Subject: Raildate 12th September 2014
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 12/09/2014, 16:28
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Wherever there was a railway, they're trying to map it!

All the bus photos you could ever want?
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

DH88 Comet on Vimeo
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Derby photo studio's 140-year-old pictures to go on show

Should we build just like the Victorians did?



Inside Crossrail

SE franchise extended to 2018

GW Heritage weekend

East Coast profits

Signalling Thameslink Passengers

Selby Swing bridge repairs completed

Residents fear they will be 'isolated' without Chandler's Ford railway crossing

Cable theft delays on railways fall sharply

Delayed London Road Bridge work in 'final stages', says council

Borders railway construction work

Fatal accident at Lenzie

Worgret Jn to Motala leased to Swanage Railway

34067 on Dorset Coast Express 10 September

Loco news from Pontypool & Blaenavon

Pantograph failure (Germany)

New £40m tram fleet for Wolverhampton and Birmingham

Edinburgh trams: 1.5 million passengers in first 100 days

Andover's new bus station officially opens

Beer & Buses on the Isle of Wight

Summer in the City bus run in Central London

Canal boat is craned into Derby's Market Place!

Three Lancasters at East Kirkby

Lancasters to visit Bournemouth - this weekend

Keep up to date with the BBMF

Air show at Prestwick

Job reductions at Bombardier, Belfast

Italian air traffic control strike disrupts UK flights

Burma Spitfires – the dig is back on!

FAA grounds US Boeing 787 Dreamliner flights

Middlesbrough swing bridge approved

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps, Mike Price, Alan Rushworth, Nick Wheat



15/09/14  BBC2 1645-1715
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  London

15/09/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Chippenham to Gloucester

16/09/14  BBC2 1645-1715
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Maidstone

16/09/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Wolverhampton

16/09/14  BBC2 2100-2200
         "The Motorway: Life in the Fast Lane"  2/4

17/09/14  BBC2 1645-1715
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Canterbury to Margate

17/09/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Norwich

17/09/14  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Chelmsford

17/09/14  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "Britain's Deadliest Roads"

17/09/14  BBC4 2200-2300
         "Grand Prix: the Killer Years"

18/09/14  BBC2 1645-1715
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Sandwich to Folkestone

18/09/14  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "Britain's Craziest Commutes"

19/09/14  BBC2 1645-1715
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Hastings



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

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    Derby Silk Mill Open Day including Midland Railway Study Centre Open Day
           Silk Mill Lane, Derby, DE1 3AF
           Guided tours 1030 - 1600
           The museum's 7mm model railway will be operating in the afternoon

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-   Didcot Railway Centre: Everything Goes Gala

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

13/09/14-   Ribble Steam Railway: Autumn Steam Gala

13/09/14-   Expo EM North
14/09/14    George H Carnall Leisure Centre, Kingsway Park, Davyhulme, Manchester, M41 7FJ

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-   Middleton Railway: September Gala

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

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

25/09/14    West Wiltshire Rail Users Group
           Warminster Civic Centre, Wiltshire
           "Maintaining the FGW HST/DMU Fleet" by Andy Mellors, FGW Engineering Director
           Starts 1930

26/09/14-   Epping & Ongar Railway: End of Tube Event

26/09/14-   Rushton, Higham & Wellingborough Railway: Music & Real Ale Special

27/09/14    Bodmin & Wenford Railway: Diesel Gala Day

27/09/14-   Hornby Hobbies Visitor Centre: Factory Shop Weekend Clearance Sale

27/09/14-   Mid-Hants Railway: Wallace and Gromit

27/09/14-   Nene Valley Railway: Diesel Gala

27/09/14-   Scalefour Society’s annual “Scaleforum”
28/09/14    Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Stadium Approach, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP21 9PP
           1030-1730 (Sat), 1000-1630 (Sun)

27/09/14-   The Battlefield Line: Heavy Horses (Delivering the Goods)

27/09/14-   Foxfield Railway: Autumn Steam Gala

27/09/14-   Barrow Hill Live!

27/09/14-   East Lancashire Railway: Autumn Diesel Gala

Cheers, Howard.
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