Subject: Raildate 30th January 2015
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 30/01/2015, 16:27
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Rolleston-on-Dove station, Staffordshire

Peninsula Rail Group - the Northern & Southern Dartmoor rail route debate

Mike Wilcock's video of 97302 & 97304 working a test train in the Vale Of Neath on 17th January

Steam Locomotives: Power To Order - 1942 Educational Documentary
On the footplate of 71000 Duke of Gloucester
Steam Trains at Speed
West Coast Main Line: the story
East Lancashire Railway - Winter Steam Gala - 2015
East Lancashire Railway - Type 1, 2 and 3 Running Day 10th January
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Isle of Wight railways in the 1940s
Memories of the Winston Churchill funeral train
Quantock Heritage buses
Farnborough bus running day September 2014
Ipswich photo archive
Tower Bridge lifting times
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Another nice tribute to Bob Symes - do follow the links to the videos
Tribute to the Redbirds
Lowering the Spirit of St. Louis
First flight of Russia's supersonic TU-144
FMF Racing
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Historical images Of New York City Subway
(spotter: Richard Buckby)

Stanley Kubrick shoots the NYC subway, 1946

England's lost theme parks

Will the UK's gas holders be missed?

Whatever happened to the future?



Crossrail: Who wants to work in a tunnel?

Crossrail makes tunnel breakthrough under Liverpool Street Station

Rail ticket prices have trebled since privatisation

Meet Britain's longest train (apart from some Channel Tunnel freights) - the ballast cleaner

Rail journey satisfaction dips - Passenger Focus survey

UK launches rail ‘vision statement’

Thameslink tunnel flooded

Network Rail invoices Thames water for Farringdon flooding
Farringdon station update

Tarka Line blocked after train breaks down

David Cameron says Okehampton railway line is 'most resilient'

Sutton Coldfield rail crash memorial call 60 years on

Work begins on Banbury area resignalling

Oxford Parkway station building completed

Amended train services between Manchester and Liverpool

Borders to Edinburgh railway: Business opportunities 'must be seized'

Belfast to Bangor railway line is reopened after Titanic halt alert

Londonderry to Coleraine rail line upgrade to start in May

Sections of Monsal Trail in Derbyshire could be extended

RAIB report into Channel Tunnel shuttle fire

SNCF launches unlimited travel pass

New railway line to Dublin airport suggested

P&O expands Rotterdam rail hub

Dutch railway earned €2.5m in today’s money from transporting Jews in WWII

Aeroexpress to end services in Vladivostok and Kazan

MTU awarded engine contract for CNR locomotives

Fake Travelling Ticket Examiner arrested by Jolarpet railway police

Steam train investigated as Oamaru fire cause

Eduardo Paolozzi's murals at Tottenham Court Road Tube station under threat from Crossrail

EIB confirms Northern line extension funding

Overnight underground service will break even in 2033

London Docklands Light Railway 48-hour strike called off

Mothballed Dudley railway line set to reopen

Tramline fall cyclists to sue Edinburgh council

Paris commuters face chaos as strike goes on

Bordeaux opens light rail extensions

São Paulo Line 6 CBTC contract

Bio methane bus enters service

Proposed bus strikes in London

Sheppey Crossing safety warnings 'ignored'

Swinging lampposts M62

Hoegh Osaka: Cars driven off cargo ship

Red Funnel ferry in rescue of capsized yacht

Fire on Cruise ship Boudicca

Increase in ferry passengers at Holyhead

Jewish groups furious over SS name for world’s biggest ship

Berlin to Bristol flight diverted to Amsterdam due to smoke in cockpit

Jersey air and ferry passenger numbers continue to rise

Budget airline Easyjet backs Heathrow expansion

Aer Lingus 'to accept' bid from British Airways owner IAG

Parachute saves Cirrus SR22 pilot as he ditches off Hawaii

Dubai claims Heathrow's air traffic crown

ATSB readies recovery effort for MH370
MH370: Malaysia declares flight disappearance an accident

USAF chooses 747-8 as next Air Force One

American becomes second US 787 operator

Qantas to donate first 747-400 to museum

In storage: Top 10 parked airliner types

Sound mirror in danger of being washed away

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



31/01/15  Channel 4 1900-2000
         "Restoration Man"  A brick water tower in Yorkshire

29/01/15  BBC4 1900-1930
         "The First World War from Above"

01/02/15  BBC2 1900-2000
         "The Motorway: Life in the Fast Line"

01/02/15  Yesterday 1900-2000
         "Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways"  The Congo

01/02/15  Yesterday 2000-2100
         "Indian Hill Railways"  Shimla

02/02/15  Yesterday 1800-1900
         "Dambusters: the Race to Smash the German Dams"

03/02/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  London to Paris

03/02/15  BBC4 2100-2200
         "The Mary Rose: a Timewatch Guide" 1/3

04/02/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Paris to Monte Carlo

04/02/15  More 4 2100-2200
         "George Clarke's Amazing Spaces"  A signal box becomes a summerhouse

05/02/15  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "The Classic Car Show"  1/13

05/02/15  BBC4 2200-2300
         "The Mary Rose: a Timewatch Guide" 1/3



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

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

30/01/15-   Great Central Railway: Winter Steam Gala

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

31/01/15-   Stafford Railway Circle Annual Model Railway Exhibition
01/02/15    Stafford County Showground (Prestwood, Argyle and Sandylands Suites)
           3 miles east of Stafford on the A518 - satnav postcode ST18 0BD
           1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1630 (Sun)

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

10/02/15    Great Western Society (Bristol Group)
           Room 7, BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RG
           The Andrew Hook Memorial Meeting:
           "Railways of North and North East Switzerland" by Arthur Turner
           Incorporating the Bristol Group AGM
           1930 for 1945
           There is no admission charge, but a donation of at least £2 is appreciated

10/02/15    Monmouthshire Railway Society
           Lecture Theatre A10, City Campus, Usk Way, Newport, NP20 2BP
           Video evening
           Starts at 1900 prompt, admission for non-members is £3 and for members, £2

11/02/15    Swiss Railways Society (London Branch)
           The Model Railway Club, Keen House, 4 Calshot Street, London, N1 9AT
           (Penton Rise stop on bus routes 30, 73, 205 & 476)
           Members slides of non-Swiss railway items within Switzerland
           Starts 1900, refreshments available
           Non-members very welcome, £3.50 donation requested

11/02/15    RCTS South Wales
           Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
           "Island Lines - a pictorial review of the Railways of the Isle of Wight since 1948"
           by Nigel Wassell
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members are very welcome - a donation of £2.00 is requested

13/02/15    Oxford House Industrial History Society (Risca)
           Risca Colliers Institute, Oxford House Adult Ed Centre, Grove Road, Risca, NP11 6GN
           Members' contributions
           1900 for 1915, meetings finish by 2130
           Friends and visitors welcome: admission £2

13/02/15-   Mid-Hants Railway Watercress Line: Spring Steam Gala

15/02/15    Gauge 0 Guild and ALSRM: Northern Show Manchester (incorporating Scale O Bolton)
           Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Centre, Portway, Woodhouse Park, Withenshawe, Manchester, M22 1QW

Cheers, Howard.
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