Subject: Raildate 3rd October 2014
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 03/10/2014, 14:55
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Who was the world's first trainspotter?

The most beautiful train journey in the world?

Barry Coward recreates the BTF "Blue Pullman" film in miniature
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Burton on Trent Brewery railways
Wireless distant signals
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

North Yorkshire Moors Railway: Autumn Gala 26th September
German cab ride
Plandampf 2014
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Cornbrook to Manchester Airport (driver's eye view)
In pictures: Borders to Edinburgh railway
11 of the world's most amazing train (sic) stations
Chesterton, Indiana - webcam with sound!
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

27 fantastic pictures of trams and a Welsh street scene you'll scarcely believe used to exist
Railways used to ferry heavy materials that would reduce a standard road to a state of ruin
South Wales was built on coal, both geologically and historically
Classic Airliner Photography
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)



HS2 viaduct plans for South Staffordshire scrapped

Birmingham and Doncaster chosen for high-speed rail college

Porterbrook finances British EMU order

Stop-start technology for DB Schenker class 66s

Where Black Country railway horse sculptures came from

Lineside fire closes Snow Hill to Stourbridge Jn line and West Midland tram route

Best rail station honour for Matlock in East Midlands Trains award

Brighton Main Line closed for engineering works

Disruption through Lewisham until at least the end of October 2014

Bus blocks level crossing as train approaches at Canute Road in Southampton

Lincoln to Nottingham: DfT confirms funding plan

East Midlands Trains strike action suspended

New £100 fines for nuisance parkers at railway stations

Bakerloo Line extension consultation begins

The challenge to make London's Victorian Tube network accessible

East Coast train marks Edinburgh depot centenary

Train door 'ripped from hinges' in Bangor tunnel

Derailed train at Barry disrupts south Wales services

'Helpful' valleys rail upgrade discussion, says Edwina Hart

Film recounts Abergele rail disaster in 1868

Railway Children pannier tank going on display at NRM Shildon

Special 'diesel day' held at Llangollen Railway

World's smallest pub The Signal Box at Cleethorpes gets new owners

German graffiti artist killed by Hamburg subway train

Report highlights vulnerability of Amtrak’s NYC tunnels

New rail museum director excited about expansion

Boyhood love of steam trains sparked model railway passion for fanatic John Kelsey

Blackpool Tram operating day at Crich

New trams for San Francisco

Trolley Museum makes room for 2

Volunteers pull out all the stops to clear canal

Row over passenger toll proposals for Cowes floating bridge

Increased IOM Steam Packet services proposed

Queen Mary’s 80th anniversary celebration includes new plans for museum, science centre

DFDS Harwich to Esbjerg ferry route's final journey

Hamilton's Lancaster bomber comes home

Mystery of World War Two 'flying boat' wreck

Airlines told to change cockpit screens in Boeing planes

First 747 Being Restored

Qantas museum finally lands 'Super Constellation'

Blackpool airport may close

Delay to changes of Gatwick flightpaths

Air France pilots end long strike

Are ‘Stealth Blimps’ Being Seen Over the California Coast?

Mining in Brazil

Eastbourne Pier reopens to traders after fire

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



04/10/14  BBC2 1800-1830
         "Restoring England's Heritage"  The East Midlands

04/10/14  Channel 5 2320-0015
         "World War II in Colour"  4/13 Hitler Strikes East

05/10/14  BBC2 1900-2000
         "Timewatch: QE2 - the Final Voyage

06/10/14  BBC2 1645-1715
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  The Post Office Railway

06/10/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Pontefract

07/10/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Flamborough and Filey

07/10/14  BBC4 2000-2030
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Preston

07/10/14  BBC4 2030-2100
         "WWI at Home: the Zeppelin Terror"

08/10/14  BBC2 1900-2000
         "Britain's Greatest Pilot: the Extraordinary Story of Captain Winkle Brown"

08/10/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Settle to Carlisle

08/10/14  BBC4 2000-2030
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  The Lake District

10/10/14  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "World War II in Colour"  5/13 Red Sun Rampant

10/10/14  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "Paul Merton: World's Biggest Cruise Ship"



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

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-   Mickleover Model Railway Exhibition
05/10/14    Mickleover Community Centre, Uttoxeter Road, Mickleover, Derby, DE3 0DA

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    Bluebell Railway: Vintage Bus Running 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

12/10/14    Warminster Vintage Bus Running Day

13/10/14    North East Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           St Thomas’s Church Centre, Chatsworth Road, Brampton, Chesterfield, S40 3AW
           “The Arkwrights and the Sutton Scarsdale Estate”
           by Paul Halksworth
           Starts 1930, £2 admission for non-members

14/10/14    Great Western Society (Bristol Group)
           Room 7, BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RG.
           "Old Railway Stations of the Bristol Area" by Mike Oakley
           1930 for 1945
           There is no admission charge, but a donation of at least £2 is appreciated

14/10/14    Monmouthshire Railway Society
           Lecture Theatre A10, Newport Riverside City Campus
           "The Gloucester, Ross & Hereford Line" by Dr Martin Connop-Price
           Starts at 1915 prompt, admission for non-members is £3.00

16/10/14-   Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition

17/10/14-   Swanage Railway: Autumn Steam Gala

18/10/14    Bodmin & Wenford Railway: Branch Line Day

18/10/14-   Avon Valley Railway: End of Season Gala

18/10/14-   Rushton, Higham & Wellingborough Railway: LMS Branch Line at War - 1940s

18/10/14-   The Battlefield Line: Diesel Gala

18/10/14-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Wirksworth Model Railway Show

18/10/14-   East Lancashire Railway: Autumn Steam Gala

18/10/14-   Middleton Railway: Model Mania

19/10/14    Wimborne District Society of Model Engineers: Open Day

Cheers, Howard.
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