Subject: Raildate 3rd July 2015
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 03/07/2015, 16:38
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Ian Allan obituary

History of Wolverton

An eerie drone flight through the Crossrail tunnels under London
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Cab ride through Galashiels to Tweedbank on the Borders Railway

Who, What, Why: Why does hot weather cause rail delays?
(Spotter: Mike Price)

Animated timeline of the tube map, showing how it has developed over the years, since the first
line was built in 1863
(Spotter: Nico Spilt)

Flexible fire protection on trains
Parliamentary Ghost Stations
RAF radar museum
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Constellation News
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Haunting images of the UK's redundant RAF bases

In pictures: Heathrow airport

What's it like to live near an airport?

The chequered history of UK airport expansion

Britain's love affair with air travel



Q&A: Why have rail upgrade plans been delayed?

Supply chain will be ‘virtually unaffected’ by paused projects, says Network Rail

RMT votes for strike over new Hitachi high-speed trains

Rail strikes planned after workers at two train companies vote for action

Rail workers vote for strike action

IMechE narrow gauge challenge

UK Power networks railway developments

Mobile phone tickets on test

Refurbished Pacer

Four bidders shortlisted for London Overground operating concession

Heathrow plan involves rail upgrades, but no HS2 spur

Hot weather disruption in Thames Valley

Inland rail link 'vital' to unlocking the South West's potential

Freight train derails near Lincoln

£18m rail link in Staffordshire given go-ahead

Derby station work to speed up journey times set for 2018 completion

TPE/RMT dispute at Cleethorpes depot resolved

ScotRail to reduce Sunday train services

Train sewage on tracks elimination date brought forward

Forth Bridge set for World Heritage status

Northern Ireland rail upgrades get £17m EU funding

WSRA dispute rumbles on - latest here

Ashburton masterplan approved - trackbed can be built on

Talyllyn Railway celebrates 150th birthday

Eurostar suspended as strikers set fire to Calais track

Naked sunbather delays trains

Cuba begins Havana station reconstruction

Suicide on Japanese bullet train

Japanese station master cat Tama given lavish send-off

RMT & TSSA join London Underground dispute in early July

Collision between tram and pedestrian in Manchester (RAIB)

£600m to deliver South Wales Metro by 2020
Getting the South Wales Metro on track

Rome metro Line C reaches Lodi

Kraków receives Poland’s longest tram

Train derails at Mumbai's Churchgate station

Chennai becomes sixth Indian city with metro railway

Victoria (Australia) begins procurement of high capacity metro stock

Fire on battery powered bus in York

Public transport company Translink record £8.4m trading loss

Bill Wyman's cars auctioned at Goodwood

The mystery of the "Vauxhall cannibals"

Can the Vulcan put the vroom back into Aston Martin?

Steam boats on Stroud canal

Portsmouth dredging work set to start in the autumn

Ryde to Southsea hovercraft halted by broken propeller

Cowes 'floating bridge' charge to begin in July

Wreck of historic warship is to be subject of a day-long seminar

G-Joey's last flight: Aurigny Trislander retirement 'end of an era'

Lincolnshire pair sells Tornado fighter jet on Gumtree

RAAF orders two additional KC-30A tankers

Airport expansion: It's build, build, build in much of the world

EasyJet would operate from expanded Heathrow

London Heathrow Airport bids farewell to Terminal 1

Newquay airport passenger figures (or lack of)

World War Two-era seaplane founders on US shoreline after Nicolas Cage filming mishap

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



04/07/15  BBC2 2245-2345
         "Hunt v Lauda: F1's Greatest Racing Rivals"

04/07/15  BBC2 2345-0225
         "Grand Prix"  1966 movie

06/07/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys Goes to Ireland"  A journey across Ireland

06/07/15  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Scotland's War at Sea"  2/2 The Battle of the U-Boats

07/07/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys Goes to Ireland"  Kilkenny to Athy

07/07/15  ITV 1930-2000
         "Virgin Atlantic: Up in the Air"  Fly on the wall documentary 1/3

08/07/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys Goes to Ireland"  Newbridge to Roscrea

09/07/15  More4 1955-2100
         "The World's Most Extreme"  Bridges

09/07/15  BBC2 2130-2230
         "Spitfire Women"



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       New Mills Heritage and Information Centre: Celebration of 150 years of railway

Until       Louth Museum: The Railways of Louth

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

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

04/0715     The West Cornwall Model Railway Exhibition
           Carn Brea Leisure Centre, Station Road, Redruth, Cornwall, TR15 3QS

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

04/07/15-   New Mills 150 – Model railway and railwayana exhibition

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

17/07/15    Derwent Valley Light Railway running evening
           Starts 1830
           Admission via the Farming Museum will be £6 to include light refreshments

18/07/15    Severn Valley Railway: Behind the Scenes

18/07/15    Llangollen Railway: Fish & Chip Special

18/07/15    DRS Open Day
           Kingmoor Depot, Carlisle

18/07/15-   Rushden, Higham & Wellingborough Railway: Teddy Bears' Picnic (Steam)

18/07/15-   Great Central Railway: Commercial Vehicle Weekend

18/07/15-   Foxfield Railway: Summer Steam Gala

18/07/15-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Classic Transport Weekend

19/07/15    Alton Bus Rally & Running Day

19/07/15    Kempton Steam Railway: Teddy Bears' Picnic

19/07/15    Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway: Summer Steam Gala

Cheers, Howard.
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