Subject: Raildate 5th September 2014
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 05/09/2014, 17:43
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The World's longest roller coaster ride?

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway Then and Now

50 years since the closure of the Friargate line - Driver invited us to share the footplate up
to Uttoxeter Old Road bridge

New videos from Andrew Cook
New Class 68s on delivery:
Reading West:
TPE EMUs in the rain:

Thameslink presentation, dated May 2014 (quite a large file)
(Spotter: Richard Maund)

Time lapse video of London Bridge engineering works on Bank Holiday week.
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Shipbuilding in the 1940s – when the slumbering American industrial giant woke up
Aerial Visuals - 30,000 photos uploaded to date
A true aircraft rarity
B-29 Super Fortress - Lake Mead
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)



And so the Great British Railway Rake-Off rolls on

More rolling stock for South West Trains

Atlantic Coast Express steam train marks anniversary

Continued rail disruption certain without urgent action, says report

Coulsdon to London services likely to be cut after rail franchise change

Hastings Ashford rail improvements 'should be sooner'

Reading viaduct ready for tracklaying

Rushton station for sale

Barnt Green to Redditch rail line reopened after redevelopment

Second death on Merseyside railway near Formby in six days

Alstom to refurbish Scottish EMUs

Broughty Ferry railway station still waiting for restaurant to arrive

Valleys rail upgrade deal 'shortly,' Stephen Crabb says

Rail disruption as man hit by First Great Western train

New Pont Briwet rail bridge over Dwyryd estuary to open

Bluebell Railway extension attracts thousands more visitors

Lorry failure in Alresford - carrying 9F 92212

Professor Stephen Hawking visits the West Somerset Railway

Dutch Rail gets amber light to increase rush-hour ticket prices

Fyra high-speed trains finally return to Italy

NS will take you home if last train is late

Getting shot at by train driver

Wine train stuck

Transdev signs new Luas operating contract

RAIB report on Tyne & Wear metro electrical fire

Two years to repair Lisbon metro emergency brakes

A38 tunnels reopen in Birmingham

Forth Road Bridge marks 50 years

Bus gate fines in Glasgow top £800,000 in two months

Redevelopment of Stranraer Harbour station and ferry terminal

Record crowds attend Bournemouth Airshow

Dambuster airfield bought by Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

Canadian Lancaster grounded ahead of Bournemouth Air Festival
Lancaster leaves Teesside after engine repair

RAF's first A400M Atlas completes maiden flight

Work complete on Alderney grass runways

Pilot 'mistook mown field for runway'

Isles of Scilly helicopter service may reopen

Jet2 plane makes emergency landing at East Midlands Airport

Airport expansion critical for UK, says CBI

Boris Johnson says airport plan not dead despite rejection

Incredible story of B-17E Flying Fortress 41-2446 (aka 'Swamp Ghost')

In pictures: India's coal miners

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



07/09/14  Channel 4 1900-2000
         "How Britain Worked"  3/6 Overhauling the Llandudno tramway

08/09/14  BBC2 1645-1715
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Newcastle to Chester-le-Street

08/09/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Southampton

08/09/14  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Building Burma's Death Railway: Moving Half the Mountain"

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

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

09/09/14  BBC2 2100-2200
         "The Motorway: Life in the Fast Lane"  1/4 Weight of traffic

09/09/14  Channel 4 2200-2300
         "Worst Place to be a Pilot"  4/4

10/09/14  BBC2 1645-1715
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Harrogate and Saltaire

10/09/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Wokingham to Bradford-on-Avon

11/09/14  BBC2 1645-1715
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Yorkshire

11/09/14  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "The Railway: First Great Western"  Fly-on-the-wall 4/8

12/09/14  BBC2 1645-1715
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Melton Mowbray

12/09/14  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "Marston's Brewery: One Ale of a Job!"  Behind the scenes 3/3



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

05/09/14    RCTS Bristol
           St Peters Church Hall, Church Road, Filton, BS34 7BX
           "The InterCity Story, 1962-2012" Chris Green (former InterCity MD)
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members are very welcome

05/09/14-   Mid-Hants Railway: Diesel Gala
07/09/14    Note: 40345 will not be attending due to gauging issues

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    Hampton Transport Gala

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

09/09/14    Great Western Society (Bristol Group)
           Room 7, BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RG.
           "6880 Betton Grange – Building the 81st Grange" by David Huntbatch
           1930 for 1945
           There is no admission charge, but a donation of at least £2 is appreciated

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

12/09/14-   Apedale Heritage Centre: "Tracks to the Trenches"
14/09/14    Loomer Road, Chesterton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. ST5 7LB

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

14/09/14    Butterley Gangroad Celebration Event: A miniature steam train will give
           children rides along a well-preserved embankment of the old Butterley Gangroad
           Centred on Fritchley Village Green, near Crich, Derbyshire
           Includes other mechanical treats, horses, Napoleonic period troops, a band,
           other music, a history fair involving local groups and exhibits collected by
           the project
           Free admission

15/09/14    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet School, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           "Aviation in the 1960s and 1970s" by Keith Butcher
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

15/09/14    Friends of the  Cromford Canal: Talk
           "A Farrier's Life" by Doug Bradbury

16/09/14    RCTS Cheltenham
           Victory Club, Burlington House, Lypiatt Road, Cheltenham GL50 2SY
           "Strictly Freight Only" by Brian Ringer
           Starts at 1930
           Non-members are very welcome - a donation of £3.50 is requested

17/09/14-   Dorset Vintage and Classic Car Auction
18/09/14    Athelhampton House, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7LG
           Wednesday: viewing, Thursday: auction

18/09/14    Monmouthshire Railway Society
           Lecture Theatre A10, Newport Riverside City Campus
           AGM, followed by video films with B Foster
           Starts at 1915 prompt, admission for non-members is £3.00

18/09/14-   Severn Valley Railway: Autumn Steam Gala

19/09/14-   Great Central Railway: Beer Festival

20/09/14    Kingsbridge Vintage Bus Running Day

20/09/14    Mid-Hants Railway: Open Day

20/09/14    West Country Historic Omnibus & Transport Trust Rally

20/09/14-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Food and Crafts Weekend

20/09/14-   Peak Rail: Diesel Weekend

20/09/14-   Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum: European Trolleybus Day & Weekend Trolleydays

21/09/14    Wimborne District Society of Model Engineers: Open Day

Cheers, Howard.
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