Subject: Raildate 16th January 2015
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 16/01/2015, 16:32
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Mike Wilcock's video of 70804, only the second of its class, at Aberthaw (having waited 4 hours due to the coal being frozen and a delay in unloading!)

Could the dining car ever make a comeback?

The Birmingham Railcar Group, responsible for 13 BR class 104 diesel railcars

Ex-footplateman John Weston recalls fear of being ordered to climb into a loco firebox

'City Bound' - an exploration of the daily commute into London from the suburbs in 1941
(Spotter: Everyone!)

What happened to England's forgotten railway stations?
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Speedrail to the South (1967) Bournemouth electrification film
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Southern Electric - Building the 4-COR electric multiple units
(Spotter: Alex Hill)

Severn Valley Railway - New Year Steam
The Severn Valley Railway, disused section,Shrewsbury to Bridgnorth
Part 1:
Part 2:
The SDJR 7F 88 Youtube channel
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Worldwide steam locomotive index
The Harwich Mayflower Project
Explore 100 years of aviation history as it appeared in the pages of Flight Magazine
The Seattle World Cruiser Project
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

A recent exploration of Clifton Rocks Railway, Bristol
Derelict Healey Mills yard
(Spotter: Roger Smith)

Old and new photos merged - mainly Russia, WW2, with some transport material
(Spotter: Nico Spilt)



HS2 could come in under cost, says boss

Rail disruption caused by bad planning, Network Rail says

East Coast Trains says sorry for 27 December in a ‘phishing’-style email

Consultants appointed to Crossrail 2 team

London Bridge passengers face more rail disruption

Bournemouth-Southampton train services disrupted by flooding

Batteries included: Prototype battery-powered train carries passengers for first time

Island Line train services between Ryde and Shanklin to be suspended for 10 weeks

Northampton railway station opens after three month delay

Trains hit by technical problem near Rugby

Beverley to get direct trains to London, with new First Hull Trains service

RAIB report into near-miss at Heathrow Tunnel Junction, west London, 28 December 2014

Virgin Trains reports surge in cross-border travel

Borders team begin final phase of tracklaying

Cardiff's Windsor Road bridge rebuild work to start

Group behind plans to reopen Wales' longest tunnel 'stunned' at response

Rail link bid for Aberystwyth and Carmarthen outlined at meeting

Hollywood movie producers film at Severn Valley Railway

Churchill's funeral carriage restoration complete

Rudyard Lake Steam Railway in Staffordshire for sale

Eurotunnel orders three new freight shuttles

First DB ICx takes to the rails

Rhenus Logistics by majority share of CrossrailAG

Indian Railways to be part of Vibrant Gujarat

Ten dead as Texas prison bus collides with train

High Speed Rail in California

Camera lens blamed for train death

Power failure Tyne & Wear Metro

RAIB report into tram derailment at Mitcham Junction

San Francisco extends LRV order

Bus services facing 'crisis' says Campaign for Better Transport

Bus strike in London

Centenary of Wilts & Dorset

Coach skids off 'icy' road in Stratford-upon-Avon

Owners put country's oldest working steam bus up for sale

Bridge in Bath reopens after 4 years work

Jaguar Land Rover to create 1,300 UK jobs to build SUV

Detroit Motor Show: Test-driving a 3D-printed car

Tug crashes into stricken Hoegh Osaka

Hoegh Osaka 'water pumping to begin'

Eurotunnel to sell ferry service

Condor Ferries sells Express and Vitesse to Greek firm

Rolls-Royce wins £700 million order from Spanish airline Air Europa

Airline to launch 10 minute flight travelling just 30 miles from Vienna to Bratislava

Aer Lingus reject offer by British Airways

Cyprus Airways shut down by EU ruling

Qatar A350 inaugural arrives in Frankfurt

Fourth vessel joins in underwater search for MH370

Celebrating 'ghost sign' advertising boards

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



17/01/15  BBC Radio 4 0607-0630
         "Open Country"  The Purbeck Clay Mines

19/01/15  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Derby to Grantham

19/01/15  BBC Radio 4 2000-2030
         "The Devil's Rope"  A history of barbed wire

20/01/15  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Boston to Wakefield

21/01/15  BBC2 0900-1000
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Israel and Palestine (signed)

21/01/15  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Hessle to York

22/01/15  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Middlesbrough to Hexham

22/01/15  BBC4 2200-2300
         "Maps: Power, Plunder and Possession"  3/3

23/01/15  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Newcastle to Lindisfarne



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

16/01/15-   London Model Engineering Exhibition
18/01/14    Great Hall, Alexandra Palace, London, N22 7AY
           1000-1700 (Fri, Sat), 1000-1630 (Sun)

17/01/15-   East Lancashire Railway: Winter Gala

19/01/15    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet School, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           21st anniversary of first meeting
           "The Claverton Pumping Station, its History and Renovation" by George Eycott
           Plus extra events and special guests
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

19/01/15    RCTS, Weston Flavell Parish Hall, Booth Lane South, Weston Flavell, NN3 3EP
           “Railways Remembered - LMS (WCML)” a film show by Rob Foxon
           Starts 1400

20/01/15    RCTS Cheltenham
           Victory Club, Burlington House, Lypiatt Road, Cheltenham GL50 2SY
           "A Pot Pourri from Six Decades" by David Walker
           Starts at 1930
           Non-members are very welcome - a donation of £3.50 is requested

23/01/15    Oxford House Industrial History Society (Risca)
           Risca Colliers Institute, Oxford House Adult Ed Centre, Grove Road, Risca, NP11 6GN
           "Crumlin Viaduct and TVR Extension" by Keith Sankey
           1900 for 1915, meetings finish by 2130
           Friends and visitors welcome: admission £2

25/01/15    Gauge 0 Guild: Bristol show
           UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre, Filton Road, Bristol, BS34 8QZ

30/01/15    Oxford House Industrial History Society (Risca)
           Risca Colliers Institute, Oxford House Adult Ed Centre, Grove Road, Risca, NP11 6GN
           Artefacts night - bring something interesting
           1900 for 1915, meetings finish by 2130
           Friends and visitors welcome: admission £2

31/01/15    Town Hall, Broad Street, Chipping Sodbury, BS37 6AD
           “Railways Remembered - GWR” a film show by Rob Foxon
           Starts 1430
           Tickets: £7.50, Child: £5.00

02/02/15    Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           The Underhill Centre, St John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
           “What's in the Pantry?” by Jenny Carter
           Starts at 1945

02/02/15    Peak Railway Association (Sheffield Branch)
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           “The Matlock Cable Tramway” by Glynn Waite
           Starts at 1930
           For a requested £3 donation on the door, all welcome

Cheers, Howard.
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