Subject: Raildate 6th February 2015
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 06/02/2015, 16:18
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Bob Symes - Daily Telegraph obituary
Bob Symes - Guardian obituary

Mike Wilcock's latest edit of clips from South Wales filmed in March 1997

Last train from Newport to Brecon, 27th July 1962

Living beside the tracks in Vietnam

Thousands of film clips at the Huntley Archive
(Spotter: Roger Smith)

A model railway cab ride
Network Rail Route Studies
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

GCR Winter Gala photographs
Video report on mobile flash butt welding
Deltic on the ECML including photos taken at Doncaster in 1959/1960
Steam on the Gotthard line in 1997
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Krokodil am Gotthard, Sommer 2013
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Ten lesser known facts about Indian Railways
Crowley Maritime Corporation - raising Costa Concordia
Films of the Sea
The sinking of MS Wilhelm Gustloff, 30th January 1945 - 9,400 people perished
ARMair (Aircraft Restoration & Marketing - formerly Dross Metals, DMI) boneyard
The 727 that Vanished
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Insight into the charity that looks at disused railway structures
The Railway Paths charity
Churchill funeral train memories
Harbury Cutting February 2015, a little short of a year since the 2014 landslip
Top 10 in-service Russian and Soviet airliners by type
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)



HS2 East Midlands hub: Decision not until summer

Network Rail to issue multi-million pound bill over Thameslink disruption

Rip up busiest railways and replace them with bus lanes, says Thatcherite thinktank

Construction of Stockley Viaduct

The railway lines alarmingly close to the sea

Dawlish rail line: Closure 'costs economy up to £1.2bn'

Colas Rail awarded Total haulage contract

Disused Peckham rail track could be London's very own 'High Line'

Ashford International resignalling scheme gets government backing

Plans for Thanet Parkway railway station on show

Wires down at Rayleigh

Landslip blocks railway line between Banbury-Leamington Spa

Siemens awarded £40m Banbury resignalling contract

East coast main line disrupted by 7ft sink hole

Kidderminster station revamp to begin after £1.8m funding award

Man dies after being hit by train in Derbyshire

Stoke Road shut due to struck bridge work

Ashford Bowdler level crossing closure option scrapped

Cherry-picker van hits Bradford railway bridge

Background to D78 stock conversion

Port of Sunderland welcomes Transport Secretary to rail line trial

Level crossing danger videos released by police

400 motorists charged with level crossing ‘misuse’ in 2014

Borders Railway reaches Galashiels

Final track section of Borders Railway complete

Freight train derails at Georgemas Junction in Highlands

Don’t expect ScotRail changes overnight

Motorist fined for driving car across railway tracks

Not-for-profit plan for Welsh rail 'ready by the summer'

Lurgan security alert

Upgrade of Coleraine  - Derry/Londonderry line to restart.

Auction of a First GW footplate ride to help Swindon Panel project

First WSR trains in 2015 at Williton

Ashburton Station needs your help

Churchill funeral train reunited for anniversary

Minister praises 'inspiring' Lynton and Barnstaple Railway plans

Channel Tunnel fire response plans

Train services in chaos around Utrecht after signals failure
Rail users, MPs want answers on railway chaos

Mysore Rail Museum expansion under way

Design to transform disused Tube tunnels into underground cycle routes

Wolverhampton tram line work over old mine resumes

Midland Metro opens refurbished depot

Metrolink strike timed for Manchester United matchday

Glasgow tram-train link could increase delays

Tunnelling breakthrough on Cityringen project

New rail tunnel under Amsterdam dockland

Moscow hopes to put an end to ‘train surfer’ deaths on metro

Seven killed as New York train hits vehicle
New York crash train was 'not speeding', say investigators

Seashore Trolley Museum dollars roll in

Ramsbottom Railway Club creates replica rail system

London bus strike: Staff walk out over pay differences

Land Rover builds replica of 1948 Series 1 production line at Solihull

Vintage cars found at French castle up for auction

WW2 torpedo boat takes to the water in Somerset

Dazzle livery for Mersey Ferry

Curran ferry proposed price increase

End of Holyhead - Dun Laoghaire ferry service

Summer Southsea-Sandown hovercraft route considered

TransAsia crash: Taiwan plane in deadly river crash

A new way to stop the gridlock in the skies

Birmingham Airport blow as Flybe axes five destinations

New service to be started Luton to New York

Airbus marks 75 years with photographic exhibition

The planes you can hire with an app

Embraer KC-390 takes maiden flight

RAF investigates Voyager wing strike incident

Photo exhibition of 50 years anniversary of city status for Southampton

Collapsing Shropshire heritage mine 'safe' for visitors

Service marks 125 years since Llanerch colliery disaster

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps, Jim O'Brien, Mike Price, Alan Rushworth



08/02/15  BBC2 1900-2000
         "The Motorway: Life in the Fast Line"

08/02/15  Yesterday 2100-2200
         "Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways"  Adelaide to Darwin

08/02/15  Yesterday 2200-2300
         "Monsoon Railway"

09/02/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Hungary to Austria (1)

10/02/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Hungary to Austria (2)

11/02/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Basle to Zurich

12/02/15  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "The Classic Car Show"  2/13

13/02/15  ITV 1900-2000
         "Barging Around Britain with John Sergeant"  1/8 Leeds & Liverpool



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

05/02/15-   Doncaster Rail Week
12/02/15    Mansion House, 45 High Street, Doncaster, DN1 1DN
           A selection of artefacts from the Doncaster Grammar School Museum collection
           Information on the new-build locomotive "Cock O' the North"

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

07/02/15-   Festival of British Railway Modelling
08/02/15    Doncaster Exhibition Centre, Leger Way, Doncaster, DN2 6BB
           1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1630 (Sun)
           Adult: £9, Child: £4.50

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

16/02/15    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet School, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           Change of subject/speaker
           Settle and Carlisle Railway, David and Marion's photos of steam and diesel 1967-2005
           followed  by a film "Seasons of Steam"
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

17/02/15    RCTS Cheltenham
           Victory Club, Burlington House, Lypiatt Road, Cheltenham GL50 2SY
           "A Mixed Bag of Railway Interest" by Colin Willats
           Starts at 1930
           Non-members are very welcome - a donation of £3.50 is requested

17/02/15-   Great Central Railway: Villains & Superheroes

18/02/15    Dronfield Civic Society
           St Andrew’s Church, Pentland Road, Dronfield, Derbyshire, S18 8ZQ
           "The Lancashire, Derbyshire & East Coast Railway" by Martin Smith
           Starts 1930, all welcome
           Members £2, non-members £4, to include refreshments

20/02/15    Oxford House Industrial History Society (Risca)
           Risca Colliers Institute, Oxford House Adult Ed Centre, Grove Road, Risca, NP11 6GN
           1900 for 1915, meetings finish by 2130
           Friends and visitors welcome: admission £2

20/02/15-   Model Rail Scotland
22/02/15    Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), Glasgow

21/02/15    Welsh Railways Research Circle
           Dockside Room, National Waterfront Museum, Swansea, SA1 3RD
           "130 years of the Port Talbot Railway & Docks Company, 1894-1922" by Robin Simmonds

21/02/15-   New Mills & District Railway Modellers Exhibition
22/02/15    Chapel-en-le-Frith High School, Long Lane, Chapel-en-le-Frith, SK23 0TQ
           1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1630 (Sun)

Cheers, Howard.
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