Subject: Raildate 26th June 2015
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 26/06/2015, 16:53
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Bodmin and Wenford railway

Andrew Cook's video of Brescia Station, Italy, 22nd May

Michael Wilcock's latest video - 34067 "Tangmere" at Cardiff last weekend
Part 1:
Part 2:

Mike Morant's latest uploads and queries

The Alderney Railway
Historic underground photos
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

"Locomotives for Second Front" - UK Ministry of Supply Newsreel from World War Two
WW1 narrow gauge train lines in France
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Manchester Ship Canal Cruises

8 amazing vehicles that no longer exist
(Spotter: Nico Spilt)

Lost racecourses: How UK housing boom killed city venues



Network Rail funding gap puts brake on five-year plan

New Network Rail chairman to review troubled investment plan

Did the Conservatives make false rail promises to north?

Labour demands answers from Cameron over rail 'betrayal'

Network Rail 'too big', says Sir Richard Branson

Settlement in Network Rail pay dispute

New London Overground lines to get new trains in 2018
Bombardier wins contract to build new Overground fleet

Two killed by train at Ealing Broadway

Emergency services training on Bromley North branch

Portishead railway reopening consultation begins

First Virgin liveried HST enters service on East Coast

Electrification of Midland Mainline 'paused' by Network Rail

East Midlands Parkway railway station in 'wrong place'

Ilkeston station work set to start in the autumn

Virgin Trains electric shock report: Safety call for drivers
RAIB report of incident

DB Schenker to cut 234 rail freight jobs

Job loss situation should have been avoided

John Bennett, railway steward - obituary

London Underground night service

Unexpected locations of underground trains

Stagecoach Group financial results

ScotRail train driver pay dispute escalates

Cameron quizzed on London-Swansea rail upgrade timescale

GW Mainline electrification remains a priority

Eurostar 'shambles' as ferry workers strike at Calais

EU to revise ERTMS deployment plan

Shabby Gare du Nord set for makeover

High Speed line proposed for Egypt

Federal funding for GO Transit (Toronto) electrification

Railways and individuals face Lac-Mégantic charges

British ex-POW and Japanese soldier reconcile over 'death railway'

First look at Nottingham’s new tram line

Sheffield-Rotherham tram-train service to start in 2017

Unannounced renaming of Tashkent Metro stations

Tampere selects tram contractor

Trent Barton driver praised for detour to A&E to help injured elderly passenger

Newport Bridge to close overnight for final part of revamp

Bendy buses in Swansea to be scrapped over cost

Cake to celebrate 20 millionth Land Rover defender

MV Balmoral returns to service

CalMac ferry staff begin 24-hour strike

Bangkok Airport rail link to get more trains

Edinburgh weighs up options to extend tram network

Billionaire Clive Palmer's Titanic 2 plans sunk

Poor lighting and signage led to BA 747 wing smash

R-R makes progress on testing 787 engine upgrade

Hope for future of Robert Noble's mill in Peebles

'Landmark' tidal turbine still at dock after eight months

Birmingham's Assay Office moves to new premises in Jewellery Quarter

Dreamland Margate: Visitors' reaction to the opening

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



29/06/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Lynton to Exeter

29/06/15  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Scotland's War at Sea"  1/2 The Dreadnoughts of Scapa Flow

30/06/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Exmouth to Newton Abbot

30/06/15  BBC4 2200-2300
         "The Lady Who Flew Africa: The Aviatrix"  Story of Mary Heath

30/06/15  BBC4 2300-0000
         "Timewatch: WW1 Aces Falling"  Story of Edward Mannock & James McCudden

01/07/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys Goes to Ireland"  A journey across Ireland

01/07/15  More4 2100-2200
         "Great Canal Journeys"  Llangollen

01/07/15  More4 2200-2300
         "Great Canal Journeys"  Canal du Nivernais



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

27/06/15    Lynton & Barnstable Railway: Armed Forces Day

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

03/07/15-   Talyllyn Railway: 150th Party

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

10/07/15-   Churnet Valley Railway: Rail Ale Festival

11/07/15-   Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Island Motor Show

11/07/15-   Great Central Railway: Diesel Running Weekend

11/07/15-   Midland Railway, Butterley: 1960s Weekend

11/07/15-   Login Station Open Day - 140th Anniversary
12/07/15    1100-1600 both days

12/07/15    Royal Albert Bridge Walk, Sunday 12th July 2015

12/07/15    Gloucester Warwickshire Railway: Bus Rally

13/07/15    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet School, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           "Transport Memories in West Berkshire" by Steve Wimbush
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

Cheers, Howard.
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