Subject: Raildate 31st October 2014
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 31/10/2014, 17:03
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Some fun with liveries
Demolition of Dreamland Scenic Railway, Margate - monthly reports
Life aboard one of the biggest container ships in the world
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

New Metrolink system map

Paul Bartlett's photographs of the Puffing Billy Railway, near Melbourne.  Although only 2ft
6in narrow gauge, considerable trains run into the Mountains from Belgrave, north west of
Melbourne.  Trains were only running on the lower half of the line when Paul visited.  The
surroundings are beautiful and the Lakeside Park is a lovely destination, with a simple walk
back to Emerald. Two century-old 2-6-2 tank locomotives hauled his train.
The Kurunda Scenic Railway
Paul's wagon photographs
Paul's other railway photographs

A day in the life of 777 "Sir Lamiel"
Historic aerial photos of Northern Ireland
Polyurethane slab track
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

England's lost football grounds - part II



HS2: Phase two report proposes new station for Crewe

Other East Midlands HS2 hub sites to be considered

'HS3' rail link for north of England backed by HS2 boss

Midland firms call for east-west boost after £7bn HS3 unveiled

Rail ticket 'rip-off': passengers routinely denied cheapest fares

London Crossrail 2 'preferred route' outlined by mayor

Launch of New Eurostar stock

Great Eastern Mainline fundamental to economy of East Anglia

Norwich to London railway line to get £170m of improvements

Kenilworth station: Work to begin in the summer

Plan to reopen Tavistock to Plymouth railway line could still happen

RAIB investigation into near-miss involving track workers near Hest Bank

RAIB report on loose concrete cladding, Denmark Hill

RAIB Report into passenger's scarf trapped in underground train doors

Borders to Edinburgh railway: Galashiels transport interchange inspected

Borders to Edinburgh railway: Benefits must reach 'whole region'

Watch dramatic moment lorry crashes into railway bridge in Dunfermline

Former trams figure to run Caledonian Sleeper

Historic former railway station still in storage

Lifetime Achievement Award for National Railway Museum volunteer Gordon Reed

45690 photos of loaded test run

Ivatt 46447 returned to traffic

K&WVR, 24th October

French auditor calls for smaller TGV network

Rusting relics of eerie train graveyard, including carriages that carried Jews to Auschwitz

‘Lost’ train of Egypt to be rescued from desert limbo

Another record year for Amtrak

Railway workshops gutted in Bengal

Tyne & Wear metro fire and train evacuation

Historic Burton tram is up for sale in America

Bus services reduced in Hampshire to cut costs

Proposals for listed Preston Bus station

McGill's takes over Henderson Travel bus contracts

Inside the high-tech Jaguar Land Rover engine factory

Strome Ferry bypass blocked by rock fall

Arran ferry fares reduced

Sandbanks chain ferry suspended due to broken chain and out of use for 4 weeks

Appeal for MV Balmoral

Near miss between commercial flight and quadcopter drone

New FlyBe services to  London City airport

Pilot removed from FlyBe Newquay-Gatwick flight

Virgin Atlantic trains no-experience pilots in Southampton and Phoenix

Manchester Airport: Chaos on the cards with train station set to shut for three weeks

Glasgow Prestwick Airport Strategic Vision

Air France-KLM profits slump in Q3, denies 'drastic action' ahead

Latvian cargo plane intercepted by RAF

Aeroflot rebrands budget airline with hint of defiance

Pilot of rare plane forced to make belly landing

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



25/10/14  BBC2 1900-1930
         "Restoring England's Heritage"  The North West

25/10/14  Channel 5 1930-2025
         "World War II in Colour"  7/13 Turning the Tide

27/10/14  BBC2 1650-1720
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Ashington

27/10/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Derby

27/10/14  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Jet! When Britain Ruled the Skies"  2/2

27/10/14  BBC4 2320-0020
         "Dan Cruickshank and the Family That Built Gothic Britain"  The Gilbert Scotts

28/10/14  BBC2 1650-1720
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Hadrian's Wall

28/10/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Birmingham

28/10/14  BBC4 2000-2030
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Coventry

29/10/14  BBC2 1650-1720
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Cockermouth and Sellafield

29/10/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  St Pancras

30/10/14  BBC2 1650-1720
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Kirkby, Barrow and Lancaster

30/10/14  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "Underground Britain"  2/6  The Underground's ghost stations

31/10/14  BBC2 1650-1720
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  The Isle of Man

31/10/14  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "World War II in Colour"  8/13 The Soviet Steamroller



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

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

03/11/14    Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           Underhill Centre, St John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
           Annual General Meeting
           1930 for a 1945 start

03/11/14    Peak Railway Association (Sheffield Branch)
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           “Memories” a slideshow by Keith Marshall
           Starts at 1930
           For a requested £3 donation on the door, all welcome

05/11/14    Barry Tourist Railway: Bonfire Night

07/11/14    RCTS Bristol
           St Peters Church Hall, Church Road, Filton, BS34 7BX
           "To Scotland for Steam" by Peter Groom
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members are very welcome

07/11/14-   South Devon Railway: Diesel Gala Weekend

08/11/14    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

09/11/14    Mid-Hants Railway: Walk the Line

10/11/14    North East Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           St Thomas’s Church Centre, Chatsworth Road, Brampton, Chesterfield, S40 3AW
           “The Railways of the Upper Derwent Valley”
           by Ted Hancock
           Starts 1930, £2 admission for non-members

11/11/14    Great Western Society (Bristol Group)
           Room 7, BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RG.
           "Swindon Works – Hawksworth to Hell Fire" by Brian Arman
           1930 for 1945
           There is no admission charge, but a donation of at least £2 is appreciated

12/11/14    RCTS South Wales
           Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
           "American wanderings in 2012/13" by Gordon Davies
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members are very welcome - a donation of £2.00 is requested

13/11/14    Monmouthshire Railway Society
           Lecture Theatre A10, Newport Riverside City Campus
           "A Broad Gauge Journey" by Brian Arman
           Starts at 1915 prompt, admission for non-members is £3.00

14/11/14    Royal Geographical Society: Lecture followed by a light Indian buffet
           Rheged Centre, Redhills, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0DQ
           "India'?s Disappearing Hill Railways: A Photographic Journey" by Catherine Anderson
           Starts 1900
           RGS-IBG members: £5, non-members: £10
           Booking office: 01768868000 open 1000-1700

15/11/14    Welsh Railways Research Circle
           John Malkovich Suite, Big Sleep Hotel, Bute Terrace, Cardiff, CF10 2FE
           "The Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways - Yesterday and Today" by Adrian Gray

Cheers, Howard.
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