Subject: Raildate 26th September 2014
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 26/09/2014, 16:29
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Trainspotting was a harmless kids' pastime in an age when everything was different
Underground London: abandoned tube stations and tunnels – in pictures
(Spotter: Roger Smith)

The weird afterlife of the world's subterranean 'ghost stations'
The Petite Ceinture: the battle over Paris's abandoned railway

Severn Valley Railway Autumn Gala 19th September
Plandampf 2013, steam locomotives on freight duties in Germany
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Motorcar Operations West (inspection cars on unusual lines in the USA and Canada)
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

London Trams in their last years
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Old Wings - A classic aviation website
Douglas C-54E (DC-4) Departing & Arriving HAF
Former Zantop Electra L188 Departs YIP for Keystone Florida
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

In 60 seconds: The F-22 Raptor jet fighter

Day out at the gallows and other Victorian photographic oddities



New British railway chief hints at higher rail and freight fares

Rail delays: 'Train staff need better information'

Isambard Kingdom Brunel's Great Western Railway foundations uncovered at Paddington

Crossrail bridgeworks at Slough

Planning Crossrail and its links with the national network

Flooding at Manor Park

The life on a signal engineer

Overcrowded and getting busier: why new train lines can't come fast enough for London

Have your say on a proposed London Overground station at Old Oak

Didcot Parkway railway station £8m revamp complete

Greenpeace occupy coal train outside Cottam power station

Improving the railway at Manchester Oxford Road and Piccadilly stations

Virgin Trains driver injured by electric shock en route to Liverpool Lime Street

Blackpool and Shrewsbury direct rail services to London approved

Two dead in 'suspicious' train deaths

'Night Tube' weekend service to launch in September 2015

Contactless payment arrives in London

Epping Ongar railway back in service

Action group makes Beattock station case

Locomotion museum celebrates 10th anniversary

Groudle Glen Railway unveils new coaches

Palmerston steam engine returns to Rheidol railway line

Inaugural Trailffest along Ffestiniog Railway is a huge success

Talyllyn Railway loco back on track for 150th birthday

Refurbishing Drogheda viaduct

SNCF Infra rolls out cable theft detection device

2ft gauge railroad for sale

New trams for the West Midlands

Routemaster bus: Google doodle celebrates 60 years of much-loved London vehicle

Vintage London bus retraces battle routes through Ypres

On the road to nowhere: a Routemaster trip to remember

Portsmouth barge operator fined for health and safety breach

Hayling ferry company fined over passenger numbers

Lancaster bombers flypast at 'Dambusters' Derwent Dam

Two Lancasters – final flight in UK

Mid-air collision over Bedfordshire

Dreamliner makes emergency landing at Glasgow Airport

Manston Airport sold (again)

Spitfire replica unveiled in Essex

Last surviving crew member of Hindenburg dies

Scotland's top 10 contributions to aviation

Campaign aims to save Cardiff's Coal Exchange

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



27/09/14  BBC2 1800-1830
         "Restoring England's Heritage"

27/09/14  Channel 5 1935-2030
         "World War II in Colour"  3/13 Britain at Bay

29/09/14  BBC2 1600-1630
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Lochailort to Skye

29/09/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Liverpool to Eccles

30/09/14  BBC2 1600-1630
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  The Great Eastern line

30/09/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Finding out about Bradshaw

30/09/14  BBC2 2100-2200
         "The Motorway: Life in the Fast Lane"  4/4

30/09/14  BBC4 2200-2300
         "Full Throttle - the Glory Days of British Motorbikes"

01/10/14  BBC2 1600-1630
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Felixstowe

01/10/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Embsay and Bolton Abbey

01/10/14  BBC4 2000-2030
         "Britain on Film"  Messing about in boats

01/10/14  BBC2 2350-0050
         "The Motorway: Life in the Fast Lane"  4/4

02/10/14  BBC2 1600-1630
         "Great British Railway Journeys"

02/10/14  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Caravans: a British Love Affair"

03/10/14  BBC2 1600-1630
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Essex to Hackney

03/10/14  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "World War II in Colour"  4/13 Hitler Strikes East



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

26/09/14    National Railway Museum Researchers Night

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-   Great Central Railway: Pirates & Princesses

27/09/14-   Barrow Hill Live!

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

02/10/14-   Severn Valley Railway: Diesel Enthusiasts Gala

02/10/14-   West Somerset Railway: Autumn Steam Gala

02/10/14-   Great Central Railway: Autumn Steam Gala

03/10/14    RCTS Bristol
           St Peters Church Hall, Church Road, Filton, BS34 7BX
           "50 Years of Railway Photography (Part 2)" by Les Nixon
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members are very welcome

04/10/14-   Fareham and District Model Railway Club Exhibition
05/10/14    1000 Lakeside, Western Rd, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 3EN

04/10/14-   Friends of the  Cromford Canal - Horseboat trips

04/10/14-   Leawood Pumping Engine Steaming Day, Cromford Canal
05/10/14    Engine in motion 1200-1700

05/10/14    Twyford Waterworks: Autumn Rally Open Day

05/10/14    Wimborne District Society of Model Engineers: Open Day

05/10/14    Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum: St Leger Historic Vehicle Rally

06/10/14    Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           Underhill Centre, St John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
           “Hemerdon Tungsten Mine”
           by Dr Peter Stanier
           1930 for a 1945 start

06/10/14    Peak Railway Association (Sheffield Branch)
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           “BR Standards at Work Around the Country, Part 3” a slideshow by Ashley Shimwell
           Starts at 1930
           For a requested £3 donation on the door, all welcome

08/10/14    RCTS South Wales
           Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
           "All the Colours of the Rainbow - liveries from the 1955 Modernisation Plan
           by David Walker
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members are very welcome
           A donation of £1.00 (members) or £2.00 (non-members) is requested

10/10/14    Railway Club of Wales
           Dyfatty Community Centre, Chapel Street, off High Street, Swansea, SA1 1NB
           “Travels by train and other forms of transport throughout Russia and the former
           Soviet Union" by Rhys ab Elis
           There is a donation box at all meetings (but no compulsion to put anything in it)
           Starts at 1930 (meetings finish by 2130)

10/10/14-   Keighley & Worth Valley Railway: Autumn Steam Spectacular

11/10/14-   Kings Cross station: Steam Extravaganza
12/10/14    Railwaylands area between Kings Cross and St Pancras
           A family weekend to celebrate the age of steam at King's Cross
           Featuring two famous layouts - "The Gresley Beat" and "Copenhagen Fields"

11/10/14-   Bodmin & Wenford Railway: Victorian Weekend

11/10/13-   Farnham & District Model Railway Exhibition

11/10/14-   The Battlefield Line: Vintage Crafts

Cheers, Howard.
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