Subject: Raildate 24th July 2015
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 24/07/2015, 17:39
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Devizes Station – recollections of a train-spotter

Unseen Steam

Friends Of the Brigg & Lincoln Lines

New videos from Mike Willcock...
68004 Rapid, 354 miles, Newport to Carlisle, 18th July
47212 with 30 PCA Tanks Aberthaw-Briton Ferry-Stormy-Newport

Beamish Museum - Great North Steam Fair, 12th April

Great North of Scotland Railway films, 1963
(Spotter: Paul Bartlett)

UK Steam on the Mainline and Heritage Railways, May/June 2015
West Coast Railways Mainline Steam, May 2015
The Echills Wood Railways Mainline loco weekend
Strange & Extreme TRAINS and Locomotives
Part 1:
Part 2:
Part 3:
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

The Welsh Highland Railway as viewed by the French
(Spotter: Richard Maund)

Rail expansion and resulting problems
How to air freight a Merlin helicopter
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

The train now arriving
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

English Electric Archive
Dan Snow digging up Spitfire from Somerset marshland
Haunting images reveal two abandoned Soviet shuttles rotting in giant derelict hangar
Classic car & vintage clothing photos - 1920s to 1980s
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

12 amazing subterranean spaces below Manchester

Birmingham and the bulldozer: Historic buildings which met their maker
(Spotter: Mike Price)

Gypsum mining in the Tutbury area



Problems with the electrification train
Off Track: Network Rail currently available on iPlayer

Ministers refuse to release rail upgrade warning

Transport secretary admits NR costs are still not clear

Bombardier testing first Gatwick Express Class 387/2

Trains delayed on London Overground after trespasser 'sits down on track'

Victorian railway line discovered by workmen

Pressure over Midland Mainline electrification

Train hits car on level crossing near Burton upon Trent

Delayed Ilkeston railway station needs £500,000 of taxpayers' money to be built

Train passenger numbers on the rise at stations across the Derwent Valley Line

Ordsall Chord delay: Town hall chief blasts single objector holding up Piccadilly-Victoria rail link

Extra patrols launched to tackle railway trespassing in West Yorkshire

RAIB report on oil train derailment near Lincoln

Near Miss at Hest Bank

Competing on the same tracks

Highland passengers won’t lose modern carriages, according to ScotRail bosses

Scots passengers vent anger at train cancellations

Rail strike looms amid fears job cuts will top 100

Flying Scotsman restoration enters final stages

'Hundreds' of migrants now target Eurotunnel every night

Eurotunnel seeks compensation for migrant disruption

Eurostar shows off updated Class 373 interior

Irish Rail 3.5% increase in rail journeys in 2015

European class 66s change ownership

ICE 3 starts operating French cross-border services

Museum line steam loco rescues stranded Dutch train (in Dutch)

Copper thieves add to Australian train system woes

Jaywalkers top railway deaths in Bangladesh

Train smashes into limo

Paris commuters face summer of travel trouble

Hong Kong metro order for new stock

Pennine Model Railway Society sounds horn for new younger members

Sheffield to Manchester road tunnel viability study under way

The Blue Bird returns! Welsh beach stages historic reconstruction of land speed record

PM makes appeal to Aston Martin to open plant in Wales

Do some lorries have a basic problem with turning left?

“Boris Bikes” scheme to be extended to West Lothian

Air traffic control's busiest day expected as holidays start

Yeovilton airshow

Approval given for aviation museum at Filton

Ryanair bans duty-free alcohol on UK to Ibiza flights

Paraglider and plane avoid collision over Glen Coe

Highland airport passenger numbers up

Inside the devastated Donetsk airport

China begins assembly of world's largest amphibious aircraft

The industrial communities struggling to survive

Merthyr Tydfil's iron revolution celebrated 250 years on

The climb that left me frozen with fear

Spotters: Paul Bartlett, Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Ted Millward, Andrew Nummelin, Reg Nerps, Mike Price, Alan Rushworth



25/07/15  BBC2 1800-1830
         "Ocean Queens: the Story of Cunard"

26/07/15  BBC2 1900-2000
         "Locomotion: Dan Snow's History of Railways"  1/3

