Subject: Raildate 17th October 2014
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 17/10/2014, 18:37
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The last Colour-Rail slide has been made, and the future is officially digital!  Nevertheless,
several hundred new images continue to be added to the website around the 15th of each month.
To commemorate the historical event, Paul Chancellor has produced "The Concise Colour-Rail
Catalogue", which lists every slide they have produced over nearly forty years.  For each
slide, it gives brief details of loco number, location and date, and also shows the quantity of
each slide sold (except for some of the very early issues) so that you can see which are the
rare ones.  Their best-sellers have sold over a thousand copies but some amounted to fewer than
ten.  The catalogue is available for £10 including postage.


Time-lapse Blackpool tram cab ride from Starr Gate to Fleetwood in 6 minutes
Blackpool heritage trams Easter Saturday, 19th April 2014
Keighley and Worth Valley Railway 10th October
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Petition to extend the Robin Hood line to Edwinstowe and Ollerton

Northern Ireland's golden age of railways explored in new TV series
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Past Lives Project: touring arts and heritage
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Cliffside road with free carwash
Pan Am Boeing 707-321B - "Emergency Landing Travis AFB" - 1965
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Britain's Railways from the Air
Extra long-haul: The 10 furthest airline routes
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

From silver mine to wet plate



HS2: Stoke-on-Trent launches business case for station

Network Rail: Debt-ridden train operator’s Middle East contract is its biggest coup yet

How Dutch and German train and bus firms are taking UK taxpayers for a ride

Three quarters of UK rail network owned by foreign governments, research reveals

Porterbrook changes hands

Railways 'dead zones' for mobiles, report reveals

Changes to Henley branch service

Southeastern train service “not good value for money”

Commuters told to expect delays because trains 'not equipped to deal with salt water'

Calls for more trains on redoubled Swindon to Kemble railway line

Secret aerodynamic test facility revealed (Catesby tunnel)

Ilkeston railway station: Flooding concerns cause second delay

Structural damage 'worse than expected' at Middlesbrough railway station

Seaside railway posters make £13,207 in New York auction

Abellio planning steam trains for Scotland

Progress report on the Borders Railway project

The nostalgic beauty of blending haircuts with railway history

Manx Electric Railway track repairs 'to cost £1.3m'

Bombardier Sponsors Refurbishment of Unique Southern EMU

Swanage to Wareham rail reconnection works begin

Class 37 Golden Jubilee (GWSR)

GWR 1450 arrives at Alresford for Mid Hants Autumn Gala

Eurostar rail stake touted for sale by UK government

ProRail to take control of Betuweroute

Vienna’s new central station opens

Bushfire derails Zig Zag railway

Sri Lanka's Colombo-Jaffna railway reopens

CSX rebuffs CP Railway merger overture

Metrolink line to Wythenshawe and Manchester Airport to open a year ahead of schedule

Thieves steal precious steamroller parts in a ‘military style attack’ in Northamptonshire

Thames Travel bus involved in accident on A4074

Celebrity stop announcements on buses

Lorry spotting: Stephen Ryans explains his obsession

The world's fastest ambulance

Luxurious and innovative 'concept cars' on show

World's first 3D printed car constructed in Chicago

Proposals for a new tunnel under the Thames

D-Day landing craft raised from dock

Three hundred jobs at risk at Sunseeker luxury yacht maker

CALMAC new ferry MV Loch Seaforth

Photos of Titanic soon after launching

Isle of Wight drunk hovercraft pilot caught on video

Closure of Blackpool Airport to commercial traffic

Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports sold in £1bn deal

Enhanced Eastern Airways service between Southampton and Aberdeen

Ryanair hopes to fly from Schiphol airport next year

Plane makes emergency landing after cabin develops crack

Rolls-Royce test-flies composite blade

Junkers Ju-87 Stuka discovered off Croatian coast

Rare WW2 bomber retrieved from the bottom of the Baltic Sea

French soldier’s room unchanged 96 years after his death in first world war

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps, Jim O'Brien, Mike Price, Alan Rushworth, Nick



18/10/14  BBC2 1900-1930
         "Restoring England's Heritage"  The South East

18/10/14  Channel 5 1955-2055
         "World War II in Colour"  6/13 The Mediterranean and North Africa

20/10/14  BBC2 1650-1720
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Oxford to Pershore

20/10/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Torquay

20/10/14  BBC4 2000-2030
         "Jet! When Britain Ruled the Skies"  1/2

21/10/14  BBC2 1650-1720
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Worcestershire

21/10/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Cornwall (1)

21/10/14  BBC4 2000-2030
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Cornwall (2)

21/10/14  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Dan Cruickshank and the Family That Built Gothic Britain"  The Gilbert Scotts

22/10/14  BBC2 1650-1720
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Forest of Dean

22/10/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  North from London

23/10/14  BBC2 1650-1720
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  South Wales (1)

23/10/14  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "Underground Britain"  1/6

24/10/14  BBC2 1650-1720
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  South Wales (2)

24/10/14  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "World War II in Colour"  7/13 Turning the Tide



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

16/10/14-   Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition

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

18/10/14    South Devon Garden Railway Group: Exeter Garden Railway Show
           The Matford Centre, Exter, EX2 8FD
           All scales with lots of traders, layouts, demonstrators and good catering
           Free parking

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    Central Southern O gauge Group Model Railway Exhibition
           The Allendale Centre, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1AS
           5 layouts, test track, 16mm live steam, traders and demonstrators
           Lots of parking and very popular restaurant

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

28/10/14    Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Half Term Operating Day

29/10/14    Foxfield Railway: Halloween Steam Cream Land Cruise Train

30/10/14    Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Half Term Operating Day

31/10/14    The Battlefield Line: Hallowe'en Night Trains

31/10/14-   Mid-Hants Railway: Wizard Weekend

01/11/14    The Battlefield Line: Bonfire Night Spectacular

01/11/14    Swadlincote Meccano and Model Railway Exhibition 2014
           Hill Street Church, Swadlincote, Derbyshire

01/11/14-   Friends of the  Cromford Canal - Horseboat trips

01/11/14-   Leawood Pumping Engine Steaming Day, Cromford Canal
02/11/14    Engine in motion 1200-1600

Cheers, Howard.
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