Subject: Raildate 21st Auguct 2015
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 21/08/2015, 17:40
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Mick Wilcock's video of Warrington Arpley Exchange Sidings in 1993

Ghost Stations - disused railway stations in Staffordshire

Borders Railway from start to finish - Series 6, Episode 1

How London Overground is changing the face of the capital
Talyllyn Railway 150 gala
ORR blog on railway safety
USA mainline steam listing
Canadian Pacific Business Train near Vancouver
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

The New York Subway Signs Experiment
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Great Central Railway, 9th August
German steam - 52 7596 on the Wutachtalbahn on 19th April
Part 1:
Part 2:
Part 3:
Part 4:
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

New BFI video - Opening of Accrington Electric Tramways (1907) (Britain on Film - official BFI upload)
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Pathetic Motorways

Battle of Britain Flypast Day - an estimated 40 Spitfires and Hurricanes and a Blenheim will fly from Goodwood Aerodrome

August 1985: The worst month for air disasters



July RPI means 1% rise for regulated fares

Strategy to address UK rail skills shortage

Rail crime falls, but more sexual offences are recorded

Labour leadership favourite Corbyn outlines plans for a "People's Railway"

Back to the future is the way forward for rail (Guardian)

A state-owned railway would be a costly mistake (Telegraph)

NS lifted by British franchise performance

Tata Steel ends talks over sale of rail assets

First Great Western rail strike to go ahead as talks fail

Strikes planned for First Great Western and London Underground are set to go ahead

Modified AT300 trains for GW West of England line

Start of GTR franchise

Government launches sale of King's Cross stake

South West Trains denies VJ Day price hike

Direct train to London "effectively being blocked" by First Great Western

Dawlish rail line shut as a safety precaution after rockfall near Parsons Tunnel

Transport Minister Andrew Jones visit Huddersfield Railway Station on whistle stop tour

Blow for Northern Powerhouse with new electrification delay

Sheffield-Doncaster line blocked by lineside building fire at Hexthorpe

Alcohol banned on York-bound trains ahead of match

RAIB report on train hit by location box door near Watford Jn

Cumnock derailment: recovery works update
RAIB report

'Drunk' motorist mounts Huntly railway during police chase

20,000-name petition to keep Barmouth Bridge open to all

RAIB on engineering plant run-away incident

London Underground upgrade reaches halfway

60009 Union of South Africa at Buckfastleigh for repair 17th August

Network Rail can sell railway between Duffield and Wirksworth to WyvernRail plc

Here's how you could drive a Bluebell Railway steam train

Irish transport minister launches Dublin rail project

Are Paris train stations really 'world's worst'?

Nazi gold train 'found in Poland'

Second track for Ltschberg Base Tunnel

ECTS level 2 commissioning on Gotthard route

Czechs develop plans to eliminate 3kV dc electrification

Latvian Railways president arrested in corruption probe

Beavers cut Trans-Siberian Railway signal wiring

1 killed, 1 hurt in small plane crash on Long Island railway

New Federal Railroad Administration dangerous goods regulations

Car load traffic decreases on American Railroads

Thomas the Tank Engine theme park opens in Massachusetts

Final bow for last original Midland Metro tram

Incredible events for Blackpool 130th anniversary announced

Edinburgh trams lost almost 450,000 in 2014

Snaefell Mountain Railway's 120th anniversary marked

Sofia goes green with grass tram lines

Hampshire bus firm to say final goodbyes on one last journey

Guernsey buses 'could be replaced by 2020'

46 WWII tank wrecks from around the world

Archaeological dig uncovers some unusual remains in Chesterfield Canal

Alderney ferry loan decision 'will take time'

Aircraft carrier section leaves Clyde shipyard

Fairey Swordfish to lead VJ-Day flypast over London

Battle of Britain 'Hardest Day' flypast

Eastbourne Airshow
The awesome Vulcan XH558 at Beachy Head Cliffs, Eastbourne Airshow 2015

Wreckage found of missing Indonesian turbo prop local airliner

Ethiopian 787 fire probe seeks assurance on battery defences

Bird strike tears open radome of SIA 777

Airliner struck by lightning at Atlanta

The UK's last deep pit coal mines

Longannet power station to close in March

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Ted Millward, Reg Nerps, Mike Price, Alan Rushworth, Roger Smith



22/08/15  BBC Radio 4 FM 1030-1100
         "Punt PI: The Great Mull Air Mystery"  Loss of a former Spitfire pilot

22/08/15  Channel 4 1900-2000
         "Great Canal Journeys"  2/4  Rochdale Canal

24/08/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Italy (1)

24/08/15  BBC2 2100-2200
         "World's Busiest Railway"  1/4  India

25/08/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Italy (2)

25/08/15  BBC4 2000-2030
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Germany (1)

25/08/15  BBC2 2100-2200
         "World's Busiest Railway"  2/4  India

26/08/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Germany (2)

26/08/15  BBC4 2000-2030
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Scandinavia (1)

26/08/15  BBC2 2100-2200
         "World's Busiest Railway"  3/4  India

27/08/15  BBC2 2100-2200
         "World's Busiest Railway"  4/4  India

28/08/15  BBC1 1930-2000
         "Canals: the Making of a Nation"

28/08/15  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "Aircrash: Disater over New York"



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

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

23/08/15    Buses Festival
           Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon, Warwickshire, CV35 0BJ

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

01/09/15    Worcester Locomotive Society
           Barbourne Ex-Serviceman's Club, The Moors, Worcester, WR1 3ED
           "Great Western - Local Areas - Steam & Diesel" by Roy Godfrey
           Starts at 2000

04/09/15    RCTS Bristol
           St Peters Church Hall, Church Road, Filton, BS34 7BX
           "B&W Steam South of the Border" by David Kelso
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           At each meeting we ask for a donation of 2 from non-members and 1 from members
           A free cup of tea or coffee will be available during the interval, and a large
           selection of new and second hand books will be on sale

04/09/15-   Bodmin & Wenford Railway: Autumn Steam Gala & Real Ale Festival

04/09/15-   North Norfolk Railway: Summer Steam Spectacular

04/09/15-   Great Central Railway: Diesel Gala

05/09/15    Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Sunset Specials & Carvery Night

05/09/15    Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway: Day Out with Thomas

05/09/15    Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Tunes & Chips Evening Land Cruise (booking essential)

05/09/15-   Lynton & Barnstable Railway: Half for the Hospice

05/09/15-   Rushden, Higham & Wellingborough Railway: Model Weekend (Brake Van Rides)

05/09/15-   Foxfield Railway: Iron Curtain Vehicle Rally

05/09/15-   Churnet Valley Railway: 1940s Weekend

05/09/15-   Gauge 0 Guild: Guildex Exhibition 2015 - Telford
06/09/15    International Centre, St Quentin Gate, Telford, Shropshire, TF3 4JH
           1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1600 (Sun)

06/09/15    Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Morris Minor Rally

06/09/15    Twyford Waterworks, Hants: Open Day & Vintage Vehicles

06/09/15    Romsey Signal Box: Grand Reopening
           Adult: 2.50 (3.00 if gift-aided), Child: free
           Limited parking - see website for details
           Brick Lane, Romsey - use sat-nav SO51 8LGB

Cheers, Howard.
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