Subject: Raildate 24th April 2015
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 24/04/2015, 16:12
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"Great Western Coffee Shop" - the Great Western Passengers' Forum

Evesham Vale Light Railway

Network Rail's company magazine, "Network", is now available to the public

Book a tour to explore Glasgow Central station

SS Shieldhall

Exeter West Signalbox was dismantled piece by piece and re-erected at the Crewe Heritage Centre
30 years ago
A website dedicated to railway signalling:
(Spotter: Roger Smith)

Great Central Railway Railways at Work 18th April 2015
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Locomotive repair books, record cards, manuals and driver's handbooks
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Bernese Oberland photographic trip 2013
Blonay-Chamby 2015 events
The mystery of the derailment of the Sunset Limited October 1995
Recycling your dead car
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

10 spectacular rail journeys … that you’ve probably never heard of
Abandoned underground railway preserved in 3D scan
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Great French train journeys: readers’ travel tips
What the future of travel will look like
(Spotter: Jim O'Brien)

Animation of train derailment Hilversum
(Spotter: Maurice Hopper)

A national survey of railway goods sheds and related buildings is underway

There is a proposal to walk the whole of the Gwili Railway, under supervision from a Gwili
staff member, from their new station (yet to be opened) at Abergwili Junction through to
Llanpumpsaint.  It's about a 4-hour walk and some of the terrain is rough, so you would need to
be fit and have some decent walking boots.  A donation of £10 towards the Gwili extension fund
is required, and you must buy your own lunch at The Railway Inn, Llanpumpsaint.  The walk will
be held on a Saturday in June.  The minimum age is 18, and numbers are limited to a maximum of
20 people.  If you are interested, please contact

Ruined beauty: What should we do?

Abandoned Supersonic TU-144 in a Russian backyard

The yard for red phone boxes that ring no more



HS2 benefits 'essentially made up', economists tell MPs

Conservatives promise more electrification

What the future holds for BTP

RMT to vote on industrial action over 2015 pay round for Network Rail employees

ORR takes next step to revoke WCR safety certificate

Rail signal upgrade 'could be hacked to cause crashes'

Southwark Park 'ghost' station uncovered by Thameslink workers

Transport for London chief: commuter trains into capital are 'shit'

All aboard the Michael Eavis, stopping at Castle Cary for Glastonbury

Election 2015: Connecting Stoke-on-Trent's economy

Taxi lands upside down on Shipley railway line

Timetable drawn up to help those hit by five month tunnel closure on Glasgow to Edinburgh line

Full timetable for Borders Railway (first train will leave Tweedbank at 0845 and arrive at
Edinburgh Waverley at 0940 on 6th September)

Last footbridge of Borders Railway installed at Newton Village

Safety cameras to reduce collision risk at rail crossings

'No train' training for Nantgarw railway apprentices

£1.1bn rail electrification firms in Wales 'must be ready'

Pete Waterman train auction raises more than £600,000
Pop mogul Pete Waterman's passion for a different track

New National Railway Museum theatre taking shape

Progress of 4472 rebuild

Mackenzie Thorpe Middlesbrough Railway Posters to go on general sale

New carriage delivered to Snowdon Mountain Railway

Thomas maintains his family's connection with the Talyllyn Railway

SNCF launches "door-to-door" travel project

Paris-Roubaix cycle race meets a TGV at a level crossing

ÖBB reports strong results for 2014

Estonia–Russia GoRail services to cease

Partial privatisation of Portugese Railways

NS confirms order for 58 new multiple units

Chinese built locos delivered to DR Congo railways

End of the line for India’s national railways?

Japan maglev train breaks world speed record again

Japan - on track for the future

Rail incident sparks safety concerns - Japan in depth

BNSF to use drones as part of track patrol equipment

One killed, two hurt in Brownfield crash, explosion

Railway museum seeks new volunteers

Plans to turn Grangetown tram shed into arts and music venue

Tube misery for commuters after derailed engineering train

Underground freight transport

Beer to partly fund new light rail route near Toronto

Testing Doha trams in Rail Tec  climate  facility in Wien Arsenal

Battery tram on test in Pilsen

New home for Isle of Wight bus museum

Delhi's first woman bus driver takes the wheel

Southport shipwreck: play your part in preserving historic vessel wrecked off our coast in 1883

WWII aircraft carrier USS Independence found 'amazingly intact' off California coast

As ice clears, Lake Michigan shows off submerged shipwrecks

Citywings to be asked to operate Alderney-Jersey service

Aurigny Airline Trilander may stay in use for another year

Edmundston's Lancaster bomber headed for rough landing

Qantas A380 damaged in maintenance incident

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



25/04/15  Channel 4 1900-2000
         "For the Love of Cars"  1/8 Aston Martin DBS

26/04/15  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "For the Love of Cars"  2/8 Rover SD1 police car

27/04/15  BBC4 2230-2330
         "The Secret Life of the Motorway"  1/3

27/04/15  ITV 2320-0015
         "Slow Train through Africa with Griff Rhys Jones"  2/5

28/04/15  BBC4 2230-2330
         "The Secret History of Our Streets"  2/6 Camberwell Grove

