Subject: Raildate 10th October 2014
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 10/10/2014, 16:02
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Mike Wilcock's Youtube channel

New videos from Andrew Cook...
Three German tram systems
Sleepers in Berlin

Tickety-Split split ticketing website
(Spotter: Adrian Hirst)

Great Central Railway Autumn Gala, 3rd October
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Great Central Railway Autumn Gala, 5th October
National Operating Strategy unveiled
High output electrification train
Lifting "Flying Arches" in Lancashire
Future airliner design
Rules of aircraft design
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

An interview with Dr Alan Wicken, who worked on the APT
Barnstaple & Ilfracombe Railway, 1970
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

The SRN4 hovercraft
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Why do people love Ordnance Survey maps?

Ordinary beauty - Edwin Smith's striking photographs



HS2: East Cheshire residents 'in limbo' over planned new railway line

Derbyshire 'now favoured' for station on new HS2 line

First Great Western set to get five-year contract extension

Paddington rail disaster remembered 15 years on

Signal failure at Slough after weekend engineering works

Mum’s horror after near miss by train

Keymer Jn renewal

Work on Bermuda Park railway station in Nuneaton starts

Derby railway nostalgia to go on display

Matlock station steams ahead in industry awards

Taunton-Castle Cary railway line closed for flood work

Concerns over rebuilt Minety LC (Swindon - Kemble)

Landslip blocks railway at Brampton

Garden cities between Oxford and Cambridge ("Modernising the Bedford-Cambridge line"?)

Halfords 'We Fit' lorry gets stuck under bridge

Lorry crash at North Walsham bridge is latest in a string of incidents

Train derailment in Gloucester was due to badly repaired track

Designs for Tube trains unveiled

Tube strike suspended after 'substantial progress' in talks

Abandoned Tube stations and tunnels to be sold off as tourist attractions

First lose ScotRail franchise to Dutch firm Abellio

Rail bid signals good news for Stranraer line’s future, says MSP

Hitachi selected for Scottish EMU contract

Aberdeen station improvements

Borders to Edinburgh railway: Track laying gets under way

Borders to Edinburgh railway: Galashiels opportunities analysed

Potato picker just misses railway bridge

Cyclist takes bike into a busy rail tunnel

Theatre spectacular to be staged at National Railway Museum

Derailment in Wadenda, Saskatchewan, Canada

Level Crossing accident in Louisiana

Eyeing up a miniature world of railways

Routes considered for Metro tram extension in Digbeth

Dynamic testing starts on Atlanta tram line

Cambridgeshire guided busway: BAM Nuttall 'to account for' £31m defects

Operators licence revoked for school bus operator

Mexico sets new record for largest parade of classic cars

Radioactive waste ship Parida loses power in Moray Firth

Video captures collision between laden container ships in the Suez

Lake Victoria hospital ship

Blackpool Airport to close

Blow for Cardiff Airport as airline withdraws its service to Glasgow

Tesco make the difference - by taking delivery of Gulfstream biz-jet

USAF F-15 jet crashes in Lincolnshire

Ryanair 737s in taxiing collision at Dublin airport

Are these the worst 10 airline liveries?

KLM celebrates 95th anniversary in Amsterdam style

Why Airbus still has a widebody race to run

Airbus 'will be ready' for 2014 Qatar A350 handover

Virgin Atlantic axes loss-making carrier Little Red

Firefighting aeroplane crashes in Yosemite National Park

New data, refined analysis nudge MH370 search southwards

The Victorian Society: colliery and crane on at risk list

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



11/10/14  BBC2 1800-1830
         "Restoring England's Heritage"  The East Midlands

11/10/14  Channel 5 1905-2000
         "World War II in Colour"  5/13 Red Sun Rampant

11/10/14  BBC1 2035-2120
         "Dr Who: Mummy on the Orient Express"

12/10/14  BBC4 1900-2000
         "Crossing England in a Punt"  The River Trent

12/10/14  C4 1930-2100
         "Guy Martin's Spitfire"  Restoring a Spit

12/10/14  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams"

13/10/14  BBC2 1650-1720
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Windsor

13/10/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Carlisle

14/10/14  BBC2 1650-1720
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  The Watercress Line

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

14/10/14  BBC4 2000-2030
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  The Great Western Railway

15/10/14  BBC2 1650-1720
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Eastleigh, Hants

15/10/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  The Strawberry Line

16/10/14  BBC2 1650-1720
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Brockenhurst to Poole

16/10/14  ITV 1930-2000
         "Future Transport: Tonight"  Solutions to overcrowding

16/10/14  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Majesty and Mortar: Britain's Great Palaces"

17/10/14  BBC2 1650-1720
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Weymouth

17/10/14  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "World War II in Colour"  6/13 Mediterranean and North Africa

17/10/14  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "Titanic: Three Hours that Shook the World"



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

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    Derwent Railway Society
           Distington Community Centre, West Cumbria
           “La'l Ratty - a Railway of the Past and the Future" by Peter Vanzeller
           Members: £1.50, Non-members: £3.00
           Starts at 1900

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

13/10/14    RCTS Sheffield
           Sheffield Scouts HQ, 60-68 Trippett Lane, Sheffield, S1 4EL
           “The Midland Railway in the East End of Sheffield" by Ted Hancock
           1900 for a prompt 1930 start

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-   IW CAMRA & IoW Bus Museum: Classic Buses, Beer & Walks Weekend

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

20/10/14    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet School, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           "Denver to Detroit in a Model T Ford" by Peter Yeoman
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

20/10/14    Friends of the  Cromford Canal: Talk
           "William Jessop - The Man" by Martyn Taylor-Cockayne

21/10/14    RCTS Cheltenham
           Victory Club, Burlington House, Lypiatt Road, Cheltenham GL50 2SY
           "Signalling on the G-WR and the Preservation of Swindon Panel" by Danny Scroggins
           Starts at 1930
           Non-members are very welcome - a donation of £3.50 is requested

24/10/14-   Mid-Hants Railway: Autumn Steam Gala

25/10/14    London Omnibus Traction Society: Autumn Transport Spectacular

25/10/14    Wimborne District Society of Model Engineers: Halloween Open Day

25/10/14    Rushton, Higham & Wellingborough Railway: Hallowe'en Ghost Train

25/10/14-   Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum: Twilight Trolleydays

Cheers, Howard.
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