Subject: Raildate 15th May 2015
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 15/05/2015, 16:15
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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David Turner is looking into future research options and how they might be funded - he has set
up a short survey to ask interested parties what aspect of railway history he should research,
and whether they would be interested in a supporting crowd-funding exercise

How to use ticket vending machines (with videos)

Mike Wilcock's "Class 67 Story" now has four parts on Youtube:
Part 1:
Part 2:
Part 3:
Part 4:

Impact India Foundation, who run India's Lifeline Express hospital train featured on the BBC4

South Devon Railway red timetable featuring 5786 as L92, 1st May
B29 arriving at Duxford in 1980
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Boring, boring, boring
Composites speed up platform construction
Local heroes: all-time top 10 regional jets
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

How double-decker trains would improve Britain's railways
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Network Rail Mobile Maintenance Trains
34027 Taw Valley loaded test runs
In a car-obsessed city, learning to love mass transit
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Network Rail time-lapse footage of Carmuirs Aqueduct works

Maritime Archaeology Trust Solent 70 Project, looking to the role of the Solent on D-Day

Maritime Archaeology Trust Forgotten Wrecks of the First World War Project



McLoughlin to stay in top transport job

Rail workers to strike on bank holiday Monday

Greener, quieter and more efficient - has Rolls-Royce created the train of the future?

Siemens reveals 125mph EMU for UK

Train upgrades in Wolverhampton create 30 new jobs

Minute from disaster: What caused near catastrophe on the railway?

Southern Rail fixes 'worst train service in Britain' - by changing the timetable

The Harbury slip

Birmingham Moor Street railway station artwork on show

D78 stock crash testing

Knaresborough level crossing tractor hit by train

Bishop Auckland union railway banner goes on display

First test train on the Borders Railway, 12th May

Glasgow Central Station commuters face disruption

Scots railway chief unveils improvement plans

Infrared beams ‘to help ScotRail ease congestion’

Royal station in Ballater destroyed by fire

Jacobite steam train saved after track ban lifted

Pictures reveal state of Wales' longest disused tunnel 40 years after it was closed

Nearly 200 people at meeting on future of Meon Valley railway bridleway

Snowdon train carriage named after singer Katherine Jenkins

Isle of Man Railways receives Red Wheel honours

Channel Tunnel services resume after train stopped inside

Eurostar's problem with old artillery shell collectors

European Commission approve SNCF control of Eurostar

Westbahn (Austria) order more rolling stock

Cryogenic LNG tank car unveiled

The Fyra high-speed train debacle cost the Dutch state €11bn

Rotterdam station gates a success; 1,000 people fined

Trenitalia transforms Sicilian train service

Derailed Philadelphia Amtrak train 'was speeding'

Derailment in Philadelphia - on-train data recorder recovered

US train risks explained - in three charts

Amtrak Needs Help

Oil train derailment and fire in North Dakota

Electro pneumatic brakes planned for oil tank cars in USA by 2021

Sydney Trains takes unusual step to tackle vandalism

Superconducting electrification wires on test in Japan

Douglas Horse Trams start their 139th season

Consultation on bus service cuts in Surrey

Competition to redesign Preston bus station

Transport Trust award for Taunton bus station

Stagecoach to close Cumnock depot

South Wales 'Ride me' bus advert sparks online backlash

Irish bus strike resolved

The very first self-driving semi truck has hit the road

Channel Islands ferry upgrade will reduce passenger services

Ferry schedules affected by dredging Heysham harbour

CMA CGM Kerguerlen visit to Southampton on maiden voyage

Shipwreck found by MH370 searchers

Vintage World War II planes fly over DC

RAF scrambles Typhoons in response to Russia as British troops train in Estonia

SAS flight diverted to Aberdeen due to emergency alarm

Redundancies at Bombardier in Belfast

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Adrian Hirst, Neil Kearns, Richard Maund, Ted Millward, Reg Nerps,
Mike Price, Alan Rushworth



17/05/15  BBC2 1900-2000
         "A Very British Airline"  A look at BA 1/3

17/05/15  Channel 4 1900-2000
         "Speed with Guy Martin"  The British bicycle speed record

17/05/15  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "For the Love of Cars"  5/8 Swedish cars

18/05/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Shakespeare country

18/05/15  Channel 4 2200-2300
         "The Night Bus"  A night in the life of a night bus 2/3

19/05/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Birmingham

19/05/15  BBC4 2000-2100
         "The Secret History of Our Streets"  4/6 Portland Road

20/05/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Stoke to Winsford

20/05/15  BBC4 2200-2300
         "Jet! When Britain Ruled the Skies"  1/2

21/05/15  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Britain's Deadliest Rail Disaster: Quintinshill"

21/05/15  BBC4 2200-2300
         "Jet! When Britain Ruled the Skies"  2/2

21/05/15  Channel 4 2305-0005
         "The Night Bus"  A night in the life of a night bus 2/3

21/05/15  BBC4 2300-0000
         "Magnificent Machines - the Golden Age of the British Sports Car"



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

Until       Chesterfield Museum: Down the Track - the borough’s railway heritage

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-   Kempton Steam Museum: Stationary Engines

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

16/05/15-   Apedale Valley Light Railway: Locos from Leeds 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-   Didcot Railway Centre: Gala and Real Ale Festival

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    Kempton Steam Railway: Railway Gala

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

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

26/05/15-   Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Peppa Pig

29/05/15    The Spring, 56 East Street, Havant, PO9 1BS
           "Memories of the Hayling Billy Line" DVD Premiere

30/05/15    Gauge 0 Guild: Summer Show 2015 - Cleckheaton
           Whitcliffe Mount Sports Centre, Turnsteads Ave, Cleckheaton, W Yorkshire, BD19 3AQ

30/05/15-   Exe Model Railway Society: Exeter 2015
31/05/15    Matford Livestock Centre, Marsh Barton, Exeter, EX2 8FD
           1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1600 (Sun)

30/05/15-   Llangollen Railway: 150th Anniversary Weekend

31/05/15    Leighton Buzzard Railway: Superheroes Dress-up Day

31/05/15    Great Central Railway: Swap Meet at Quorn & Woodhouse station

Cheers, Howard.
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