish community welcomes plans to safeguard town's railway line

Queen opens revamped Reading railway station

Signalling failure between Maidenhead and Reading

Radlett rail depot: Plans approved by government

Radlett rail depot: Fight cost council £1.4m

Upgrade to start on Barrington quarry railway as Cemex prepares to submit plans for 220 houses

Derby rail firm RVEL set to create 33 more jobs

Bromsgrove gravestones for railway workers restored

Worcestershire Parkway railway station wins funding

Virgin Trains measure up Shrewsbury railway station

Rethink on plan to run new Sheffield to Manchester railway line through wood

Rail plan ‘will create jobs and boost economy’ in Yorkshire

Britain's new railway revolution - the shop arriving at platform 2 is for you

Lincolnshire rail death pair 'did not act on horn'

RAIB notes on a fatal level crossing accident at Frampton Mansell in May

Four shortlisted for London Overground EMU order

MTR wins £1.4bn London Crossrail operating contract

The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway, review: 'nail-biting'

London Underground extends remote turnout monitoring

Queen's Baton travels on 'Harry Potter train'

Glasgow 2014: Rail stations sport 'fun' new names during Games

Failings over runaway rail vehicle at Glasgow Queen Street
RAIB report

Green light for extra rail services between England and Wales

New North Wales to Manchester train services launched in £1.2m deal

Cardiff train station plans unveiled by Network Rail

Train fire halts services at Deganwy Railway Station

Assembly Member slams Arriva Trains Wales over proposed timetable changes

Carwyn Jones and Arriva Trains' Twitter clash over announcements

P2 2007 frames erected

Swanage Railway's first passenger trains commemorated

Wensleydale Railway - fully prepared for the long haul

Railway museum turns back the clocks for family fun day

French high-speed TGV train crashes near Denguin

Rail theft in South Africa

India builds world's highest railway bridge over Chenab river in Kauri

Norfolk Southern engineer says 14 train cars derailed in Wytheville

Railway bridge fire in Vancouver

Moscow metro crash

Two Moscow metro workers arrested after disaster

Velvet buses cease trading

“Driver not at fault” says Southern Vectis after couple die waiting for bus

Over 50 Landcrabs star at the BMC and Leyland Show

Unseen Donald Campbell speed record footage restored

New River Thames crossing ideas 'developed in detail'

New £1bn motorway to ease south Wales congestion

This is why truck drivers should always check their mirrors

US marines test robotic mule at RIMPAC, Hawaii

Injuries after boat crash on River Thames

Sandbanks ferry resumes after chain beak

Condor Ferries application to run CI ferry service

Clipper cancelled till end of July after seabed strike

Costa Concordia: Refloating operation begins
Timelapse shows salvage

Costa Concordia: Video footage shows inside of sunken ship

Malaysian Airlines MH17 crash - where to begin?  Maybe here...

Rolls-Royce engine revamp could bring in billions

Special hanger to be built for loading airbus wing sections

These portable runways helped win the war in the Pacific

Vulcan bomber leaves RAF Waddington for the last time

Farnborough Airshow 2014: In pictures

Farnborough: Signs point to Bastille Day A330neo launch

Farnborough: Reasons for UK aerospace to be cheerful

Farnborough: The Scorpion in search of a customer

Farnborough: Why it matters

Guernsey-Gatwick delays due to jet 'teething troubles'

Tendering started for small isles air service

Edinburgh Airport exceed 10 million passengers in one year

Easyjet expands at Schiphol, targets 7 million passengers a year

Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) to auction 12 abandoned aircraft.

Rare World War 1 footage discovered in Ashbourne shop
Watch the film here

Forest of Dean mural to David and Robert Mushet

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Ted Millward, Reg Nerps, Jim O'Brien, Mike Price, Alan



20/07/14  BBC2 1615-1900
         "Grand Prix"  The classic 1966 film

20/07/14  BBC2 2130-2230
         "The Lancaster: Britain's Flying Past"

22/07/14  BBC4 2000-2030
         "Britain by Bike"  North Devon

23/07/14  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Indian Hill Railways"  2/3 The Nilgiri Mountain Railway

23/07/14  BBC2 2100-2200
         "The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway"  The Crossrail story 2/3

24/07/14  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Explosions: How We Shook the World"

24/07/14  BBC2 2320-0020
         "The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway"  The Crossrail story 2/3

25/07/14  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "The Lost Ship"  A Spanish Armada ship off Donegal

25/07/14  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "On the Yorkshire Buses"  East Yorkshire Motor Services 3/8

25/07/14  BBC2 2100-2200
         "The Secret History of our Streets"  1/3  Moray Feu, Edinburgh



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

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

29/07/14-   Great Central Railway: Teddy Bears Picnic

30/07/14    BRS66: A celebration of 66 years since the formation of British Road Services
           Lincoln Farm Cafe, Kenilworth Road, Solihull, B92 0LS

30/07/14-   Manx Heritage Transport Festival

02/08/14-   Foxfield Railway: World War Commemoration

02/08/14-   Friends of the  Cromford Canal - Horseboat trips

02/08/14-   Leawood Pumping Engine Steaming Day, Cromford Canal
03/08/14    Engine in motion 1200-1700

02/08/14-   Peak Rail: 1940s Weekend

02/08/14-   The Cleveland Model Railway Club: 2014 Exhibition
03/08/14    Redcar & Cleveland College, Corporation Road, Redcar, TS10 1EZ
           1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1600 (Sun)
           Adult: £4.50, Concession: £3.50, Family: £12.50

02/08/14-   Corris Railway: Victorian Weekend

03/08/14    Twyford Waterworks: Summer Open Day

03/08/14    Wimborne District Society of Model Engineers: Open Day

04/08/14    Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           Underhill Centre, St John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
           “Railways of Gosport”
           by Peter Keat
           1930 for a 1945 start

04/08/14    Peak Railway Association (Sheffield Branch)
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           “An evening with Ted Hancock” a digital presentation with narrative interlude
           Starts at 1930
           For a requested £3 donation on the door, all welcome

05/08/14-   Great Central Railway: Teddy Bears Picnic

09/08/14    Winchester: Chesil Railway and Tunnel Tour (last of 2014)

09/08/14-   Rushton, Higham & Wellingborough Railway: 1970s Themed Holiday Specials

09/08/14-   Foxfield Railway: The Knotty Heritage Train Launch Weekend

09/08/14-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Multiple Memories Weekend

09/08/14-   Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum: Weekend Trolleydays

09/08/14-   Mid-Hants Railway: Day Out with Thomas

10/06/14    1020 MG Day
           Athelhampton House, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7LG
           MG car rally with live music

12/08/14-   Great Central Railway: Teddy Bears Picnic

15/08/14-   Dean Forest Railway: A Day Out with Thomas

16/08/14-   Midland Railex, Midland Railday Centre, Butterley

17/08/14    Wimborne District Society of Model Engineers: Open Day

18/08/14    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet School, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           "Railway Photographs" by David Cable
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

Cheers, Howard.
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