Subject: Raildate 20th February 2015
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 20/02/2015, 16:44
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Network Rail’s mobile flash butt welding machines
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Introduction to Archives Resources - a very useful article by Tamara Thornhill of Transport for London on the HMRS website
(Spotter: Andrew Nummelin)

Split-screen time machine
Newport to Freshwater:

Farewell to the Derry Road

Photos of Mid Hants gala
5972 Olton Hall at Warner Brothers Harry Potter exhibition
Leadhills & Wanlockhead signalling
Salzberg historic trolleybuses
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Swindon Panel Society
(Spotter: Jim O'Brien)

Steam trains at work during WW2
Railways of Le Chatelard
Riding the rails in style, Nullarbor, Australia
Trolley riding on the Waihi Goldfields Railway
Train ploughing through deep snow Arthurs Pass
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

A Dutch steam train filmed from a drone
(Spotter: Kees Wielemaker)

Rebuilding the Farnworth tunnel
Vickers Vanguard lands at Brooklands - the incredible story
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

How to spot a Russian bomber

A time capsule of the BBC at Alexandra Palace?

One man's obsession with rediscovering a lost typeface



Passengers bearing greater share of rail travel costs as subsidy falls by a sixth

Rail passengers frustrated by poor service

Tata Steel to supply Crossrail rails

South West Trains gives passengers a romantic send-off

South East passengers 'most delayed'

Victoria Station transformation nears completion

Nightclub reveller electrocuted after falling over on railway level crossing

RAIB report into 458 Unit electrical fire at Windsor

New railway bridge in Brinkworth labelled a 'monstrosity'

East Anglia franchise competition launched

Railway between Leamington Spa and Banbury to reopen by Easter

Rail worker prosecuted over colleague John Wright's death

Newark North Gate rail death: Worker walked into train's path

Alstom inaugurates British bogie workshop

Manchester commuters 'could soon be going to work on old London Tube trains'

Background to rebuilding "D" stock

Plan for old London trains in North attacked by union

Hawarden Swing Bridge

York to Seamer rail line closes for repairs to railway bridge

More commuters, fewer seats for squeezed ScotRail

Sturgeon’s dream of a Scots ‘bullet train’ is derailed

Serco signs GB Railfreight to run Scots sleeper services

Whitland level crossing crash driver cleared

Translink: Bus and rail fare increases come into effect

Historic railway workers' banner coming home

"Retro Train" to celebrate the opening of New Mills Central station 150 years ago

Bluebell Railway Deltic weekend

Barrow Hill Roundhouse steams ahead in bid for £100k fund

Ffestiniog Railway workshop gives up its secrets to archaeology dig

Eurostar sales and passengers up in 2014

Power failure leaves 500 stuck on French train

WWII bomb brings Paris trains to a halt

Switzerland Zurich: Injuries as trains collide in Rafz

Tracks laid in Hallandsas Tunnel

High-speed AVE trains to move transplant organs

Trenitalia cuts Sicily train ferries

World Bank loan for Kamchik Pass railway

Fiery train crash forces W Virginia towns to evacuate

Could your daily commute really make you younger? How time slows down as we speed up

Victoria Line engineering works planned

Cagliari opens light rail extension

Changes to Jersey bus fares - promoting pre-payment

Facelift for Brooklands, birthplace of UK motor racing

'Lost' Staffordshire canal lock rediscovered

Draining of canal at Gas Street in Birmingham delayed

Award-winning Coventry canal gets £470,000 upgrade

Wightlink cross-Solent Isle of Wight ferry firm sold

Flybe flight diverted to Aberdeen due to fumes in cockpit

Scottish Airshow 2015 to be held in Ayrshire

Rolls-Royce to fly Trent XWB with largest-ever 3D-printed part

Incredible footage shows A320 Airbus in formation with six Swiss air force fighters

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



22/02/15  BBC2 1800-1900
         "Speed Dreams: The Fastest Place on Earth"  Bonneville, Utah 1/2

22/02/15  BBC2 1900-2000
         "The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway"  Story of Crossrail 1/3

22/02/15  Yesterday 2100-2130
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Manchester

22/02/15  Yesterday 2130-2200
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Carlisle

22/02/15  Yesterday 2200-2300
         "Locomotion: Dan Snow's History of Railways"

23/02/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Germany (1)

24/02/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Germany (2)

24/02/15  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Timeshift: The Nation's Railway - the Golden Age of British Rail"

25/02/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Spain (1)

25/02/15  Yesterday 2000-2100
         "The Golden Age of Steam Railways"

25/02/15  Yesterday 2100-2200
         "Chris Tarrant Extreme Railways"  Adelaide to Darwin

25/02/15  Yesterday 2200-2300
         "Indian Hill Railways"  The Nilgiri Mountain Railway

26/02/15  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "The Classic Car Show"  4/13

26/02/15  BBC4 2200-2300
         "Timeshift: The Nation's Railway - the Golden Age of British Rail"

27/02/15  ITV 2000-2030
         "Barging Around Britain with John Sergeant"  3/8 Aire & Calder



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

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

02/03/15    Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           The Underhill Centre, St John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
           “Industrial Archaeology in Polar Regions” by Angela & Nigel Smith
           Starts at 1945

02/03/15    Peak Railway Association (Sheffield Branch)
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           “The Greater Sheffield Area Transport Scene” by Roy Wilson
           Starts at 1930
           For a requested £3 donation on the door, all welcome

04/03/15    The Rothley Centre, Mountsorrel Lane, Rothley, LE7 7PR
           “Railways Remembered” a film show by Rob Foxon
           Starts 1930

06/03/15    RCTS Bristol
           St Peters Church Hall, Church Road, Filton, BS34 7BX
           AGM and Members' Evening
           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

06/03/15    Oxford House Industrial History Society (Risca)
           Risca Colliers Institute, Oxford House Adult Ed Centre, Grove Road, Risca, NP11 6GN
           "The British Family Car in the 1950s" by David Woodliffe
           1900 for 1915, meetings finish by 2130
           Friends and visitors welcome: admission £2

06/03/15-   North Norfolk Railway: Spring Steam Up

06/03/15-   6880 Betton Grange Society: Steel, Steam & Stars IV at the Llangollen Railway

06/03/15-   North Yorkshire Moors Railway: 50th Anniversary Closure of the Line

07/03/15    Gauge 0 Guild: Spring Show 2015 - Kettering
           Kettering Leisure Village, Thurston Drive, Kettering, NN15 6GN

07/03/15-   Romsey and District Railway Modellers Society Exhibition
08/03/15    Crosfield Hall, Broadwater Road, Romsey, SO51 8GL

07/03/15-   Romsey Signal Box opening
08/03/15    In association with the 150th Anniversary of the opening of the Andover-Redbridge line
           Admission free (donations welcome!)
           off Latham Road, Romsey, SO51 7DB
           Parking available at the Nightingale Surgery near the top of Greatwell Drive

07/03/15-   East Lancashire Railway: Spring Diesel Gala

Cheers, Howard.
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