Subject: Raildate 11th September 2015
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 11/09/2015, 17:06
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New videos taken on the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway from Martin Miller:
Unimog on test
Keeping on top of vegetation
And two of Manchester Metrolink:
Single line working while St Peter's Square is developed for the second City crossing
The layout introduced for the introduction of the new City crossing

Bluebell Railway demonstration signal box
Kingscote North SB
Tyrol Transport museum (English language tab on home page)
Iron Mountain preserved railway - the Vordernberg Rack line (in German)
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

The delays that make train travel fun (USA)
(Spotter: Mike Price)

Eimco Rocker Shovel in Action
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Goodbye to the traffic warden



Top 10 most crowded trains named

Railway walk for Brunel descendant, Isambard Thomas

Environmentally sensitive freight wagons

Plans to transform the decrepit Saltash station are full steam ahead

The Queen officially opens the Borders-to-Edinburgh railway

First commuters on reopened Borders railway

Tweedbank welcomes the Queen for Borders Railway opening

Borders Railway: Golden ticket passengers get sneak preview

300m railway line re-opens in Scotland - but is it a railroad to nowhere?

67 million extension plan for Dean Forest Railway

European Commission under fire for refusing railfreight grant

DSB suspends service to and from Germany due to migrant passport checks

Pioneering American steam locomotive offered by Bonhams

Derailment in Tamil Nadu

Video reveals possible route of M4 relief road

Rochdale bus crash: Seventeen hurt as roof shears off

World's largest car carrying ship docks in Southampton

Scientists go in search of sunken German U-boat off US coast

Battle of Britain Spitfire flypast over London cancelled after Shoreham crash ramps up insurance cost

Spitfire plane crash-lands in Kent field

Fire on BA Las Vegas flight

RAF's second Rivet Joint ready for action

New details emerge about LRS-B as contract announcement nears

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps, Mike Price, Alan Rushworth, Roger Smith



12/09/15  BBC4 1900-2000
         "India's Frontier Railways"  2/3  The last train in Nepal

13/09/15  BBC2 1900-2000
         "The World's Busiest Railway"  3/4  India

14/09/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Italy (2)

15/09/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Poland (1)

15/09/15  BBC4 2000-2030
         "Canals: the Making of a Nation"  3/6  Capitalism

15/09/15  Channel 4 2235-0005
         "Battle of Britain: Return of the Spitfires"

15/09/15  BBC1 2235-0005
         "Bomber Boys"  Bomber Command documentary

16/09/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Poland (2)

16/09/15  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Brick by Brick: Rebuilding Our Past"

16/09/15  BBC4 2200-2300
         "India's Frontier Railways"  3/3  The Samjhauta Express"



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

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

11/09/15-   Swanage Railway: Transport Rally

11/09/15-   Mid-Norfolk Railway: Autumn Diesel Gala

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

11/09/15-   Welsh Highland Great & Small II

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-   South Devon Railway: Heritage Transport Gala

12/09/15-   Romsey Signal Box: Heritage Open Days
13/09/15    Free admission this weekend
           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-   Nottingham Heritage Vehicles Charity Open Doors Day
13/09/15    The Old Bus Depot, Portland Road, Hucknall, Notts, NG15 7SF
           1000-1600 both days

12/09/15-   Apedale Valley Light Railway: Autumn Steam-Up

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

15/09/15    Battle of Britain Flypast Day
           An estimated 40 Spitfires and Hurricanes and Blenheims will fly from Goodwood Aerodrome

17/09/15    Monmouthshire Railway Society
           Lecture Theatre A10, City Campus, Usk Way, Newport, NP20 2BP
           AGM followed by video films with B Foster
           Starts at 1900 prompt, admission for non-members is 3 and for members, 2

17/09/15-   Severn Valley Railway: Autumn Steam Gala

17/09/15-   Great Central Railway: Beer Festival

19/09/15-   Kempton Steam Museum: Open House London (free entrance, engine not in steam)

19/09/15-   Epping Ongar Railway: Autumn Diesel Gala

19/09/15-   Gloucester Warwickshire Railway: Day Out With Thomas

19/09/15-   Great Central Railway: Pumps & Pistons Weekend

19/09/15-   Midland Railway, Butterley: Diesel & Steam Weekend

19/09/15-   Rudyard Lake Steam Railway: Last Ever Steam Gala

19/09/15-   Penrhyn Quarry Railway 1965 Event

19/09/15-   North Yorkshire Moors Railway: Sir Nigel Gresley 60007 Farewell Weekend

20/09/15    Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway: Small Engines Gala

20/09/15    Foxfield Railway: Heritage Train Day

21/09/15    Eastleigh and District Local History Society
           Age Concern Hall, Romsey Road Eastleigh
           Starts 1830
           "The Itchen Navigation" by Chris Humby
           All welcome, free entry

21/09/15    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet School, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           "1000 Eggs on a Bicycle" by Colin Boocock
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

21/09/15    Friends of the Cromford Canal: Laser Scanning of Buildings and Structures
           Ironville Church Hall, Casson St, Ironville, NG16 5NN
           A talk by Andy Beardsley focussing on Ironville Lock 4
           Starts 1930

24/09/15    Barry and Penarth Railway Society
           Penarth Conservative Club, 15 Stanwell Road, Penarth, South Glamorgan, CF64 2EZ
           "On the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe - roaming the Wild West" by Jeff Morgan
           Starts 1930

25/09/15    Great Central Railway: Class 45 Mileage Day

25/09/15-   Rushden, Higham & Wellingborough Railway: Music & Real Ale Festival (Brake Van)

25/09/15-   Talyllyn Railway: Heritage Weekend

25/09/15-   Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre: Ticket to Ride
27/09/15    Steam gala dedicated to the history of the MR, the LMS and Barrow Hill

25/09/15-   North Yorkshire Moors Railway: Autumn Steam Gala

25/09/15-   South Tynedale Railway: Sixties Saddletanks Gala

26/09/15    Bodmin & Wenford Railway: Autumn Diesel Gala

26/09/15    Cleveland Model Railway Club Open Day
           The B-Hive, Allum Way, Skelton Industrial Estate, Skelton, Saltburn, Cleveland, TS12 2LQ

26/09/15-   Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Wine Festival

05/09/15-   Lynton & Barnstable Railway: Autumn Gala

26/09/15-   Foxfield Railway: Autumn Steam Gala

26/09/15-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Multiple Memories Weekend

26/09/15-   Midland Railway, Butterley: Teddy Bear Weekend

26/09/15-   East Lancashire Railway: Autumn Diesel Gala

26/09/15-   Vale of Rheidol Railway: Steam Festival Weekend

27/09/15    Kempton Steam Museum: Classic Car & Bike Show

27/09/15    Leighton Buzzard Railway: Sand & Motorcycles

Cheers, Howard.
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