Subject: Raildate 28th August 2015
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 28/08/2015, 17:00
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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but it's got to the point where I just don't have time to do so, and what is intended to help
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my policy is to credit the first to send each one.  Where there is no credit, it means I found
it first!  Rest assured, I am always very grateful, even if you do not receive a personal
acknowledgement from me.


A lovely film taken from the front of a train going over the Royal Albert Bridge and into
Plymouth, with the doubling of the line in progress, 1901 (scroll down for further interesting
old films)
(Spotter: RailWest)

Is this Australia’s weirdest railroad crossing?
(Spotter: Jim O'Brien)

Facsimile PDFs of many interesting ex-BR documents to download
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Severn Valley Railway, 'An Afternoon Around Hampton', 22nd August
Steam Trains In Spotlights - Australian Trains
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Recent blogs by Dr David Turner of University of York and some of his colleagues...
Haven’t you got too much on? The activities of British railway directors, 1897
The prevalence of ‘ladies only' compartments on British railways, 1887
A Brief History of Ladies Only Carriages
Return of the Women-Only carriage (vintage 1845)?

In pictures: the changing face of Britain's canals
(Spotter: Mike Price)

Exploring the USS Macon, a Dirigible Aircraft Carrier
Tu-95MC "The Bear" long-range strategic bomber
Russian Tu-95 "Bear" Strategic Bomber crashes in Khabarovsk region
Antonov 12 ultimate cockpit flight movie
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)



Prototype Vivarail D-Train on test

Jeremy Corbyn would consider women-only rail carriages
The era of 'ladies only' train compartments

Service disruption due to Halfords lorry getting stuck under railway bridge

Flooding hits railway station in east Surrey

Woolston station CCTV footage of man on 'live' rail issued

Green light for host of new rail services in South West England

More than 1,000 track faults a year on London to Norwich rail route

Driver banned for LC misuse at Foxton

Northampton railway station evacuated after people spotted near tracks with ‘air weapons’

Coventry Arena train station to open – but football fans warned not to use it

Commuter groups angry at train 'cuts' from North West

Delays due to suspect bag found at Longsight depot

Rolling stock shuffle for Manchester area

Work starts on new Low Moor railway station in Bradford

Network Rail day for girls

Station to Station: a forthcoming NRM exhibition

Borders Railway campaigners claim key tourism role

News of Traws Link Cymru's bid to reopen Carmarthen-Aberystwyth line

Caernarfon £2m historical railway station designs unveiled

LUL strike suspended
But dispute continues over 24 hour tube operations

All-night Tube service will be delayed

FR Blanche to visit Lynton & Barnstaple gala weekend

Channel Tunnel delays to freight services

French minister calls for tougher train security

Could coaches overtake train travel in France?

Upgrading of Heerlen-Aachen cross-border link starts

In Just Three Years All Dutch Trains Will Run On Wind Power

Poland radar image 'almost certainly Nazi train'

How one German chose to live on trains rather than pay rent

Uzbekistan electrification complete

New Russian electric loco with "last mile" diesel traction

Nottingham tram extension: Line opens eight months late

Konya receives final battery-powered tram

121-year-old time capsule found at bridge near Kingussie

Nottingham Canal Centre gets thumbs-up from Lottery

Shoreham air crash: What we know
UK CAA announces display restrictions following Hunter crash
Shoreham air crash: How will it affect other shows?

Light aircraft crashes at Isle of Wight Airport

Dublin Airport: Flights resume after hangar fire

Fatal light aircraft collision near Basel

Quebec plane crash: Four Britons killed - UK Foreign Office

‘Emotional’ day as Avro Vulcan XH558 made its last ever flight over Suffolk, flanked by three
F-15s from RAF Lakenheath

Poland: Drought reveals Soviet WW2 plane in lake

Air NZ to phase out last 737s in September

'Deteriorating' historic Belper mills need urgent repair

Expansion plan for Ferguson Marine shipyard in Port Glasgow

Are these England's most beautiful pubs?

Spotters: Paul Bartlett, Nigel Bird, Richard Buckby, Ted Millward, Reg Nerps, Jim O'Brien, Mike
Price, Alan Rushworth, Roger Smith



29/08/15  Channel 4 1900-2000
         "Great Canal Journeys"  2/4  Llangollen Canal

30/08/15  BBC2 1800-1900
         "World's Busiest Railway"  1/4  India

31/08/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Scandinavia (2)

31/08/15  BBC4 2200-2300
         "Ian Hislop Goes Off the Rails"

01/09/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Bohemia & Bavaria (1)

01/09/15  BBC4 2000-2030
         "Canals: the Making of a Nation"  1/6  Engineering

01/09/15  BBC4 2200-2320
         "The Titfield Thunderbolt"

02/09/15  BBC4 2000-2030
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Bohemia & Bavaria (2)

02/09/15  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Timeshift: The Trains That Time Forgot - Britain's Lost Railway Journeys"

02/09/15  BBC4 2200-2300
         "India's Frontier Railways"  1/3

03/09/15  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "Underground Britain"  1/6

04/09/15  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "Aircrash: Collision in the Skies"



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

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

07/09/15    Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           The Underhill Centre, St John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
           Members' Evening
           Starts at 1945

07/09/15    Peak Railway Association (Sheffield Branch)
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           “A Grinder to Town (slideshow)” by Martin Bromley
           Starts at 1930
           For a requested £3 donation on the door, all welcome

08/09/15    Great Western Society Bristol Group
           Room 7, BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RG
           "The 2015 PTG Tour of New Zealand" by Dave Winter
           1930 for 1945
           There is no admission charge, but a donation of at least £2 is appreciated

09/09/15    RCTS South Wales
           Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
           "Pot Pourri - over 6 Decades on Gauges Great and Small" by David Walker
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members are very welcome - a donation of £2.00 is requested

11/09/15    Barrow Hill Roundhouse: Rick Wakeman & the English Rock Ensemble

11/09/15-   Swanage Railway: Transport Rally

11/09/15-   Llangollen Railway: Along Branch Lines & Real Ale Train

12/09/15    Oxford Bus Museum: Oxford Open Doors - free bus rides around city

12/09/15    Barrow Hill Roundhouse: Paul Carrack

12/09/15-   Romsey Signal Box: Heritage Open Days
13/09/15    Adult: £2.50 (£3.00 if gift-aided), Child: free
           Limited parking - see website for details
           Brick Lane, Romsey - use sat-nav SO51 8LGB

12/09/15-   Leighton Buzzard Railway: Steam-up Weekend

12/09/15-   International N Gauge Show
13/09/15    Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Fosse Way, Near Leamington Spa, CV31 1XN

12/09/15-   Great Central Railway: Sci-Fi Weekend

12/09/15-   Peak Rail: Autumn Shunter Hunter Gala

12/09/15-   Kirklees Light Railway: Annual Steam & Diesel Gala

13/09/15    Gloucester Warwickshire Railway: Classic Vehicle Day

13/09/15    Llangollen Railway: Along Branch Lines

13/09/15    Great Central Railway - Nottingham: Sulzer Running Day

Cheers, Howard.
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