Subject: Raildate 8th May 2015
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 08/05/2015, 16:28
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Down the Track at Chesterfield Museum - learn about the borough’s railway heritage in a new
interactive exhibition which runs from 9th May to 18th July

Andrew Cameron's "47s and other Classic Power at Southampton"

Kempton Steam Museum
Kempton Steam Railway

Railway posters: Exhibition remembers Frank Henry Mason

Caravan, A Great British Love Story

The sinking of the Lusitania

Fascinating 'then and now' pictures show how Manchester has changed, and stayed the same, over
the years

When is a late train really late?
A do-it-yourself tram!
The Komatsu (and CAT) way to work
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Cooking stew on a  steam loco
150th Anniversary of Festiniog Railway passenger service
Photo charters at Didcot Railway Centre
Swiss Railways timetable planning
Behind the scenes with SBB rent a bike
SBB catenary faults
Garden Railway (60cm) in Switzerland (in German)
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Is this the UK's longest Train?
Mainline steam at speed January-March 2015
Swedish Y7 Railcar 1212 on the Nene Valley Railway, January 2015
German steam in Holland
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

South Wales Loco Cab Preservation Group
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)



Network Rail revoke West Coast Railways suspension notice

Railfreight ‘must match road sector innovation’

Thameslink testing and stabling

Siemens wins Great Western ETCS design contract

Man rescued at Polegate level crossing

Memorial Road in Walkden backed up by lorry stuck under bridge

Harry Potter line steam train service hits buffers

Study to look at Blaencwm railway tunnel reopening

Dog travels by train without owner or (rover) ticket

G&WR successful volunteer recruitment day

German train drivers begin week-long strike

Austrian single line fatal collision

Drought relief by moving water to California?

Canada to introduce in-cab voice and video recording

Railway service reopened in Damascus

Singapore-Malaysia high-speed railway delayed

Next generation of Docklands Light Railway trains planned

Vandals brick up train door on German subway

Tram crash Wythenshawe: Two people taken to hospital after car collides with tram

Globetrotting vintage Austin Seven in charity auction

Condor ferry cancellations for Liberation Day

Costa Concordia Ready for 10-Mile Tow

92-year-old World War Two veteran flies Spitfire again

Lancaster bomber mid-air engine fire

FW-190 First Flight At GossHawk Unlimited

Airbus had 1,000 parts 3D printed to meet deadline

Thomas Cook Airlines debuts A330 leased from AirTanker

Uber launches helicopter service for Cannes

Private jets cram Vegas airport for Mayweather-Pacquiao fight

French may be enforced on all flights to Canada

Light aircraft crash near Dundee

Anniversary of Operation Manna

Emirates Airline profits increase

Aer Lingus passenger statistics

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



09/05/15  Channel 4 1900-2000
         "For the Love of Cars"  3/8 Peugeot 205

10/05/15  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "For the Love of Cars"  4/8 A 1960 Messerschmitt

11/05/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Britain's Best Drives"  St Ives to Lands End

11/05/15  ITV 2255-2355
         "Slow Train through Africa with Griff Rhys Jones"  5/5

11/05/15  Channel 4 2200-2300
         "The Night Bus"  A night in the life of a night bus 1/3

12/05/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Britain's Best Drives"  The Wye Valley

12/05/15  BBC4 2000-2100
         "The Secret History of Our Streets"  3/6 Caledonian Road

12/05/15  BBC4 2200-2300
         "Britain's Greatest Pilot: the Extraordinary Story of Captain Winkle Brown"

13/05/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Britain's Best Drives"  Scotland

14/05/15  Channel 4 2305-0005
         "The Night Bus"  A night in the life of a night bus 1/3

15/05/15  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "Lusitania: 18 Minutes That Changed World War One"



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

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

09/05/15-   Chesterfield Museum: Down the Track - the borough’s railway heritage

11/05/15    Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           The Underhill Centre, St John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
           “Forgotten Wrecks of WW1” by Stephen Fisher
           Starts at 1945

11/05/15    North East Derbyshire Industrial Archaeological Society
           St Thomas’ Church Centre, Chatsworth Road, Brampton, Chesterfield, S40 3AW
           David Wilmot Memorial Lecture
           Greg Lilleker will give a talk on the High Speed Train
           Starts 1930

12/05/15    Great Western Society (Bristol Group)
           Room 7, BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RG
           "The 4709 Project" by Richard Croucher
           1930 for 1945
           There is no admission charge, but a donation of at least £2 is appreciated

13/05/15    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)
           "Swiss Classic Trains" – an illustrated talk by Paul Hagger
           Meetings start 1900, refreshments available
           Non-members very welcome - £3.50 donation requested

13/05/15    RCTS South Wales
           Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
           "The Waverley Route" by Ken Falconer
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members are very welcome - a donation of £2.00 is requested

14/05/15    Monmouthshire Railway Society
           Lecture Theatre A10, City Campus, Usk Way, Newport, NP20 2BP
           "Brunel in South Wales, Part 1" by Steve Jones
           Starts at 1900 prompt, admission for non-members is £3 and for members, £2

16/05/15    Leighton Buzzard Railway: Beer Festival

16/05/15    Great Central Railway: Real Ale on the Move!

16/05/15    Llangollen Railway: Steam & Jazz Train

16/05/15-   Gloucester Warwickshire Railway: Steam & Real Ale Weekend

16/05/15-   Great Central Railway: Classic & Vintage Vehicle Festival

16/05/15-   Peak Rail: Spring Shunter Gala

17/05/15    Isle of Wight Steam Railway: IoW Festival of Transport

17/05/15    Isle of Wight Bus & Coach Museum: Spring Running Day

17/05/15    Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Watercress Festival

18/05/15    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet School, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           "Buses in Hampshire" by Neil Kearns
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

18/05/15    Friends of the Cromford Canal: The Midland Railway at Butterley
           Ironville Church Hall, Casson St, Ironville, NG16 5NN
           A talk by Stuart Smith
           Starts 1930

18/05/15    Peak Railway Association
           Library Theatre, Tudor Square, Sheffield, S1 1XZ
           “Railways Remembered” a film show by Rob Foxon
           Starts 1930

21/05/15    The Palace Theatre, Appleton gate, Newark, NG24 1JY
           “Aviation Archive” a film show by Rob Foxon
           Starts 1930

23/05/13    Amerton Railway: Great Northern Day
           Inspired by the publication of "The Stafford & Uttoxeter Railway" by Allan C Baker
           and Mike Fell
           Ex-Stafford & Uttoxeter Railway relics will be displayed

23/05/15    Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Strawberries and Cream Evening Land Cruise

23/05/15    Swedish Railway Museum 100 Years
           Three English-built pioneers in steam for one day

23/05/15-   Midland Railway, Butterley: Friendly Engines

23/05/15-   Gloucester Warwickshire Railway: Cotswold Festival of Steam Gala

24/05/15    Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway: Day Out with Thomas

24/05/15    Oxford Bus Museum: Teddy Bear Day

24/05/15-   Rushden, Higham & Wellingborough Railway: Superheroes & Villains (Diesel)

Cheers, Howard.
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