Subject: Raildate 29th August 2014
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 29/08/2014, 22:35
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5028 "Llantilio Castle"

Clay Cross Model Railway Society
Gloucester-Warwickshire Railway 23rd August
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

The Ambassador: A tribute to India's iconic car
(Spotter: Mike Price)



Meet the French train giant invading UK rail

East Coast Mainline rail commuters experienced severe delays

Greater Anglia train disruption: Network Rail reconsiders engineering work

London Bridge railway station partially closes

Paddington station excavation reaches Crossrail train tunnels

Construction of Crossrail Farringdon station

WW1 poppies mown down by Network Rail at Shepreth

Re-instatement of railway between Tavistock and Bere Alston

Demolition of St Erth Railway Bridge refused by Cornwall Council

Residents show their support for a new railway station in Saltford

Trains disrupted as Kemble to Swindon redoubling work ends

Final Class 350 units delivered and accepted by leasing company

Hitachi railway business development

Crossrail link to WCML announced

Over-running engineering works at Ipswich

Sheffield railway graffiti vandal jailed

Woman killed after being hit by train on Merseyside railway crossing

Liverpool sets out 30-year rail vision

Ainsdale train collision victim 'trying to rescue dog'

Government U-turn on pledge to scrap hated 'cattle truck' Pacer trains

London Underground seeks additional trains

London Underground plans to install CBTC on four lines

Northern Line extension contractor selected

Trainspotting hobby 80 years older than thought

Being Brunel museum given 1,000 items

Tardis toilet appears on Bristol to Bath cycle path

Extension to Peak District railway-based cycle paths proposed

Work on Dundee’s new railway station due to start in the spring

On your bike: Borders Railway accused of missing an opportunity

Property prices affected by of Borders Rail

Railway Man’s counsellor dies

Metro plans for single ticket rapid transit network

Lurgan: Police warning after theft of 'extremely dangerous' railway signal

Strike on Irish Rail

Rail regulator investigates Longleat Adventure Park train accident

Jersey model railway centre renamed as tribute

Stockholm railway tunnelling

Ceneri (Swiss) base tunnel delayed by contractual issues

Zoo train restoration

Maine Museum preserves relics from golden age of public transport

Mexico clamps down on migrant freight train travel

Argentina's Train of the Clouds concession revoked

EMU E3-2000 Series: New Colour

Carsten's Publications is permanently closing

Trams begin tests at Manchester Airport as take-off looms for new Metrolink line

Bus and tram in Edinburgh collision

Testing starts on Nottingham Trams towards Beeston

Second Le Mans tram route to open

Dubai tramway to open in November

Call for regulation of bus services outside London

Rise in Stagecoach bus passengers

Asbestos delays demolition of Northampton bus station

75 years old bus still in service

Southampton Central Bridge structural problems found

Restoration of Middlesbrough transporter bridge.

Loch Corran ferry refit changed

Three bids on table for stricken Ferguson Shipyard

Biggest tall ship pulls out of regatta after sinking tug in Denmark

Ex-USS Saratoga Departs Rhode Island on Final Voyage

The last photo of the Titanic, two days before it sank

Portsmouth yard bids farewell to final ship

Easy Jet emergency landing at Gatwick

Aurigny jet suffers birdstrike

New airline service between Belfast and Katowice

Airline Transavia to take on Ryanair and Easyjet

Malaysia Airlines' downward spiral

"Alternatives" proposed for Malaysia Airlines job cuts

Quantas losses

Freckleton air disaster: Memorial held to mark 70th anniversary

Battle of Britain movie fighters to fly again after 40 years in barn

1892 Park Slip mine disaster remembered in Tondu

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



31/08/14  Channel 4 1900-2000
         "How Britain Worked"  2/6 Overhauling a Yorkshire saw mill

01/09/14  BBC2 1645-1715
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Ledbury to Shrewsbury

01/09/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Northampton to Nuneaton

02/09/14  BBC2 1645-1715
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Ironbridge

02/09/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Leicester

02/09/14  Channel 4 2100-2200
         "Worst Place to be a Pilot"  3/4

03/09/14  BBC2 1645-1715
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Chester to Conwy

03/09/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Nottingham

03/09/14  BBC4 2300-0000
         "Dreaming the Impossible: Unbuilt Britain"  3/3

04/09/14  BBC2 1645-1715
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  The Conwy Valley

04/09/14  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "The Railway: First Great Western"  Fly-on-the-wall 3/8

05/09/14  BBC2 1645-1715
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Snowdon to Anglesey

05/09/14  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "Marston's Brewery: One Ale of a Job!"  Behind the scenes 2/3



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

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

08/09/14    North East Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           St Thomas’s Church Centre, Chatsworth Road, Brampton, Chesterfield, S40 3AW
           “Stanton Ironworks – Gone but not Forgotten”
           by Stephen Flinders
           Starts 1930, £2 admission for non-members

10/09/14    RCTS South Wales
           Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
           "1950s and 1960s steam south of the Border" by David Kelso
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members are very welcome - a donation of £2.00 is requested

13/09/14    Etches Park Open Day, Derby

13/09/14    Mickleover Model Railway Group: Trains-Only Swap Meet
           Mickleover Community Centre, Uttoxeter Rd, Mickleover, Derby, DE3 0DA
           1030-1430, admission: £1.00
           Free parking, refreshments

13/09/14    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

13/09/14-   The International N Gauge Show
14/09/14    Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Fosse Way, Nr Leamington Spa, CV31 1XN

13/09/14-   Foxfield Railway: National Heritage Open Days and Knotty Heritage Train

14/09/14    Peak Rail: Vintage Car Rally

Cheers, Howard.
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