Subject: Raildate 14th November 2014
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 14/11/2014, 17:38
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Kestrel Railway Books has refreshed its Mystery Pictures pages - follow the link from the home


Michael Wilcock's video featuring 37411 on the last loco-hauled commuter service on Cardiff
City Line (19-11-2005), 6201 "Princess Elizabeth" light engine at Severn Tunnel Junction
(18-02-2006) and 40145 arriving at Cardiff in February 2006.

David Turner has relaunched his railway history blog this week

46447 returns to the East Somerset Railway, 26th October
Mid Hants Railway - Autumn Steam Spectacular - 25th October

Great Western Railway benches

Railways associated with the Scottish shale oil industry

Tours of Glasgow Central station
Test Trains worked by D1200 FALCON
Great War Railwaymen
Landwasser viaduct web cam
Steam powered snow plough excursions
Streetview of RhB
Railfan sites in Washington state
Metro Vancouver Transit Map
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Chinese railway offers a last glimpse of the age of steam

The train toilet song
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Peter Dazeley photographs the unseen parts of London

Sonia Rolt - obituary

Eric 'Winkle' Brown: The man who seemed not to notice danger

World's biggest gathering of Spitfires and Hurricanes planned for next Summer
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Missing planes - WW2 aircraft wrecks
Meccano Magazine and manuals index
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)



Train delays are the worst for seven years

Improved HS2 tunnel for Burton Green

Special train unveiled at Kings Cross to remember WWI railway workers

Report highlights East Coast Mainline rail crack problem ("crack"???)

RAIB investigation into train struck by open location box door near Rugby

OHLE damage Kelvedon

Train driver receives prison sentence for ignoring safety systems

Low bridge in Grantham struck 15 times is reinforced

York's Scarborough railway bridge: Work starts on £6m scheme

Dawlish railway station closes as waves batter South West
Dawlish sea wall is damaged again by waves

Investment call to get long shut railway line between Exeter and Plymouth back on track

Major West Coast signalling upgrade work set to start

Jail sentence for driver who passed red signal

Vidiwave wins Colas Rail on-track plant CCTV contract

New passenger record on London Underground

London Underground extension approved

Man, 21, found with burns at Glasgow railway line

'We need an underwater train to Ireland,' says think tank

New CILT report provides a future vision of transport in Wales

Eurostar unveils new 200mph Channel Tunnel train

Eurostar plans to buy more high-speed trains

Plans to link the West Somerset Railway with Taunton are being discussed

North Drove station for sale

Ashburton station redevelopment
Facebook group

Salzburg main station reconstruction completed

Engineer missing after Quebec freight train derails in landslide

Works starts on Manchester Metrolink project

Birmingham outlines £4bn tram and bus plan

Old mine workings found in new Midland Metro track project

Edinburgh trams inquiry given increased powers

Ruler of Dubai opens UAE’s first LRT line

Southampton Central Bridge reopens after repair delays

Sheppey high level road bridge closed for engineering works

Man hits 207mph on rocket-propelled bike

Netherlands glow-in-the dark cycle path unveiled

Ferry hits Dover Harbour breakwater

Flybe plane from Guernsey to Birmingham loses propeller

Fly Be reopen base at Aberdeen

Stansted Airport expansion ideas

World War 1 pilot John Herbert Hedley 'luckiest man alive'?

The German World War 2 pilot who accidentally landed in West Wales and helped the Allies win
the war

Plane crashed at Hawarden Airport 'due to lack of fuel'

Handley-Page Halifax discovered in Norwegian fjord

Boeing donates test 787-8 to Museum of Flight

Environment Agency stops breaking of aircraft at former Manston Airport site

Top 10 (+1) inventive uses of retired planes

Google to lease former NASA airfield for space research

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



15/11/14  Channel 5 1900-2135
         "Battle of Britain"  1969 feature film

15/11/14  Channel 4 1905-2000
         "Speed with Guy Martin"  World speed record for a hovercraft

15/11/14  BBC2 2030-2100
         "Dad's Army"  The Royal Train

16/11/14  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Speed with Guy Martin"  Fastest soapbox racer

17/11/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Conwy Valley

17/11/14  BBC2 2320-0020
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Rome to Taormina

18/11/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Holyhead

18/11/14  BBC4 2000-2030
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Newcastle to Chester-le-Street

18/11/14  BBC4 2200-2300
         "Hunt v Lauda: F1's Greatest Racing Rivals"

19/11/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Darlington

19/11/14  BBC2 2100-2200
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Warsaw to Krakow

19/11/14  BBC4 2100-2200
         "A303: Highway to the Sun"  Basingstoke to Honiton with Tom Fort

20/11/14  ITV 1930-2000
         "Future Transport: Tonight"

20/11/14  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "George Clarke's Amazing Spaces"  Includes a Cumbrian signalbox

20/11/14  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "Underground Britain"  Nottingham, Norfolk and Buckinghamshire

21/11/14  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "World War II in Colour"  11/13 The Island War



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

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

27/11/14    The Army Flying Association
           The Museum of Army Flying, Middle Wallop
           Flt Lt Tim Dunlop, Bomber Leader of The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
           A presentation on "The Two Lancasters"
           Starts 1900
           £10 per person (Air Cadets free)
           Register online: marketing(at)

28/11/14    Oxford House Industrial History Society (Risca)
           Oxford House Adult Education Centre, Grove Road, Risca, NP11 6GN
           "The Hereford, Ross & Gloucester Line" by Dr Martin Connop-Price
           1900 for a 1915 start

28/11/14    WC&P Railway Group
           St Andrew’s Church Centre, Old Church Road, Clevedon, BS21 7UF
           AGM plus subject TBA
           Visitors are welcome - cost £2 (refunded if you join)

Cheers, Howard.
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