Subject: Raildate 23rd January 2015
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 23/01/2015, 16:23
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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RIP Bob Symes - a hero to many of us, I'm sure.  Here's a nice piece by Tim Dunn

Toy trains from the past 200 years

The Last Train To Callington

Appeal to build a class 22 diesel
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Dave's Model Railway First Run Session 2015
Dave's Model Railway Few Tips
Internationaal Historisch Festival Panningen 2014
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Oxford Rail
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

35005 restoration Blog
6023 newsheet
Learning the rails - college course on railway operations in Manitoba
Switzerland and France in 1950s
Gatwick Airport History
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Harrier - a 1988 documentary
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Goldsworthy Gurney: Inventor took hot air out of Parliament



Hong Kong investor buys up a third of UK's trains

Online train ticket seller bought by American equity firm

Criticism of London Bridge revised timetable

Possible signalling integration problems form Crossrail

Work to start on D78 stock conversions

Engineers bridge the gap with flat pack

Removal of conveyor belt at Bristol Temple Meads station time-lapse

Avonmouth station demolition plan fought by campaigners

Cab ride from Tilehurst to Reading over the new Reading Viaduct

Views sought on railway crossings from Aylesbury to Princes Risborough

No Norwich to London weekend trains for two months

Protests over possible level crossing closures in Suffolk

Trains outside London are 'cast-offs' MPs say

Thirty-year campaign for new £10m Elland railway station gets major boost

Is this the biggest Merseyrail train ever?

'Kiss and ride' sign erected outside Preston railway station

Businesses invited to discuss possible impact of railway

Rail link bid for Aberystwyth and Carmarthen outlined at meeting

Billionaire John Caudwell has plans approved for a light railway at his estate

New manager aims to keep Shildon railway museum on the track to success

Euro tunnel lorry fire and tunnel closure

Channel Tunnel delays to continue 'for two more days'

Finland to abandon GSM-R in favour of own system

Legal challenge to NS EMU order dropped

Indian Railways needs investment from all possible sources

Canarail to refurbish Rocky Mountaineer coaches

Self-propelled rail cars are blast from MBTA’s past

Tunnelling milestone reached on North West Rail Link

Wireless level crossing control debuts in Japan

London Underground station worker stabbed in face

Stockport light rail plan released

Photos of retired subway cars being dumped into the Atlantic Ocean

UK car production at seven-year high

Increase in bus passengers on Guernsey

The end of Black Velvet buses

Lorry retrieved from canal near Welshpool

Stricken Solent ship: Hoegh Osaka docks in Southampton

Hoegh Osaka: Praise for Solent salvage operation

Funding appeal for Medway Queen

Building second Suez canal

Plane from Manchester skids off taxiway at Inverness

County Councils withdraw support for second runway at Gatwick

Solar Impulse 2 plane set for round-the-world flight

Indonesia to restrict publication of QZ8501 preliminary report

Rare planes continue to fly Alaska skies

Burslem service marks Sneyd Pit disaster

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



24/01/15  Channel 4 1830-1930
         "Restoration Man"  A wartime control tower in the Highlands

24/01/15  Channel 4 1930-2100
         "Guy Martin's Spitfire"

26/01/15  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Pembroke Dock to Swansea

27/01/15  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Llandilo to Hereford

28/01/15  BBC2 0900-1000
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Lyon to Marseille (signed)

28/01/15  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Blaenavon to Ascott-under-Wychwood

28/01/15  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Restoration Man"  A brick water tower in Yorkshire

29/01/15  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Oxford

29/01/15  BBC4 2000-2100
         "The First World War from Above"

30/01/15  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Oakham to Cambridge



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

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

31/01/15    A New Life for Bennerley Viaduct?  A Sustrans consultation
           Ilkeston Football Club, New Manor Ground, DE7 8JF

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

04/02/15    A New Life for Bennerley Viaduct?  A Sustrans consultation
           The Gardeners Inn, Awsworth Lane, NG16 2RZ

06/02/15    RCTS Bristol
           St Peters Church Hall, Church Road, Filton, BS34 7BX
           "St Pancras District Part 4: Bringing the Story Up to Date" with Arthur Turner
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           At each meeting we ask for a donation of £2 from non-members and £1 from members
           A free cup of tea or coffee will be available during the interval, and a large
           selection of new and second hand books will be on sale

06/02/15    Oxford House Industrial History Society (Risca)
           Risca Colliers Institute, Oxford House Adult Ed Centre, Grove Road, Risca, NP11 6GN
           "Surviving Stationary Steam Engines in South Wales" by Brian Davies
           1900 for 1915, meetings finish by 2130
           Friends and visitors welcome: admission £2

07/02/15    Trinity Church Hall, Higher Market Street, Farnworth,Bolton, BL4 SEX
           “Railways Remembered” a film show by Rob Foxon
           Starts 1900

Cheers, Howard.
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