Subject: Raildate 22nd August 2014
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 22/08/2014, 16:39
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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Former stations and crossing keeper's cottages for sale

Derby's biggest model railway - open every weekend and Bank Holiday

Union of South Africa 60009 alongside the A55, 27th July
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Model Bus Zone - click on "Fleet Focus" for lists of models for particular fleets
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Aviation in Malta
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)



Regulated rail fares to increase by 3.5% in 2015

Huge investment in railways

UK Govt blocks inclusion of British Rail monopoly to Freedom of Information law

59003 returning to UK – purchased by GBRf

Cambridge-Oxford rail link could cut congestion on London lines

Level Crossing warning for GNGE joint line improvements

RAIB report into fatal footpath crossing at Attenborough

Solihull A45 bridge to be replaced

East Lancashire's faster train service delayed by another six months

Changing Tracks railway line towers over Stanwick Lakes

Central Line Tube passengers hit by ASLEF strike

New row for Borders Railway

Borders to Edinburgh railway: Opening date set

Steam trains will disrupt journeys on Borders line

Edinburgh Waverley station to get 2 new platforms

ScotRail and Virgin ‘trusted’ by passengers

Train service to resume between Harlech and Pwllheli

Canadian Lancaster pilots swoops into Lincolnshire railway after spotting it from the air

Whitby platform 2 reopened

34092 City of Wells back in service

Longleat Adventure Park train crash leaves six hurt

Video of Jacobite workings last week

Hornby to begin move from Margate to new base near Canterbury in the next few days

Fatality at Raheny station (Dublin)

NS profits rise, punctuality improves

RhB derailment in Graubunden canton - official summary
Photos of the recovery operation

CP Freight traffic increase

Lac-Mégantic report condemns Transport Canada
Lac-Mégantic runaway train and,derailment investigation summary

Singapore reveals route for Eastern Region Line

Alstom LRVs enter service in Nottingham

Light rail arrives at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport

3 Dallas trolley cars spared from scrapyard

Guernsey bus service improvements

Complaints about Western Greyhound buses

Bradford company rebuilds Citroen 2CV French classic

Motorway screens bid to stop rubbernecking by motorists

Coach crashes down ditch on motorway

Falkirk Wheel visitor numbers

BAE Systems ends shipbuilding in Portsmouth

New high speed ferry to be based at Poole

Commodore Clipper returning to service

Environmental upgrades to Brittany Ferries ships

Petition over civilian use of Marchwood Military Port

Floating hotel boat for Leith docks beside Royal Yacht Britannia

Which? survey: Smaller airports earn passenger praise

Monarch Airways to close East Midlands routes in April 2015

Doncaster Airport emergency landing

Two Lancaster flypast at Headcorn

Two Lancasters programme

Proposal to upgrade air traffic control at Hawarden, Chester

Flying a vintage WWII German plane

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



23/08/14  ITV 1555-1820
         "Murder on the Orient Express"  1974 feature film

24/08/14  Channel 4 1900-2000
         "How Britain Worked"  1/6 Overhauling a steam engine on the SVR

24/08/14  BBC2 2100-2200
         "James May's Cars of the People"  3/3

24/08/14  Yesterday 2200-2300
         "Locomotion"  with Dan Snow

24/08/14  Yesterday 2300-0000
         "Timeshift"  Why Britain built so many steam locos between 1948 & 1960

25/08/14  BBC2 1730-1800
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Brighton to Crystal Palace

26/08/14  BBC2 1645-1715
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  London Necropolis Railway

26/08/14  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "Lost at Sea: Air France 447"

26/08/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Euston to Buckinghamshire

26/08/14  Channel 4 2100-2200
         "Worst Place to be a Pilot"  2/4

26/08/14  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Everyday Miracles: the Genius of Sofas, Stockings and Scanners"

27/08/14  BBC2 1645-1715
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Enfield to Cambridge

27/08/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Wolverton

27/08/14  BBC4 2300-0000
         "Dreaming the Impossible: Unbuilt Britain"  2/3  A Scottish warship canal

28/08/14  BBC2 1645-1715
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  The Fens and Kings Lynn

28/08/14  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "The Railway: First Great Western"  Fly-on-the-wall 2/8

28/08/14  BBC4 2310-0010
         "Everyday Miracles: the Genius of Sofas, Stockings and Scanners"

29/07/14  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "On the Yorkshire Buses"  East Yorkshire Motor Services 8/8

29/07/14  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "Marston's Brewery: One Ale of a Job!"  Behind the scenes 1/3



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

Until       Foxfield Railway: Teddy Bears Picnic

22/08/14    "Out and About with Booth & Fisher Buses" by Andy Firth
           Coal Aston Methodist Church, Eckington Road, Coal Aston, Dronfield, S18 3AW

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

29/08/14-   North  Norfolk Railway: Grand Autumn Steam Gala

29/08/14-   Llangollen Railway: Along Western Lines

30/08/14-   Great Central Railway: Diesel Gala

01/09/14    Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           Underhill Centre, St John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
           Members Evening
           1930 for a 1945 start

01/09/14    Peak Railway Association (Sheffield Branch)
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           "Sprinting along the Dearne" and “This was the 21:00 to Kettering”
           Slideshows by Martin Bromley
           Starts at 1930
           For a requested £3 donation on the door, all welcome

05/09/14-   Mid-Hants Railway: Diesel Gala

05/09/14-   Bodmin & Wenford Railway: Steam Gala & Real Ale Festival

06/09/14    Hope Construction Materials: Cement Works Open Day
           Celebrating the site’s 85th birthday

06/09/14-   Rushton, Higham & Wellingborough Railway: Model Weekend

06/09/14-   The Battlefield Line: Shackerstone Family Festival

06/09/14-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Wirksworth Festival Open Days

06/09/14-   Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum: Model Weekend & Trolleydays

07/09/14    Twyford Waterworks: Emergency Vehicles Open Day

07/09/14    Wimborne District Society of Model Engineers: Open Day

Cheers, Howard.
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