Subject: Raildate 28th November 2014
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 28/11/2014, 16:34
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Major improvement works over Christmas and New Year period 2014/15 - check before you travel

A significant day for the railway community at Oxenholme

Narrow Gauge Railways

The SMJ Society (Stratford Upon Avon & Midland Junction Railway)

A great selection of photographs from "54a South Dock"
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

The Rail Thing - a comprehensive blog
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

The Class 47 list
Taunton Trains
Steam Locomotives at speed!
Deltic D9016 Gordon Highlander Great Central Railway Diesel Gala 2014 CAB RIDE
Warley Model Railway Exhibition 2014
(Spotter: Ted Millward, who was helping with the 3rd layout featured in the video above)

Mike and Philip - A Love of the Railway (iPlayer)
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

MV Liemba, survivor from WW1
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)



Stagecoach and Virgin win East Coast mainline rail franchise

HS2 'slowly dying’ as Euston terminus plan grinds to halt

Derbyshire residents must wait another year for decision on plans to bulldoze HS2 homes

First Crossrail tracks laid

New images released by Crossrail reveal the project’s progress

Blueprint for Waterloo railway services launched

Have your say on rail industry plan for growth on routes to London Waterloo

London's Charing Cross reopens after fire on train (actually a blown insulator pot!)

London Bridge station closures over Christmas holiday

Abellio Greater Anglia cancellations

Trains delayed by injured swan in Bedfordshire

Kenilworth railway station design is selected

London Road bridge in Derby opens after £7m revamp
It's a disaster and death trap for cyclists, say campaigners

RAIB report on buffer stop collision at Chester, November 2013

Lake District rail line to be electrified

Novel design to decorate Borders Railway

Borders to Edinburgh railway: Abellio outlines route goals

Borders to Edinburgh railway: Worker hurt at Galashiels site

102-year-old Cardiff railway bridge to be replaced

Extra trains for Rugby international in Cardiff

Driver has lucky escape after his car is hit by a train in North Wales

Possible Translink fare increases in 2015

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway extension work begins

34027 Boiler overhaul pictures

92214 visiting Severn Valley Railway

2014 Ian Allan Railway Book of the Year Awards - congratulations to Brian Dickson

1,300 Eurostar passengers stuck in dark for nine hours after power cut leaves them stranded

French to study rubber-tyred metro train adhesion

Trial run of Haramain Railway next year

Railway safety chief blames Central Railway for train accident

Ringling Bros circus train shed in Baraboo receives $1.2M renovation to prepare for visitors

Nottingham tram extension to Chilwell and Clifton delayed

MBTA trolley cars crash near Cedar Grove; 7 hurt

Seashore Trolley Museum's Prelude activities

Demolitions for expanded Leicester bus station

Brighton, Hove & District bus crew strike averted

The Itchen Bridge has raked in more than £22million in just seven years

Alexander-Dennis order from Metrolinx, Ontario

Hovertravel building new hovercraft for Solent crossing

Giant propeller blades stolen from Fishguard Harbour

France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship

Bristol Blenheim flies again

Kent County Council withdraws support for second runway at Gatwick

Light aircraft accident at Biggin Hill

UK RAF welcomes first A400M to Brize Norton

Passengers rally to push 'frozen' plane in Siberia
How easy is it to push a plane?

The worst airport in America

Restoration of Berwyn chain bridge

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



29/11/14  BBC2 1730-1800
         "Restoring Britain's Heritage"  The North-east and Cumbria

01/12/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Kent (1)

02/12/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Kent (2)

02/12/14  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Bombay Railway"  1/2

03/12/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  The Channel Tunnel

03/12/14  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Bombay Railway"  2/2

03/12/14  BBC2 2100-2200
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Haifa to the Negev

04/12/14  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "The Railway: First Great Western"  Fly on the track - new series 1/4

05/12/14  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "World War II in Colour"  13/13 Victory in the Pacific



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

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

17/11/14    The Palace Theatre, Appletongate, Newark, Notts, NG24 1JY
           “Railways Remembered” a film show by Rob Foxon
           Starts 1930

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)

01/12/14    Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           Underhill Centre, St John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
           “20 Million Bricks”
           by Dr Carolyne Haynes
           1930 for a 1945 start

01/12/14    Friends Meeting House, Euston Road, London, NW1
           “Steampipes” a film show by Rob Foxon with live organist
           Starts 1900

02/12/14    Monmouthshire Railway Society
           Lecture Theatre A10, Newport Riverside City Campus
           "Latest Additions to the Colour Rail Catalogue" by Paul Chancellor
           Starts at 1915 prompt, admission for non-members is £3.00

05/12/14    RCTS Bristol
           St Peters Church Hall, Church Road, Filton, BS34 7BX
           "Mostly Narrow Gauge - an Evening of Sound Cine" by Terry Nicholls
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members are very welcome

09/12/14    Great Western Society (Bristol Group)
           Room 7, BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RG.
           "Martin's Miscellany Again - incorporating the famous quiz" by Martin Baker
           1930 for 1945
           There is no admission charge, but a donation of at least £2 is appreciated

10/12/14    RCTS South Wales
           Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
           "Rails through the Tongwynlais Gap - an historical perspective" by Jeff Morgan
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members are very welcome - a donation of £2.00 is requested

15/12/14    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet School, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           Members Photographs
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

16/12/14    RCTS Cheltenham
           Victory Club, Burlington House, Lypiatt Road, Cheltenham GL50 2SY
           "Taking the Broad Gauge to Great Western, Ramblings around Sri Lanka" by Stewart
           Starts at 1930
           Non-members are very welcome - a donation of £3.50 is requested

Cheers, Howard.
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