Subject: Raildate 9th August 2014
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 09/08/2014, 14:43
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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An ambitious attempt to reopen the Great Central Railway south of Rugby

Your pictures: Railways

Glasgow's winding river of fortunes

Carry on APT
Station Master for iOS is the definitive guide to London's railway stations
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

A & H Models - specialising in digital model railways from Fleischmann, Roco, Uhlenbrock and
East Lancashire Railway Summer Diesel Gala, July 2014
Nine class 14 diesel Locos on "Bear-Ex", East Lancashire Railway
Links to model railway videos
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Working on the railroad (WCML)
Simon Calder: Trains to Europe on track at last
Take a ride on Portland's trolleys with rail historian Richard Thompson
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Summer train services 100 years ago
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Happy Birthday to the AEC Routemaster
Meskel Square intersection
The worlds last flying Fairey Gannet T5
Connie Edwards
Time-lapse footage of the Boneyard
Not transport related but quite entertaining!
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Advance tickets are now available for the Scalefour Society's "Scaleforum" to be held on 27th
and 28th September

How the Panama Canal was built

Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas

Victorian Strangeness: The great balloon riot of 1864



Crossrail extension to Hertfordshire being considered

DfT to study Crossrail-WCML link

London orbital railway on mayor's £1.3tn wishlist

Birmingham named as new HS2 headquarters

Birmingham New Street Station opening date announced

Network Rail announces plans for electrifying rail route through Bath

£600k cycle hub opens at Leicester railway station

‘Save our signal box’, protestors tell rail bosses

Selby swing bridge closed for repairs

Chorley flying arches: Historic railway feature to be rebuilt

Open day at Derby Etches park

Revised NYMR timetable for second platform at Whitby

RAIB report into uncontrolled evacuation of train at Holland Park

Glimpse of Edinburgh's Haymarket railway tunnel works

Borders Railway gets its first track

Refurbished Llandudno station reopened

Debate over rail or tram system for south Wales

Motorist banned for Pencoed level crossing incident

Rebuilt Swanage Railway marks 35th anniversary

GSM-R relaxation of rules for heritage locos

West Somerset Railway Association AGM abandoned after chaotic scenes

50017 'Royal Oak' loading Plym Valley Railway 14/07/14

All aboard! Ike back on track at railroad museum

Crossing Keeper's Cottage at Oakamoor for sale

Tarka Valley Railway news

Lynton & Barnstaple Railway news

Rudyard Lake Steam Railway for sale

Strathspey steam railway plans on track for green light

Merthyr Tydfil steam train heritage plans unveiled

Hitachi unveils modular EMU designs

Amtrak train leaves Penn Station for Washington DC without its passengers

Near miss for women on Indiana train bridge

Australian commuters help free man trapped against platform

Replica loco being built in Australian shed…

Work starts to bridge Thailand-Cambodia missing link

Indian railway may replace second class coaches with AC ones

Israel Railways calls tenders for electric locomotives

Roger Daltry support for model railway museum in Ashford

Malaga light rail  line opens

Temporary toll road opens near Bath

Two Ships from the River Clyde — Glennlee & Falls of Clyde

Iconic liner SS United States may move to New York

Sea Fury emergency landing at Culdrose airshow

British Airways owners IAG move into profit

Philippine Mars starting July 17, 2014

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



10/08/14  BBC2 2100-2200
         "James May's Cars of the People"  1/3

11/08/14  BBC2 1615-1715
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  London to Monte Carlo

11/08/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Manchester

11/08/14  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Jet! When Britain Ruled the Skies"  1/2 Military Marvels

11/08/14  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Shipwrecks: Britain's Sunken History"  2/3

12/08/14  BBC2 1545-1645
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Budapest to Vienna

12/08/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Southport

13/08/14  BBC2 1545-1645
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Berlin and the Rhine

13/08/14  BBC4 2300-0000
         "Jet! When Britain Ruled the Skies"  1/2 Military Marvels

14/08/14  BBC2 1600-1700
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Switzerland

15/08/14  BBC2 1700-1730
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  The Low Countries

15/07/14  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "On the Yorkshire Buses"  East Yorkshire Motor Services 6/8



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

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

10/08/14    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

20/08/14-   Foxfield Railway: Teddy Bears Picnic

22/08/14-   Southampton Maritime Festival
23/08/14    Ocean Terminal, Southampton Docks

23/08/14-   Great Central Railway: Family Fun Weekend

23/08/14-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: August Bank Holiday Open Days

23/08/14-   Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum: Late Summer Bank Holiday Blues & Twos Weekend

23/08/14-   Corris Railway: Model Railway Exhibition
25/08/14    Y Plas, Machynlleth, SY20 8ER

24/08/14    Wimborne District Society of Model Engineers: Open Day

24/08/14-   Leawood Pumping Engine Steaming Day, Cromford Canal
25/08/14    Engine in motion 1200-1700

Cheers, Howard.
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