Subject: Raildate 7th August 2015
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 07/08/2015, 18:01
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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Special effects for Ripper Street

German steam on 1st May
Trams in Dresden, Saxony, Germany, July 2015
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

The tram that survived the Hiroshima bomb

Swincar Spider, an extremely nimble off-road ecological electric car with flexible tilting technology

Why is the UK still so reliant on the Tornado?

Could we fly from London to New York in an hour?



Andy Burnham pledges to renationalise railway network

Hitachi Rail Europe Wins First Traffic Management Contract in UK

Train delays after fire at Maidstone East railway station

RAIB investigation into derailment near Charing after hitting cattle on the line

First Great Western strikes: No agreement reached in talks

Cattle hit by train at Bishops Stortford

RAIB update on oil train derailment near Lincoln

Drunk New Street passenger caused chaos after walking through station's rail tunnels

Great Malvern station pedestrian walkway and goods entrance tunnel (known as "The Worm") listed

New direct rail services between Blackpool and London

Regular steam Traction on the Borders Line

Royal opening of Borders railway route using 60009 Union of South Africa.
Some unusual moves on Tweedbank due to Royal special

Trains crash near Cumnock in Ayrshire

RAIB report into rail defects which caused derailment near Barry June 2014

Michael Sheen hails project to reopen Wales' longest disused tunnel

Irish Railways unions concern over EU legislation

Tarka Valley Railway on track following charity status

Migrant found walking through Channel Tunnel

Utrecht railway overhaul is €100m over budget

Bombardier wins Israel electric loco order

India rail crash: Trains derail in Madhya Pradesh flash flood

Clearing the western road to Yosemite - finally

Tube strike: London commuters deal with queues and delays
Tube strike: No beer and sandwiches

RAIB report into electrical fault and parted conductor wire - Tyne & Wear metro

Manchester Smart Card system provider dismissed

Transport Trust Plaque awarded to Bridgnorth cliff railway

Fleischmann files for insolvency with the district court of Ansbach for the Salzburg (Austria) mother company, Modelleisenbahn Gruppe (in German)

Four injured after roof is ripped off London tour bus

Appeal over Donald Healey sports car records

4-seater limousine scooter for sale

Boater accidentally drains stretch of Grand Union Canal

MV Balmoral passing under Clifton Suspension bridge

Commodore Clipper grounding: Crew failed to plan for 'unusually low tide'

Suez project: Egyptians divided over expansion

No move to keep G-Joey aircraft in Channel Islands

Bin Laden family plane crash: Blackbushe Airport reopens

Spitfire crashes after losing power

Oulton Park event resumes after pilot's death

Manston Airport to be Operation Stack lorry park

Belfast to New York air service to operate all year

Dambusters pilot Les Munro dies in New Zealand aged 96

Robots in the sky: cracking down on drone law in the USA

Harrison Lake wildfire grows

Making a vineyard out of a slag heap

Swansea factory's role in Hiroshima atom bomb invention

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Andrew Cook, Ted Millward, Reg Nerps, Mike Price, Alan Rushworth, Roger Smith, Nick Wheat



09/08/15  BBC2 1900-2000
         "Locomotion: Dan Snow's History of Railways"  3/3

09/08/15  Channel 4 1900-2000
         "The Dambusters' Great Escape"  Sinking of the "Turpitz"

09/08/15  BBC4 2030-2100
         "Brushing Up On... British Towers"  With Danny Baker

10/08/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Thetford

10/08/15  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "Stop! Roadworks Ahead"  Fly-on-the windscreen looks at roadworks 5/6

11/08/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Ipswich to Chelmsford

11/08/15  BBC4 2000-2030
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Essex to Kent

11/08/15  BBC4 2300-0000
         "Precision: the Measure of All Things"

12/08/15  BBC2 2100-2200
         "Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Inside the Post Office"  Behind-the-scenes 3/3

13/08/15  BBC4 2055-2100
         "London to Brighton in Four Minutes: Side by Side"  Two recordings of the journey

13/08/15  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Britain's Deadliest Railway Disaster: Quintinshill"

13/08/15  BBC1 2335-0035
         "Building Britain Beneath You Feet"  1/2 Building Britain

14/08/15  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "Aircrash: Terror on Take-off"



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

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

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

11/08/15    Gloucester Warwickshire Railway: Teddy Bear Railcar Special

15/08/15-   Epping Ongar Railway: Vintage Vehicle Rally

15/08/15-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Diesel Locomotive Weekend

15/08/15-   Midland Railway, Butterley: Midland Railex Model Railway Spectacular

16/08/15    Kempton Steam Railway: Diesel Day

16/08/15    Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway: Day Out with Teddy

16/08/15    Leighton Buzzard Railway: Princesses & Pirates Dress-up Day

16/08/15    Middleton Top Engine Static Exhibit Day

17/08/15    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet School, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           Members' Railway Film Show
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

18/08/15    Gloucester Warwickshire Railway: Teddy Bear Railcar Special

22/08/15    Llangollen Railway: Steam & Jazz Train

22/08/15-   Epping Ongar Railway: Mixed Traction Weekend

22/08/15-   Churnet Valley Railway: Jurassic Park

22/08/15-   Midland Railway, Butterley: Diesel & Steam Weekend

22/08/15-   Isle of Man Railways: Island at War

23/08/15    Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway: Southern Railway Engines Day

23/08/15    Middleton Top Engine Static Exhibit Day

Cheers, Howard.
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