Subject: Raildate 14th August 2015
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 14/08/2015, 16:27
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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The K3 Steam Project (and world steam speed record attempt!)
Chiltern October 2015 timetable
Dismantling Crossrail’s tunnel boring machines
Photographer charts his thrilling, and dangerous, ride on the longest cargo train in the world
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Network Rail aerial photography service
London Bridge rebuilding Update
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

UK Railway Telecommunications 2015 update
German steam, 11th July
Steam spectacular, Gotthard, 2015
Snow, Snow, Snow! the Semmeringbahn in January 2015
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Lewis Air Legends - the Rod Lewis Warbird Collection
The Story of the ultimate high flying beer run
This day in history - 1985 - hundreds dead in Boeing crash
(Alan Rushworth)

Why I love model villages, by Tim Dunn, aged 34 and a half

John Piper photographs digitised by the Tate Gallery
Some need to be identified



Network Rail fined £2m for delays

Network Rail comes under fire for 'systemic weakness'

Details of Class 321 overhaul revealed

GTR – Dawn of the mega franchise

Northern Powerhouse plan to be unveiled
Is chugging along enough after railway upgrades put on pause
Minister promises Yorkshire a better railway

Steam trains return to Victoria station

Island Line 'to be included in next rail franchise'

Platform extension at Oxford

RAIB report on empty stone train derailment at Angerstein Jn, Charlton

Historic Shropshire signal box demolished overnight

Spotlight on Buxton station’s famous ‘fanlight’

Special event in York to switch girls on to careers as railway engineers

Network Rail rapped by regulator over Scottish timetables

Rail lobbyists in new push after Borders victory

Barmouth Railway bridge footpath to close down in cost-cutting measure
Online petition

Train takes the strain as Wales squad commute to north Wales

Wanted: Rail enthusiasts to clean and paint old carriages at Derbyshire railway

Lost wallet found on North Norfolk Railway after 30 years

Fatal level crossing accident in France at Conde-sur-Huisne

SJ launches Stockholm-Oslo X2000 services

Bombardier win order for electric locos for Israel

Belarus and Poland launch new Minsk-Warsaw service

100m-long rails for Moscow-St Petersburg line

Northern coal railway concession approved

Umgeni Steam Railway relies on volunteers

USA-Mexico rail link completed

Talks begin on Hokuriku Shinkansen extension

Japan railway appoints cat as stationmaster

Two more London Underground walkouts announced
Background to LUL dispute
All-night Tube service may be delayed

Walthamstow accidentally renamed 'Waltamstow' after TfL station revamp goes wrong

Tyne & Wear rolling stock refurbishment completed

Staff error caused Manx tram derailment

Track laying launched on Luas Cross City extension

French consortium to oversee Casablanca tram expansion

Full steam ahead for model railway day in Ramsey

'Deteriorating' Cambridgeshire guided busway may need to be ripped up

Cowes chain ferry closed after accident

Bell recovered from wreck of HMS Hood

Spitfires take to skies in Battle of Britain memorial flight
Four videoed at Chesterfield

Aurigny Dornier expected by December.

London Heathrow to test steeper glidepaths

Flights to and from Bali delayed or cancelled by volcanic ash cloud

Increase in Aer Lingus passenger numbers in July

New York-Knock pilgrimage flights

Hayabusa powered Bugatti 100p replica ready to take flight

Cash needed to fund rebuild of Hawker Sea Fury

Ex-Air Force pilot in dogfight to save historic Boeing from scrapyard

Spotters: Paul Bartlett, Richard Buckby, Ted Millward, Reg Nerps, Mike Price, Alan Rushworth,
Nick Wheat



15/08/15  Channel 4 1900-2000
         "Great Canal Journeys"  1/4  Kennet & Avon

17/08/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Faversham to Dorking

17/08/15  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "Stop! Roadworks Ahead"  Fly-on-the windscreen looks at roadworks 6/6

18/08/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Brighton to Chichester

18/08/15  BBC4 2000-2030
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Spain (1)

19/08/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Spain (2)

20/08/15  BBC1 2335-0035
         "Britain Beneath Your Feet"  2/2 a pipeline and the Forth Bridge

21/08/15  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "Aircrash: The Downing of Flight 8509"



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

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    Vintage bus service, Uckfield to East Grinstead

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

25/08/15    Gloucester Warwickshire Railway: Teddy Bear Railcar Special

25/08/15    Buses Festival - Classic and Modern Bus Event
           Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon, Warwickshire, CV35 0BJ

28/08/15-   Isle of Wight Steam Railway: 41st Island Steam Show

29/08/15    Llangollen Railway: Peppa Pig's Visit

29/08/15-   West Somerset Railway: Late Summer Weekend

29/08/15-   Great Central Railway: Peppa Pig

29/08/15-   Midland Railway, Butterley: Vintage Train Weekend

29/08/15-   Talyllyn Railway: Heart of Gold Weekend

30/08/15-   Great Central Railway - Nottingham: Mixed Running Days

30/08/15-   Middleton Top Engine Steaming Days

30/08/15-   Leawood Pumping Engine Steaming Days

31/08/15    Xela Bus depot open day, Eastleigh

Cheers, Howard.
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