Subject: Raildate 20th March 2015
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 20/03/2015, 17:02
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Are superfast trains speeding down the tracks?

Some nice transport imagery
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Reprints of steam era working time tables and similar operating documents

UK Mainline and Heritage Railway Steam January and February 2015
Mainline Diesel - LMS 10000
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Survival of lineside phones
Politics concerning  crude oil movements in Canada & USA
TOC use of social media
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

St Pancras to Nottingham with a Paxman Valenta 43064
Propliner Aviation Magazine 1979-2015 - the next issue will be the last
Halifax 57 Rescue (Canada)
Stratocruiser - the rebirth of a legend
Aviation in Florianopolis: Luftwaffe in rare photos
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

I had to pay twice for the same East Coast train ticket
Curious "wye" in Sardinia
Reaching the point of no return with Ryanair but 'screen scraping' was to blame
(Spotter: Jim O'Brien)

Big Twin families: Who are the Top 10 Boeing 777 operators?
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Industrial History of Cumbria



Rail users braced for Easter engineering delays
Network Rail to deploy Easter army of 14,000

Before the gold rush – train builders chasing UK prospects

Railfreight 'contributes £1.6bn to British economy'

SSL wins Crossrail GE signalling contract

Widespread Monday morning signal failures

Remains of Southwark Park station unearthed

Major plans on the way for Waterloo lines upgrade

“Immediate” action on London Bridge overcrowding

New Great Western franchise confirmed by Chancellor

The challenge of ERTMS on the ECML

Car transporter hits bridge

Wolverhampton Railway Station wins £13.5m revamp funding

First wins TransPennine Express extension

Multi-billion pound plans to overhaul rail in North of England

Borders to Edinburgh railway promoted by artwork

Hotel owners left furious after rude note from Scotrail employee

Longannet plant axe could be green light for trains

'World's oldest railway tunnel' awarded protected status

New cycle way proposals would not benefit Peak Rail's plans

D49 Morayshire at Barrow Hill Depot

Severn Valley Railway group celebrates 50 years

Low-loader carrying 65 tonne steam engine collapses on Bere Road

Eurostar resurrects 15-year old marketing strategy to reach Dutch and US consumers

First breakthrough in Ceneri Base Tunnel

New loco for Puget Sound shipyard

Peru develops plans for Trans-Andean rail tunnel

Istanbul’s historic station to be converted into museum

China railway companies eye Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed railway

Services begin on Hokuriku Shinkansen

Northern line extension TBM contract awarded

Pete Waterman selling City of Birmingham locomotive for £60,000

£130m tram route decision announced

Brussels receives final Flexity tram of order for 220 vehicles

New ones are coming, but the internet loves Philly’s abandoned trolleys more

UK's first 'poo bus' goes into regular service

Northampton Greyfriars bus station demolished

Bloodhound: Superwheels for supersonic car go into production

Fate of the Sleeping Beauties - the world-famous Dovaz car collection

Nantwich Aqueduct work postponed to help local traders

New owner for Harwich/Felixstowe ferry service

French shipyard threatens to sell Jacques Cousteau's boat

The man behind the Nicaragua canal project

Milford Haven sold to Singapore firm - Murco tank trains will continue in new guise

RAF Hercules get extended-range upgrade

'Irreplaceable' items stolen in Solent Sky Museum burglary

Lufthansa strike extended

Solar plane heads for Myanmar

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



21/03/15  BBC2 2015-2115
         "Murder on the Victorian Railway"  Drama

22/03/15  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Great Canal Journeys"  The London Ring

22/03/15  Yesterday 2100-2200
         "Great Railway Journeys"  Double-bill - East Anglia

22/03/15  Yesterday 2200-2300
         "The Golden Age of Steam Railways"

23/03/15  BBC2 1900-2000
         "Racing Legends: Graham Hill"

23/03/15  BBC1 South 1930-2000
         "Inside Out"  Features the Brighton Belle (postponed from last week)

23/03/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Russia (2)

23/03/15  BBC4 2000-2100
         "India's Frontier Railways"  2/3  The Last Train in Nepal

24/03/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Italy (1)

25/03/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Italy (2)

26/03/15  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "The Classic Car Show"  8/13

26/03/15  ITV 2030-2100
         "Double Decker Driving School"  Learning to drive a London bus 2/6

26/03/15  BBC4 2100-2200
         "India's Frontier Railways"  3/3  The Samjhauta Express



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

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-   Rushden, Higham & Wellingborough Railway: Diesel Gala

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

23/03/15    Corn Market Hall, London Road, Kettering, NN15 7QA
           “Railways Remembered” a film show by Rob Foxon
           Starts 1930

26/03/15    Barry and Penarth Railway Society
           Penarth Conservative Club, 15 Stanwell Road, Penarth, South Glamorgan, CF64 2EZ
           "Steam Behind the Iron Curtain" by Derek Robinson
           Starts 1930

26/03/15-   West Somerset Railway: Spring Steam Gala - Steam in South Wales

27/03/15    Oxford House Industrial History Society (Risca)
           Risca Colliers Institute, Oxford House Adult Ed Centre, Grove Road, Risca, NP11 6GN
           "Panama Canal: History, Present and Future" by Geoff Williams
           1900 for 1915, meetings finish by 2130
           Friends and visitors welcome: admission £2

28/03/15-   London Festival of Railway Modelling
29/03/15    Alexandra Palace, London, N22 7AY

28/03/15-   Great Central Railway: Diesel Gala

31/03/15    Friends of the Cromford Canal: Recruitment Event
           Can you help FCC?  Come along and find out at Cromford

03/04/15    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

03/04/15-   Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Easter Fun

03/04/15-   Great Central Railway: Easter Vintage Festival

03/04/15-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Easter Weekend

03/04/15-   Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Day Out With Thomas

04/04/15-   Lincolnshire Wolds Railway: Easter Steam Gala

05/04/15-   Rushden, Higham & Wellingborough Railway: Easter Bunny Specials (Steam)

Cheers, Howard.
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