26/07/15  ITV 2100-2200
         "Joanna Lumley's Trans-Siberian Adventure"  3/3

26/07/15  BBC4 2300-0000
         "The Golden Age of Steam Railways"  2/2 Branching Out

27/07/15  BBC4 0000-0100
         "Brakeless: Why Trains Crash"

27/07/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Northampton to Rugby

27/07/15  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "Stop! Roadworks Ahead"  Fly-on-the windscreen looks at roadworks 3/6

28/07/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Leicestershire

28/07/15  BBC4 2000-2030
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Nottinghamshire

29/07/15  BBC2 2100-2200
         "Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Inside the Post Office"  Behind-the-scenes 1/3

29/07/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Southampton

29/07/15  BBC4 2200-0000
         "All Aboard! The Canal Trip"  Along the Kennet & Avon in real time

30/07/15  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "The Holiday Airport: Sun, Sea and Scousers"  3/7

30/07/15  BBC4 2030-2100
         "Brushing Up On... British Tunnels"  With Danny Baker



All details are correct to the best of my knowledge, but no responsibility is accepted for inaccuracies or changes

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

Until       Louth Museum: The Railways of Louth

24/07/15-   Gloucester Warwickshire Railway: Heritage Diesel Weekend

24/07/15-   Midland Railway, Butterley: Indietracks Music Festival

25/07/15-   Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Summer Fayre

25/07/15-   Churnet Valley Railway: Fireman Sam

25/07/15-   Llangollen Railway: 1960s Weekend

26/07/15    Leighton Buzzard Railway: Everything Goes!

26/07/15    Great Central Railway - Nottingham: Bus Gathering & Running Day

26/07/15    Middleton Top Engine Static Exhibit Day

26/07/15-   Isle of Wight Steam Railway: The Railway Folk

28/07/15-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Diesel Days

31/07/15-   Epping Ongar Railway: Real Ale Weekend

01/08/15-   Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Victorian Weekend

01/08/15-   Mid-Norfolk Railway: Railway at War Weekend

01/08/15-   Llangollen Railway: Day Out With Thomas

01/08/15-   Great Central Railway - Nottingham: Model Rail Show

01/08/15-   Leawood Pumping Engine Static Display Days

01/08/15-   Peak Rail: 1940s Weekend

01/08/15-   Cleveland Model Railway Club Exhibition
02/08/15    Redcar & Cleveland College, Corporation Road (A1085), Redcar. TS10 1Ez
           1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1600 (Sun)

02/08/15    Twyford Waterworks, Hants: Open Day & Wildlife Tours

02/08/15    Foxfield Railway: Heritage Train Day

02/08/15    Middleton Top Engine Static Exhibit Day

02/08/15-   Helston & Falmouth Model Railway Club Open Day
03/08/15    Gunwalloe Village Hall, Gunwalloe, Helston, TR12 7QG

03/08/15    Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           The Underhill Centre, St John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
           “Alexandra Palace” by Peter Keat
           Starts at 1945

03/08/15    Peak Railway Association (Sheffield Branch)
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           “The Midland in the East End of Sheffield, part 2” by Ted Hancock
           Starts at 1930
           For a requested £3 donation on the door, all welcome

04/08/15    Gloucester Warwickshire Railway: Teddy Bear Railcar Special

04/08/15    Worcester Locomotive Society
           Barbourne Ex-Serviceman's Club, The Moors, Worcester, WR1 3ED
           "From the MIAC Archives Steam in the Midlands & further afield 1955-65" Andrew Smith
           Starts at 2000

04/08/15-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Diesel Days

06/08/15-   Llangollen Railway: Day Out With Thomas

07/08/15    Gloucester Warwickshire Railway: Richard Edmonds' Car Auction

07/08/15-   Talyllyn Railway: 1865-2015 Gala

08/08/15-   Gloucester Warwickshire Railway: Steam & Real Ale Weekend

08/08/15-   Great Central Railway: Miniature Steam Weekend

08/08/15-   Peak Rail: 40th Anniversary of Peak Rail Association

08/08/15-   Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Day Out With Thomas

09/08/15    Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Jaguar Classic Car Show

09/08/15    Middleton Top Engine Static Exhibit Day

Cheers, Howard.
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