Subject: Raildate 18th June 2015
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 18/06/2015, 20:37
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A day earlier this week due to being away...


Friends Of The Brigg & Lincoln Lines

Mikw Wilcock's videos of an RCTS visit to the Mid-Hants Railway
Part 1:
Part 2:
Part 3:

Andrew Cook's video of the Great Western main line, Royal Oak to Acton, March 2015

Gasworks wonders

NER WW1 railway workers website launched
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Great Central Railway: Woodford Halse Shed Event 14th June
Great Central Railway 1965 & 1966
V2s on the Great Central
The ex-Great Central around Nottingham
Four Seasons Of Steam - 61 steam locos in action
Compilation of steam locomotive trains - Japan
Flying Legends - Duxford 2013
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Wuppertal overhead railway
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Bringing Europe together by rail
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Realtime Trains Blog
MV Balmoral, latest news and updates
A short Diary of the B-25 "Sandbar Mitchell" Recovery
Dirk Septer's showcase on vintage prop planes in the Caribbean and elsewhere
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Chasing a Russian steam train:
(Spotter: Nico Spilt)

Lancastria: The forgotten tragedy of World War Two

Paris Air Show: From hot air to heavy metal



Minister signals possible return of parcels by train

Is this London’s loneliest train?

'Hero' doctor killed as he tries to save woman is named

New joint leadership for South West alliance

RAIB report on staff accident near Redhill June 2014

Inland rail link ‘vital’ to unlocking the South West’s potential

New trains for North Devon’s Tarka Line

Tarka Line welcomes surge

Replacement footbridge opened at Corsham

New Street station escalator faults top 800 in two years

HS2: Derby City Council gets behind proposed station at Toton

Friargate Goods Yard: could pot of cash be key to progress on Derby eyesore?

Nottingham railway station parking fines net £24k

Row breaks out over march in protest at sacking of railway conductor

Edinburgh to Glasgow main line blocked for 44 days

Borders Railway is handed over to Scotrail Alliance

Borders Railway tickets affected by website glitch

New Seabraes railway bridge opens to public in Dundee

Rail firm ‘breaks promise’ on reviving village station

Train carriage from 1882 at heart of Cornish bungalow
Details (PDF):

West Somerset Railway-owned rail shed could soon be over

Public copy of a letter from the WSR PLC to the WSRA
Public statement by the PLC

Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway launches new narrow gauge super-coach

Replacement fairings for Irish DMUs

NS orders more Bombardier Traxx locomotives

Number of trains passing red signals in the Netherlands falls sharply

Head of NS resigns over tendering allegations

National Express wins two more German rail franchises

Turkish prototype electric loco

Gas fuelled loco passes acceptance trials

Sierra Leone’s lost British locomotives ride again

Passengers injured after scenic train and bus collide near Cairns

Tube drivers vote for strike action over 24 hour Tube

San Francisco Transit orders additional 40 light rail vehicles

Manchester celebrates arrival of 100th M5000 tram

Trolley tour turns dangerous after trolley car went up in flames

Wartime tram restored for Hiroshima anniversary

Jaguar Land Rover given green light to move into former Baddesley Colliery site

Bloodhound land speed record bid put back to 2016

'No development' in Blue Star Line's Titanic II plans

Sunken wrecks of epic WWI naval battle revealed

Hythe residents aim to rescue troubled ferries

New pier opened on Ullswater

Calls to bring QE2 back to the UK gain momentum

The Blenheim's back

RAF Waddington runway work over-run

Battle of the giants at Paris Air Show
Paris Air Show goes green amid sluggish sales

Boeing 787 Dreamliner shows off near-vertical take-off

Paris Air Show: On board Antonov's new cargo aircraft

United exits JFK as it moves premium transcon flights to Newark

Shanklin beach cliff lift bridge works begin

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



20/06/15  Channel 4 1900-2000
         "Walking Through History: The Birth of Industry" The Derwent Valley

20/06/15  Channel 4 2100-2325
         "Rush"  2013 movie about James Hunt and Niki Lauda

22/06/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  London to the west...

22/06/15  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Inside Manchester's Midland Hotel"  4/4

23/06/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Salisbury to Castle Cary

24/06/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Further west...

24/06/15  More4 2100-2200
         "Great Canal Journeys"  The Kennet & Avon Canal

24/06/15  More4 2200-2300
         "Great Canal Journeys"  The Rochdale Canal



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

Until       Louth Museum: The Railways of Louth

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

03/07/15-   East Lancs Railway: Summer Diesel Spectacular

04/07/15    Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway: Day Out with Thomas

04/07/15-   Isle of Wight Steam Railway: 1940s Experience

04/07/15-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Annual Classic Bus Rally
05/07/15    Features a BBMF Spitfire fly-past at 1405

04/07/15-   Llangollen Railway: Classic Transport Weekend

05/07/15    Twyford Waterworks, Hants: Open Day & Miniature Steam

05/07/15    Rushden, Higham & Wellingborough Railway: Rushton Town Party Week (Class 31)

05/07/15    Middleton Top Engine Static Exhibit Day

05/07/15    Leawood Pumping Engine Static Display Day

06/07/15    Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           The Underhill Centre, St John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
           “Purbeck Clay Mining” by Clare Randall
           Starts at 1945

06/07/15    Peak Railway Association (Sheffield Branch)
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           “Peter Fox Collection – Part 1: The Early Years (slideshow)" by Andy Barclay
           Starts at 1930
           For a requested £3 donation on the door, all welcome

08/07/15    Rushden, Higham & Wellingborough Railway: Rushton Town Party Week (Class 31)

08/07/15    Foxfield Railway: Heritage Train Day

09/07/15    St Pancras & King’s Cross – The Grand Restoration
           English Heritage members only

Cheers, Howard.
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