Subject: Raildate 7th November 2014
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 07/11/2014, 16:05
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Great Central Railway 25th October
Railways of Europe
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

England's most unusual listed buildings

Friends of Engine Lonning (the former Carlisle Canal Railway shed site)

Relaunched Institute for Railway Studies website

London Bridge works
110th anniversary of Hong Kong tramways
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

English Heritage: 20th century ARP railway control centres
English Heritage: Signal boxes
English Heritage: Great Western main line
English Heritage: Midland main line
National Heritage Protection Plan (NHPP): Heritage of transport networks
NHPP: Traditional Industry, Modern Industry, Mining and Associated Housing
NHPP: Historic water management assets

Southampton Canal Society

Eastleigh Museum



HS2 East Midlands hub: Couple fears over Breaston site plan

Northern commuters are in 'cattle trucks', says Clegg

Cameron vows to rid North of decrepit Pacer trains

Rail investment needed to rival haulage

North Derbyshire residents to have say over high-speed rail fears

Opening of new station building at Northampton delayed

£6 million refurbishment for Scarborough Bridge in York

Rail users should get a seat in 20 minutes says minister

Solving a Thorney Problem

Train services through Southampton Central disrupted

London Road railway bridge, Derby: See how work is coming on
Re-opening date for Derby bridge revealed

Dronfield station could be relocated

Anglia route study - draft for consultation

Historic Trowse swing bridge could be replaced to unblock rail link

Bristol Temple Meads and Parkway station railway line upgrade wins the go ahead

Lingwood train clearing leaves crashes through barrier

Ufton Nervet rail crash: Bridge being built at crossing

Ufton Nervet rail crash: Why is level crossing still open?

New transport powers for Manchester

Plan bee: New measures to protect pollinators

What lies beneath London?

New LUL uniforms

GB Railfreight operates first Channel Tunnel train

Eurostar orders simulators for e320 units

Borders to Edinburgh railway: Roadworks hit by fresh delay

Borders to Edinburgh railway: Track laying reaches Scottish Borders

Scotland's Caledonian Sleeper train named one of the most unforgettable rail adventures in the world

Arriva Trains Wales apologises for carriage shortage

Lucky escape for workers from runaway rail transporters
RAIB investigation

Portadown-Armagh railway: 10,000 sign petition in favour

Bus stuck under railway bridge near Bangor

Appeal for memories of Churchill's state funeral as part of exhibition

Babcock apprentices to rebuild historic steam locomotive

New home for Dundee Museum of Transport

Metro and train strike set for Tuesday in France

German railway takes legal action against striking train drivers
DB Drivers strike

Tracklaying completed in Gotthard Base Tunnel

Court case over new SBB Gotthard line stock resolved

Test train takes to Delft tunnel

Suriname railway plan announced

Expansion of Japanese railway museum

CXS and Canadian Pacific end merger talks

737 derailment probe 'suggests' track alignment issue

Contract awarded for Mexico City–Querétaro high speed line

Proposed turnback loop for Croydon Tramlink

Manchester Metrolink Airport extension opens

Funding approved for Metrolink extension

Campaign to extend Tyne & Wear Metro to Washington

JR Central’s Chuo maglev project approved

Broken model trains found in Lake Illawarra

Miliband pledges London-style bus service across England

Smart ticketing for city bus services

Bus fire in South London

Twin Sails bridge in Poole stuck upright.

Steam car sold

GPS navigation back up

Ship fire at Warrenpoint

New LNG tankers ordered

Sunken boat closes part of Kennet and Avon Canal, Bath

Blackburn canal bridge treated to wallpaper makeover

Gatwick second runway plans: A pilot's-eye view

Daily Birmingham to New York flights announced by American Airlines

Blue Islands suspends Jersey to Southampton flights

Indian Airliner hits buffalo on take off

Thai A330 stuck in soft ground after botched U-turn

A look back at the 2014 Reno Air Races

Red Baron's World War One plane Fokker Dr1 Triplane replicated

Derby aero engine maker to cut 2,600 jobs

Downed Second World War plane recovered from Lake Muskoka

Investigation into Virgin Galactic crash

World War One trenches found in Buxton during mine scan

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



08/11/14  Channel 4 1905-2000
         "Speed with Guy Martin"  Pike's Peak International Hill Climb

09/11/14  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Speed with Guy Martin"  World speed record for a hovercraft

10/11/14  BBC1 South 1930-2000
         "Inside Out"  HS2 compensation in Buckinghamshire

10/11/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Dereham to Cromer

10/11/14  BBC4 2200-2300
         "Hidden Histories: WW1's Forgotten Photographs"

11/11/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Ledbury

11/11/14  BBC4 2000-2030
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Coalbrookdale and Chirk

12/11/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Chester

12/11/14  BBC2 2100-2200
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Rome to Taormina

13/11/14  BBC Radio 4 0900-0945
         "In Our Time"  IK Brunel

13/11/14  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "Underground Britain"  Welsh slate mines

13/11/14  BBC Radio 4 2130-2200
         "In Our Time"  IK Brunel (shortened repeat)

14/11/14  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "World War II in Colour"  10/13 Closing the ring



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

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

08/11/14-   Barnsley Model Railway Show
09/11/14    Hoyland Leisure Centre, West Street, Hoyland, Barnsley S74 9EH
           Adult: £4, Concession: £3, Child under 5: Free

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

10/11/14    Bursledon Windmill Big Birthday Bash

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

17/11/14    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet School, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           "Railway Allsorts" by Ken Mumford
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

17/11/14    Friends of the  Cromford Canal: Talk
           "My Farcical Career as Liaison Officer on a Cruise Ship" by Colin Bowyer

17/11/14    Peak Rail Sheffield Branch
           Central Library Theatre (by The Crucible), Tudor Square, Sheffield, S1 1XZ
           “Railways Remembered” a film show by Rob Foxon
           1900 for a 1930 start
           £6.50 on the door or £5.75 in advance

18/11/14    RCTS Cheltenham
           Victory Club, Burlington House, Lypiatt Road, Cheltenham GL50 2SY
           "The Rebirth of the Great Western Main LIne" by Stuart Baker
           Starts at 1930
           Non-members are very welcome - a donation of £3.50 is requested

21/11/14    "Picture Postcard Railway Rambles" by Stephen Gay
           Coal Aston Methodist Church, Eckington Road, Coal Aston, Dronfield, S18 3AW

Cheers, Howard.
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