28/04/15  BBC4 2220-2320
         "The Secret Life of the Motorway"  2/3

28/04/15  BBC4 2320-0020
         "India's Hospital Train - Lifeline Express"

29/04/15  BBC2 2100-2200
         "Nick and Margaret: the Trouble with Our Trains"

29/04/15  BBC4 2200-2300
         "The Secret Life of the Motorway"  3/3

30/04/15  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "The Classic Car Show"  13/13

30/04/15  ITV 2030-2100
         "Double Decker Driving School"  6/6

01/05/15  ITV 2100-2200
         "Slow Train through Africa with Griff Rhys Jones"  3/5



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

24/04/15    Oxford House Industrial History Society (Risca)
           Risca Colliers Institute, Oxford House Adult Ed Centre, Grove Road, Risca, NP11 6GN
           "Tredegar House and the Morgan Family" by Roger James
           1900 for 1915, meetings finish by 2130
           Friends and visitors welcome: admission £2

24/04/15    Cardi Bach Railway Society
           Y Bont Inn, Llanglydwen, SA34 0XP
           An evening of Cardi Bach films
           Starts 1930, Entry: £2

24/04/15-   Epping Ongar Railway: 150th Anniversary

24/04/15-   Midland Railway, Butterley: Diesel & Steam Weekend

24/04/15-   North Yorkshire Moors Railway: Spring Steam Gala Part 2

25/04/15    South East Region Industrial Archaeology Conference
           Hosted by Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           Ashburton Hall, Sussex Street, Winchester, SO23 8UJ

25/04/15    Great Central Railway: Quorn Bus & Rail Event

25/04/15    Welsh Railways Research Circle
           John Malkovich Suite, Big Sleep Hotel, Bute Terrace, Cardiff, CF10 2FE
           "The Rhymney Railway in the 20th century" by Terry McCarthy

25/04/15    Gauge 0 Guild: North West Trade Show
           Leigh Sports Village, Sale Way, Leigh, Lancashire, WN7 4JY

25/04/15    Llangollen Railway: Real Ale Train

25/04/15-   Gloucester Warwickshire Railway: Wartime in the Cotswolds

26/04/15    Pinnock Tunnel Trip, Par-Fowey-Par
           The Imerys Hauls Road, Par
           First trip 1200
           Adult: £5, Child: £2.50
           Advance booking recommended - details on webpage

26/04/15    Belper, Derbyshire
           Guided walk alongside the impressive Stephenson-built railway cutting
           Taking in Belper Station, the walk starts from Strutts North Mill at 1400
           Price is £4 per person
           (I doubt whether the picture is indicative of the route!)

30/04/15    Barry and Penarth Railway Society
           Penarth Conservative Club, 15 Stanwell Road, Penarth, South Glamorgan, CF64 2EZ
           "An SLS/Alan Jarvis Evening of Photographs" introduced by Berwyn Prys Jones
           Starts 1930

01/05/15    RCTS Bristol
           St Peters Church Hall, Church Road, Filton, BS34 7BX
           "Go Great Western – Just the Ticket from Paddington" with Michael Wyatt
           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

01/05/15    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

01/05/15-   Bodmin & Wenford Railway: Spring Steam Gala

02/05/15-   Isle of Wight Steam Railway: IoW Real Ale Festival

02/05/15-   Didcot Railway Centre: Steam Gala Celebrating the Closure of Didcot Shed

02/05/15-   Great Central Railway: Bank Holiday Special

02/05/15-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Rocks and Rails Weekend

02/05/15-   Midland Railway, Butterley: Vintage Train Weekend

03/05/15    Twyford Waterworks, Hants: Spring Rally

03/05/15-   Friends of King Alfred Buses Running Days

03/05/15-   Buckinghamshire Railway Centre: Steam Gala & Model Railway Exhibition

04/05/15    Peak Railway Association (Sheffield Branch)
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           “Doug Copley’s Lineside Images” and “The David Odd Collection”
           Starts at 1930
           For a requested £3 donation on the door, all welcome

05/05/15    Worcester Locomotive Society/SLS Midlands Area
           Barbourne Ex-Serviceman's Club, The Moors, Worcester, WR1 3ED
           "Pre-nationalization Locomotives in Colour" by Bob Bemand
           (Note: change of subject)
           Starts at 2000

07/05/15    Swanage Railway: Diesel Gala & Dorset Beer Festival Preview Day

07/05/15    The Palace Theatre, Appleton gate, Newark, NG24 1JY
           “Railways Remembered - Railways in Wartime” a film show by Rob Foxon
           Starts 1930

08/05/15-   Swanage Railway: Diesel Gala & Dorset Beer Festival

09/05/15    Stephenson Locomotive Society, Kidderminster Branch
           Kidderminster Railway Museum, Kidderminster, DY10 1QX
           "Pre-Nationalisation Locomotives in colour - a selection of slides"
           by Bob Bemand, SLS Chairman
           Starts 1400

09/05/15-   Bodmin & Wenford Railway: VE Jubilee Celebration

09/05/15-   Llangollen Railway: Teddy Bear's Picnic

Cheers, Howard.
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