Subject: Raildate 13th February 2015
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 13/02/2015, 16:31
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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Are train travellers without the right ticket treated fairly?

The power of the passenger complaint - a new blog post by Dr David Turner

Rick Eborall's photos of the "Dinmore Manor" charter, 4th February 2015

'Black' 8F 48624 Photo Charter at the GCR 21st/22nd January
GCR Winter Steam Gala 3rd Jan/1st Feb
Model Railway At Mablethorpe
American cab-forward steam locomotive
Running around the train on the Chehalis and Centralia Railroad
Russian steam locomotive
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Britain in a day: the longest train route in the country
A Scottish Romance – the rise and rise of Scottish Railways
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

How to become a train driver (alternatively spend many years on your local preserved railway)
Aircraft built from junk in South Sudan
Carlton Coalville trolleybuses
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

A website about British Rail Corporate Identity from 1965 to 1994
Preserving Lockheed C-121A Constellation Columbine II, Air Force One, Pres Dwight D Eisenhower
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

How tunnels were dug
(Spotter: Peter Davies)

Broad gauge relics in the Azores

Can supersonic dreams survive the global warming age?

A curious British airship experiment

Humberstone: A Chilean ghost town's English past

Maps that shaped the world



What can railway stations learn from airport security?

Free wi-fi to help rail commuters stay connected

Heathrow rail link plans to go on show

GTR embarking on major driver training programme

Bombardier announces jobs boost

First Northern Class 319 unveiled

Southern cancellations due to vandalism

Footpath fatality near Whitstable

Langley to Heathrow line proposals exhibited

Level crossing closures divide communities, say campaigners

Harbury landslide: Engineers working round the clock to clear railway line

Kenilworth railway station work gets under way

Worcestershire Parkway rail station plans submitted

Wellington station given special timetable after listing error

Horses killed on Darlington – Eaglescliffe line

Pacer trains may 'still have role' in North of England

New railway bridge gives Doncaster airport link road plan a lift

May start for Burnley to Manchester direct rail link

Railway Children performances at kings Cross

CAF signs Caledonian Sleeper car contract

Borders Railway track laying complete
End of the line for Borders rail installation

Residents' misery over reopened Stirling railway line

Scottish Labour commits to funding of Glasgow Crossrail scheme

Railway police fight Scottish control proposals

Anniversary of Quintinshill rail tragedy to be remembered

Transport and broadband key to Cardiff Capital Region plans

Plans to reopen abandoned Welsh railway tunnel described as an 'exciting opportunity' by Edwina Hart

National Railway Museum unveils luxury dining carriage

Axe falls on Snibston Discovery Museum as Leicestershire County Council approves its closure

75078 return to traffic at Keighley & Worth Valley

Swanage to Wareham rail line reconnection works delayed

£2m plans to turn Nottinghamshire viaduct into cycling route

Full steam ahead to lay Torrington railway tracks

Work underway on South West Durham Heritage Corridor project

NS fined €2.75m for unsatisfactory service, again

NS to hand out tulips on Monday morning

Sweden's longest rail tunnel set for December opening

Railway expansion in the Middle East

Sydney opens South West Rail Link

Tube drivers go on strike in defence of colleague caught 'drunk at the wheel' twice

Trams begin daylight testing on Nottingham light rail extension

Midland Metro opens extended Wednesbury depot

Stratfold Barn Railway makes new home for historic Burton and Ashby Light Railway tram

Paris mayor to push for 24-hour Metro service

Hornby moves to Sandwich Discovery Park

All aboard for mini railway festival fun in Doncaster

Proposal to put London Roads in Tunnels

Boss of Derbyshire bus firm in court for tax fraud

Driverless car review launched by UK government

Morris Minor kept in garage for 47 years to be sold for up to £10,000

Rare Ferrari found at French farm sells for 14m euros

Proposal to restart Holyhead-Dun Laoghaire fast ferry service

Hoegh Osaka emptied ahead of repairs
Hoegh Osaka arrives in Falmouth from Southampton

World’s biggest ship, named after Dutch nazi, to be renamed after all

Scottish Airports increase in traffic

Security alert on Easyjet aircraft at Gibraltar

RAF A400M named "City of Bristol"

US Airways E190 lands without nose gear in Houston

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



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

15/02/15  Yesterday 2100-2200
         "Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways"  The Konkan Railway, India

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

16/02/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Switzerland (2)

16/02/15  BBC4 2000-2100
         "A303: Highway to the Sun"

17/02/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  The Low Countries (1)

18/02/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  The Low Countries (2)

18/02/15  BBC4 2000-2100
         "African Railway Journeys"  The Tazara railroad

19/02/15  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "The Classic Car Show"  3/13

20/02/15  ITV 2000-2030
         "Barging Around Britain with John Sergeant"  2/8 Llangollen



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

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

15/02/15-   Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Half-Term Open Week

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    Snibston Heritage Railway Running Day

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    The Rhondda Tunnel Society
           The Tunnel Hotel, Blaengwynfi, Port Talbot, West Glamorgan, SA13 3TY
           Starts 1830

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

19/02/15    Snibston Heritage Railway Running Day

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)

21/02/15-   East Lancashire Railway: Steam Weekend

25/02/15    The Benn Hall, Newbold Road, Rugby CV21 2LN
           “Railways Remembered” a film show by Rob Foxon
           Starts 1930

27/02/15    Great Central Railway: Crompton Bash

27/02/15    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

27/02/15-   Keighley & Worth Valley Railway: Winter Steam Gala

Cheers, Howard.
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