Subject: Raildate 5th June 2015
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 05/06/2015, 16:28
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Royal Albert Bridge Walk, Sunday 12th July 2015

Britannia chases Galatea up Shap 30th May

BR Class 8 Steam Locomotive Trust - an opportunity to buy shares in the The Duke of Gloucester

Mike Wilcock's video of railways in Saabrucken, Dollands Moor and Didcot (2005)

MRE Magazine relaunch

Amateur Tube map "better than the real thing"

Direct trains to Europe
Photos of Jacobite operations
Filming Rocky Mountain Express using CPR2816
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

45690 "Leander" on the Fellsman at Ais Gill 19th May
46115 "Scots Guardsman" on the Fellsman 3rd June
Best Of 2015 (Jan-Mar) Classes 20/37/47/56/57/60/66/67/68/70/86/91/92
A corkscrew
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Barry Coward's videos of Canada
Riding the VIME miniature railway
Black Ball ferry MV Coho
Washington ferry MV Elwha
Canada Goose goslings
Driving along the Trans-Canada Highway to Mill Bay
(Via Nick Wheat)

Pakistan's classics: Cars worth millions
The Aviation History Online Museum
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Photographing Britain's disappearing petrol stations

Life at the world's largest shipyard



RMT/NR Railstrike suspended

Fallen trees cause rail chaos - as it happened

Crossrail project: London's 26-mile tunnelling work finished
Crossrail: The End of the Beginning

London Overground launches expanded network

Record ridership on London's urban rail network

Crossrail’s South East Section

Welcome to 'Theobolds' Grove: Station accidentally renamed in official London Overground signs

Contract signed for refurbishment of class 321 emus

West Grinstead station house for sale

Three bidders named for Greater Anglia shortlist

Completing the GN/GE joint line

Two trains in 'low-speed' crash at Cambridge station

Three new stations and £750m City Deal projects to fuel Cambridge public transport revolution

Safety warning after Broads boat hits railway bridge

Newcourt railway station costs £700k more than expected

Frampton rail crash motorcyclist's helmet 'muffled train horn'

Lydney railway station expansion plan is 'vital'

Delayed Ricoh Arena railway station won't be ready for new football season

Talks on railway freight base for Cheshire town

Grimsby Level crossing upgrades

Report on user worked level crossing accident near Knaresborough

British to research Shift2Rail track innovations

Talks to extend Borders Railway to Hawick and Carlisle

Train to be named after railway campaigner Madge Elliot

Farewell to First Scotrail

New class 68 for ScotRail

Whifflet Electrification

Warning that Valley Lines electrification could use needlessly expensive engineering

Friends of Ashburton Station – Response to DNPA Ashburton Railway Appraisals

Contracts awarded for Londonderry-Coleraine upgrade

Hallandsas Tunnel – 23 years in the making

Countdown launched to opening of Gotthard rail tunnel

Talgo stock enters service in Russia

Russian Railways gets $1.2bn from state for investment projects

Why BNSF Railway is using drones to inspect thousands of miles of rail lines

Refurbished Slovak locos enter service in Uruguay

Nottingham tram extension: No date given for opening

Marseille opens Rue du Rome tram line

Driverless operation proposed for Wien Metro line 5

Tramtastic Vienna

'Hidden spaces' of Birmingham opened up to public

Tributes to Exeter's Colin Shears, the man who saved Devon's vintage buses

Demand for new tyres dropping for pre-'60 cars

Summer Southsea-Sandown hovercraft route plans dropped

Eurotunnel to end "My Ferry Link" partnership

Istanbul ferries have a future

Star Clippers to build the world’s biggest square rigger

Massive container ship takes 40-degree rolls in North Atlantic

Courage transporter blaze: Fire crews investigate damage

Coventry Airport plane crash crew 'were under pressure'

Malaysia Airlines technically bankrupt

Work underway to move Lancaster KB882 to Edmonton

Airbus confirms software configuration error caused plane crash

French 777F probe details 100t take-off weight error

Vietnam A350 performs maiden flight

Vision for the future of Southsea's South Parade Pier revealed

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



07/06/15  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "For the Love of Cars"  8/8 Series review

08/06/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Stirling

08/06/15  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "World's Busiest Airport"  Hong Kong

08/06/15  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Inside Manchester's Midland Hotel"  2/4

09/06/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Dundee to Aberdeen

10/05/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  The Highlands

11/06/15  ITV 2100-2200
         "Britain's Busiest Airport - Heathrow"  2/3



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

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

07/06/15    Foxfield Railway: Heritage Train 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    Wilts & Dorset Centenary Vintage Bus Running Day, Salisbury

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

15/06/15    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet School, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           "The Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Railway" by Peter Bennet
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

15/06/15    Friends of the Cromford Canal: The Derbyshire Oil Strike of 1919
           Ironville Church Hall, Casson St, Ironville, NG16 5NN
           A talk by Cliff Lea
           Starts 1930

16/06/15    Monmouthshire Railway Society
           Lecture Theatre A10, City Campus, Usk Way, Newport, NP20 2BP
           "The Masters Neverers Association" by Derek Huntress
           Starts at 1900 prompt, admission for non-members is £3 and for members, £2

19/06/15-   Great Central Railway: Model Event

20/06/15    Isle of Wight Steam Railway: A Midsummer's Night Steam & Carvery

20/06/15    Rushden, Higham & Wellingborough Railway: Armed Forces Day (Diesel)

20/06/15-   Mid-Hants Watercress Line: War on the Line

20/06/15-   Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Dene Rally

20/06/15-   Gloucester Warwickshire Railway: Day Out With Thomas

20/06/15-   Llangollen Railway: Heritage Railcar Gala

20/06/15-   Midland Railway, Butterley: 1940s Weekend

21/06/15    Kempton Steam Museum: Porsche Club (GB)

21/06/15    Kempton Steam Railway: Father's Day (Dads go free)

21/06/15    Oxford Bus Museum: Father's Day

21/06/15    Rushden, Higham & Wellingborough Railway: Fathers' Day (Steam)

21/06/15    Chasewater Railway: Coal Train Day

21/06/15    Peak Rail: Peak Park Preserved Bus Gathering 2015

Cheers, Howard.
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