Subject: Raildate 6th March 2015
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 06/03/2015, 16:10
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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Would it be realistic to renationalise the railways?

A new video from Andrew Cook filmed at Reading with more than usual passing through due to the landslip at Harbury

Campaign to reopen Gilsland station

Tube app: Guide for blind people on London Underground

Fascinating video of Butlins monorail in 1965
The old Millersville trolley brought students to school and took them to the 'big city' of Lancaster
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Lost Railways
The North:
London & The South:
Scotland & Wales:
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Flash Butt welding advances
Batteries Included
Web Cam on MOB
Swiss lost property recycling
Oversleeping - Austrian style
760 Net - Austrian narrow gauge
(potter: Neil Kearns)

Vintage Diesels
Portsmouth Webcam - HMS Warrior
The most northerly aerial service of the world: Porjus-Suorva (1920-1923)
Webpage dedicated to the aviation traders Carvair
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Crossing the Forth without the Forth Bridge

Old pictures: The old Derby bus station - before Riverlights

Pat Moss: The racing legend's sister who beat the men

Airline industry's safety innovations

The man who posted himself to Australia



Head of Network Rail: lack of women on railways leads to 'macho' culture - hundreds injured each year

Britain anticipates major expansion of train fleet

Nacco acquires Eversholt wagon fleet

London Bridge: 'Life threatening chaos' at railway station

Track repairs at Poole

Rail electrification project: Is shock therapy for the railway worth it?

Thanet Parkway railway station consultation

East Coast rail back in private hands

Wolverton works historic railway sheds in Buckinghamshire face demolition

Harbury Cutting to reopen on 13th March

Wem level crossing barriers fail to close

Derby’s rich railway heritage featured on BBC’s The Great Antiques Map of Britain

First 319s run on Northern route

Transport for North should get £15bn

Twelve rail lines prioritised for electrification

Borders Railway's bicycle-friendly credentials queried

Borders Railway a 'tourism magnet' says VisitScotland

Rise in East Coast services to Dunbar considered

Flypast celebrates Forth Bridge’s 125th birthday

Network Rail unveils major development plans to meet demand

Plans unveiled to upgrade North Wales coast railway and reduce journey times

K&WVR Winter Gala

Restoration of 41313 at Cranmore

Isle of Wight PWay newsletter

Preview of Swanage Railway diesel gala

Feasibility report on connecting West Somerset Railway to Taunton

Severn Valley Railway receives national recognition

North Yorkshire Moors Railway Seeks Managing Director

All aboard the Harry Potter Hogwarts Express

Steam train to come out of retirement at Heatherslaw

UK government sells Eurostar stake for £757.1m

Eurostar services suspended after death on line in Kent

Updated RAIB report on Channel Tunnel shuttle fire

French union announces plans for new rail strike

Delft’s new station finally opens, but fast trains are a problem

Port rail line hauls bonanza

China's major railway construction projects in Africa, Latin America

Survey for train line in Burma discovered in journals belonging to "The Railway Man"

Metro extension: MP takes fourth petition to Parliament

Tram adverts deal could cost city council cash

Horse Tram operating days at Crich

Bus blown off road near Lincoln

MPs: UK 'needs to prepare' for driverless cars

James Bond favourite Aston Martin DBS found in barn

Classic Ford Mexico car stolen in ram raid

The world's most expensive SUV

Celebration of bridges on stamps

Time-lapse: River Thames record-holder MV Munkebo Maersk docks at London Gateway

Gallipoli campaign ship is given new lease of life

Japan's WW2 'Musashi battleship wreck found'

Harrison Ford injured in plane crash

Old planes refurbished to offer taste of luxury

Scots airports on UK spaceport shortlist

Warning over toxic fumes in plane cabins

Turkish A330 suffers nose gear collapse in Kathmandu

Aircraft slides off runway at La Guardia Airport in New York.

