Subject: Raildate 12th June 2015
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 12/06/2015, 16:17
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The Rail Enthusiast's Guide to Railway Infrastructure

The trains that saved soldiers in WW1

The New Forest in World War 2

An elegy for the sleeper train – a waning symbol that Serco has made into a brand

Map shows how far you can get from London by train in under 22 hours

Crossrail: The monster tunnelling under London's streets

Mike Wilcock's latest video was shot last Sunday on the WSR travelling behind new livery 59003

70000 "Britannia" on the The Cumbrian Fells Express, 30th May
Empires of Steam - documentary filmed in India and China
Making a landscape with Busch scenic products
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Retirement special using Hastings diesel
Brienz Rothorn Bahn photos
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

The Himalayan tea train that's running out of steam

This converted pickup explored 6,000 miles of abandoned Mexican railways
Steam Lines in China 2015
These B-17 low-level passes will bring a nostalgic tear to your eye
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Wonthaggi Railway line memories, Victoria, Australia in the 1970s

The Fred Dibnah Heritage Centre

Who collects maps and what are they worth?



Network Rail faces regulator grilling over reliability

Network Rail spending more than £120m a week

Drones and tethered balloons to tackle patchy mobile and internet signals on trains

Crossrail 'putting UK on back on infrastructure map'

End of the line for rail compensation vouchers

Resignalling in East Sussex (not mentioning that commissioning was on the third attempt)

Southern Railway, Great Northern  & Govia Thameslink Railway ban e-cigarettes

Chancellor gives hope to BML2 campaigners

Historic train carriage is rescued from life as a shed

First Great Western staff to vote on strike action

Graduates target trophy in the railway challenge

Denby (Derbyshire) railway station for sale

Friends of Dronfield Station AGM, 26th June

HS2 move plea costs Sheffield City Council £190k

TransPennine rail electrification plans delayed

Railway service to Skelmersdale investigated

RAIB report for 2014
RAIB current investigations

Glasgow-Edinburgh train travel chaos for six weeks begins in days as part of rail line upgrades

Call for ScotRail deal inquiry after boss sacked

Midlothian and Borders businesses advised to 'embrace the railway'

New golden age of steam to showcase the Highlands

Broken train 'stuck for two hours' outside Belfast

North Norfolk Railway’s biggest-ever Summer Diesel Gala will feature eight locos

Trouble on the tracks as West Somerset Railway row takes new twist
Text of the original and controversial WSRA press release (may be removed)

SBB approval for double deck EMUs

Changes to American freight traffic flows

Norfolk Southern Railroad loco livery for emergency services

Toronto airport express launched

New double deck driver trailer coaches for GO Transit

Chinese investment in new railways for East & Central Africa

Voltage changeover on Mumbai suburban network

UK light rail usage on the up

Alstom launches SRS catenary-free electrification

New trams ordered for Vienna

Hiroshima streetcar to resume services to convey horrors of A-bomb

Belper's Mr Potato Head statue set for bus station return

Improvements planned for First Bus - Bristol services

Hold-ups in Bridgnorth as bus gets stuck

WW2 Veteran returns toy tank to Bovington army camp

Southampton's former Ford Transit site is being offered for sale

Cosworth struggles to fill vacancies at new Northampton site

Gayton Marina fuel leak prompts police investigation

Unexploded WW2 mines disrupt Dover to Calais ferries
Calais port closed for WWII bomb defusing

Eurotunnel sells ferries to Danish company

Replica French warship Hermione arrives in Yorktown, US

Fire-hit Lancaster bomber to miss most of 2015 season

Final flying year display programme for Vulcan XH558

Aurigny Airline to remain in Government ownership

Flybe flight grounded by bee on Southampton to Dublin journey

Self repairing aircraft wings?

Software fault behind Spanish A400M crash

Malaysia Airlines plane makes Melbourne emergency landing

Dreamland: Scenic Railway not ready for grand opening

Lion Salt Works museum opens after £10m restoration

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



13/06/15  Channel 5 1715-1815
         "Inside Manchester's Midland Hotel"  2/4

13/06/15  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "The Restoration Man"  2/8 A Staffordshire flint mill

14/06/15  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "The Secret World of Lego"

15/06/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Scotland's smallest railway station

15/06/15  BBC4 2000-2030
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Scotland's Victorian gold rush

15/06/15  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Inside Manchester's Midland Hotel"  3/4

18/06/15  ITV 1930-2000
         "How Safe is Your Cabin Air?"

18/06/15  ITV 2100-2200
         "Britain's Busiest Airport - Heathrow"  3/3



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

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

13/06/15    Model Rail, Tram & Bus Exhibition
           Central United Reformed Church, Norfolk Street, Sheffield (opposite Crucible Theatre)

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    Copythorne Steam & Vintage Rally, Nr Southampton
           Free Park & Ride service from Copythorne Parish Hall to the show
           Vintage bus ride around the New Forest

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    Eastleigh and District Local History Society
           "Coffee, Cake & Photos" an informal screening of old Eastleigh photos
           Age Concern Hall, Romsey Road, Eastleigh, Hants
           1930 start, free entry

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-   Midsummer at Midsomer (Norton)

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

23/06/15-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: 1950s Week

24/06/15    Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Murder Mystery Evening Land Cruise (booking essential)

27/06/15    Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway: Hampshire Autistic Charity Event

27/06/15-   Midland Railway, Butterley: Diesel & Steam Weekend

27/06/15-   Churnet Valley Railway: Anything Goes Weekend

28/06/15    Leighton Buzzard Railway: Vintage Vehicles Day

Cheers, Howard.
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