Subject: Raildate 29th May 2015
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 29/05/2015, 16:17
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The poem written by Private Thomas Derry, and generously contributed to Raildate by George Moffat to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the disaster, will be on the Kestrel Railway Books website for just a few more days

An article on the Commonwealth War Graves website gives a good account of the accident with diagrams


Tours of Glenfield railway tunnel, Leicestershire

How Penn Station saved New York's architectural history

Gloucestershire-Warwickshire Railway: Cotswold Festival of Steam 23rd May
A nice steam show from Germany and the Netherlands
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Six Paris Metro stations you really have to visit
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Dreamland, Margate, reopens on 9th June
Austin Montego salesman training video
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Subterranean Birmingham - exploring the world beneath our feet
(Spotter: Mike Price)

WWI East Boldre airfield photos go on display

Three Queens: How Cunard transformed travel



Network Rail workers to go on strike in June

RMT and Network Rail to hold fresh talks in move to avert strikes

Crossrail's excavated earth used to make nature reserve

TfL expand Overground

HS2 “designed to improve commuter traffic in the South”

South West Trains conversion of 455 units to ac traction motors

The day of the “lost shoes” on the Brighton main line

Southeastern trains set to be spruced up

First Great Western apologises for 'shocking' death announcement

The Leeds engine that founded a railway in Sierra Leone

View from Yorkshire Wolds heritage railway cab

Train buffs to track down historic locos in south Cumbria

Borders railway: Tourist passengers 'crucial' to route's success

Commuters face worst rail disruption in decades

Young children seen running across railway line in Edinburgh

Rail strike set to cause transport chaos for Manic Street Preachers and One Direction fans

Could London Underground carriages soon be used on the Welsh railway network?

Dartmoor National Park, Chuley Road Masterplan - deals with proposal to reconnect Ashburton and Buckfastleigh

Another new build project - A Fowler 2-6-4T

Dads Army event on North Norfolk Railway

FR coach on display at Paddington

Council says it is 'not ignoring' Scolton Manor steam train display

Irish Railways to start non stop Dublin-Cork service

Anger as France looks set to scrap train lines

Volker Rail wins Dutch electrification contract

Funding approved for Utrecht-Leidsche Rijn line

Court gives go-ahead for Semmering Base Tunnel

Electrodiesel multiple units ordered for Italy

Swiss Railways apply for membership of European Railway Agency

TCDD high-speed Velaro enters passenger service

Japan Railways East issues tender for Diesel Electric multiple units

New Zealand increases funding for KiwiRail

Sierria Leone National Railway Museum!sierra-leones-railways/c23p1

Lessons from Amtrak: Invest in infrastructure, safety and a rail future for America

China, Peru and Brazil mull Amazon railway

London’s got a new tube map

Two new lines opened on Houston light rail network

Amazon deliveries by subway in New York

London Crowd LIFTS 12 Tonne Double Decker Bus Off Injured Unicyclist

1976 Bristol VRT converted to a mobile home

Trial of self-controlling lorries

Extra bus services for Irish Open Golf  in County Down

Hundreds of classic cars set for UK extinction

What number plates have been banned by the DVLA?

Riveting Bloodhound

Red Funnel new ferry to be built on Isle of Wight

Condor Liberation service to undergo 'significant change'

Cunard liners mark 175th anniversary in Liverpool

Cunard cruise liner QE2 'left to rot' after being sold to Dubai

Gearing up for the big lift in the North Sea

Cardiff Lightship Helwick leaves after 22 years

Watch the 200-plus-year-old USS Constitution sail into dry dock

Bristol Blenheim restored

Air France flight to New York subject of anonymous threat

Air France flight AF953 misses Cameroon mountain

French man calls in bomb alert to delay plane

Seaplane about to enter trial production
Chinese pilots to train in Canada to fly new amphibious air tanker

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



30/05/15  Channel 4 1900-2000
         "Inside Jaguar: Making a Million-Pound Car"

30/05/15  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Walking Through History: Wigan Pier"  The Leeds & Liverpool Canal

30/05/15  ITV 2325-0115
         "TT: Closer to the Edge"  Documentary about the IoM TT races

31/05/15  BBC2 1900-2000
         "A Very British Airline"  A look at BA 3/3

31/05/15  Channel 4 1900-2000
         "Speed with Guy Martin"  Human flight

31/05/15  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "For the Love of Cars"  7/8 VW Beetle

01/06/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  London

01/06/15  Channel 4 2000-2030
         "Trains: Are You Paying Too Much?"

01/06/15  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Inside Manchester's Midland Hotel"  1/4

01/06/15  BBC4 2200-2300
         "Timeshift: The Golden Age of Rail Travel"

02/06/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  London

02/05/15  BBC4 2000-2100
         "The Secret History of Our Streets"  6/6 Arnold Circus

03/05/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  London

03/05/15  BBC4 2000-2030
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Lincoln

03/06/15  BBC4 2235-2335
         "Timeshift: The Golden Age of Rail Travel"

04/06/15  ITV 2130-2200
         "Britain's Busiest Airport - Heathrow"  1/3

04/06/15  BBC4 2225-2325
         "Madness on Wheels: Rallying's Craziest Years"



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

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

29/05/15-   Celebrating 125 years of Bere Peninsula trains

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

01/06/15    Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           The Underhill Centre, St John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
           “Village Life in the '40s & '50s” by John Pitman
           Starts at 1945

01/06/15    Peak Railway Association (Sheffield Branch)
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           “Mind the Gap - London Underground” by Jason Cross
           Starts at 1930
           For a requested £3 donation on the door, all welcome

02/06/15    Worcester Locomotive Society
           Barbourne Ex-Serviceman's Club, The Moors, Worcester, WR1 3ED
           AGM - Quiz with Ian Catling - Railway photographs
           Starts at 2000

02/06/15    Rowrah & Kelton Fell Railways - an illustrated slideshow by David Powell
           The Beacon, West Strand, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7LY

05/06/15-   West Somerset Railway: Diesels at Home in the West

05/06/15-   Epping Ongar Railway: Steam Gala

05/06/15-   Great Central Railway: 1940s Wartime Weekend

06/06/15-   Leawood Pumping Engine Steaming Days

06/06/15-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Diesel Locomotive Weekend

07/06/15    Twyford Waterworks, Hants: Open Day & Railway Gala

07/06/15    Southdown 100 event, Southsea Common

07/06/15    Middleton Top Engine Static Exhibit Day

10/06/15    RCTS South Wales
           Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
           "Great Western Upgrade + IEP" by Stuart Baker
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members are very welcome - a donation of £2.00 is requested

12/06/15-   North Norfolk Railway: Summer Diesel Gala

13/06/15    Llangollen Railway: Real Ale Train

13/06/15-   Bodmin & Wenford Railway: Heritage Transport Festival

13/06/15-   Great Central Railway: Woodford 50th Anniversary Commemoration

13/06/15-   Belper Steam & Vintage Event

13/06/15-   Midland Railway, Butterley: Diesel Locomotive Weekend

13/06/15-   Peak Rail: Local Residents Weekend (postcodes DE4 & DE45)

14/06/15    Leighton Buzzard Railway: Dads and Lads Day

14/06/15    Gloucester Warwickshire Railway: Classic Vehicle Day

Cheers, Howard.
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