MH370 search yet to yield any high-interest items

Lithium Ion battery air freight safety risk

Bombadier CS300 test flight in Canada

Buddy Holly crash probe might be reopened

World's oldest working steam engine is Birmingham Museums Trust's Object of the Month for March

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



08/03/15  BBC2 1900-2000
         "The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway"  Story of Crossrail 3/3

08/03/15  Yesterday 2100-2200
         "Great Railway Journeys"  Double-bill, Buxton and Brighton

08/03/15  Yesterday 2200-2300
         "Locomotion: Dan Snow's History of Railways"

09/03/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Germany (2)

10/03/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Scandinavia (1)

11/03/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Scandinavia (2)

11/03/15  BBC2 2200-2230
         "Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience"  RAF fighter pilot

12/03/15  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "The Classic Car Show"  6/13

12/03/15  ITV 2100-2200
         "Emergency! Winter on the Railways"  If no live football

12/03/15  BBC4 2200-2300
         "The Modern Age of Coach Travel"

13/03/15  ITV 2000-2030
         "Barging Around Britain with John Sergeant"  5/8 Trent & Mersey



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

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

10/03/15    Great Western Society (Bristol Group)
           Room 7, BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RG
           "The Unknown Warrior – A Patriot Reborn" by Richard Sant
           1930 for 1945
           There is no admission charge, but a donation of at least £2 is appreciated

10/03/15    North West Film Archive
           The Forum, 28 Duke Street, Barrow, Cumbria, LA14 1HH
           "Furness on Film" films featuring life around Barrow in the past century
           Starts 1930

10/03/15    Richmond Lending Library, Little Green, Richmond, TW9 1QL
           "The Life and Legacy of George Bradshaw" a talk by Dr David Turner
           Starts 1900, booking required

11/03/15    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)
           "Narrow Gauge in Northern Switzerland" an illustrated talk by Nick Britton
           Meetings start 19:00, refreshments available
           Non-members very welcome (£3.50 donation requested)

11/03/15    RCTS South Wales
           Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
           "Steam on the Main Line in 2014" by  Karl Jauncey and Dave Richards
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members are very welcome - a donation of £2.00 is requested

12/03/15    Monmouthshire Railway Society
           Lecture Theatre A10, City Campus, Usk Way, Newport, NP20 2BP
           "Out and About - Looking Back" by Hugh Gould
           Starts at 1900 prompt, admission for non-members is £3 and for members, £2

13/03/15    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

13/03/15-   6880 Betton Grange Society: Steel, Steam & Stars IV at the Llangollen Railway

14/03/15-   The Midlands Garden Rail Show
15/03/15    Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Fosse Way, Nr Leamington Spa, CV31 1 XN

15/03/15    Rocks by Rail: Remembering Stanton Ironworks
           Ashwell Road, Cottesmore,  Oakham, Rutland, LE15 7BX

16/03/15    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet School, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           "Hants, Wilts and Dorset - Railways and Buses, 1965-1969" by GP Warren
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

16/03/15    Friends of the Cromford Canal: Stanton Gone but Not Forgotten
           Ironville Church Hall, Casson St, Ironville, NG16 5NN
           Stephen Flinders offers an illustrated talk on the history of Stanton Ironworks
           Starts 1930

17/03/15    RCTS Cheltenham
           Victory Club, Burlington House, Lypiatt Road, Cheltenham GL50 2SY
           "The Oakwood Story" by Andrew Kennedy
           Starts at 1930
           Non-members are very welcome - a donation of £3.50 is requested

19/03/15    Rolls Royce Pavilion, Moor Lane, Derby, DE24 9HY
           “Railways Remembered” a film show by Rob Foxon
           Starts 1930

20/03/15    Oxford House Industrial History Society (Risca)
           Risca Colliers Institute, Oxford House Adult Ed Centre, Grove Road, Risca, NP11 6GN
           "Developing the Past: Llancaiach Fawr" by Diane Walker
           1900 for 1915, meetings finish by 2130
           Friends and visitors welcome: admission £2

20/03/15-   Severn Valley Railway: Spring Steam Gala

21/03/15-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Mixed Traction Weekend

Cheers, Howard.
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